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Ordinary extraordinary leaders conference

Ordinary Extraordinary Leaders Conference

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader!”

A fantastic summary of what it means to be a leader from US President, John Quincy Adams, almost two centuries ago. But today, the potential contribution good leaders can make to the people around them and the causes we all care about is more important than ever.

So, what is an Ordinary Extraordinary Leader? In a nutshell, it’s you and the people around you.

This thought-provoking transformative leadership conference will explore leadership at all levels and from different perspectives. We’ll look at different styles of leadership and see how ordinary, every-day actions can deliver extraordinary results.

Together, we’ll share significant breakthrough moments with panels and solo speakers as they reveal what they’ve learned about themselves and leadership generally.

What will you learn?

Learn from within, across and beyond the VCSE sector

The focus throughout will be on sharing people’s individual stories and experiences, their achievements and routes into leadership. We’ll explore how people see and do things differently.

We want you go away feeling inspired, with some new personal goals – whether that’s ideas for developing yourself or others. We plan to help you focus on how to reach your full potential – how to better inspire and lead others to achieve extraordinary results both at work and personally.

The broad outline for the day will follow some of the themes of our Leadership podcast series:

  • What I’ve learned from bad leaders
  • How not to break people
  • Interpersonal relationships within the VCSE sector.

What will the day look like?

This will be a lively, interactive, in-person event with a mix of solo and panel speakers, along with networking opportunities.

Come along prepared to be stimulated and ask questions – maybe even some questions you didn’t know you wanted answering! The day will thrive on excellent debate and discussion, so bring your most enquiring self to join us.

Who should attend?

This inspiring, engaging and interactive event is for aspiring and existing VCSE leaders across North Yorkshire.

Please note this conference is aimed at voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations and groups based in North Yorkshire or delivering services within North Yorkshire.

What's included?

Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Free parking is available at the venue; post event resources will be provided for people attending.

Booking details and cost


£39 (including VAT)

Concessionary places

Thanks to funding from North Yorkshire Council, we have free ‘first come, first served’ places if you meet either of the criteria below. You can self-select a free place during booking.


You are from a North Yorkshire VCSE organisation with an income of up to £5k
You are from a North Yorkshire VCSE organisation with an income of up to £25k that is experiencing financial hardship and would struggle to pay.

These spaces are limited so if a free place is not shown when you go to book, you can ask to be added to the waiting list.

No shows and concessions

Please note that if you don’t attend the conference without giving seven days notice, you will be required to make the full payment. This also applies to free places. This is to allow as many participants as possible access to our training. See our  Terms and Conditions  for more information.

Contact details

If you have any booking queries, please contact us by email or call 01904 704177.