At the heart of WIG's work are our amazing alumni – helping to encourage others to develop the values, mindsets and behaviours that successful leaders need.

All organisations depend on successful leadership. WIG's Alumni Network builds on the relationships started through our leadership programmes and interchange, secondment and non-executive activities, helping you to further develop your networks across our diverse and growing community of alumni.

The network helps alumni maintain the relationships established through mentoring, secondments, attachments, Non-executive placements and our other interchange activities. It also ensures delegates on our leadership programmes can stay in touch. The programme of activities and newsletter are designed to encourage all alumni to build new contacts and continue their development as leaders.

Practical ways to learn

Throughout our programmes, we use different learning approaches to help develop these values, mindsets and behaviours. These include knowledge transfer, peer learning, coaching, and experiential learning.

With the help of these practical programmes, leaders will:

Develop as individuals

On our programmes, leaders build their personal “skills toolkit” as they reflect and grow.

Gain cross-sector insight

Leaders learn alongside peers from outside their own sectors – gaining fresh perspectives from activities such as working together on group projects, and even making cross-sector visits.

Develop a supportive peer group

By learning alongside a cross-sector peer group, leaders become better equipped to innovate through uncertain times – and to develop resilience for when things get tough.

You can then continue to develop through the alumni network. We send regular updates and have a LinkedIn Group for alumni to join.

Join the group on LinkedIn:

The Alumni network is also on Linkedin. Existing alumni can join this exciting networking opportunity, please  join the group.

Enjoy the following benefits:

  • These rates include leadership programmes, bespoke mentoring, secondment brokerage and NED & Trustee recruitment.
  • Get access to alumni connecting events, including our annual alumni event, as well as selected wider WIG events.
  • Get all the Insights, analysis, and trends from WIG on a regular basis around the most important topics concerning our leaders today.
  • Stay up to date with live NED & Trustee opportunities.
  • Join our extensive LinkedIn community today and explore new opportunities to connect with inspiring individuals from different sectors.
  • Social reunion experiences for Leadership Programme cohorts.
  • Invitations to speak and engage with active learners on our leadership programmes.
  • Access to our Mentor Match platform.
  • A unique opportunity to receive a visit from another WIG member with the objective of understanding first-hand how other organisations tackle a shared leadership challenge.