Learning & Development for Charities

Skills Effect


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Since ‘Skills - Third Sector’ / ‘Skills Effect’ seem to have gone here are some sources of training and advice for charities:

New organisation:

Some of Skills Effect’s work including their tools have gone over to Skills for Health. See


or tools for charities here:


Above Skills for Health is:

The Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards (FISSS)

The Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards represents, promotes and supports the 21 Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) across the UK:


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Leadership Development content I love!

In my job in L&D there are some great resources I think are really useful. I’ve started compiling them below. More coming soon!

Why Should Anyone be Led by You?

Why should anyone be led by you? What it takes to be an authentic leader. (Goffee, R and Jones, G (2006)).

Premise: “be yourself, more, with skill.”

The original Harvard Business Review (HBR) article that led to the book helps you understand the concepts:

Then watch one of the videos below to hear the authors talk about it:


The Power of Introverts

Quiet – the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking
(Cain, S (2013)).

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.


More Coming soon!

March 2024 - watch this space!

Charities in Numbers

Source: NCVO. More Stats.

58.7 billionIncome
952,000Staff (2.7% UK workforce)
Only 0.02% of charities have an income over £100m. These 'super-major' charities receive 18.4% of the sector's income.
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