What is the exchange programme?
A 6-month experiential learning experience for experienced leaders.
In our current political, economic and social context, dilemmas and contradictory pressures are in abundance. It is crucial that leaders have the time to stop and reflect; seek external challenge; and find in themselves the responsible leadership that is needed in the world.
Rooted in tried and tested research developed by Professor Jonathan Gosling and Exeter University’s Centre for Leadership Studies, the methodology behind the Exchange programme is highly regarded in the field of academic study into leadership.
2 two-day exchanges
Exchange participants will observe another leader in their workplace, then be observed
by that leader in their own workplace. This process is then repeated with another person in another organisation.
3 days of facilitated workshops
Founding Faculty Professor Jonathan Gosling provides the academic background on the leadership exchange and guidance on how to get the most out of it. Workshops run by world class facilitators ensure participants gain collective learning from the group, as well as individually.
On graduating, all participants become Fellows of the Forward Institute Fellowship and gain access to Institute resources and the Fellowship community.
We bring together organisations from the public, private and social sector, with pairings explicitly intended to bring together those who wouldn’t usually cross paths.
Each cycle of exchanges will have 36 Fellows from 10 different organisations. This Cohort will then be broken down into smaller learning groups of 12.