We offer opportunities for hands-on experience in another sector.
Our schemes focus on professional issues rather than job roles. Both the candidate and the host organisation stand to gain from the other’s perceptions and experience.
We facilitate experiences in the public, private and voluntary sectors. These are great development opportunities with long-term career benefits.
Tailored to your availability and requirements.
Charity Next is a development opportunity to spend six months on secondment to either a charity, social enterprise or organisation from the wider not-for-profit sector. Through the programme you can contribute your skills and enthusiasm to deliver critical projects for these organisations and the people they serve, allowing you to leave a lasting social impact and instil meaningful social change.
Charity Next facilitates an exchange of expertise, builds greater mutual understanding and encourages closer working between government and the rest of society.
A supportive one-to-one relationship between experienced leaders from business, government and the voluntary sector. WIG’s diverse membership base and established mentoring process are behind a series of unique peer-level partnerships, in which both mentor and mentee gain from discussing leadership or professional challenges and learn from the other’s experience of operating in a different sector.
I was interested in having an external mentor to help me through my transition from private sector to public, as well as options for career progression. WIG matched me with a mentor who was a perfect fit and since we were introduced to each other, I have had tremendous value from the relationship even in the short time so far. It is a valuable experience that I would highly recommend.’
Maha El Dimachki – Head of Payments at the Financial Conduct Authority
WIG’s development seminars take the proven formula of cross-sector learning from our leadership programmes and distil it into one-day sessions, each tackling specific aspects of leadership. Delegates on our seminars gain:
WIG’s leadership programmes cater for every rung of the ladder - potential leaders a few years into a role to the most senior leaders in the UK. They’re totally practical – designed in modules to fit around delegates’ day jobs. They provide skills, tools and techniques, networks and confidence.
A safe space to take a comprehensive look at where you are, where you are going and what will get you there.
Victoria Roberts, Aviva
Use the links on the right to jump straight to a specific programme or find out more on all of them using the link below.
Coaching is an integral part of WIG’s leadership development ethos. Our experience is that it helps delegates to deepen and embed their learning, ensuring that they, and their organisations, gain sustainable benefits.
We offer one-to-one coaching to all of our members, giving you development tailored to your specific needs. We know our coaches well, and all of them are skilled and experienced senior-level professionals with high ethical standards.
Reverse Mentoring is our mentoring scheme designed to bring together digital natives at the start of their career with senior leaders who want to stay plugged into the latest technological developments, generational thinking and diversity & inclusion approaches.