You. But even better.

Thinking about developing and stretching yourself outside your comfort zone?  WIG is all about development with a difference – you will learn from and alongside peers from across the sectors.

Our cross-sector programmes provide a range of learning & development opportunities for high-potentials at all levels of the organisational structure. Along the way you will discover how things work in other sectors and organisations, what things are similar and what’s different, and get inspired with new ideas to try back in your everyday.

It starts with you and expands from there. Take charge of your development with WIG.

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Gaining experience in another sector

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.

Cross-Sector Mentoring

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.


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Development Seminars

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:

  • Insights into leading-edge thinking
  • Practical tools and solutions to put into use immediately
  • A range of perspectives from the diverse mix of organisations/sectors represented 
  • Quality learning and minimal absence from the workplace for busy managers
  • Time for formal and informal networking 



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Leadership Programmes

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.

Best personal development I have undertaken, ever! 

Jane Cosgrove, Home Office.  

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.