Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations
Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations

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Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations

8 Summary of Week 2

You started this week by looking at the idea that identity acts as a filter for the kind of leadership we practice. Identity is something that is given by organisations and other people and groups, but is also something that you can shape and influence. You considered that identity is dynamic, that it moves as you practice, through identity work. Having spent time on identity in general, you then considered identity in relation to voluntary organisations and reflected on the distinctiveness (or not) of the voluntary sector.

You were then introduced to the idea of participative practice as practice that is democratic and relational. Leadership in this context was described as offering collective direction to practice. Participative practice was described as making sense of the self and in terms of practice between people.

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