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The Extend Leadership Programme

About the Extend Leadership Programme

Led by engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, the Extend Leadership Programme is a professional development programme open to applicants working in learning and education roles, across all art forms, who meet the eligibility criteria.

The programme is tailored for colleagues from the arts and cultural sectors, to enable participants to achieve a greater degree of leadership in their future career

Extend was developed in response to the under-representation of learning and education staff in the arts and cultural sectors.

The pilot programme was funded by the Cultural Leadership Programme and the Scottish Arts Council; subsequent programmes have been funded by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and the Arts Council of Wales.

Feedback from Extend Alumni...

"I feel inspired and geared up to make changes. Thank you so much for an amazing and beneficial opportunity. I am excited about the coming year."

"This has been a fantastic experience for my own personal development, equipping me with tools to enable others and inspiring me through meeting others and finding out about their experiences. I have a better perspective on my organisation and the context in which I am working."        

"I feel that I have gained a clearer understanding of leadership and my role, heard from practical and inspiring speakers and met a fantastic new support group."

"Lots of fun with other members of the cohort. Very stimulating – taking away a lot to think about."

"Great speakers, great facilitator, great food and accommodation and a great experience for self reflection and confidence building."

"It exceeded my aspirations with such a diverse range of inspiring contributors and participants I’ve found the last couple of days extremely inspiring – felt a real shift in my thinking and hope I can take this away with me and use it to inform the way I work and lead day to day."

"A fantastic balance of speakers, practical work, getting to know colleagues and reflection. Excellent mix of presentations and groupwork. Every session felt to be good length and not too rushed. Every presentation was spot on in terms of content."

"Excellent. Good mixture of subjects and activities but not overwhelming. Amongst best training I have attended."      

"This is the first course I have been on where I have really concentrated and listened to everything. Each part has taught me many things about leadership – knowledge that I will be able to take with me throughout my career."

Get in touch

The Extend Coordinator is Dawn Cameron. 
Dawn works part-time and can be contacted at extend@engage.org
Alternatively, call the engage Office on 020 7729 5858.
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