Future Leaders Programme 2022-2023

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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

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

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.  

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

The Future Leaders Programme Autumn 2022 will run from October 2022 to March 2023. You will also do up to 10 days, over the 6 months, delivering your charity project.

Early application date: Monday 4th July 2022.

Final application deadline:  Monday 12th September 2022 (for applications after this date – please email [email protected]).


  • 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.


    The Future Leaders Programme Autumn 2021 will run from October 2022 to March 2023. 

    Module 1: 12 & 13 October 2022

    Module 2: 29 November 2022

    Module 3: 

    18 January 2023 (up to and including lunchtime)

    19 January 2023 (up to and including lunchtime)

    Note: The above will give the opportunity to do project work afterwards.

    1:1 Coaching availability on:  16 February, 21 February & 2 March

    Module 4: 7 March 2023

    You will also do up to 10 days, over the 6 months, delivering your charity project. Your 1-2-1 coaching session date/time will be agreed with you.

  • 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


    FLP has been a brilliant programme that I would recommend to all emerging leaders. It has given me confidence in my own leadership and influencing skills that I will utilise in my career.

    Amelia Ehren, City of London Corporation.

    FLP has given me the confidence to help me to see that I am already a leader, whilst also providing skills and tools to take my natural style and ability to the next level. WIG are first class facilitators and work hard to help you get the most out of the programme.

    Katy Samuels, HM Treasury.

    FLP is the best development programme I have been on, I have learnt so much that will benefit me in the future.

    Matt Smith, FTSE 100 Company 

    Want to talk to an alum? Drop us an email.

  • Fees & apply now!


    Member fee: £1,999+VAT.

    Non-member fee: £2,350+VAT.

    Charity/alumni fee: £1,700+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 if your organisation is a member.


    How do I apply?

    Download the application form and email it to the leadership team.

    If you would like to discuss whether the programme is suitable for you please call Roy Johnson on 020 7227 4773, Cathy Butler on 020 7227 4780 or email the leadership team.

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