Leading in uncertainty

Online peer support sessions for charities.

About our peer support sessions

We want to offer useful, relevant support to the amazing charities who inspire us every day. To that end, we provide regular, facilitated spaces for leaders to share what is front of mind, and to receive support from peers in the current context of sustained uncertainty.

During these online sessions, we are listening – so we can learn about the live challenges leaders are facing and help funders to understand how they can best respond.

Join us to take some time to pause and reflect, and to hear other leaders’ experiences of adapting to and coping with prolonged uncertainty.

The sessions are currently on a break but will return in January, please get in touch if you would like to hear when new dates become available.

How is this useful?

Three charity leaders share how peer support can help.

Meet the facilitators

Meet some of the people who facilitate our peer support sessions.

We are from the kinds of organisations and communities that we seek to serve. Having worked in and around the voluntary sector as volunteers, paid staff, leaders, trustees, teachers and researchers – we understand and care about the distinctiveness and independence of the sector.

Annie Caffyn

Senior Researcher

Charlotte Pace

Research Associate

Charlotte Pace, research associate at IVAR.

Sonakshi Anand

Senior Researcher

Keeva Rooney

Researcher

Keeva Rooney - IVAR researcher.

Miranda Taylor

Research Associate

Photo of Miranda Lewis

Katie Turner

Deputy Head of Research

A profile picture of Katie Turner, Head of Research, IVAR.

Eliza Buckley

Head of Research

Houda Davis

Senior Researcher

Dr Vita Terry

Principal Researcher

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