Applications soon open for this year's Future Leaders Programme!
Commencing in July 2024, this programme offers a unique opportunity for you to gain valuable insights and learn through the lived experience of invited industry leaders. Discover the sources of their inspiration, the people who influenced them, the key qualities they sought and the authentic path they took in developing their leadership styles. Each session will be interactive, encouraging lively discussions and the sharing of skills and experiences.
You can look forward to a series of in-person or online sessions throughout the year (a maximum of 4 in total). In return, you’ll be invited to write a guest blog about your experience of being part of the group and the learning and insights you have gathered during the course of the programme.
The closing date for applications is Friday, 3 May 2024 at 5pm.
Find out more and apply here!
Guest blogs from our 3rd cohort of Future Leaders
To coincide with our 2024 summit, we are pleased to publish a series of informative blogs written by our 2023 cohort of future leaders. They set out what they learned on the programme, and how this has inspired them:
- Leadership is not just for delivery - Faye PattonPolicy & Project Manager, Care & Repair Cymru
- Becoming a leader and daring to dream - Linsey ButlerCommunity Safety Officer, Anchor
- Effective Leadership - Amy Sims, Sheltered Housing Team Leader, Caerphilly County Borough Council
- Leadership in action: A roadmap to compassionate leadership - Sally Taylor-Ridgway, Communications and Membership Officer at Housing LIN
- Leadership resilience in a changing environment - Emily Tantrum, Land Assistant at Inspired Villages
- What makes an effective leader? - Callum Salmon, Architectural Technologist at Stoke-on-Trent City Council
- Looking for long-term leadership in a time of short-term policy - Alice Whitton, Assistant Head of Real Estate Analysis at Inspired Villages
Guest blogs from our 2nd cohort of Future Leaders
To coincide with our 2023 Summit, we were pleased to publish a series of impressive blogs written by our 2022 cohort of Future Leaders setting out what they learnt on the Housing LIN programme and how this inspired.
Versatility Vs Vulnerability: the dualisms of compassionate leadership - Yasmeen Hussein, Policy Officer, London Borough of Harrow
Rethinking Leadership for a Brighter Future - Carla Resendiz, Product Development Manager, Norscot Joinery Ltd
A balanced and grounded character is pivotal for healthy leadership - Darius Ghadiali, Data Analyst & Knowledge Exchange Officer, Housing LIN
Imposters and collaborators - how to create effective leaders - Jack Baldan, Housing Investment Officer, Waltham Forest Council
Learning to Live the best years of your life: Planning for the Un-Planned - Ellen Pearce, Planning Manager, Inspired Villages
Workplace Culture - What could it look like? - Henrietta Pissarro, Senior Architect & Team Leader, P+HS Architects
What is a Leader? It starts with the basics - Hayley Derham, BI Reporting Analyst, Housing 21
Jeremy Porteus, The Housing LIN’s CEO, said:
"As we drew this Future Leaders' programme to an end, we invited our 2nd cohort of inspiring young professionals to reflect on how they intend to apply what they learned from their experience to their existing role and adapt key learnings for future career aspirations. Despite just having one in-person meeting, I feel this year's cohort have well and truly demonstrated the value of open discussion and shared learning to both listen and learn from key leaders in the sector and to collaborate on preparations for this year's Housing LIN Summit - A Festival of Ideas. In the session titled, Inspiring young talent: investing in our future housing and care leaders, the group was joined by Jamie Bunce, CEO of Inspired Villages Group and Visiting Professor Richard Humphries, University of Worcester and author of 'Ending the Social Care Crisis - a new road to reform', to share their thoughts on what it means to be a leader in today's housing, health and social care industry. Watch the recording here!"