Future Leaders Connect – the global network of emerging policy leaders 

Response to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

During this uncertain time, our customers and partners’ health is our priority. 

As a result, we won’t be running the Future Leaders Connect programme in 2020.

Don’t worry, you can still get involved with Future Leaders Connect by signing up to our digital community to access free policy and leadership resources. (We will also let you know when we will next run our highly-popular online course, Ideas for a Better World: Leading Change through Policymaking.)

In the meantime, the British Council are running a digital events series Conversations of Our Time. These regular live, global events are completely free to join. You'll hear from a range of guest speakers and panellists, with a different topic or theme covered at every event.

 Find out more and register to join the next event.

You can find out more about the British Council’s response to Coronavirus, here.

The programme – As part of Future Leaders Connect, you will travel to the UK for ten days to take part in our advanced policy and leadership programme and become a part of the British Council’s long-term global network of emerging policy leaders. You will discuss today’s biggest challenges in the UK Houses of Parliament, meet world leaders, learn at the Møller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge and gain exclusive access to a range of policy leaders as well as visiting some of the UK’s leading institutions. 

The programme is fully accessible, the costs of travel, accommodation and meals are funded by the British Council. To take part you must be aged 25-35, have a policy vision for change and the potential to be a senior leader. You must be living in one of the participating countries – Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Tunisia and the UK. 

Online resources – Being part of the Future Leaders Connect online community means you will have access to a range of free policy and leadership professional development resources wherever you are in the world. Register to join the community and receive access to free online courses with UK universities, exclusive videos from senior leaders and the latest articles and insight on intelligent policymaking and leadership advice and guidance.