Islington Mill founder Bill Campbell has been accepted onto the prestigious Clore Fellowship, joining a group of around 25 cultural professionals from across the country. The Clore Fellowship is a leadership development programme, specifically tailored for each individual, with fellows carefully chosen following a rigorous application process.
Alongside a range of shared learning activities, each fellow undertakes a customised programme of personal and professional development, depending on their development needs and aspirations. There are two residential courses across the year, alongside group workshops focusing on areas including fundraising and philanthropy, public engagement, financial management and strategic planning.
‘The Clore Fellowship puts me in the middle of a prestigious, dynamic network of people,’ says Bill. I’ve been doing this for 12 years now, and often speak to other people who’ve done it, and describe it as ‘life changing’.
Alongside the group sessions, each fellow receives a tailored personal development programme, including a 360-degree leadership profile, mentoring, coaching and a three-month placement in another – very different – cultural organisation. Bill says: ’I’m very interested in seeing how the approaches and values we have at the Mill can be used in different areas. Can they be developed outside the Mill too?
‘The application process has been really valuable in itself and it feels great to have been accepted and have the opportunity to work on my future potential. It’s a privilege. I’m intrigued to see what I’m capable of outside of the Mill, and where my thoughts and ideas might have interest for others.’