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Leadership Exchanges

“What would it feel like to walk in the shoes of another?” Sign up for a leadership exchange and find out!

Building on the success of a 2012 pilot between third sector and Scottish Government leaders, the leadership exchange programme has been extended across the wider public sector. The purpose of the programme is to develop leadership by helping collaborative working and learning in a confidential setting. The leadership exchange programme pairs up senior leaders across different organisations and sectors with the aim of sharing experience and knowledge. This gives leaders an insight into the different worlds their peers work in.

The leadership exchange programme is coordinated by the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations (ACOSVO) in partnership with Workforce Scotland – a work stream of the Scottish Leaders Forum.

Case studies

The ACOSVO website includes case studies which show some of the benefits of the programme and what participating in a leadership exchange might be like.

The ACOSVO website also features videos of people discussing their Leadership Exchange experiences.


Listen to the SSSC’s Chief Executive, Anna Fowlie, talk about the leadership exchange programme and what it means to the SSSC here.

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