Exploring LEx Leadership: What does it mean to DIY?

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An Online Event – Friday 18th February.

We are holding this event to share our experience of Lived Experience Leadership, launch our new film and explore what LEx Leadership means to us.

Click here to book your place using eventbrite.

Lived Experience Leaders are: “Change-makers, innovators and leaders who have activated their lived expertise to inform, shape and lead their social purpose work (often in combination with their learned and practice experience) to directly benefit the communities they share those experiences with”
Baljeet Sandhu: Lived Experience Leadership: Rebooting the DNA of Leadership, 2019.

“Lived Experience” is a phrase that many of us have been using a lot recently, but it is not just another way to say “experience”.  It describes how people with first hand experience of social issues and / or injustice can use their experience to inform, shape and lead work with a social purpose.

A still shot from our film about LEx Leadership showing Ange thinking with her hand infront of her mouth.

We have been thinking about what it means to be a Leader with Lived Experience.

During the past year, DIY Theatre Company has been exploring what Lived Experience Leadership means to us.

In 2021, as part of our Digital Leaders programme,  funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, we created a number of films and resources to support other people with learning disabilities to get online with confidence. The project prompted us to go back to basics in exploring what Lived Experience means to us.

Now we have finished a new film that explores questions like

What does lived experience mean to us?

How does it help us to be good leaders?

We are launching this film at our Online Event on Friday 18th February 2022, 1-2 pm

The online event will be co-led by DIY Leaders with Learning Disabilities. We will:

  • Explore the creative processes we have developed during the programme
  • Share the learning that has come from our Digital Leaders programme
  • Launch our new “Exploring LEx Leadership” Film
  • Opening up discussion and exchange ideas about LEx Leadership and what it means to each of us in our practice.

Places are limited  – please book via eventbrite.


Visit our Leaders with Lived Experience for more on this work.


DIY Theatre would like to thank The National Lottery Community Fund for their support for this work.

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