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“Take the challenge and explore the adventure of

self-awareness..... Are you the leader that you think you are?”

Siobainn Chaplin, Programme Participant

Operations Manager, Off the Record

Join the Bath Future Talent community now

Programme Objectives

  • To deliver a leadership development programme relevant to each individual, while providing a shared and truly collaborative experience

  • To benefit sponsoring organisations by supporting the development of their current and future leaders, and establishing valuable connections between Bath-based employers and their staff

  • To grow the capacity of Bath to manage the ever more complex issues now facing cities

You and the Bath Future Talent Programme 

As one of a small cohort of participants, you will benefit from:

  • Participating in four modules led and delivered by highly experienced leadership and management trainers, consultants, business leaders and facilitators, many from within Bath

  • Presentations from locally and nationally recognised leaders and business/charity entrepreneurs

  • One-to-one Coaching support – four 90-minute sessions with a highly qualified coach

  • One-to-one Business Mentoring support – two 90-minute sessions with an experienced senior business mentor from a Bath organisation, business or charity

  • Membership of Beyond the Bridge – our established Alumni Network – designed to extend your connections and development, above and beyond the programme

  • Designing and delivering a social community project or initiative to benefit your own development and the city

  • Personal strengths-based profile assessment and report

  • Joining programme social events with fellow participants

Dates for the Bath Future Talent Programme 2022

Due to Covid-19, we had to deliver the first two modules of the 2021 programme online. However, subject to government health regulations, we plan to run our 2022 programme in person, hosted by Bath Rugby. 

The dates for 2022 are:

  • Module 1 - You as a Leader - 27, 28 and 29 April 

  • Module 2 - You Leading Others  - 15, 16, 17 June

  • Module 3 - Your Leadership in Action  - 21, 22, 23 September

  • Module 4 - Your Leadership Future - 23, 24, 25 November

Programme Venue 

The Programme will be kindly hosted by Bath Rugby at the Recreation Ground.

Discover your strengths

At the start of your Future Talent Programme  journey, you will benefit from engaging with  Strengthscope® - a strengths-based system designed to help you identify what you enjoy most about work and where you take your greatest reward. 

Strengthscope®, designed in 2006 by  organisational psychologists, helps you increase your self-awareness together with giving you more in-depth insight into your strengths.  By completing Strengthscope360™ - the world's first 360 degree strengths profiler - with colleagues from your workplace, you will gain valuable insight into how they see you and the extent to which you use your strengths effectively in the workplace. This report can greatly inform your development helping you to manage your performance risks  and to perform to the best of your ability.

Find out more about Strengthscope®.

Start your leadership development journey here

Sponsoring organisations and the Bath Future Talent Programme


As a sponsoring organisation for a programme participant, you will benefit from:

  • Supporting your most talented staff to develop and grow their leadership skills, knowledge and confidence to enhance performance

  • Your staff disseminating their learning and development to inspire and support others within your own organisation

  • Accessing a new network to increase connections with the business and charity communities of Bath

  • Personalised, regular support from the Programme Director to ensure the individual and organisational goals and deliverables are clearly defined and being met​​

Become a Reflective Practitioner

It is widely recognised that developing the ability to reflect and use this reflection to inform your day to day actions as a leader and manager can reap significant benefits. Furthermore, supporting your team to engage in regular reflection can actively support the creation of a culture of continuous improvement, learning and development.

As a participant, you will receive a personalised Reflective Journal at the start of the programme and work individually, and with your peers, to practise the art of reflection to not only support deeper learning but also to help underpin, and inform, your leadership development.

You will benefit from being introduced to a number of models and tools to aid effective reflection and engage in regular reflective activities and time throughout the programme.

"Reflective practice is an active, dynamic action-based and ethical set of skills, placed in real time and dealing with real, complex and difficult situations."

Moon, J., (1999), Reflection in Learning and Professional Development: Theory and Practice, Kogan Page, London. 

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