Designed for forward-thinking professionals with 5-10 years’ experience, Future Leaders challenges delegates to confront critical sustainability issues facing the built environment industry. Through a focus on both personal leadership and radical sustainability transformation, the programme builds the skills and mindsets required for individuals to innovate and make change happen.

After the programme, delegates join an alumni of over 200 individuals, and have the option to access the Future Leadership Forum, providing a powerful peer group of changemakers right across the industry.

Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive at UKGBC said:

“We’re seeking 20 of the best and brightest minds in the built environment who will get the chance to grapple with the critical issues facing our industry.

“While everyone’s attention has understandably been focused on coronavirus, we must recognise that the climate and ecological crises have not taken any time off. In these times of uncertainty, our industry needs ambitious, insightful leaders more than ever. At UKGBC, we are even more determined to play our part in cultivating the right leadership mindsets and behaviours amongst property and construction professionals. Our Future Leaders programme continues to be a critical initiative in doing just that.”

The 2021 Future Leaders cohort will run over 5-months from January, featuring two intensive two-and-a-half-day workshops, with expert speakers and facilitators, ahead of a showcase event in June. Delegates will collaborate remotely between these sessions to hone their leadership skills and cocreate innovative concepts. Plans are in place for the full programme to run remotely if lockdown restrictions are imposed.

To find out more and apply visit the Future Leaders page. The deadline for applications is Friday 9 October 2020.


Recognising the challenges posed by COVID-19, UKGBC has reduced the price of the course for 2021 by 25%, to assist organisations to continue to invest in developing their brightest minds. There is also a bursary place open to applicants working at a not-for-profit organisation, SME, or local authority.