13th Leadership Development Programme
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MCB is pleased to organise the 13th Leadership Development Programme, which aims to develop leadership capacity across the Muslim communities in Britain - the type of leaders that will contribute fully for the common good of society.
The educational principles underpinning the programme use adult learning models and require participants to fully and actively engage in the process of learning. The programme will enable participants to explore assumptions, beliefs and attitudes about themselves, the organisations in which they work, the environments in which they operate and the wider British society – in order to enable them to ‘do differently’ where necessary and possible in their everyday lives.
The 2011 Census figures show that there are now 2.7 million Muslims in Britain. The community is very diverse with over 50% now born in Britain and a similar proportion are aged under 25. Muslims have a much poorer than average socio-economic profile. Large numbers live in very deprived areas. Their housing conditions, health indicators and educational attainments are considerably below national averages. The number of Muslims in the prison population is proportionately thrice their numbers in relation to the national population.
These disadvantages lead to alienation and social exclusion. Strategies have to be developed to change this reality. One way to develop leadership capacity within the Muslim community. Effective leaders have a strategic ability to know what needs doing, understand the people and organisational processes that will get things done and follow ethical and social justice principles to achieve their objectives.
In recent years the community is facing new challenges. Events in the Middle East and the streets of Britain have caused further rifts both between communities as well as internally within the community too. With over 10 years of heritage, the LDP has evolved into a flagship pillar capacity building programme. This programme forms the core of the conversations necessary to skill participants with the tools to help themselves, their families, their communities and wider society. The MCB Foundation Leadership Development Programme can then be progressed and tailored to the needs and interests of individuals.
Knowing oneself and others forms a critical part of this process as well as the ability to reach out and connect with relevant stakeholders. Having good leadership and ‘leader-full’ organisations is critical to the success of the Muslim community and this programme is designed to help in the personal development of Muslims who are grounded in the community.
The key learning outcomes sought are as follows:
- To develop and enhance participants' core leadership capacity.
- To provide an environment for participants to explore their assumptions, ideas and deepen their values and ethical framework.
- To deepen participants' self-awareness, reflective practice and emotional intelligence.
- To increase participants' political and interpersonal intelligence - their abilities to understand others, their operational environments and to work effectively with complex systems.
- To develop participants' understanding of the diversity and dynamics of the British society.
- To allow participants to become aware of their inherent power to achieve their vision and goals.
Participants will be selected by the following criteria:
- Track record of participating & volunteering within the UK Muslim community and be able to provide references from these organisations.
- Can give commitment of time and energy to benefit from the programme.
- A minimum of 5 years work experience after formal education.
- It is desirable that participants are working at senior or middle management in their own organisations and can provide references from their organisations.
- A courageous, action oriented risk taker.
- A potential strategic thinker who has creative ideas and wants to shape and influence the future.
- A reflective practitioner who wishes to learn from experience, group work, as well as formal teaching situations.
The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) is the UK’s premier leadership and management organisation. With partners across the world they improve leadership and management performance through a range of learning and development solutions.
With over a decade of experience in delivering leadership programmes, Innov8 Training Solutions has worked with the MCB to develop and deliver a tailor made, relevant programme for Muslim leaders in Britain.
The MCB has painstakingly designed the schedule for this course and strived hard to create a holistic learning and self development experience. It provides a high quality programme which is significantly subsidised by the MCB, READ Foundation, and the Council of European Jamaats. The core programme also leads onto accredited ILM programmes should participants wish to continue their development.
You are required to pay a registration fee of £299 for the MCB Foundation Leadership Development Programme in advance of the programme at the time of your application. There are two weekends you need to commit to attend. This amount includes all teaching materials, lodgings and meals. Travel to and from the venue is the responsibility of individual participants.
The programme is designed to take up to 20 participants. Potential candidates will complete an online application form by 10am on Friday, 28th August 2015. A committee will make the selection of participants from the applications received and may subsequently finalise the selection by interviewing the invited applicants. Applicants will be informed of the results by Monday, 31st August 2015. If you are interested in participating in the programme, please complete the application form here. Electronic versions of the application form can be requested by emailing: email@example.com.
If you would like to find out more information or would like to have an informal discussion with a previous participant or the team please contact us on the details below:
Programme Co-ordinator: Programme Manager:
Mr Aamer Naeem Dr Sarfraz Jeraj
t: 07812 036190 t: 07968 111853
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Muslim Council of Britain
The Muslim Council of Britain is a national representative Muslim umbrella body with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools. The MCB is pledged to work for the common good of society as a whole; encouraging individual Muslims and Muslim organisations to play a full and participatory role in public life.