Bird & Gorton

Digital Leadership

Digital Leadership

— Retreat & Seminars —

for Cultural Organisations


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We are delighted to be working with Cornwall Museums Partnership to deliver a Digital Leadership Programme for cultural leaders and organisations.

Our programme - including a Retreat for cultural leaders and trustees, and Seminars for cultural organisations - is one of 13 projects being supported by the DCMS Digital Leadership Fund.

Deep-Dive Digital Leadership Retreat

March 2019 at Bedruthan Steps Hotel & Spa, Cornwall

The retreat is designed for;

  • Cultural and heritage charities in England

  • Teams including one board member and one member of the organisation’s leadership team

The Digital Leadership Retreat is designed to build the digital leadership of cultural charities in England.

Who is it for?

The retreat is designed for pairs of leaders from cultural charities, representing both the board (either as chair or trustee) and the management team (either as CEO or senior leader). We have space for five pairs to take part.

What is on offer?

A 2-day deep dive into what digital leadership could mean for your charity, featuring inspiring expert speakers in digital transformation and user-centred design, as well as practical tools to help you build the digital capacity, confidence and connections of your organisation.

The retreat will provide cultural leaders with;

  • Time: To think strategically about your leadership and the priorities for digital in your organisation, so you can start turning ‘digital strategy’ into action.

  • Networks: Across the cultural sector in England, with digital experts, and with other organisations tackling similar challenges in different ways

  • Knowledge: Understand the Charity Digital Code and how you can use it to shape practical, relevant, rigorous plans and ways of working in your charity

  • Ideas: From inspiring speakers and case studies to inform your approach to developing digital leadership and the benefits this could offer your organisation and its users

  • Tools: Practical approaches to get started in leading your organisation to make better use of digital

How did we select participants?

We looked for pairs who…

  • Are curious about how digital and digital leadership could help their charity achieve its mission and increase the benefits it provides to the people it serves

  • Are collaborative and want to share what they know

  • Are willing to prioritise this learning and turn on their Out of Office for 2 days

  • Represent as diverse a range of cultural charities in England as possible, e.g. different scales, artform/cultural specialisms, locations, user types.


Digital Leadership Seminars

Tickets are £20 per person. We welcome more than one person to attend from the same organisation. Travel bursaries are available.

Booking Open

15 March 2019 & 16 March 2019 at Sandy Park, Exeter

25 March 2019 & 26 March 2019 at Bedruthan Steps Hotel & Spa, Cornwall

Are you curious about digital leadership and how making better use of digital could benefit your cultural organisation and the people it serves?

By the end of these seminars, you will have;

  • A better understanding of what Digital Leadership is and how it applies to your charity’s context

  • Gained insights from expert speakers on how you and your teams might overcome digital challenges

  • A bank of examples of excellent digital leadership in practice

  • Undertaken a digital audit to explore where you are now as an charity and identified your priorities for action

  • Shared resources to support your next steps in building the digital leadership of your charity

  • Started to develop your network for sharing digital knowledge, skills, and opportunities

Outline Agenda

9.45am Arrivals & Coffee

10am About Digital Leadership & Your Digital Leadership Context, Your Digital Challenges, Digital Leadership in Practice

1pm Lunch (provided)

2pm Who’s it all for?, Your Digital Audit & first steps, Resource Sharing & Networking

4pm Close

Cornwall Museums Partnership has travel bursaries available of £25 and £50 to support your attendance. Details available on booking.