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British Council – Future leaders connect programme

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The Møller Institute, at Churchill College in the University of Cambridge recently (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021) delivered a five-day leadership and policy development programme for the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect initiative to 50 exceptional emerging policy leaders, aged 18-35, from a range of countries including India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, UK and USA.

To support the next generation of leaders in developing leadership skills, the British Council has developed Future Leaders Connect, a new global network for emerging policy leaders. Future Leaders Connect offers the next generation of leaders the opportunities, understanding and network they need to develop their skills in leadership and policymaking in an international context, while at the same time building a life-long connection to the UK.

Ellen Berry, Future Leaders Connect Manager at British Council explained, “We are delighted to be working with the Møller Institute team who delivered a five day residential programme at the Møller Institute in Cambridge focused on leadership, communication and policy skills development. This was part of a nine-day programme which gave the future leaders an opportunity to meet and engage with UK policy makers, visit world leading institutions and attend meetings with inspiring leaders and policymakers. The programme ended with a one-day immersive conference in the UK Houses of Parliament themed Fast Forward: Preparing for the World Ahead of Us. The conference was an interactive day of discussions and debates with UK Parliamentarians addressing some of the world’s most urgent issues.”

Cathy Butler, Former Head of Executive Education at The Møller Institute added, “We are thrilled to be working with the British Council and to be able to share our high level of experience and expertise in designing and delivering leadership development programmes. Recent young leaders programmes we have delivered include our own Churchill Leadership Fellows and Churchill Future Leaders programmes as well as a programme for 14 young MBA students, studying at Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University. Our focus is on developing a community of empowered and proactive young leaders and supporting them to take the next steps of their leadership journey. Our programmes develop key skills and learning outcomes such as decision-making, leading with purpose, influencing, self-awareness and self-discipline, leading high performance teams and we really enjoyed working with the British Council’s emerging policy leaders to enable them to pro-actively address some of the world’s greatest global challenges.”