Organisation's LiA Toolkit

This post contains Leadership-in-Action materials for partner organisations.

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Leadership-in-Action Briefing Document

Please see this 2-page briefing document to learn more about the Laidlaw Scholars Leadership and Research Programme and how you can partner with the Laidlaw Foundation to deliver a Leadership-in-Action project. 


Project Proposal from the Organisation/Charity

If you are interested in offering a Leadership-in-Action project to Laidlaw Scholars, please complete this online form to tell us more about your organisation and outline your project proposal(s).


Leadership-in-Action Project Review and Learning Log

Laidlaw Scholars will use this template throughout their Leadership-in-Action experience to keep track of their learnings. It includes:

  • LiA Project Overview: Part A. Scholars complete this section once accepted to the LiA project together with the partner organisation; the Scholars then share it with their respective Universities;
  • Weekly Learning Review Log: Part B. Scholars complete this section to log their learning as they progress through the LiA project, and to use in discussions with their supervisors;
  • LiA Showcase: Part C. This section is shared with the Scholars' respective Universities once they decide on their LiA Showcase; the actual Showcase will be uploaded to the Laidlaw Scholars Network.

Leadership-in-Action Evaluation – the Organisation’s Perspective 

After your Leadership-in-Action project has been completed, please fill out this evaluation survey to let us know about your experiences with working with Laidlaw Scholars, how you think it went for them, and what can be improved in the future.


Best-Practice Leadership-in-Action Project Guidance 

Please see this document for best-practice tips on facilitating a successful Leadership-in-Action project. We gathered these insights from our partner organisations - please use them to further enhance and develop the Scholar’s experience on your LiAs.

Please let the Foundation know if you have other best-practice tips that you would like to add to the list.


Due Diligence Guidance Checks

This document provides an initial guidance framework for assessing the opportunity and risk of working with an external partner to deliver Leadership-in-Action Projects. 


Last updated: October 20th, 2021

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