Helping frontline organisations respond to the recession

Helping leaders in the front line to respond to the challenges of the recession

New resource for infrastructure organisations

A recession is an acid test of leadership ability. As NCVO's Ben Kernighan says, ' ... leaders have to be realists and optimists. A recession is a great test of ability to balance these skills'.

You can now have a free pack for running a workshop designed to help you support frontline organisations to respond most effectively to the recession.

Image of first slide Email us at: to request the materials, which include handout notes and workshop slides as well as notes for you as the trainer.

By the end of the workshop delegates will be able to: 

  • identify key economic drivers and understand how they are changing
  • know where and how to keep up to date with changes 
  • explain the broad implications of the downturn for their organisation
  • recognise the importance of planning for the upturn
  • plan their next steps

Relevant knowledge covered:

  • The context for strategic planning in a recession, and why it’s important especially now
  • The key economic trends and forces that will influence your organisation in the future
  • Practical tools to use, how to use them  and where to access related support 

'At times of turmoil such as these, it is more important than ever to come together and build knowledge on how the future may impact upon our sector' David Emerson, Chief Executive Association of Charitable Foundations 

By running the training, you will also gain a better understanding of how the world is changing around you and how to use this knowledge to make better strategic decisions.

Download a sample page of the handouts: recession workshop sample handout

Download a sample page of the workshop: recession workshop sample slide


Developed by NCVO Foresight and the Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness (with the Northamptonshire Infrastructure Consortium), funded by Capacitybuilders.

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Last updated at 11:01 Fri 27/Aug/10.


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