Future Generations Leadership Academy 3.0
In order to achieve the aspirations of the Well-being of Future Generations Act, we are 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.
Following a successful pilot programme in 2019 and 2021, the Future Generations Commissioner has now launched the third cohort of our Future Generations Leadership Academy. The programme launched in September 2023 and will end in March 2024.
We have recruited a diverse group of 34 participants. Half of the participants were selected by their employers, who are the sponsors of the academy. The remaining participants were selected through our open all-Wales recruitment process.
The Academy is for young people aged 18-30 and the programme combines virtual and in person sessions, around 60-70 hours in total. The participants practice and improve their leadership skills, which we call ‘Superpowers’ in the programme. They also learn good practice around implementing the Well-being of Future Generations Act and its seven well-being goals, as well as the five ways of working required to achieve the goals.
Once participants graduate from the Academy, they are invited to join our Academy alumni network, where the Future Generations Commissioner’s team continues to facilitate leadership development opportunities and where alumni members can contribute in Wales and across the borders, sharing their knowledge, experience and vision. The Alumni continue to support each other through sharing good practice around implementing Wales’ well-being goals, and applying their knowledge and skills in their organisations and their community group.
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Read the results of the independent evaluations for the Academy. The results show the significant impact the Academy has on improving both participants’ and their organisations’ understanding of the WFGA.
It also highlights the professional and personal growth of participants, the graduates’ leadership skills as well as their public speaking and networking experience.
The Future Generations Leadership Academy is a life changing experience.
It is an opportunity for you to strengthen your leadership skills and learn about the world-leading Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act.
You will also get the opportunity to join a diverse network of people from all over Wales. If you are interested in changing Wales today and for the long-term, please get in touch.
Derek Walker | Future Generations Commissioner for Wales
The 8-month programme includes the following curriculum with 7 areas of focus. They all aim to build knowledge around the Well-being of Future Generations Act and develop skills in leadership.
1. Onboarding / Induction
2. Introduction to the Well-being of Future Generations Act and the Commissioner
3. The Seven Well-being Goals of the Act
4. The Five Ways of Working
5. Action Plans
- Leading Themselves and Others
Focusing on Leading with Others (Understanding Self and Others)
- Leading Yourself (incl. Personal Branding / Hybrid workplace / flexible working)
- Leading with Empathy (Emotional Intelligence, Resilience & Failing Well)
- Leading the Future (incl. future trends, uncertainty, data and AI)
- Leading Change (Influencing Others, Present, Persuade and Negotiate)
Meet the Team
“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