What is Future Leaders?
The renowned six-month Future Leaders programme is designed for forward-thinking professionals with 5-10 years’ experience in the built environment industry. Through a mix of online and in person workshops, retreats and showcase events, participants work in teams to develop the skills and personal confidence to drive transformational change in their organisation. This transformation will not come about by business as usual, but through a radical and fundamental shift, in which sustainability and innovative thinking are strategic drivers.
Participants benefit from a range of expert inputs and high profile keynote speakers, and will work to develop an innovation idea on key built environment sustainability challenges which are developed through the programme.
The action-focussed programme runs across a six-month period and is structured in three parts with a number of touchpoints
Part One: Explore and Initiate
- Kick-off – 9th January (online)
- Innovation field trip – 16th – 18th January (Bristol)
Part Two: Develop and Experiment
- Nature retreat – 19 – 21st February (Hawkwood, Stroud)
- Storytelling workshop – 10th April (London)
Part Three: Showcase and Reflect
- Showcase – 22nd May (London)
- Reflection session – 20th June (online)
There will also be two further online check ins on 1st February (AM ) and 14th March (AM). Participants will also benefit from small group coaching sessions and 1-1 coaching sessions.
Who should apply?
Future Leaders are drawn from a range of backgrounds from the built environment sector, and are selected based on an enthusiasm to learn, an openness to new ways of thinking, and a desire to challenge the status quo. It is not a prerequisite to have sustainability in the job title – in fact the diversity of perspectives is crucial to the programme’s success.
As with our other leadership programmes, applications for Future Leaders are highly competitive, and we accept a maximum of two applicants from each organisation.
UKGBC offers up to five bursary places each year to an individual from either a not-for-profit organisation, SME, or local authority. In order to be considered for this place, your organisation must be a UKGBC member. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
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