Deep-Dive Digital Leadership Retreat
March 2019 at Bedruthan Steps Hotel & Spa, Cornwall
The retreat was 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 was designed to build the digital leadership of cultural charities in England.
Who was it 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).
What was 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 provided 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…
Were 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
Were collaborative and want to share what they know
Were willing to prioritise this learning and turn on their Out of Office for 2 days
Represented as diverse a range of cultural charities in England as possible, e.g. different scales, artform/cultural specialisms, locations, user types.
Seminars for arts and heritage leaders who are curious about digital leadership and how making better use of digital to benefit their cultural organisations and the people they serve.
By the end of these seminars, participants had;
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 they are now as an charity and identified priorities for action
Shared resources to support their next steps in building their digital leadership
Started to develop their networks for sharing digital knowledge, skills, and opportunities