Future Leaders 2017


The RIBA Future Leaders programme delivers essential leadership training tailored to the needs and aspirations of architects. It specifically focuses on the skills required by early career professionals, seeking to step up in practice.

For 2017, the successful Future Leaders series has been developed into a comprehensive 3-part, 3 full-day format. Three individual days of training are spaced at two-month intervals: ‘Learning to Lead’, ‘Coming to the Fore’ (on communication and building your profile) and ‘Business and Innovation’.

Delivered by experienced senior practitioners, industry specialists and thought-leaders, Future Leaders provides applied rather than generic leadership training.

There is an emphasis on delegates acquiring key soft skills – such as communication, engagement, team leading, strategical thinking and negotiation – as well as learning from the invaluable know-how of some of the UK’s leading architects.

Delegates are given the opportunity to strengthen and share outcomes with a log folder and ‘Back in Practice Tool Box’ of useful resources and guidance.

Learning to Lead – 7 March  SOLD OUT!

Why is the development of a leadership mindset key to progression in practice? How might you learn to lead by shifting your thinking and stepping up your skills? Click to read more.

Coming to the Fore – 16 May  SOLD OUT!

Good communication marks out leaders from their peers. Learn how to hone your communication and presentation skills and build your personal profile. Click to read more.

Business & Innovation – 11 July  LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

Leadership requires full engagement with new business opportunities and processes. Find out how the continual reviewing and improving of processes can lead to incremental gains and tactical innovation to strategic breakthroughs. Click to read more. 


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