Future Generations Leadership Academy

The Future Generations Leadership Academy is a partnership programme led by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe.

In order to achieve the aspirations of the Well-being of Future Generations Act, the Commissioner set 6 priority areas for her term. One of those priority areas is ‘skills for the future.’ This programme will support young people with opportunities to learn and enhance their skills, to ensure we have strong leadership in Wales today and in the future.

This ambitious and innovative 10-month programme will see partners from across Wales’ public, private and third sector collaborate to support 21 young leaders.

We hope the programme will help support and strengthen policy and practice across Wales.

We also hope the Academy will promote cross sector collaboration by enabling existing leaders in Wales to connect with and learn from the next generation of leaders, to build a pool of young leaders in Wales who have the right skills for the future. 

During the programme the participants will challenge current thinking through reverse mentoring and collaborate with experts and decision makers on the most pressing challenges. This programme will help our young leaders to build the skills, knowledge, and networks they need to make decisions for better public services in Wales now and in the future.

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Participants

Helen Atkinson, Scouts Cymru

Helen Atkinson

Scouts Cymru

Anna Bailey, BBC Cymru Wales

Anna Bailey

BBC Cymru Wales

Ashley Bale,

Ashley Bale

Joshua Beynon,

Joshua Beynon

Rebecca Brown, Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Rebecca Brown

Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Alexandra Fitzgerald, South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

Alexandra Fitzgerald

South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

Jonathan Grimes, Costain

Jonathan Grimes

Costain

Elenid Haf Roberts, North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority

Elenid Haf Roberts

North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority

Emily Hattersley, Cardiff University

Emily Hattersley

Cardiff University

Gwenfair Hughes, Arts Council of Wales

Gwenfair Hughes

Arts Council of Wales

Kirsty James, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Cymru

Kirsty James

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Cymru

Emily-Rose Jenkins, Transport for Wales

Emily-Rose Jenkins

Transport for Wales

Gabriella Nizam, Celsa Steel

Gabriella Nizam

Celsa Steel

Molly Palmer, Wales Millennium Centre

Molly Palmer

Wales Millennium Centre

Hayley Rees, National Assembly for Wales

Hayley Rees

National Assembly for Wales

Bethany Roberts, Public Health Wales

Bethany Roberts

Public Health Wales

Chris Roscoe, Natural Resources Wales

Chris Roscoe

Natural Resources Wales

Kimberley Tariro Mamhende,

Kimberley Tariro Mamhende

Dan Tram, Arup

Dan Tram

Arup

Mishan Wickremasinghe, University of South Wales

Mishan Wickremasinghe

University of South Wales

Chloe Winstone, Principality

Chloe Winstone

Principality

Future Generations Leadership Academy logo,

The Programme

The Academy curriculum is designed and delivered to develop the leadership potential of 21 individuals, and includes:

The Big Challenge

A process that will run throughout the entire 10-months where the cohort will work together to prioritise, problem solve and offer solutions to the big challenges facing Wales, through the lens of the 7 Well-being Goals: a prosperous Wales; a resilient Wales; a healthier Wales; a more equal Wales; a Wales of cohesive communities; a Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language; a globally responsible Wales and the five ways of working. Participants will collectively identify a challenge facing Wales now and in the future, and will work with experts to identify possible solutions.

One Young World

Participants will attend and take part in international conferences including One Young World Summit in London. These opportunities are designed to offer an international leadership perspective.

Workshops

A series of interactive and practical workshops that will focus on building the skills needed to lead for future generations. These include: Understanding Self & Others; Future Trends & Scenarios; and Mental Toughness.

Leadership in Action

A series of sessions to build knowledge and insight by learning from the expertise and experiences of current leaders practicing the 5 Ways of Working: Long-term, Prevention, Integration, Involvement, and Collaboration.

Reverse Mentoring

This innovative element of the Academy will see us turn the traditional mentoring process on its head. You will participate in mentoring training including a practical workshop in preparation for being matched with a current CEO in Wales who you will work with to explore organisational culture and workshop solutions to challenges faced by their organisation.

Organisational Raids

The cohort will be expected to provide constructive challenge and insight to a collection of public bodies. We anticipate this taking place at a Public Services Board.

Summer School & Leadership Retreat

These two residential opportunities will happen during the latter half of the 10-month programme. They will offer an opportunity for you to network with current and future leaders outside of the Academy and offer additional experiences for you to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence.

