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, I am committed to supporting and inspiring Wales’ future leaders. The Future Generations Leadership Academy supports young people with opportunities to learn and enhance their leadership skills in Wales today and in the future.Now in its second year, this ambitious and innovative leadership programme has attracted partners from across Wales’ public, private and voluntary sector to collaborate to train over young people from across Wales in leadership development and in the Well-being for Future Generations Act.

In November 2021, I launched the second edition of the Academy, following a successful pilot in 2019-2020.

The Programme

The 8-month programme includes 7 modules which all aim to build knowledge around the Well-being of Future Generations Act and develop skills in leadership.

Understanding the Well-being of Future Generations Act

Training in the Act where participants will take part in workshops on the Act’s well-being goals and way of working, and will join the FGC team by being matched with FGC colleagues on topics and themes.

Leadership Good Practice with Academi Wales

This module will include leadership development, learning how to influence others, mindfulness and leadership in a bilingual country.

Practical Skills Workshops

Workshops on advocacy, communications and project management skills.

Leadership in Action and How Wales Works

Participants will have the opportunity to have in-depth discussions with Welsh Ministers and leaders in sustainable development.

Reverse Mentoring

Due to its success as part of the previous Academy programme, participants will be matched with Welsh Public, Private, Voluntary leaders to engage in reverse mentoring.

Action Plans

As part of this module, participants will develop individual action plans around a topic of their choice with support from the FGC team, the rest of the cohort and colleagues from their own organisations.

Young Leaders Wales Event

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with international youth leaders and Welsh Government Ministers to share good practice on sustainable development.

Delivery Partners

“Hearing about other people's journeys and meeting the wider team has shown me that I am capable of a lot more than I think.”
Proud and a bit emotional at our Leadership Academy graduation! I've made lifelong friends, had more experiences than you can shake a stick at and gained so much confidence. The cohort are absolute stars and are going to change the world!
Helen Atkinson | Scouts Cymru

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