British Council Future Leaders Connect


About the program (deadline 16 july 2021)

British Council is giving A chance to connect to a long-term network of emerging leaders from around the globe, who want to change the world through policymaking. Future Leaders Connect is a pioneering policy and leadership programme for exceptional individuals from around the world.

They are building a global network of emerging policy leaders connected over the long term to realize substantial change on today’s global challenges. With 150 members so far and tens of thousands of people involved in our online community, Future Leaders Connect is bringing people together to lead change through policy making.

By taking part in a six-week policy and leadership development programme, designed by UK experts, based on the needs of young, global policy leaders, members have a unique opportunity to further their skills and access international networks and ultimately make a difference through policy-making. Members will:

  • Develop an action plan to bring their policy change forward
  • Join a network of exceptional policy change makers from around the world and discuss today’s biggest global challenges
  • Learn about leadership styles and approaches, and build the international networks needed to be an influential leader.


Members will benefit from:

  • Exclusive access to policy experts and training
  • The opportunity to learn about leadership styles and access international networks to make a difference through policy-making
  • The chance to discuss your policy ideas with UK Parliamentarians and Government and network with some of the world’s most senior leaders
  • Joining an exclusive network of exceptional policy change makers from around the world and discuss today’s biggest global challenges.

New for 2021:

  • Coaching sessions with existing Future Leader Connect members to expand your network and support you during and after the programme
  • Access to the British Council Foreign Policy Forum, a vibrant network (professionals working on the development of foreign policy for think tanks, political parties and parliamentarians) with exclusive access to events, platforms, intelligence and insight from across the British Council global network
  • Mentors (mostly representing UK think tanks) who will support you to develop and deliver your policy action plan
  • A wider, more diverse range of contributors and speakers.