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Thursday, 29 August 2019 from 17:30 to 19:45 (BST)

Leadership Conversations

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ACOSVO Member Ticket 23 Aug 2019 £25.00 £0.00
Non-Member Ticket 23 Aug 2019 £35.00 £0.00

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Leadership Conversations

Panel Discussion & Networking Drinks Reception



Join ACOSVO for a twilight networking drinks reception and cross sector panel discussion, hosted in the People's Postcode Lottery's beautiful atrium on Charlotte Square to hear leadership insights from a diverse mixture of private, public and third sector leaders.



1730    Arrival, refreshments & networking

1745    Welcoming remarks 

1750    Chair introduction

1800    Panel inputs

1830    Discussion/Q&A

1915    Chair closing remarks

1920    Networking & refreshments

1945    Close





Clara Govier

Managing Director, People's Postcode Lottery






Sabir Zazai

 Chief Executive, Scottish Refugee Council



Lisa Bird

Deputy Director: Equalities, Human Rights & Third Sector, The Scottish Government



Thursa Sanderson OBE

Chief Executive, Drake Music Scotland 




Steven Grier 

Country Manager, Microsoft in Scotland




Further details to come but the panel will consist of a mix of third, private and public sector leaders and will give their views of the opportunities and challenges they currently have as leaders in their sectors.


Topics covered may touch on:

  • Making tough calls in tough times
  • staying flexible
  • succession planning, exit plans, and nurturing leadership at all levels
  • embracing diversity
  • maintaining a strong values base and staying true to your mission
  • the need to continually invest in your leadership development – whatever that means for you
  • Sustainability – in all its forms

Do you have questions about Leadership Conversations? Contact ACOSVO

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When & Where

People's Postcode Lottery Atrium
28 Charlotte Square
EH2 4ET Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Thursday, 29 August 2019 from 17:30 to 19:45 (BST)

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Our Vision is: 'Excellent Third Sector Leadership in Scotland'

Our Mission is to:

Shape the future of Scotland's third sector by providing every leader with opportunities to develop, influence and excel


If you are a third sector leader in Scotland click HERE to become a member of ACOSVO or to find out more

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