Leading a charity can be isolating. Fundraising can be daunting.
We offer a range of professional development options to help meet your needs.





for charity CEOs and Senior Leaders

Want to create a culture where leadership flourishes?

Want to embed strategic change for good in your charity?

Want to be inspired by other leaders of charities across the South West?

This programme delivered by SWDDF in association with Choose Your Path is structured over ten monthly meetings, offers you the opportunity to:

  • learn from a different inspiring leader each month

  • take away learning and resources

  • gain support and ideas for tackling work-related issues through structured action learning

  • address your personal goals through one-to-one coaching

  • develop a supportive network of peers based in the South West

Over the 10 month programme you will also enjoy the support of your peers working in similarly challenging roles in other charities. 

This programme is delivered by South West Development Directors' Forum (SWDDF), Chaired by Nancy Chambers

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for charity CEOs, Senior Leaders and Fundraising Managers

Peer learning is a form of professional development with both action outcomes in the workplace and developmental outcomes for each individual. 

  • It breaks down the boundary between learning and doing, creating a flow of insight and application in your professional life.

  • Each peer learning group comprises 6-8 people from a range of charities who meet every 6 weeks for a facilitated session.

  • We tackle issues which are 'live' for you right now, helping you gain insight, fresh perspectives and practical support.  

  • It is a powerful yet safe way to learn, share and receive challenge, refreshment and support.

  • It also helps you build networks and collaboration.

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Achieve Your Goals

Looking to develop your career but not sure where to turn? Need help planning or executing your next move? Let us guide you.

  • Professionally trained Executive Coaching available from David Hussey.

  • Fundraising mentoring available from Nancy Chambers.

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