Collaboration: Place: Change is designed to be undertaken alongside your day-to-day work and combines face-to-face and virtual working. The face-to-face sessions will consist of a series of networking days and residentials that take place within Norfolk and Suffolk, with virtual sessions taking place via Zoom.

As a result of taking part in the course you will:

  • Develop confident leadership and business skills
  • Be able to take the learning to create positive change within your community, organisation or business
  • Be part of a peer network providing support and opportunities for collaboration

On completion of the programme you will receive a certificate of attendance outlining a list of the training sessions you attended which can be used as a useful reference as your career develops.

Course dates


Course content

The course content will be delivered by the partner organisations and by ‘Experts by Experience’. A timetable for each event will be distributed in advance and contain a combination of elements. Each event will be facilitated to help you get the most out of the programme.

Clore Leadership

Clore Leadership will provide training which supports personal leadership development exploring authenticity, inclusion, managing change, wellbeing and resilience, governance and finance.

Achates Philanthropy

Achates Philanthropy will explore working with an audience informed approach, managing yourself and your organisation and developing a Theory of Change.

University of East Anglia

UEA will be providing academic expertise offering opportunities to engage with current research in areas including Evaluating Arts for Health and Wellbeing, Ethics in the Creative and Cultural Sector, Creative Education research and The Impact of Festivals.

Experts by Experience

To complement the training there will be opportunities to hear from a range of experts by experience from a wide range of sectors both from the region and beyond.

Programme evaluation

To ensure that the programme achieves what it sets out to achieve, and to ensure we monitor participant progress and satisfaction, BOP Consulting will be carrying out evaluation throughout the programme.


Course fees

Fee for organisations with 11 employees or more: £1250 per participant

Fee for organisations with 10 employees or fewer: £750 per participant

There is no charge for those who apply as freelancers or sole-traders.

We are offering four bursaries of £2,000 each to enable freelancers to participate in the programme (to cover a loss of income). This is not available to those applying from an organisation. See information about applying for a bursary in Form Part 2 – Personal details

The fee includes:

  • All training activities and course materials
  • Accommodation in a private room for the residentials at or near to the course venue. For networking days, we expect people to travel on the day. If this involves more than a two-hour journey we will cover the cost of overnight accommodation the night before
  • For networking days, we will provide tea/coffee and a buffet lunch
  • For residentials, the fee covers three meals, tea/coffees and other refreshments
  • Caring costs while you attend the course. If you are offered a place, we will send you details of how you can claim childcare and caring costs
  • We will pay for standard class travel for you to get to and from the course from your home address. We encourage participants to use public transport wherever possible. If you need to drive, you can claim mileage at 45p per mile and reasonable parking costs

The fee does not include:

  • Alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks with or after dinner
  • Any additional visits or activities you set up and manage independently or as a cohort