Building on the success of the ACOSVO Leadership Exchange Programme, we are providing an exciting new opportunity to grow the cyber resilience skills of you and your team!

The Cyber Leadership Exchange Programme is open to middle and senior managers, including IT managers and Cyber Information Security Managers or anyone working in a similar role with responsibility for cyber hygiene, awareness, communications or security.


“I’ve been fortunate to participate in numerous leadership programmes that have been developed and delivered by some renowned organisations. The thinking and approach by Mindful Talent stand out as unique, innovative, and fit for a modern workplace and leadership team. I’d highly recommend this experience.” 

- Mark Kelvin, Chief Executive, Disability Snowsport Scotland


The strength, innovation and importance of leadership in Scotland’s Third Sector was celebrated at an event hosted by law firm Lindsays and the Association of Chief Offciers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations (ACOSVO). 


More than 100 guests representing 80 organisations attended the firm’s annual Third Sector Drinks Reception, held at The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh last night (Wednesday, February 5), to discuss issues emerging for this year and beyond.


ACOSVO is delighted to announce that it has achieved the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Gold Award. Gold status reflects that ACOSVO is committed to people management excellence with everyone focussed toward improving, influencing and inspiring Scotland’s third sector leadership. As a membership organisation striving for excellent third sector leadership in Scotland, this is true affirmation of our mission.   

22 January, 14:00 - 16:00 

As part of your ACOSVO membership &/or Chair Network affiliation you have access to ACOSVO’s Strategic Partner (SP) experts across a variety of business areas. 

In conjunction with the Scottish Women's Network for the Third Sector, we are looking for notes of interest from any women leaders who may wish to use their skills and experience as a mentor for a women coming up in the sector.

Mentoring can be hugely rewarding for both parties, in addition to utilising your skills and knowledge to give back to others and help shape the next generation of leaders, it also enhances your own leadership skills and offers an opportunity to reflect on your own development.

ACOSVO & Lindsays are delighted to invite you to their 2020 Third Sector Drinks Reception with Cabinet Secretary, Aileen Campbell MSP on Wednesday 5 February from 5.30 – 7.30pm.


Join us as we welcome speakers, Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, Pat Armstrong OBE, Chief Executive of ACOSVO and Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive of SCVO as they come together to discuss leadership in the Third Sector and what the year 2020 and beyond holds in store.


Exciting times! ACOSVO celebrates being 20 in 2020 and would like you to play a key role in this celebration and beyond. ACOSVO is a unique forum supporting Chief Officers and senior managers in Scotland’s third sector.


With thanks to Jackie Forbes, Principal, Drawn to Learn



Would you like to use your skills and experience to mentor a third sector leader?  


We are currently looking for new ACOSVO mentors as our mentoring programme increases in popularity.