Ambitions 2022: Supporting Leaders, Building Growth
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Ambitions 2022: Supporting Leaders, Building Growth

Are you a leader of a mission-driven business with the ambition to enhance your skills and scale your business and impact?

Our flagship support programme, Ambitions 2022, Supporting Leaders, Building Growth is now open for applications – kindly supported by Baillie Gifford.

Our key leadership programme is back.

Following on from the success of last years’ Ambitions when we specifically tailored our programme into two groups, this allowed us to reach those more established Scottish organisations and those organisations at an earlier stage of their journey – but by no means less ambitious!  We called our two groups Scale Up and Step Up.

As before, the programme will host a broad range of expert speakers, facilitating masterclasses on topics including finance, marketing, impact, customer insights and story-telling. This will be complemented with a range of core learning topics and group discussion, led by programme facilitator and SIS Associate, Rachael Brown.  There will also be additional recorded resources available to further support some of the key themes of the programme, offering learning at a time to suit you.

Don’t take our word for it, here’s what a couple of last year’s cohort had to say, David was part of Scale Up and Trudi was part of Step Up.

 

Is it time to grow you, your team and your business?

Strengthen and shape your leadership skills, guide and propel your aspirations for your organisation’s activity, impact growth and scale.  Support your vision, lead your team and engage them in the delivery of it.  We cover it all!

By participating in our programme will ensure you, as an ambitious leader, receive the confidence, the tools, the knowledge and the support with:-

  • Online sessions (typically 90 mins) – from mid September 2022
  • Tailored and impactful learning through two cohorts – Scale Up and Step Up
  • Peer support and regular catch-ups with other organisations in the cohort
  • Access to business grants for specialist support
  • Professional 1-2-1 support for social leaders
  • Expert masterclasses focussing on business operations and your ‘next level’ leadership journey
  • Opportunity to access a limited number of £5k grants thanks to our partnership with Baillie Gifford
  • Tailored investment manager support and finance packages – to support future growth and scale your plans.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the programme before applying, please contact Julie Kyle at SIS here, or register for the ‘Ambitions 2022 Live Q&A‘ session with Rachael Brown on Thursday 18 August.

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Apply today – the closing date is Monday 22 August

Please complete our application form by midnight on Monday 22 August, and do remember this is a programme starting Thursday 15 September (Step Up) and Friday 16 September (Scale Up) 2022 over a period of 12- 14 weeks.

We encourage you to invest this time in ‘YOU’.

Build your resilience, strengthen and shape your leadership skills, guide and propel your aspirations for your organisation’s activity, impact growth and scale.  Support your vision, lead your team and engage them in the delivery of it.  We cover it all!

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Your Ambitions 2022 Programme Facilitator:

Rachael Brown: CEO – Creative Entrepreneurs Club

Rachael Brown, Programme Leader and SIS Associate

Rachael is currently CEO of The Future Economy Company, previously known as Cultural Enterprise Office. The Future Economy Company’s focus is to enable creative and social impacts to be at the heart of our economy, something that is relevant now more than ever. Rachael is driven by impact and has extensive experience in business growth, leadership development, supporting purpose-driven businesses and creative enterprises. Rachael has developed and grown the programme over a number of years and is passionate about supporting your leadership vision, your organisation’s journey, and your next steps for growth and future sustainability.

Your Guest Speakers will be announced shortly so watch this space.