Future Leaders Network

Future Leaders Network

With thanks to Thirteen Group’s support, we are delighted to announce that we recently welcomed 7 early career professionals to this year's Future Leaders’ Programme.

Starting in January 2022, the year-long network programme will provide a valuable opportunity for successful applicants to learn through the lived experience of a selection of industry leaders about what/who inspired or influenced them and what qualities they looked out for to enable them to then develop their own leadership styles and credentials. Each session will encourage and create space for open discussion and skill sharing.  

The 2022 cohort of Future Leaders can look forward to a series of three in-person or online sessions through the year. In return, each Future Leaders will be invited to write a guest Housing LIN blog about their experience of being part of the Network and the learning and insights they have gathered during the course of the programme. In addition, they will be invited to present on these at the Housing LIN’s Annual Conference in December 2022.

Reflecting the Housing LIN’s commitment to lifelong learning, diversity and inclusivity, the programme is aimed at early career individuals with no more than 3 years’ experience in their current role.

First session - 21st January 2022

In the first session of the year, we heard from a wide range of early professional backgrounds including: almshouses, housing associations, home improvement agencies, academia and architects – all expressing a strong passion for improving housing for an ageing population. 

It was wonderful to hear about their experience in the sector to date, and what insights they most look forward to gaining during the course of the programme.

Chris Smith, Executive Director of Business Growth at Thirteen Group and sponsor of the Housing LIN programme commented: 

“This is a really exciting programme and we are delighted to support for another year. It ties in neatly with our new Living Well strategy and improve our customers’ experiences in later life, and also supports future generations to become our future leaders.”

Jeremy Porteus, The Housing LIN’s CEO, said:

This exciting new programme draws on the experiences of leadership beyond the housing industry. And, with an emphasis on relationship building, it offers a unique opportunity to better understand the leadership qualities that have helped forge partnerships within housing, health and care economies to deliver better outcomes for our ageing population.’

To keep informed on this intake’s progress during the coming year, follow @HLINComms  (opens new window) and #FutureLeadersNetwork (opens new window).