Our Programme

The NLC Leadership Programme empowers senior leaders from across the public sector to work together to realise their potential.

Every year The National Leadership Centre invites a selection of the UK’s most senior leaders from across the spectrum of public services to come together for a challenging, supportive and stretching twelve month development programme.

The most difficult challenges faced by public services are complex and cross-cutting. People in charge of organisations are trying to achieve strategic outcomes that they can only partly influence. Being accountable for the whole organisation means overseeing a wider range of expertise.

To help people make the best of a move into these roles, the National Leadership Centre is delivering a flagship leadership programme, the first of its kind in bringing together top leaders from across the country.

Senior leaders from across all public services will come together for a challenging, supportive and stretching 12 month development programme. It will include three residential modules, during which delegates will be inspired by world leaders in systems and collective leadership, offered unique opportunities to put this thinking into practice, and given in-depth psychometric analysis and coaching support to help delegates realise their potential as a public service leader.

The programme will seek to transform the leadership of public services by:

Would you like to take part in the flagship NLC Programme?

We welcome applications from outstanding Chief Executives (and equivalent) of publicly funded organisations delivering public services.

Given the seniority and capability of our cohort, we will take around 100 delegates each year who we expect to be recognised as some of the best leaders in their field or sector. This includes, but is not exclusive to:

This programme is aimed at people who are less than 2 years into their first CEO role.

If you are at a different point in your career, but nevertheless feel that you would benefit from this programme and provide an outstanding return on our investment, we would like to hear from you.

Download the Programme Brochure PDF, 2.9MB, 12 pages.