Digital Leadership Forum

It’s only with confident digital leaders that organisations will be able to navigate through change in the digital age. What makes a digital leader confident is a set of skills, abilities and frameworks they can use to support and work with their colleagues at every level in an organisation.

Who is it for?

A digital leader is anyone in the organisation who is leading some aspect of digital change – from digital managers, heads and directors of digital to senior leaders, communications, fundraising and IT directors, service delivery leads or data and supporter care leads.

Previous participants have included digital leads from Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Barnardo’s, CAFOD, Chatham House, The Kings Fund and many more.

What makes it special?

The forum has few presentations. Instead, it’s participative, with time to practice skills and test frameworks. Hierarchy is not important, DLF participants learn from each other. The two days are facilitated to ensure the right mix of hands-on work, learning and reflection. 

Programme overview

The event is designed to help participants work on their personal leadership development plans for the year.

Both days provide time for participants to reflect and practice, individually or in groups, on leadership and change models. Following the workshop participants will be able to use these techniques and models in their organisations and teams.

Two days are structured around the proactive planning model:

Proactive planning model

“A fantastic space to learn, consider and reflect on good leadership in the company of awesome charity/digital brains.”
— DLF 2018 participant


By the end of DLF participants will have:

  • developed good group dynamics and trust,

  • a better understanding of leadership and what kind of leader they want to be,

  • practiced using models for managing change,

  • started their personal development plan,

  • identified common challenges digital leaders experience,

  • practiced a solutions-focused collaborative process for problem solving,

  • gained insight into personal behaviours when managing complex and stressful situations and

  • finalised their personal leadership development plans.


Photos from past events

“Highly recommended for anyone in management who wants to move towards real leadership”
— DLF 2018 participant

Post-event support


Refreshers for digital leads are half-day workshops where people can come together in a safe space to discuss and exchange their experiences of leading digital in their organisations.

Coaching and mentoring

These are 75-90 minute sessions where we discuss work issues that are on your mind. This can be anything from how to structure, build and manage your team to how to influence peers and management or develop your confidence and communications style. If you want to discuss mentoring for you get in touch

When and where

Subscribe and I’ll let you know as soon as the next Digital Leadership Forum is scheduled.

You can also drop me an email if you have any questions.