Tim Ward: Fellow 2015

Meeting the challenges of leadership in third sector learning and skills providers

Through the FETL fellowship programme, I was granted a valuable opportunity to take time out from my role as the Chief Executive of a charitable learning provider and Chair of an organisation championing third sector learning providers. This time enabled me to carry out a research project which allowed me to gather insights and evidence to help inform practice and policy. I have also used this as an opportunity to review and challenge my own working assumptions about third sector providers.

This report is the conclusion of the fellowship research project. It gives voice to those who work hard to reconcile their organisational mission, the needs and demands of some of the most disadvantaged in our communities with the demands of learning and skills policy and administration.

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