Future Generations Leadership Academy

Future Generations Leadership Academy


What type of leader do we need in 30 years time in Wales? What future demand will there be on public services? What will our environment and political landscapes look like? Are you the person to lead Wales into the future?

The Future Generations Leadership Academy provides young leaders in Wales with the necessary skills to face future challenges. During this programme you will challenge current thinking through reverse mentoring and  collaborate with experts and decision makers on the most pressing challenges.  This programme will help you build the skills, knowledge, and networks you need to make decisions for public services in Wales.  

About You

Do you live or work in Wales? Are you passionate about engaging your local community? Do you have ideas and want to make a difference? Do you want to have an impact on improving services in Wales?

If so, we would love to hear from you. Please register your interest at the bottom of this page to be sent an application form.


The Programme

The Future Generations Leadership Academy is a pilot programme due to launch in early December 2019. This is a partnership programme led by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

Over 10 months from January - October 2020 you will access knowledge and skills sessions via an online learning portal, regardless of your location. You will meet your cohort for a face to face session approximately 1-2 times a month, the location of these sessions will vary. The online element will require a commitment of 4-9 hours each month to complete group discussion, tasks and reflections.

You will have access to internship opportunities with a public body organisation, and attend a leadership summer school.

You will learn and work alongside 17 other participants from a diverse range of backgrounds, sectors and areas of Wales. During the programme you will:

  • Go behind closed doors and get to know top Welsh leaders, discovering how they make decisions that affect you.
  • Explore, research and discuss the macro and micro (national and at an organizational level) challenges that Wales is facing.
  • Attend hands-on workshops such as; Understanding Yourself & Others, Future Trends and Scenarios, Influencing others and more.
  • Learn to develop reverse mentoring skills, working with a current leader in a large organisations.
  • Meet the campaigners and organisations fighting for social change and learn first-hand how they do it.

There are 5 places remaining on the Future Generations Leadership Academy so please register your interest below to be sent an application form.



This is a blended learning programme with a large part of the learning taking place on-line. We will have a number of face to face sessions over the 10 months. You will be given plenty of advanced notice of the dates and locations of the face to face sessions.

The face to face sessions will take place in a variety of locations across Wales.

We have an accessibility fund to support participants in attending the face-to-face sessions.



There’s no strict criteria to get involved. All we ask is that you are:

  • 18-30

  • Live, study or work in Wales

  • Have a desire to change the world around you for the better

  • Want to learn how power operates and how you can make a difference

We will be reviewing applications and offering places on an on-going basis as we recieve application. 

Sound good?

If you have any questions about the Future Generations Leadership Academy please see our FAQs or contact the Programme Manager, Libbi Prestidge: elizabeth.prestidge@uprising.org.uk

Applications for this programme have now closed.