Clore Leadership Programme
Clore Leadership Programme



Short Courses


"The supportive learning environment on the course meant it felt safe to take risks, be honest and try new things."

Applications for the next residential Clore Short Course in June 2019 are now CLOSED

Date of the Course:

17 - 28 June 2019 at  Eynsham Hall, Witney


What is the Clore Short Course?

The Short Course is a two-week residential course providing intensive training in the essential knowledge and skills required by cultural leaders today. Grounded in experiential learning and rich with real life examples shared by experts from across the cultural and corporate sectors, the Short Course provides essential professional and personal development for cultural leaders today.

For more information please download Your Complete Guide to the Clore Short Course

Why choose the Short Course?

"The sequence of the speakers was so well curated and ordered. I arrived at each stage of the process just at the right time to receive that wisdom.”  Short Course Participant

The Short Course is for those that enjoy an immersive experience where they can devote themselves to their personal and professional development. The residential environment provides a safe space for self-reflection, learning and practicing new skills.

By attending the course you will be equipped with the skills and competencies to drive positive change in the sector such as; confidence, resilience, and clarity of purpose. You will better understand your strengths as leader and how to build them; gain confidence on your existing skills and learn new ones.

Research has shown that there are long term benefits and changes to be gained by attending our programmes. Former participants across our Short Courses have demonstrated improved influence at both a strategic and management level. Participants have also shared the knowledge with their organisations and teams maximising the impact in the sector.

The course blends real-life examples with group work, practical skills and tools. Your active participation is encouraged and you will be expected to challenge and stretch yourself. Sharing with and learning from each other features strongly across the fortnight.

All the participants will join a large and diverse network of inspiring Clore Leaders from across the sector. We are also piloting Clore Leadership Pulse a new dynamic modular for those who enjoy time and space to process their learning. The new format consists of three four-day residential workshops with Virtual Action learning and coaching between modules to give participants precious time to reflect on their learning and practice new skills. If this structure better suits your learning style please see our complete guide to Clore Leadership Pulse for more information.

Who is eligible to apply for the Short Course?

We are looking for a diverse range of participants who will bring a breadth of experience to the course and animate the group learning. To help us create the best possible mix of people we will be looking for applicants who can demonstrate:

  • An ambition to lead, a sense of purpose and vision
  • A desire to better understand leadership
  • Self-awareness, authenticity and openness to learning
  • A commitment to and passion for the cultural sector
  • A curiosity as to the wider context of culture

Our courses are supported by Arts Council England and to be eligible for a subsidised place applicants must be:

  • Working in England (normally in the arts, museums and/or libraries sector)
  • Committed to developing their career as a cultural leader in England
  • Have at least five years’ work experience. NB this is a minimum criteria. If you just meet the five years’ criteria you might want to consider our Emerging Leaders course.

Wellcome Trust supported places are available for leaders working within Arts in Health. To be eligible for a Wellcome Trust supported place you must be:

  • Working in England with a track record of engaging the public with science, health or wellbeing

Some unsubsidised places are available on each course for those who do not meet the Arts Council England criteria e.g. archivists or those who do not live and work in England. Please email for further information



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