• Emerging Faith Leaders Programme

    Emerging Faith Leaders Programme

  • Introduction

    Faith in Leadership identifies emerging leaders within different religious communities and offers them opportunities to complement their spiritual growth with effective leadership skills. The Emerging Faith Leaders Programme (EFLP) introduces this new generation of faith leaders to the attitudes and qualities of leadership, using methods usually only available to high office holders from the private and public sectors. By bringing together the faith leaders of the future the ​EFLP enables them to learn and grow, side-by-side and encourages a new generation of faith leaders to recognise the best in themselves and one another to inspire understanding and cooperation.

    Programme Objectives


    Enables you to develop a shared language of leadership

    Enables you to understand that leadership is about the relationship between the leader and the led

    Equips you with seminal insights into the dynamics that affect groups, changing organisations and people, the coaching relationship, the personal dimension of conflict transformation, national and international policies affecting community cohesiveness, and the role of faith in an increasingly globalised world

    Equips you with practical ways of making changes at home, within the community and the world, beginning with yourself

    Provides you with training and a fellowship across all communities that will support you in initiatives to effectively tackle extremism and bigotry within your own community and beyond

    Brings you to the attention of policy-makers who deal with issues of community cohesion

    Provides you with a resource for on-going, excellent leadership training as part of an alumni programme


    Following FiL, you can expect to:

    • Develop your abilities to manage yourself in the multiple roles necessary for contemporary leadership
    • Use your emotional literacy to inform your actions
    • Understand and overcome resistance to change in yourself and others
    • Take up leadership, consultative and coaching roles, formally and informally, in relation to challenges at work, at home and in the community
    • Develop an understanding of some the needs of people of other faiths
    • Develop an understanding of some of the needs of a younger generation
    • Better understand some of the current issues facing community and faith cohesion in Britain and beyond

    We encourage employers to see the FiL programme as a necessary and fundamental part of their employees' development. The experiences that participants will undergo during the programme will enhance their capabilities as professionals and add weight to their curricula vitae.

    Applicant Profile

    FiL is for people who:

    • Are broadly between 25 and 35 years of age
    • Have a record of proven leadership within your faith community
    • Want to learn more about leadership and develop your own capacity as a leader
    • Would enjoy being on a developmental programme that involves group exercises, personal examination, reflection and fun
    • Would enjoy learning from and with people of other faiths
    • Want to experience what it is like to ‘pass on’ leadership skills to a younger generation
    EFLP selects individuals from a range of faiths, careers and backgrounds and helps them develop the skills they need to become effective, thoughtful and outward-looking leaders.
  • Upcoming Programmes

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    EFLP UK 2023 ( dates TBC)

    Dates of Programme

    Module 1 : TBC

    Module 2 : TBC

    Module 3 : TBC