Leadership Team Development at the ICVA

Relief and Development Group


The International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) is a global network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) whose mission is to make humanitarian action more effective.


As part of its triennial General Assembly, ICVA had appointed a new Chair and created a Board to oversee activities. The Executive Director, appointed one year earlier, and Chair recognised that the Board needed to build the personal relationships to enable them to work effectively together.


Impact worked with ICVA to facilitate a retreat for the Board with senior staff. The retreat brought together Board members from all over the world representing major humanitarian relief organisations.


The impact from the retreat is already being felt across ICVA. The Board have created clarity across the organisation about their governance role, have identified their immediate strategic priorities, and has become a group of very engaged members that provide support and guidance to the wider ICVA network.