Our Leadership Programme

Every year we work with our partners to host our annual Leadership Programme. This is a multi-day non-residential programme where we work with 60 carefully selected young people to develop their leadership ability. Throughout the programme the young adults are taught key skills such as effective communication and networking, hear from world class leaders, be mentored by local and international members of the Powerlist Foundation network and get to know their peers, creating a powerful support network.

Apply To Take Part In the 2016 Programme

Deadline: Extended to 17 April 2016, 11.59pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WILL TAKE PLACE on the 12th – 14th of July. You will need to attend every day of the programme. 

The criteria for selecting students for the 2016 programme:

1. African or African Caribbean heritage
2. Minimum of 300 UCAS points (proof required). You will need to ask your school for proof of your certificates.
3. Undergraduates
4. 18-24 years old
5. Must be doing or have done exceptional activities outside education (volunteering, entrepreneur etc) which has had a significant impact on a community or individuals.
6. Demonstrate high level leadership potential.
7. Provide a strong written case statement (maximum 100 words) as to why you think you should participate in the programme
8. Through your research and in your own words (no more than 200 words), tell us your understanding of the Powerlist Foundation Leadership Development Programme host, Deloitte and the professional services industry.

What is it? The Powerlist Foundation and Deloitte Leadership Programme is a 2½-day intensive series of workshops, seminars, mentoring and networking designed to provide elements and ingredients that go into shaping leadership success. It gives high calibre students a sample of and/or access to the type of resources that enable successful leaders, such as:

  • Tools to raise your self-awareness – Business Chemistry and Leading High Performance Teams. Designed for use in a business context, Business Chemistry is a personality system developed by researchers from the fields of neuro-anthropology and genetics that draws upon the latest biological research and statistical analysis technology. In contrast to many other personality systems, Business Chemistry explicitly focuses on observable, business-relevant characteristics and their implications within a business setting.
  • Others to collaborate with as colleagues/team mates, mentors etc
  • Role models to be inspired by – Students are split into groups of 10 and assigned one mentor and two buddies.
  • You experience speakers throughout the duration of the programme
  • You get the opportunity to meet and talk to representatives from the host company.

Why do we do it? The core objective of the Powerlist Foundation (a UK registered charity) is to help young people up to the age of 25 to advance in life by providing support and resources which assist in developing their skills, capacities, capabilities, talents and achievements to enable them to fully participate in society as independent, mature and world-class professionals.

Read the feedback to our 2015 programme.

Claud Williams, Chief Ambassador’s advice to students who are considering applying for a place on the 2016 Powerlist Foundation and Deloitte Leadership Programme is to take their application very seriously because competition for the 60 places has become extremely competitive. Attending the programme – as many can testify – is potentially “a life-changing experience”.

Screening Stage: There will be an interview (conducted in May). During the interview you must be able to provide clear examples of when, where and how you have showcased leadership, in roles in and/or outside of university. This can be in the form of setting up a committee or initiative which has achieved something notable recognition or has changed or improved the lives of others, heading up a project that has given back to the community, seeing a problem or issue at university or somewhere else and coming up with a solution to this which benefits others or changes things positively, running a successful innovative business, coming up with forward-thinking lesson plans or new and effective way of learning for the mentoring of other students, or anything else in this vein. The key word here is: ‘Leadership’ and all examples should reflect this.

You are asked to apply via EventBrite (a number of questions will need to be answered when you apply) and you are to email the information below to veronica.martin@powerlist-foundation.com

1.  A CV
2. A high resolution photograph

PLEASE NOTE: Completing this application does not  guarantee you a place.