Graduation

This celebratory event will bring the pilot of the Future Generations Leadership Academy to a close in October 2020. This will be an opportunity to reflect on your experiences and to share your learning with the rest of the Academy team and external guests.

We will share the journey of our participants through blogs, social media, our newsletter and vlogs.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest are now open for our 2021 programme. We are calling on organisations or individuals who are interested in becoming partners to contact us. Partners will be expected to pay a fee, and will receive a range of benefits. Please contact Jacob Ellis for further information: Jacob.ellis@futuregenerations.wales

Interest from potential partner organisations:

We welcome interest from organisations in Wales who would like to explore the opportunity to become an Academy partner. Please complete an Expression of Interest form and a member of our team will be in touch regarding the 2021 programme

 

Interest from prospective participants: 

We are welcoming early interest from prospective participants for our 2021 Leadership Academy: Please complete an Expression of Interest form and a member of our team will be in touch when applications open for the 2021 intake.

Delivery Partners

Funding Partners

Arup
BBC Cymru Wales
Celsa Steel
Costain
National Assembly for Wales
Natural Resources Wales
Future Generations Commissioner for Wales
Principality
Public Health Wales
Scouts Cymru
South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner
Transport for Wales
University of South Wales
Wales Millennium Centre

Advisory Board

The Future Generations Leadership Academy Advisory Board includes representation of each of our partners and others who can provide expertise and knowledge. They include:

Sophie Howe, Advisory Board Chair and Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Sophie Howe

Advisory Board Chair and Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Ali Abdi, Citizens Cymru Wales and Cardiff University Community Gateway

Ali Abdi

Citizens Cymru Wales and Cardiff University Community Gateway

Sumina Azam, Head of Policy, Public Health Wales

Sumina Azam

Head of Policy, Public Health Wales

Rhiannon Beaumont-Wood, Public Health Wales

Rhiannon Beaumont-Wood

Public Health Wales

Kara Brussen, Arup

Kara Brussen

Arup

Mark Cadwallader, Head of Strategic Planning, University of South Wales

Mark Cadwallader

Head of Strategic Planning, University of South Wales

Graeme Farrow, Artistic and Creative Director, Wales Millennium Centre

Graeme Farrow

Artistic and Creative Director, Wales Millennium Centre

Richard Flowerdew, Head of Strategy, Scouts Cymru

Richard Flowerdew

Head of Strategy, Scouts Cymru

David Jukes, Programme Development Director, Costain

David Jukes

Programme Development Director, Costain

Richard Lewis, Environmental Consulting, Celsa Steel

Richard Lewis

Environmental Consulting, Celsa Steel

Sarah Nagle, Staff Officer, South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

Sarah Nagle

Staff Officer, South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

Dan Rayner, Board Representative, Arup

Dan Rayner

Board Representative, Arup

Nick Rowe, Principality

Nick Rowe

Principality

Ross Storr, Leadership and OD Coordinator, Academi  Wales

Ross Storr

Leadership and OD Coordinator, Academi Wales

Rhodri Talfan Davies, Director, BBC Cymru Wales

Rhodri Talfan Davies

Director, BBC Cymru Wales

Su Turney, Natural Resources Wales

Su Turney

Natural Resources Wales

Lowri Williams, Head of People Services, National Assembly for Wales

Lowri Williams

Head of People Services, National Assembly for Wales

Hywel Woolf, Discipline Lead – Environmental Consulting, Costain

Hywel Woolf

Discipline Lead – Environmental Consulting, Costain

Lisa Yates, Transport for Wales

Lisa Yates

Transport for Wales

Delivery Team

Abby Dickinson, Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Abby Dickinson

Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Jacob Ellis, Change Maker Lead: Public Affairs and International, Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Jacob Ellis

Change Maker Lead: Public Affairs and International, Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Molly Foster, Senior Programme Manager, Uprising (On Maternity)

Molly Foster

Senior Programme Manager, Uprising (On Maternity)

Elle Henley-Herat, Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Elle Henley-Herat

Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Joseph Murphy,  Simply Do

Joseph Murphy

Simply Do

Libbi Prestidge, Programme Manager, Uprising

Libbi Prestidge

Programme Manager, Uprising

Adam Williams, Senior Programme Manager, Uprising (Maternity Cover)

Adam Williams

Senior Programme Manager, Uprising (Maternity Cover)

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