Future of London has an extensive and growing cross-sector mentor network of over 200 experienced professionals who contribute to the professional development of candidates on our Future London Leaders and Leaders Plus courses. Mentors are matched with our Leadership candidates to provide a ‘safe space’ sounding board and share invaluable experience and insights from their own careers. See here for current Future London Leaders mentors and here for current Leaders Plus mentors.
Throughout the year mentors are offered workshops, optional SDI assessment with our training partner Urbancanda (as with our leadership programme candidates) and ample networking opportunities with other senior mentors, candidates, alumni, and Future of London’s steering group.
Mentoring on the Leaders programmes is a real highlight of my work and I always look forward to it. Future of London brings together a fantastic range of talented, passionate and ambitious individuals from all sorts of backgrounds and organisations and it has been an inspiration to work one-to-one with many of them over the last few years. I’ve learned a huge amount in my time as a mentor, I’ve added some really great people to my network (and even recruited one or two!) and have enjoyed some of the most stimulating conversations about projects and ideas that I can remember. Mentoring on the programmes is a real privilege and a brilliant way to take a little time away from the day job and really find out more about people, places and projects. If you haven’t already signed up, then do think about doing so. You won’t regret it!
David Lunts, Executive Director, GLA Housing & Land
Become a mentor
If you’d like to learn more and are interested in joining our mentor network contact Lisa Taylor.