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Catalyst Cymru – Lead with impact: Strategies for effective leadership

2 May 2024 | 10 am – 1 pm | Online

Delivered through the medium of English


In the voluntary sector today, effective leadership is paramount for the success of any organisation. This session is designed to equip leaders with essential strategies to lead with impact, inspire their teams, and navigate challenges with resilience.


We will explore the fundamentals and core principles of effective leadership. Supporting the development of strategic decision-making and learning techniques to empower and motivate your team. We will help you to navigate change and uncertainty with resilience, agility and confidence.

Learning outcomes

By completing the programme, you will:

  • Gain a solid understanding of foundational leadership principles
  • Develop skills for strategic decision-making in leadership roles
  • Implement techniques to empower and inspire your team
  • Learn adaptive leadership strategies to navigate challenges
  • Ensure you are prioritising the well-being of you and your team.


This free programme is funded through our Catalyst Cymru: Broadening Horizons, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is specifically for voluntary Heritage* organisations in Wales / organisations running a heritage project.

*Heritage can be defined as:

  • Community Heritage – eg a project focusing on a local area to improve/restore/interpret the natural or built environment
  • Cultures and Memories – eg celebrating diverse cultures through the arts/oral history projects
  • Landscapes and Natural Heritage – eg promoting nature / biodiversity
  • Historic Buildings and Monuments
  • Industrial, Maritime and Transport
  • Museums, Libraries and Archives

Who is the programme for?

Trustees, Leaders, Managers, and aspiring leaders in cultural institutions seeking to enhance their leadership skills and make a meaningful impact.


Bethany Helliwell-Smith, Associate Fundraising Consultant, Coach and Trainer
Bethany is a fundraising consultant, purpose-driven coach and training facilitator with over 13 years of hands-on experience working in International Development and Culture & Arts organisations, such as the British Red Cross, Wales Millennium Centre and Frank Water. She’s raised significant funds through Individual Giving, Membership and Major Gifts. In 2020, she trained as a coach and now supports fundraisers and charity leaders to make a positive difference in the third sector, while empowering them to look after themselves.

Places are limited to one person/organisation.

WCVA is delivering this programme in partnership with Cwmpas.

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