Bringing together young Gaelic speakers to explore community development and leadership.
This programme will equip young Gaelic
speakers – aged between 18-40 - with key leadership skills and networking
opportunities that can be applied to advance their own community role, start
and/or grow social enterprises, groups or small businesses that address the
unique opportunities and challenges facing their communities.
Who is it for?
This programme has been designed for aspiring young leaders who are based in the Highlands and Islands, or would like to learn more about the role of Gaelic in the region, who are interested in exploring the topic of community development within a Gaelic context.
It will be facilitated entirely in Gaelic, and therefore participants must be able to understand Gaelic. However, those who are currently learning the language are welcome to join the programme and contribute in English where necessary. This programme is for you if you work in a Gaelic role for a local or national organisation or are currently exploring ways to use Gaelic as an asset to improve your area.
Your place on the programme, accommodation and meals are fully funded. Please note you will need to cover
your own travel expenses to the residential
16 - 18 January 2024
Where: Grogarry Lodge, Isle of South Uist
Timing: Starts late afternoon on 16 January and ends at lunchtime on 18 January
and Understanding Myself (personal visioning, personal preferences &
strengths, listening & emotional intelligence, personal leadership goals)
Timing: Evening Sessions TBC
Module: Leading and Understanding Others
styles & approaches, motivating and empowering others, delegation, adopting
a coaching approach and developing questioning skills)
| Where: Location TBC, Isle of Lewis
Timing: Similar structure to first residential. Details TBC
Module: Your Organisation & Community (team
dynamics & diversity, communication skills & courageous conversations,
managing change & transitions, reflection & action planning)
Attending these residential events and online sessions will give you the opportunity to:
- Explore how Gaelic culture shapes communities across the islands and other parts of Scotland.
- Discuss the unique challenges associated with leading in the Highlands & Islands with your peers as well as those who have been leaders in the region for many years.
- Hear inspiring stories of celebrating and nurturing Gaelic language & culture from guest speakers.
- Share ideas for developing your community and discuss these with others who will help you to make plans for the future of your area.
- Connect with peers working in Gaelic speaking communities and give you the chance to share you vision with others.
Chòrd e rium gu mòr madainn
a chuir seachad a bruidhinn sa Ghàidhlig mu dheidhinn Gàidhlig.
By participating in this programme, you will benefit from the following which will give you the skills to be part of the next generation of young Gaelic leaders:
- Explore tools to improve your confidence as a leader.
- Understand your key strengths and weaknesses as a leader.
- Improve your understanding of community development in Gaelic speaking areas.
- Leave with innovative ways to improve engagement in your community.
Your facilitator for this programme will be Anne Martin. Find out more about Anne here
Iain Boyd |Iain@socialenterprise.academy
This programme is funded by: