Congratulations to Round Six Future London Leaders!

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Candidates and mentors from Round Six of Future London Leaders celebrated their completion of the course on March 19th, at a graduation kindly hosted by Pollard Thomas Edwards.

We thank and congratulate these 16 new graduates for their hard work, enthusiasm and insight within the Leaders programme and on the broader Future of London programme during their time with us. From what we’ve seen, they’re working hard to make London a better place for all – we’re looking forward to seeing them do well, and do good!

After kicking off in September 2013, Round Six candidates were engaged through programme elements that included:

  • Support from a senior mentor
  • Leadership skills training sessions with Urbancanda’s Miffa Salter and Andrena Cumella
  • Practitioner-led site visits to St Clements Community Land Trust in LB Tower Hamlets, and to the Bond Street Crossrail station
  • A policy discussion on design and density, with insight from PTE’s Andrew Beharrell, Home Group’s Dhruv Sookhoo and Urban Design London’s Julian Hart
  • Networking opportunities at Lovell’s end-of-year housing debate, and at a bespoke FLL ethics and professionalism workshop facilitated by public interest practitioner and FLL mentor Stephen Hill

With talk already of site visits and half marathons, the relationships built between Round Six candidates will continue on past the programme. They’ll also join the Leaders Alumni Network, where candidates past and present can keep in touch and build on knowledge developed during FLL and Leaders Plus. FLL grads and Steering Group reps Philippa Bloomfield and Holly Mann are leading the effort, and ways to get involved include seminars, networking events, online forums and a dedicated LinkedIn group.

Round Seven of Future London Leaders continues until July, and we look forward to welcoming the next round in Autumn 2014.

Sponsored by Lovell, the Future London Leaders programme is exclusive to Future of London members. It has been designed to identify and nurture the career development of London’s most promising regeneration, housing and economic development practitioners. Since its inception in April 2010, almost 100 candidates have progressed through the programme in six rounds. For more information on becoming involved with the FLL programme, please see the FLL Prospectus (PDF) and get in touch with Jennifer Johnson.

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