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Do you have some great policy ideas? Would you like ten days of fully funded, advanced policy and leadership training and development? Then the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect programme is for you.

British Council Wales is offering two successful applicants from Wales places on Future Leaders Connect 2019.

Future Leaders Connect is the global network for emerging policy leaders and your chance to connect to a long-term network of emerging leaders from around the globe, who want to change the world through policy making.

We've answered the questions we are most often asked about the programme below:

What would I do on the programme?

You’ll receive a ten day advanced policy and leadership development programme, in Cambridge and London, taking place 21 October to 1 November 2019. You’ll discuss today’s biggest global challenges in the Houses of Parliament, meet inspirational leaders and visit world renowned organisations. At the end of the programme you’ll have worldwide connections, a policy action plan and the skills, knowledge and networks to help you become an influential leader in Wales and beyond.  

To find out more about what the experience is like, read the blogs by last year’s Welsh Future Leaders Connect alumni, Debbie Thomas and Owen Evans.

What costs are covered?

The costs of travel, accommodation and meals are covered by the British Council and the programme is fully accessible.

What do I need to apply?

To take part you must be aged 18-35. In your application you’ll have to describe your best policy idea for Wales and you should be able to demonstrate your policy knowledge and senior leadership potential. 

The applicants with the best policy ideas will be invited for a panel interview at the British Council Wales offices in Cardiff.

All applicants will be invited to be part of the Future Leaders Connect Community where you can access a range of free online professional development policy and leadership resources. 

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