Future Leaders Programme 2021

A practical leadership development programme for graduates (or equivalent), with two to ten years of work experience, identified as having high leadership potential. 

"Best programme I have been on!" William Goldsmith, National Grid, 2018

Final places left for this programme. Email [email protected] for more information or call 020 7222 1166 and ask for Roy or Catherine (Taylor).


Unfortunately this event is now closed for booking.

  • What will you gain and how does it work?

    How does it work?

    Modular - The programme takes place over seven months, allowing you to develop within your work schedule.

    Experience based - You will be working in a small team of participants from different backgrounds and with different expertise, to deliver an agreed project for a not-for-profit organisation.

    On-going support - Your team will be supported throughout the project. You will also benefit from one-to-one coaching, communications training and personal development.

    On the 2018 programme delegates delivered projects for Anthony Nolan, Auditory Verbal, VSO international and Step Up To Serve/ #iWill.  


    What will you gain? 

    Learn how to read and influence teams and meetings and how to manage group dynamics

    Become a more confident presenter and a capable networker

    Understand what is expected of leaders in different organisations and sectors

    Learn how to assess your impact on others


    Who is this programme for?

    Early Careers professionals (2-10 years experience).

  • Programme Structure

    This programme takes a collaborative approach and the success relies as much on the attitude, engagement and commitment of participants as on the input or expertise of speakers and facilitators.

    Module 1: 8 & 9 February 2021
    Module 2: 11 March 2021
    Module 3: 5 May 2021
    Module 4: 15 June 2021

    (Note: Our programme after Feb 2021 is starting in Autumn 2021)

    Download the 1 page overview for this course
  • Facilitators

    The team on this programme bring a range of skills to help you boost your leadership potential:


    Read an interview with Roy Johnson, Programme Director, WIG Future Leaders Programme.

  • Testimonials & Participating Organisations

    Natasha Munro, British Airways


    Daniel Knight, The Health and Care Professions Council


    Hear more about the benefits of the Future Leaders Programme from previous delegates Daniel Hurst (BAE Systems) and Tomas Adell (Northern Ireland Civil Service).  

    Organisations who have participated in the last three years:

    Central Government

    Private Sector

    Cabinet Office

    BAE Systems plc

    Department for Communities and Local Government

    British Airways plc

    Department for Employment and Learning (NI)

    Browne Jacobson

    Department for International Development


    Department for Social Development (NI)


    Department for Transport

    Lloyds Banking Group plc

    Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure (NI)

    National Grid

    Department of Energy and Climate Change


    Department of Finance (NI)

    The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

    Department of Health and Social Care


    Department of Health, Social Services & Public Safety (NI)


    Foreign & Commonwealth Office


    Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service


    HM Treasury


    Home Office


    House of Lords


    Ministry of Defence


    Broader Public and Not-for-Profit

    Health & Safety Executive

    Research Councils UK

    Local Government Association

    Suffolk County Council

    London Councils

    The Health and Care Professions Council


    UK Space Agency

    Ordnance Survey

    VSO International

  • Fees & apply now!


    Member fee:  £1,900+VAT

    Non-member fee: £2,200+VAT

    Charity/alumni fee: £1,650+VAT

    The fee includes lunch and refreshments for all modules, one individual coaching session, membership of the WIG Alumni Network and all programme materials. The fee will also cover a group dinner at the end of one of the modules.

    Please contact WIG if you are unsure whether or not your organisation is a member.


    How do I apply?

    Download the application form and email to leadership team.

    Final places left for this programme. Email [email protected] for more information or call 020 7222 1166 and ask for Roy or Catherine (Taylor).

    If you would like to discuss whether the programme is suitable for you please call the WIG office on 020 7222 1166 and ask to speak to Catherine Taylor or Roy Johnson or email the leadership team.