Leaders Plus 4: Proposals for London

Leaders Plus Round 4 wrapped up on 12 July with ‘Proposals for London’, a series of ground-breaking interventions inspired by the cohort's case study: Deptford, LB Lewisham. The final task before graduation, the presentations combined original research with out-of-the-box thinking and personal experience. The audience included mentors, FoL board … [Read more...]

#DiversityPledgeLDN Anniversary and Alumni Meet-up

With more than 44% of London’s residents of BAME origin and 85% of Millennials saying an employer’s diversity record is key to deciding whether to work for them,  it’s clear that all-white-male panels are not only unrepresentative, but increasingly unappealing and outdated. Future of London’s Speaker Diversity Pledge, supported by the Mayor … [Read more...]

Leaders Plus – Proposals for London

  After an appropriate nine months of bespoke professional development, candidates from Leaders Plus Round 3 delivered a series of thought-provoking ‘Proposals for London’ on 12th July as their final task before graduation. The fast-paced pitches included an estate regeneration mediation service; a public-public joint venture model; an … [Read more...]

Leaders Plus Round 3 launch & field trip

On Sept 30th, the third round of Leaders Plus got underway, with a new case study and ramped-up expectations for the programme - and the new candidates. The launch was kicked off by Maggie Rafalowicz of Leaders Plus supporter Campbell Tickell, followed by a course overview from FoL director Lisa Taylor and a thought-provoking exercise on learning … [Read more...]

Drawing – and seeing – the city

This autumn, we introduced a new introductory session to both our Future London Leaders and Leaders Plus career development programmes: a guided drawing exercise, led by artist and instructor Ilga Leimanis. Using drawing as a medium, the exercise was focused on the process rather than the output. How can drawing be used to communicate the urban … [Read more...]

2014-15 Leaders programmes kick off

This autumn, we’ve welcomed 31 candidates on to our Leaders career development programmes: 16 new Future London Leaders, and 15 new practitioners for Leaders Plus. Future London Leaders Round 8 launched on 25th September at the Building Centre to an audience of candidates, mentors and programme supporters. After the launch was kicked off by … [Read more...]

Celebrating 106 Leaders programme graduates

Candidates, mentors and programme facilitators past and present from Future of London’s Leaders programmes gathered at the Building Centre on July 2nd for the graduations of Future London Leaders Round 7 and the inaugural round of Leaders Plus – and to mark a special milestone for the Leaders programmes. As Future of London’s Leaders programmes … [Read more...]

Public sector partnerships in London and the Netherlands

More than ever, local authorities are working with external organisations to deliver public services. These public, private, community and third-sector partnerships allow local authorities to draw on outside expertise and provide vital public services at a time when there is pressure to reduce spending. Partnerships are used on different scales … [Read more...]

Leaders Plus programme launch

On October 15th, we welcomed the first round of candidates from Future of London’s new Leaders Plus career development programme. The nine-month series of masterclasses was developed in response to requests from Future of London’s Steering Group for a “next-level” offering, allowing participants to build on skills developed in the Future London … [Read more...]