Our exciting new Leadership Centre Fellows Network aims to bring together a community of people who are connected to the Leadership Centre and who are interested in, together, furthering our ambition of ‘creating sustainable movements of change in public services for the benefit of citizens through leadership development’.

We are inviting over 250 Alumni of Future Vision, and its two forerunners, Leeds Castle and Vital Vision, plus over 250 colleagues we have collaborated with in place based programmes, Local Vision, Total Place and other Leadership Centre initiatives to apply to join our Leadership Centre Fellows Network.

By becoming a Leadership Centre Fellow you will have an opportunity to hear, share and create the latest thinking on leadership in a complex world through a series of newsletters, large and small scale events and webinars. We are focusing our attention in the next year on themes* such as:

  • Narrating meaning; because ambiguity calls for meaning-narrating leaders who can create compelling narratives to help people to find a way forward and;
  • Fostering Innovation: because complexity calls for leaders who can build creative and experimental businesses or services and thus foster innovation.

* With credit to Karen Ellis

Why is the Leadership Centre launching a Fellow Network?


We are launching the Leadership Centre Fellows Network because we believe that the prize for great leadership is precious – we believe that great leadership gives you the chance to improve the quality of public services and civic society for citizens in a way that has never been achieved before.

We believe that bringing together a cross sector group of senior leaders on a regular basis through the Leadership Centre Fellows Network will give you, as senior leaders, the opportunity to think and work with each other: develop solutions to problems facing the public sector and civic society drawing on the latest leadership thinking.

Benefits of the Fellows Network

Free Access to Events

Bi Monthly Email Newsletters

Leadership Webinars

Leadership Development Resources

Access to Senior Leadership Development Experts

How do I become a Leadership Centre Fellow?

Joining our Fellows network is free of charge until the end of December 2018.

All that you need to do to apply is to complete the short application form below. Please note; to apply you must already have a connection to the Leadership Centre, either through working with us or from participating in one of our residential or place-based programmes.

From the end of January 2019 we will be asking for a Fellow membership fee of £150 per year. We will contact you in January 2019 with information about our 2019 activities and we will also ask if you would like to apply to join the paid network.

We have some great events planned in 2018 for our Fellows and Alumni, as well as a range of support available to you outside of these events. The events listed below are free of charge to Fellows Network members and Alumni, but places are limited and they will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Interested in applying to join the Leadership Centre Fellows Network?

Fellows Network Events

Below are some of the events taking place over the next year open to members of the Fellows Network (please note that spaces on these events are limited):



13th June 2019

Crafting a narrative that motivates people to take action is one of the most important aspects of systems leadership. It is also one of the most challenging. Year after year great ideas and opportunities fail because the narratives we use do not connect with the people we need to mobilise. During this masterclass we will help you develop the skills to build compelling leadership narratives for your work using the art and science of Public Narrative.

Public Narrative is a leadership practice used to motivate others to join you in action. It is a framework for crafting and telling your story developed by Prof. Marshall Ganz of the Harvard Kennedy School. This is a practical masterclass during which you will develop your narrative skills by crafting a public narrative in which you seek to motivate others to join you in a specific action that is relevant for a challenge that you are currently facing.

The masterclass will be led by Christopher Pietroni, Co-Director of Leading Communities. Christopher has collaborated with Marshall Ganz since 2010 and has taught public narrative widely across the public sector in the UK, Europe and US. He is a Leadership Centre Enabler working on our place-based and cohort led programmes, as well as a Fellow of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

For tickets to the event click here



11th July 2019

On 11th July, as part of our annual summer event, we’ll be joined by Professor Keith Grint, Professor of Public Leadership at Warwick University, who’ll be leading a masterclass exploring our leadership when we operate in the ‘worlds’ we inhabit.

Following the Masterclass, we’ll be inviting Leadership Centre Alumni, Fellows and friends to join us for a networking event in the evening to celebrate our 15th birthday. As part of this we’ll also be congratulating our latest cohort of Future Vision participants on completing the programme.

Both events will be taking place in Central London with further details to be confirmed shortly. Please save the date and to confirm your interest please get in touch with Ben at benjamin.powell@leadershipcentre.org.uk or 0207 250 8049. Tickets will be released shortly.


If you have any queries at all or for more information about the Leadership Centre Fellows Network please contact us at info@leadershipcentre.org.uk.


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