“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
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 two-day workshops 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 management profile assessment and report
Joining programme social events with fellow participants
Dates for the Bath Future Talent Programme 2020
Due to Covid-19, the programme has been delayed until the autumn. Revised dates are expected to be:
Module 1 - You as a Leader - Thursday 10 and Friday 11 September
Module 2 - You Leading Others - Thursday 19 and Friday 20 November
Module 3 - Your Leadership in Action - Thursday 10 and Friday 11 December
Module 4 - Your Leadership Future - Thursday 21 and Friday 22 January 2021
A two-hour introductory session followed by a Programme Launch event will be scheduled in early September, date to be confirmed.
This year's Programme will be kindly hosted by the University of Bath at the Virgil Building, Manvers Street, Bath.
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.
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.