Change that leads to better lives

Advocacy Trailblazers Leadership Programme

Leading independent advocacy into the future

For new and aspiring leaders working in independent advocacy

Applications for 2024 are open

Advocacy Trailblazers Leadership Programme
  • Are you courageous, values-based and looking to tackle the challenges ahead
  • Do you want to join like-minded leaders in advocacy who want to do things differently?

Advocacy Trailblazers is about making sure independent advocacy services are prepared for the future. We want to ensure tomorrow’s leaders have the right skills and knowledge to drive forward change.
The programme is suitable for people already working in independent advocacy services. You will be in your first leadership role or have the potential to do so. Advocacy Trailblazers will also prepare you to take on a senior leadership role in the next three to five years.

Advocacy Trailblazers explores:

  • A detailed focus on leadership, personal style and achieving change.
  • The leadership styles needed to deliver rights, choice and control within the current economic climate.
  • Leading edge practice sessions on key policy priorities

We aim for each programme to be delivered to between 20 and 30 participants.

Delivery weaves together presentations, a wide variety of expert guest speakers, group work, individual reflection, and action planning. This includes:

  • An online introductory day
  • Two, two-day residential events
  • Online action learning sets
  • Three online themed sessions
“I have learnt and grown so much as a result of this and it has really fuelled the fire within me to make positive change in the area.” Previous participant of our Next Generation Leadership Programme
  • Programme outline

  • Who is Advocacy Trailblazers suitable for?

  • The cost

  • Why NDTi?

  • More Information and how to apply

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Karen Dawkins

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Key dates for 2024:

Intro day: Thursday, 2 May

Residentials are anticipated to take place*:

Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 June

Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 December

*Dates may change

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