Future Leaders Connect - The global network for emerging policy leaders

During this uncertain time, our customers and partners’ health is our priority. In many countries, we have temporarily paused programme activity in response to government and health authority guidance.

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

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 be running our highly-popular online course, Ideas for a Better World: Leading Change through Policymaking within the next few months. Check the Future Leaders Connect website or sign up for the latest updates.

You can find out more about the British Council’s response to Covid-19, here.

What is Future Leaders Connect? 

A chance for young leaders to connect to a long-term network of emerging leaders from around the globe, who want to change the world through policy making.

Future Leaders Connect offers its members the opportunity to be part of a long-term global network of emerging policy leaders. Members travel to the UK for nine days of advanced policy and leadership development, in partnership with the University of Cambridge. They discuss today’s biggest global challenges in the UK Houses of Parliament, meet inspirational leaders and visit world renowned institutions. Following their time in the UK they will have worldwide connections, a policy action plan for change and the skills, knowledge and networks needed to be an influential leader. 

Participating countries include Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, UK and USA.

To ensure equal access the costs of taking part are covered by the British Council and the programme is fully accessible. We are looking for exceptional individuals with the ideas, energy and commitment to work collaboratively with all members of Future Leaders Connect and with senior global leaders. Participants must be aged 18-35 to take part, be based in one of our participating countries and be able to demonstrate their policy knowledge and senior leadership potential. They must also be able to travel to the UK  for nine days ( this year participants will be traveling  to the UK from October 22-31, 2018) . For those who do not gain one of the 50 exclusive places on the programme, participants will be invited to be part of the Future Leaders Connect Community where they can access a range of free online professional development policy and leadership resources.


Click here to find out all the details about this opportunity, so you can become a member next year.