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Windsor Working Groups

Share challenges and build on your personal development with leaders from different sectors.

The connections made on a programme are often long-lasting and rooted in a shared experience and style of learning. 

After a programme many alumni want to continue the conversations and gain further opportunity to receive honest and open feedback. Our Working Groups were created to meet this need and build on programme experiences, while sustaining learning with peers from different sectors.

The principles

Working Groups allow members to give and receive tailored practical input from each other, about their ongoing leadership challenges.

Each Group is chaired by an experienced Windsor Leadership chair, whose prime responsibility is to enhance the quality of discussions. Held under Chatham House Rule, conversations are of a quality and depth that members cannot necessarily access in any other way.

How it works

Each individual will benefit from between six to eight sessions per year, with half the sessions consisting of group meetings and the other half comprising of one-to-one coaching sessions with the chair. 

The key to the success of these groups is the nature of the relationships between members and the extent to which their skills and experience complement each other. Therefore, before joining we would invite you to have a conversation with the Group Chair to ensure the group is right for you, and to understand more about your leadership challenges. Currently we also offer some taster sessions to allow you to experience how the group works, before joining.

Which group is right for you?

In line with our programmes we offer a range of Working Groups dependent on your seniority. Groups for alumni include:

Working Group for Emerging Strategic and Developing Leaders

This Working Group is for those alumni who have completed our Emerging Strategic, Developing Leaders or equivalent programmes and are currently operating at that level in their organisation.

Themes discussed will be led by the needs of the participants, but topics covered could include making tough decisions, exploring strategic leadership, responsibility and accountability, handling progression and resilience and wellbeing.

Group details:

  • Structure: 3 x half-day meetings a year, 3 x one-to-one coaching sessions with the Chair
  • Participant Numbers: minimum of 8 participants
  • Cost: £3,000 (introductory new group discount of £2,500 when signing up before 15 June 2021)
  • Venue: Currently online meetings via Zoom with an aim for group meetings to become face-to-face in the future and coaching sessions to remain online. When held face-to-face meetings are hosted at participants’ own venues where possible, in rotation.

A limited number of bursary places are available for not-for-profit organisations.

Working Groups for Experienced Leaders

We have a number of Working Groups available for alumni from our Experienced Leaders or equivalent programmes, or for those who are currently working at that level in their organisation.

Themes discussed will be led by the needs of the participants, but topics covered may include managing relationships with the board, next roles, purpose and legacy, exploring tough decisions, handling the media and resilience and wellbeing.

Group details:

  • Structure: 4 x half-day meetings a year, 4 x one-to-one coaching sessions with the Chair 
  • Participant Numbers: minimum of 8 participants
  • Cost: £4,000
  • Venue: Currently virtual meetings via Zoom

A limited number of bursary places are available for not-for-profit organisations.

Working Group for Women in Leadership

The Women in Leadership Working Group is open to all female attendees from our programmes, workshops and masterclasses.

Themes discussed will be led by the needs of the participants, but topics covered may include the barriers and enablers that women face, leading through crisis, resilience, work/life balance and career progression.

Group details:

  • Structure: 3 x half day meetings a year, 3 x one-to-one coaching sessions with the Chair 
  • Participant Numbers: minimum of 8 participants
  • Cost: £3,000
  • Venue: Currently virtual meetings via Zoom

A limited number of bursary places are available for not-for-profit organisations.

How to join

To participate in a Working Group, you will be asked to commit for a minimum of a year.

If you would like to find out more about joining please email Liz Ward, Alumni Relationship Manager or call her on 01753 839734.

GILL RAIKES MBE

CEO Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity

I was keen to continue my leadership journey beyond the programme and the Windsor Working Groups seemed the perfect solution. The connections I have made are long-lasting as they are rooted in this shared experience and style of learning.

We would love to hear from you

Please call us on 01753 830202 or register below for one of our team to contact you:

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