British Council Future Leaders Connect for Young Leaders 2017 – Fully-funded to UK

The British Council is giving young leaders from parts of the world a chance to connect to a long-term network of emerging leadersfrom around the globe who want  to change the world through policy making.

Application Deadline: Sunday 14th May 2017, 23.59pm (GMT).

Eligible Countries: Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, and the UK.

To be taken at (country): UK

About the Award: Future Leaders Connect is where exceptional individuals (aged 18-35) from around the world join a long-term network of emerging policy leaders. You will develop your policy making expertise, make valuable connections and gain the skills to have real impact. Together you will discuss major global policy issues in the Houses of Parliament, engage with inspiring leaders, visit some of the UK’s leading global institutions and collaborate to produce innovative policy recommendations. The skills, experience and connections you will make through Future Leaders Connect will support you to seize your leadership potential.

Type: Short courses/Training

Eligibility: British Council is looking for exceptional individuals with the ideas, energy and commitment to work collaboratively with all members of Future Leaders Connect and senior leaders. Interested candidates:

  • are people who can passionately articulate their vision for global change and explain the role of policy making in helping them to achieve this.
  • 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.
  • are likely to be in their early to mid-career, aged between 18 and 35 (on 14th May 2017) and already have examples of when they have demonstrated leadership.
  • will need to live in one of our participating countries (Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, and the UK) and be eligible to access a visa to come to the UK.
  • are emerging leaders who are committed to support the development of their country through policy change, and so encourage those to apply who have good contextual knowledge and strong networks in the country they are based in.
  • are a recruit a diverse group of people with different experiences, ideas and backgrounds.
  • must be able to speak English at IELTS level 6 or equivalent (this means you generally you 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).
  • cannot be currently employed by the British Council or be an immediate family member of a British Council employee. (In this case immediate family member is defined as one’s spouse, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings and immediate in-laws (mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law). Adopted children and stepchildren are also counted as immediate family members.)
  • must be able to travel to the UK for the programme

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Program: In the interests of equal access, the costs of participating in Future Leaders Connect will be covered by the British Council.

Duration of Program: 18-27 October 2017.

How to Apply: There are three stages to the application procoess. Interested candidates should go through the Application process and requirements before applying

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: British Council

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