Future Leaders

UKGBC’s Future Leaders programme brings together ambitious, high-potential professionals from across industry to take part in a unique programme of leadership and innovation.


June 20, 2017


Research & Innovation, Education & Leadership




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The Future Leaders programme convenes 28 of the best and brightest minds in the built environment who get the chance to grapple with the critical issues facing the industry, and work collaboratively to address them.

Participants embark on their own leadership journey, and develop the skills to drive innovation and lead a truly sustainable business. They then bring this new thinking and inspiration back to their organisation, continuing the collaboration through involvement in the Future Leaders Alumni Network, which is this year celebrating its 100th member.

The nine-month programme, starting in January 2018, is designed for ambitious professionals with 5-15 years’ experience, and will fast-track their leadership journey, giving them the experience of transforming an innovative idea into a business reality.

Future Leaders can come from any background from within the built environment sector, and are selected by their enthusiasm to learn, an openness to new ways of thinking, and a desire to challenge current ways of working. It is not by any means a prerequisite to have sustainability in your job title – in fact the diversity of perspectives is crucial to the programme’s success.

“The UK Green Building Council has equipped us to be able to tackle some of the built environment’s most significant challenges and shown the power of storytelling. It’s been one of the most immersive experiences of my career and invigorating and inspiring to be surrounded by such passionate people.  I’m looking forward to joining the alumni network and continuing to develop ideas which can be applied to my organisation and the wider industry.” – Emily Hamilton, Sustainability Manager, Grosvenor

The Future Leaders programme has been developed in collaboration with our delivery partner Switch On. Switch On is leadership consultancy – born from a disruptive innovation agency – dedicated to equipping leaders with everything they need to find and seize opportunities for continuous business breakthroughs that create value and drive impact within the Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous, Networked and Stressed (VUCANS) world.

Download the prospectus here.


  •  £3,499 + VAT for members
  • £4,999 + VAT for non-members

Applications for Future Leaders 2018 are now closed, to register your interest in the 2019 programme, please contact Zachary Rootes.



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