Fellowship Resources

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Fellowship Forum

3rd July 2019

We know responsible leadership isn’t an individual activity: you need many perspectives to do it. So come and reconnect with the Fellowship - build new and existing relationships; make sense of what you’re seeing and feeling with people you respect but don’t manage or report to; learn from and be inspired by stories of progress, success and failure; and roll your sleeves up for some creative collaboration.

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3rd July - Agenda

  • Identify practical actions to seriously combat climate change
    A skill-building workshop: apply creativity and innovation techniques with your expertise and organisational knowledge to galvanise our collective energy around climate change. Run by sustainability and innovation experts, some pre-work required.

  • Provocation and peer-to-peer discussion and advice
    In a 'festival-of-ideas' style, you will be able to attend (or lead) multiple Discovery Sessions. Experts, leaders, Fellows and Faculty will explore issues and approaches to change, leadership, complexity and resilience. Volunteer speakers welcome.

  • Eliza Manningham-Buller: Chair, Wellcome & former Director General, MI5

    Baroness Manningham-Buller will give the final keynote, reflecting on what she has learnt working across sectors and having faced some of the toughest challenges and decisions in a career.

  • Drinks and dinner

    Joined by Cohort 4, an informal format allowing further connections and multiple conversations.

2nd July - Optional activities the night before

  • Walks – The wisdom of the streets is on offer - solve a challenge that's on your mind, through observation and
    reflection. Facilitated by Street Wisdom. Limited places.

  • Community Dinners Meet people with different perspectives, who are doing interesting things, living through challenging times or something else intriguing. Eat together, learn and talk. Limited places.

Please note that tickets do not need to be bought by Cohort 2018/4 Fellows. Your admission is included as part of the programme. If you are in Cohort 2015 (1), Cohort 2016 (2) or Cohort 2017 (3) you must purchase a ticket to attend the event.

Upcoming Discovery Sessions

There are limited places available for each Discovery Session. Please RSVP using the form below and you will be sent a calendar invite if you have successfully secured a place.

If you would like to dial in to any of the sessions, please email [email protected] with the name of the session(s) and she will organise this for you.

Light refreshments are always provided at our Discovery Sessions.

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Select Discovery Session to attend (multiple choice) *

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Family Focus

13th March

4:30 - 6:00pm

Address: 14 on the Green (cafe) 14 Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6AX


  • Jenni Cole - Partner, Family Focus UK

  • Åse Greenacre - Partner, Family Focus UK

Did you know?

  • Over 85% of the UK workforce have children.

  • 2 out of 3 working mothers lack confidence at work and at home.

  • 30% of UK fathers work more than 50 hours a week.

  • 62% of single mothers work.

  • 1/3 of women are the main breadwinner  

In the wake of current government initiatives, we will be joined by Jenni and Åse from Family Focus UK to discuss emotional wellbeing, mental health and mindful parenting.

It’s incredibly important for organisations to show awareness of possible conflict between work and families and that the employees feel valued to know that they and their families matter.

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9th May

8:30am - 10:00am

Address: 12a Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6AX

Speaker: Hazel Chapman


Constellations is an approach and methodology for exploring and gaining insight into relationship-based issues and systems. Initially developed in family and social domains, it is increasingly being used to understand business and organisational dynamics to inform leadership decisions.

This workshop-style session will give you a brief introduction to Constellations and provide an opportunity to experience it directly. Bring a current leadership challenge to work on in the session.

Hazel Chapman, who will lead the session, is an advanced practitioner in systemic coaching and runs her own business, Courage2Lead.



23rd May

4:30 - 6:00pm

Address: 12a Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6AX

Speaker: Simon McDougall - Executive Director for Technology Policy and Innovation


Further information to follow.

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6th June [UPDATED FROM 14th MARCH]

Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm

Address: 12a Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6AX

Speaker: Chris Tamdjidi

Did you know?

The annual cost to employers of poor mental health is £33bn – £42bn (presenteeism, absence, turnover).

Stress is the single biggest determinant in affecting our mental health.

Regular recovery is necessary for physiological systems to overcome the effects of stress. Recovery means reduced activation levels in the body in the absence of internal and external stress factors.

Chris will talk about the benefits of recovery, ways to measure your ability to recover from stress and what you can do to improve them.

Programme Materials

When using our materials - through our use of Creative Commons licensing agreement you can use all exercises and materials from the programme with teams and colleagues to develop and share good practice. Materials from the programme are free of charge, but you must acknowledge the Forward Institute as the source and tell us if you improve or adapt any of the materials and processes. Please note we will no longer be using Eloomi. 


  1. Finding Meaning

  2. Life Stories Exercise

  3. Wilful Blindness Exercise

  4. How to Organise a Community Dinner

  5. Heather Bewers Experimentation Exercise


  1. Do, Document, Discuss

  2. Journaling


  1. Matthew Taylor's Theory of Powers

  2. Matthew Taylor’s slides are here.

  3. Systemcraft Handout.

  4. General Urch’s 10 books, 10 ideas slides.

  5. Buurtzorg presentations: Madelon van Tilberg & Paul Jansen.