About the programme
Future Leaders of Nottingham is a professional development programme for ambitious people who work in Nottinghamshire.
We invite applications from people working in any business in any sector – private, public and voluntary – bringing different organisations together to share experiences and best practice.
To make leadership in Nottinghamshire more diverse and representative, we’re specifically interested in applications from people who are Black, Asian or another ethnic minorities, people living with a disability, or people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or other gender or sexual identities.
What to expect
This programme isn’t a ticket to an automatic promotion, but it is a fast-track to being ready to progress in your career. Many of our Future Leaders have used the skills and experience the programme has given them as a springboard to more senior roles, board positions and further training.
Grow your confidence
We address imposter syndrome from the word go and give you techniques to master self-confidence throughout the programme.
Open new doors
We’ll keep you informed of opportunities to attend events, conferences and training. In 2018, we took five Future Leaders to Liverpool, to represent us at the National Diversity Awards.
We invite our Future Leaders to join our Steering Group and help shape the direction of the programme, and train them as assessors to select applicants in future years.
Build your network
Not only will you work with 15+ peers on the programme, you’ll also join an alumni network of people who actively share opportunities and continue to support each other – year after year.
What’s in it for employers?
A great return on investment
Future Leaders is a great way to support professional development and nurture new talent and new perspectives in organisations. Encouraging people to become more connected and better equipped with leadership skills has a ripple effect beyond the individual. Therefore, organisations are likely to see a positive change in their Future Leaders, even before the programme is complete.
How employers benefit
- Improved staff retention, motivation, participation, confidence and take-up of opportunities.
- A more effective workplace with managers leading in a person-centred way, able to informally coach staff and self-reflect on their performance.
- A more inclusive workforce at all levels of the organisation.
- A great way to grow a talent pipeline of people ready to take the next step.
- Future-focused employees with an awareness of corporate strategy and big-picture thinking.
- Positive results and best practice more likely to be shared across teams.
How to apply
Applications are closed for the 2019-2020 programme. We look for applications from ambitious people who are committed to progressing their career and sharing their experiences with a like-minded peer group.
Future Leaders is open to all who value and champion diversity. However, we’re keen to receive applications from people who are Black, Asian or another minority ethnicity, people living with a disability, or people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or other gender or sexual identities.
Research by McKinsey shows that organisations with a gender-diverse board are 15% more likely to to out-perform their peers financially, and those with an ethically-diverse board are 35% more likely to out-perform their peers financially.
Who we are
Future Leaders of Nottingham is run by a group of leading employers committed to improving inequality and under-representation at senior levels – coordinated by The Renewal Trust.
How much will it cost?
We offer a sliding scale of fees to help all organisations invest in the professional development of their staff.
Tier 1 – Private sector and Universities
£3,600 per place
Tier 2 – Public sector
£2,300 per place
Tier 3 – Large non-profits – Turnover £1m>
£2,300 per place
Tier 4 – Medium non-profits – Turnover £500k-£1m
£1,800 per place
Tier 5 – Small non-profits and individuals – Turnover <£500k
£500 per place