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Accelerate Programme

For high performing ethnic minority leaders from across public services who are currently working at Deputy CEO-level

Catalyst Programme

For leaders with a disability or long term health conditions who are currently working at Deputy CEO-level in public services

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The National Leadership Centre helps the country’s most senior public service leaders develop the skills, knowledge and networks required to address society’s most complex strategic challenges.

The National Leadership Centre was launched by the Government in 2019 to support cross sector leadership, helping people to work together on the toughest challenges the country faces.

The scale and complexity of demands on our public services continue to grow. Investing in leadership is an important part of improving delivery and supporting people to overcome a sense of isolation that often comes with becoming the most senior person of a public sector organisation.


Leadership Programmes

Our leadership programmes bring together over 100 of the most senior people across the public sector each year.

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The Network of Peers

We bring together leaders across every sector and region to work together and improve public services.

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Research and Evaluation

Working with our partners across the country, the NLC is a hub of leadership insight, data, and high quality research.

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