About Leadership

Why the Hub?

Our consultation with North Yorkshire’s voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector demonstrates what many of us already know.

We need effective leadership for our services to thrive, and opportunities to access flexible and affordable development and peer support across our patch.

This leadership hub has been developed in consultation with VCSE leaders and a range of national and local leadership programme partners to offer opportunities for development, learning, mentoring and networking.

The hub aims to inform and empower you to set your own learning goals and objectives and choose your own leadership approach, according to where you are on your journey.

Read our Theory of Change for the VCSE North Yorkshire Leadership Hub.

What is leadership?

Leadership is a mindset that can apply to everyone. In a changing and challenging world, we all have the opportunity to be leaders – whether we lead an organisation, a team, or a service.

Our consultation shows that in North Yorkshire’s voluntary and community sector, we value leaders who are:

  • Confident, inspiring communicators
  • Empowering and enabling
  • Strategic, visionary and future-focused
  • Collaborative and connecting
  • Trusted, values-led role models
  • Driving action and change


The hub and its network promotes ‘generous leadership’ that shares learning and growth with others to drive change and social action and ultimately benefit the communities we serve.

Our vision is for North Yorkshire’s voluntary and community sector to be successful through excellent leadership. Through the hub we hope to:

  • Champion excellent leadership
  • Encourage access to local, flexible and affordable leadership development programmes
  • Enable cross-sector collaboration through peer support, mentoring and sharing
  • Attract and nurture diverse leaders


The values underlying the Leadership Hub are that it should be:

  • Transformative
  • Connecting
  • Flexible
  • Accessible and Inclusive
  • Inspiring

By developing generous leadership skills and behaviours, and attracting and supporting new and diverse leaders, the hub aims to embed an inclusive but entrepreneurial leadership culture in North Yorkshire’s voluntary and community sector. One that brings us together with a unified and more confident voice to represent and support North Yorkshire communities.


We are developing Leadership Hub development opportunities for North Yorkshire voluntary and community organisations with a range of national and local partners. These include:

The Hub is funded by:

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