Introducing Yorkshire’s Charity Leadership Group

Yorkshire Charity Leadership Group offers an opportunity to explore the invaluable benefits of CEOs and leaders from the third sector, charities, and not-for-profit organisations coming together.


“Dawn is an exceptional leader who possess a unique blend of vision, kindness and drive. Under her guidance she has navigated her charity through challenging times and provided support and guidance to her team and external colleagues.”

Prof. Brian Smith, former trustee, and Director of Academic Enhancement at the University of Law

“Dawn worked for the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) a charitable organisation, for 14 years. During that time her wisdom, wit, passion, and integrity were her armour.Amongst other things she managed a programme of efficiencies that realised savings which led to the organisation achieving positive results year on year.”

Adrian Jones, Past President of AfPP

Virgin Money

Virgin Money, Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NP

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Our process…

  • 1

    We begin with 30 minutes of sector insight from leading experts in the charity sector. This can vary with a wide range of topics from operations, people, finance, funding and more.

  • 2

    We ask members for the issue/challenge they would like to raise with the group.

  • 3

    We then vote on these issues and work through as many of these as is possible in the time we have available.

  • 4

    The process comprises of a deeper dive into the challenge followed by questions from the group to understand context and background and then the group are invited to contribute solutions/suggestions on ways to approach the issue.

  • 5

    The issue owner then agrees some actions moving forward.

  • 6

    The following session we get feedback on progress.

Our FREE Taster Sessions

We believe that collective knowledge and collaborative efforts can drive lasting change. Join us for a taster session, and together, let’s explore the boundless possibilities that arise when great minds come together in pursuit of a common purpose.

Meet the organisers of our
Yorkshire Leadership Groups

Lisa Lister

Lisa has been working with owner managed businesses for the last 20 years helping them create and implement plans for growth. Lisa is a strong believer that personal connections and collaboration is the key to success. Her enthusiasm is infectious and the leadership groups she facilitates are lively and highly informative.

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Dawn Stott

Dawn has worked in healthcare for around 30 years in many different roles, latterly as CEO of the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP), a healthcare charity. She is a published author and a human factors/quality improvement consultant and speaker.

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