A seven-month programme for high-performing managers and emerging leaders. 

Running from: May - November



The Emerging Leader programme will work with a group of 24 experienced managers to provide them with the skills necessary to succeed as a leader in the social or cultural sectors.

Over the course of seven months, participants will reflect on their own authentic leadership style, understand their strengths and areas for development, focus on the wider systems in which they exist and increase their understanding to working with and through others.

With extensive face-to-face learning, including individual coaching, a personalised 360 review and two residentials, the programme will also provide a host of opportunities to build strong networks with participants from across the social and cultural sectors in Hull & East Yorkshire. Successful participants on the programme will receive the title of Clore Social Fellow and will join the nationwide Fellowship network.


The programme is open to managers with 3-8 years of experience in leading projects, staff and/or volunteers. Successful candidates will have aspirations to be leaders of organisations in the next 5-10 years’ and want to lead and drive social change.

Applicants will require the agreement of their line manager, CEO or Board of Trustees, as well as a nominator for their application. 

Applicants need to be able to commit to spending roughly one day a week on programme activities throughout the duration of the programme. This includes five full days of face-face training. 


Applications for the Emerging Leaders programme are closed. 

The key dates for the programme are: 

Applications open: 26th January 2018 - 10 March 2018

  • Places confirmed: w/c 26 March 2018
  • Residential 1: 23-25 May
  • Residential 2: 19-21 September
  • Transition day: 21 November