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 & podcast
FoL City Bites Podcast
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. The podcast started with a series of interviews – led by FoL alumni – on staying resilient and effective during the Covid-19 crisis. This series ties to FoL’s multi-media Learning from Crisis programme.
3 June 2020
Alex Russell, Joint CEO, Westway Trust
Catch up on all past episodes on the City Bites 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 and Ing media. 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. Find out more and get involved in FoL’s response and recovery programme: Learning from Crisis.
27 January 2021, 10 to 11.15 am
City Makers’ Forum: Levelling Up London
Covid has challenged assumptions about inner and outer London – where people live and work, where they socialise and shop, and how they move around, which has serious implications for the city’s economy and communities as we transition to a new normal and try to rebalance long-term inequalities. Join a cross-sector panel to explore these challenges and how we can level up London.
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
Head of High Streets, LB Lambeth
Programme Manager – Area Renewal & Regeneration, LB Sutton
Managing Consultant, Inner Circle Consulting
Future London Leaders 20
Leaders Plus 4
Leaders Plus 5
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 email@example.com.
We’re once again under national lockdown restrictions and mostly living, working and playing within our local areas. This behaviour could be a short-term reaction to the new measures except there is now growing evidence of longer-term trends and an emerging form of localism. An alumni-led discussion, chaired by FoL board member Lucy Webb, explored how city makers should respond.
The future of high streets and town centres is not a new topic, but one that has certainly been brought into much sharper focus in recent months because of Covid-19. Adding to longstanding questions over the future of bricks and mortar retail and how this impacts high street footfall, uncertainty resulting from lockdown, social distancing, changes to working patterns and planning system reform are now thrown into the mix.
This City Makers’ Forum invited cross-sector speakers working at the frontline of London’s recovery response to assess London’s ambitions for a green recovery. Can we capitalise on this opportunity, and pull together to leverage public support and political will, to ultimately deliver a recovery that is fair and equitable for all?