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Another cohort successfully graduates from OnSide’s Aspiring Leaders Programme!

28th January 2020 by Onside Youth Zones

Another group of exceptional candidates from across the OnSide network successfully graduated in January 2020 from our Talent Academy, Aspiring Leaders 2019 cohort.

At graduation, cohort members from across the OnSide network – East Manchester Youth Zone, Wirral Youth Zone, Warrington Youth Club, Wigan Youth Zone, Barking and Dagenham Youth Zone, Carlisle Youth Zone, Bolton Lads and Girls Club and OnSide Youth Zones presented to their peers and line managers about the transformational effect the course has had on their personal growth and development.

Chair of OnSide’s Executive Board, John Roberts, opened the graduation with a rousing speech about what makes an exceptional leader, sharing his own invaluable experience and tips.

The OnSide Talent Academy continues to strengthen the network, stimulating the sharing of best practice, and increasing the recognition of the added value provided by OnSide.   OnSide exists to support the personal development and self-belief of young people and through the Talent Academy, we aim to do the same for employees across the Network.

The Aspiring Leaders modules include Managing Self; Managing Others; Finance & Major Donor Fundraising and Managing Change.  The programme is designed by OnSide Youth Zones and InStep Training to develop both the individual while applying their learning to both their own Youth Zone and the OnSide network as a whole.

Quotes from present/ past members:

My own Talent Academy experience was a highlight of my career so far and my time in the OnSide network.”

 “I was genuinely taken aback by the reports from all the graduates and the journeys they have been on over the last 12 months, this is testimony to the calibre of the cohort and also the quality and delivery of the coaching team.”

“It has genuinely been life changing – the coaching and what I’ve learnt from other members from across the network has been phenomenal.”

“It’s been one of the best things I’ve ever done in my career.”

Throughout 2020, the Talent Academy is continuing to strengthen the network and support personal growth and career development through; the Fundraising Academy, Youth Work Diploma, Board development, Masterclasses and the Effective People Manager Programme.

If you would like any further details on the Talent Academy, please contact:

Zahra Naqvi
Zahra.naqvi@onsideyouthzones.org