On joining one of our Leaders programmes, candidates are automatically part of the Future of London Alumni Network.
A network of more than 500 talented professionals is a platform for learning, socialising, connecting and career progression. FoL’s alumni are delivering the housing, town centre, regeneration and infrastructure projects that make the capital more liveable, and they’re rising fast – four promotions in one recent round alone! We’re delighted to contribute to the development of these high-calibre professionals, and to have so many continue to actively engage with Future of London.
Alumni Network events and podcast
Leading the way for cities
Leading the way for cities is an alumni-led series of events, podcasts and blog posts that engage with city-makers in their aspirations for the future of our cities, drawing on their collective experience, ideas, resilience and leadership as we emerge from the pandemic.
The series seeks to re-appraise the status quo, bring fresh thinking to tricky issues, and help us to challenge ourselves on ways to be more ambitious for our cities, through our work.
FoL’s peer-driven podcast invite guests from different sectors and roles to share stories, insights and ideas. The main aim is to support and inspire the next wave of city leaders.
Leading the way for cities
Arthur Kay – Homes for key workers, 2 Jun 2021
Watch this space for more episodes this summer.
Leading through crisis – alumni-led interviews on staying resilient and effective during the Covid-19 crisis.
- Ria Bailes, Group Director for People & Change, One Housing, 8 July 2020
- Nazeya Hussain, Executive Director of Place, RB Kingston, 24 June 2020
- Alex Russell, Joint CEO, Westway Trust, 3 June 2020
- Bek Seeley, Managing Director – Development Europe, Lendlease, 27 May 2020
- David Lunts, CEO, Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation, 5 May 2020
Catch up on all past episodes on the CityBites page.
These bespoke events can explore more edgy territory than mainstream FoL events due to the closed forum. They’re designed and coordinated by alumni reps with support from Lovell. Events are open to alumni (no matter where they work now) and their guests. While the Covid crisis has forced us to pause face to face events, we’re moving ahead with new online formats including podcasts and a communities of practice forum.
**New date** 21 October 2021, 6 pm onwards
#Alumni500 celebration – kindly supported by Argent, Coherent Cities, Lewis Silkin, PRD, Pollard Thomas Edwards and Potter Raper
Join FoL to celebrate more than 500 leaders alumni and the first mentor awards at Royal Festival Hall. Reconnect with the network, celebrate by the Thames and find out how this influential group is shaping places across the UK. Find out more and save the date!
Mentor awards – nominations open!
To celebrate mentors’ valuable contribution to FoL Leaders courses and candidates, we invite you to nominate your favourite(s) for Future of London’s first annual mentor awards! We’ll announce the winner – or winners – at the 28 September #Alumni500 celebration at Royal Festival Hall. Please tell us who you’re nominating and why. If you want to nominate two or more people, please use one form for each person. Nomination form here.
Alumni are represented on FoL’s Steering Group. As of 2017, we have two pairs of two-year reps who overlap, to share the load and help build knowledge. These volunteers organise events, coordinate e-bulletins with news and vacancies, curate the LinkedIn group and serve as a voice for alumni and candidates. They have guaranteed spaces at Steering Group dinners and regular contact with FoL’s team, to forward ideas and concerns. This is a great experience, confidence- and CV-builder; to learn more, contact your reps. Current reps are:
Senior Development Manager – Strategic Projects & Property, Greater London Authority
Future London Leaders 20
Head of High Streets, LB Lambeth
Leaders Plus 4
Programme Manager – Area Renewal & Regeneration, LB Sutton
Leaders Plus 5
Managing Consultant, Inner Circle Consulting
Leaders Plus 7
Other opportunities to stay involved include:
- Acting as one of four Alumni representatives on FoL’s Steering Group (two-year term, Nov start)
- Serving as one of two Alumni directors on Future of London’s board (three-year term – next up in 2021)
- Co-designing, speaking at or attending Alumni Network events
- Getting involved in the wider FoL programme, to gain exposure, learn and share ideas
- Posting vacancies to your peers – or finding jobs – via Alumni Network e-bulletins.
For more info, to get involved or to update your profile with promotions, moves or other news, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.