Call Deadline: May 6, 2019
Duration: October 21 – November 01, 2019
The conference will be taken in London, UK
Future Leaders Connect – The global network for emerging policy leaders
Your chance to connect to a long-term network of emerging leaders from around the globe, who want to change the world through policymaking.
As a member of Future Leaders Connect, you will travel to the UK for ten days of advanced policy and leadership development programme at leading institutions. You will discuss today’s biggest global challenges in the UK Houses of Parliament, meet inspirational leaders and the Møller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge. Following your time in the UK, you will have worldwide connections, a policy action plan for change and the skills, knowledge, and networks needed to be an influential leader in your country and beyond.
- The costs of travel, accommodation, and meals are covered by the British Council and the programme is fully accessible.
- For those who do not gain one of the exclusive places on the programme (which takes place from 21 October to 1 November in the UK), you will be invited to be part of the Future Leaders Connect Community where you can access a range of free online professional development policy and leadership resources.
- Live in one of our participating countries – Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Tunisia, UK, and the USA. Applications from Egypt and USA are by invitation only.
- Be aged 18-35 (on 6 May 2019).
- Be able to speak and understand English (you do not need the official qualification, but you must be able to speak English at IELTS level 7 or equivalent. This means you would need to generally have an effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriate usage, and misunderstandings. You can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations).
- Have availability to travel to the UK from 21 October to 1 November 2019.
- Have a passport valid for at least six months from October 2019 and be eligible to access a visa to come to the UK.
- You cannot be currently employed by, or an immediate family member of, the British Council or the Møller Centre.
MORE ABOUT THE TYPES OF PEOPLE WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
- You should be able to explain how you want to make a change in your country and how this links to your vision for global change.
- You should have a good understanding of policy and are interested in learning more about policy making.
- You should be willing to engage in this long-term opportunity with the British Council to become a member of Future Leaders Connect and be committed to the network.
- You are likely to be in your early to mid-career and already have examples of when you have demonstrated leadership.
- We are looking for emerging leaders who are committed to support the development of their country through policy change, and so encourage those to apply who have good knowledge and strong networks in the country they are based in.
- We are looking to find a diverse group of people with different experiences, ideas, and backgrounds. The programme is fully accessible for those with disabilities.
For the 2019 application, you need to be available to travel to the UK, arriving on the 21 October 2019 and departing on the 1 November 2019 with a valid passport. If you believe there is any reason you may be denied a visa you may want to consider whether to submit an application, as the British Council is unable to facilitate or guarantee that you will receive a visa. Check if you need a visa.
The costs of travel, accommodation, and meals are covered by the British Council and the programme is fully accessible. We are looking for exceptional individuals with the ideas, energy, and commitment to work collaboratively with all members of Future Leaders Connect and senior leaders. The programme aims to be representative of the countries in which it operates. We encourage applications from all sections of society.