The Wheel: The Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy

We recently launched The Leadership Academy at our Summit on 1 June. The Leadership Academy is designed to help nonprofit leaders develop their essential leadership skills. Leaders from Irish charities, community organisations and social enterprises can find learning resources tailored to their needs. Those at all stages of their career can reflect on their development needs and come together to learn from and inspire each other.

On the website you are invited to take a self-assessment which lets you assess your strengths and areas for development. Based on your particular needs, the website will then provide you with a list of resources. These resources are drawn from across the nonprofit sector, further and higher education, in Ireland and internationally. They include:

  • Training courses
  • Events
  • Podcasts
  • Networks
  • Books & publications
  • News
  • Videos.

In becoming an effective leader, you need to develop a range of competencies. The Leadership Academy focuses on 39 core competencies that a nonprofit leader may need. These include sector specific skills such as:

  • Partnership working
  • Advocacy
  • Effective fundraising.

Also included are more broadly focused soft skills and digital skills like:

  • Communication
  • Leading hybrid teams
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Resilience.

Create a free account today and invest in your leadership development! Our library of resources is always evolving and growing. Whether you are an emerging leader or an experienced one, you can benefit from the resources available. Watch a video tour of our website here.

If you wish to give us feedback on your experience of The Leadership Academy, please get in touch at


General Info

Date Entered/Updated
19th Jul, 2022
Expiry Date
19th Sep, 2022