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Future Leaders Programme

Debate, Discuss and Reflect

Participants will be invited to debate, discuss and reflect upon what it means to be a leader, with an emphasis on how they can best support themselves and the teams they work with, as they take the first steps on their leadership journey. Areas for discussion will include:

  • the key responsibilities and qualities of a leader and how best to embrace these
  • themes they may need to navigate as a leader i.e. radical change, AI, leading cross-generational teams
  • the importance of values-based leadership and understanding how their own personal values can influence their leadership style 
  • nurturing others and their own mental health and wellbeing, particularly as they take on greater levels of responsibility. 

Programme Outline

The programme is a three-day fully residential experience, within the walls of Windsor Castle and takes place once a year. A two-day Part Two is held online six months later, where participants can review progress, share new challenges and strengthen networks for the future.

All programmes have an experienced Chair and a group of expert facilitators, and operate under the Chatham House Rule*, enabling open and honest discussion in a safe environment.

Through a series of facilitated small group discussions with peers from different sectors and first-hand examples of leadership from guest speakers, the group will explore the intricacies of leading today and the challenges that future leaders might face. 

A new addition for this programme is the introduction of mentoring for participants, which will take place after the Part Two. The mentors are all Windsor Leadership alums, which means that participants will benefit from connecting with someone who has already implemented their Windsor learnings, at a professional and personal level.

Programme Aims

This programme aims to be a key milestone on a participants personal leadership journey, helping them to: 

  • Build their inner confidence and belief, as they find their ‘voice’ as a leader 
  • Be more aware of the personal aspects of leadership and the effects of these e.g. knowing themself and their key values and how this can impact on those they lead
  • Plan a way forward as a confident leader, looking at the potential enablers and barriers ahead 
  • Reflect on how leaders can influence and impact society for the better
  • Form strong networks and personal connections with peers from different sectors.

Who is the programme designed for?

The programme is designed for those who have been identified as future leaders of their organisations, or for those who are about to embark on, or are currently in their first leadership role, and want to explore what leadership means as they step further into their career. 

Explore our other programmes

We also offer programmes for Emerging Strategic, Developing, and Experienced Leaders, as well as Women in Leadership and Bespoke opportunities. 


* The Chatham House Rule means that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed; nor may it be mentioned where the information was received.

Next Programme Details

Part One: Wednesday 26 - Friday 28 March 2025
Location: St George's House, Windsor Castle

Part Two: Thursday 18 – Friday 19 September 2025
Location: Online via Zoom

Price: £3,250 (including all meals and accommodation)
Bursaries: We have a number of bursaries available to support applicants from not-for-profit sectors. Please contact us for more information.

Enquiries: Please call us on 01753 830202 or email Marion Joys, Client Relationship Manager for further information.