Building Effectiveness

An intensive bespoke development programme for Hertfordshire charities

We are launching a new and updated Building Effectiveness programme for 2022. Building Effectiveness is a bespoke 9 month leadership and organisational development programme for Hertfordshire charities.

First round application deadline has passed- but we have the funding to support one further organisation. If you are interested, please click on the below document and send your completed application to

If we receive an eligible application prior to Friday 18 March, we will accept on a first-come, first-served basis.
A guide to Building effectiveness 2022
A guide to Building effectiveness 2022

Building effectiveness 2022 Application form
Building effectiveness 2022 Application form

Now in its 5th year we welcome a revamped programme led by our new effectiveness coaches Vivianne Child and Moreen Pascal. We are looking for a group of 10x diverse organisations to take part from across the county, who will receive over £2,000 worth of fully funded professional coaching, resources and training for their senior leaders and boards, alongside 9 month’s of 1:1 mentoring from a leading professional from the Hertfordshire business sector. All costs are fully funded by our generous donors, all we ask is that you come prepared to fully participate in the programme and make the most of this opportunity.

Building Effectiveness is ideally suited to organisations looking to become more strategically focussed and better equipped to face the future. By the end of the programme participating organisations are more effective, resilient and strategic in their outlook. Successful applicants are assigned mentors to help them to identify their key development areas and plan a tailored development programme. Participants will also benefit from bespoke monthly Leadership Workshops and Better Boards training for their trustees.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your application please email

Building Effectiveness 2019

The third year of the Building Effectiveness programme saw 9 current participants under take a change journey.

Building Effectiveness 2018

The second year of this programme benefited 9 Hertfordshire voluntary sector organisations and helped them to make significant changes.

Building Effectiveness 2017

In its first year 10 organisations worked hard to make significant changes with some impressive outcomes.

Video: 2018 particpant stories

Charitable organisations from the 2018 Building Effectiveness programme tell us how their organisations have benefited from the programme


Video: 2017 participant stories

In this short clip the participants who completed the 2017 Building Effectiveness Programme share their experiences and the impact it’s made on their organisations.


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