Two consultants from Arup and Deloitte will take part in the second edition of the ‘Future Leaders’. This programme set up by the UK Green Building Council offers future leaders an interactive learning experience that focuses on innovation, leadership and sustainability. The 12 month programme will commence on 28 January 2015 with a two-day residential course.
‘Future Leaders’ is a sustainability leadership and innovation programme of the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) that brings together early-stage professionals from across the industry. The programme provides future leaders with a forum to tackle critical issues that the sector will face in the future, and challenges participants to work collaboratively on the development of innovative business models to address these issues. With the aim to equip the leaders of tomorrow with the leadership skills needed for a green economy.
The UK-GBC programme focuses on both learning goals and output goals and offers an interactive learning experience. It runs for 12 months and consists of five key learning events; a two-day residential programme and three innovation labs. The programme will be closed with a final project presentation.
UK-GBC recently announced the second and larger cohort of participants of the Future Leaders programme. The expansion from 26 in the 2013-14 programme to 28 for this year’s programme is the result of the numerous high quality applications received by the organisation, comments the UK-GBC. “This impressive line-up of delegates builds on the huge success of the first Future Leaders programme and is set to result in some cutting-edge collaboration in sustainability innovation and leadership. Together with the first cohort, this next set of participants will create strong Future Leaders alumni which will be key to tackling challenges that arise in the built environment,” comments Cat Hirst, Head of Learning and Development at UK-GBC.
The selected participants come from different sectors in the built environment industry and will start their programme with the two-day residential course in Manchester, on 28 January 2015.
Among the 28 participants, two professionals working in the consulting industry can be found:
Ralph Wilson, Ventures Manager at Arup: Wilson started his career at Arup four years ago as Mechanical Engineer and says that his passion for innovation and start-up culture drew him towards his role at the Ventures team. At Arup, Wilson also leads a collaboration between Arup International Development and Engineers Without Borders UK.
Nick Hogg, Senior Consultant (Sustainability) at Deloitte Real Estate: Hogg started his career at Deloitte earlier this year after a 7 year spell at Jones Lang LaSalle, a professional services and investment management company, where he fulfilled the role of Senior Consultant. Hogg has a Master degree in Environmental Strategy, Sustainability and environmental strategy from the University of Surrey and a Bachelor degree in Geography from the University College Chichester.