Global Social Leaders (GSL)

2016 is our fourth annual Global Social Leaders programme. A unique two week leadership course for young people all over the world. Develop your leadership skills, make a difference in your community and join a global network of young leaders.

Global Social Leaders is a transformational leadership experience developed by Future Foundations and the Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute that brings together young people from across the world who are driven to make social change on a global scale.

Here, you receive powerful leadership training, inspiring talks from influential people, organisations and businesses, the chance make deep connections with a global network of young leaders, and unique opportunities to give back, so you can make real, tangible change in your community and significantly expand your ability to accomplish bold things. All this in an awe-inspiring venue in the English countryside, at the internationally renowned Wellington College in Berkshire.

The programme is application only and attracts amazing young people from all over the world. Each Global Social Leaders is limited to 100 places creating the most intimate yet authentic experience.

“To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” Theodore Roosevelt

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Wellington Leaders in Education programme (for all teaching and non-teaching staff)

The Wellington Leaders in Education Programme is rooted in the rigorous science of positive psychology and draws upon the latest research into leadership from within and beyond education, supported by the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. It has taken particular inspiration from Harvard Business School’s Leadership Initiative; the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center and the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan. The programme is taught through an examination of key research; the sharing of practical tools; and an emphasis on discussion and reflection.

The programme consists of core and elective modules, and leads to a Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute Certificate or Diploma of Educational Leadership. Quality assurance for this programme is provided by the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. For more information, please email:

GSL Accelerate

This is a bespoke course which can be developed specifically for your needs. This July we are delivering this programme for United Learning Schools ( with our delivery partners: Future Foundations

Wellington Primary Leaders Programme

The Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute designed and delivered a 2 day residential programme for 20 year 5 students from the United Learning group of schools using the theme ‘Everyone can be a leader’. A mixture of indoor and outdoor activities were used to teach the leadership lessons and pupils from Wellington College led the activities and mentored the children. Feedback included:

‘This has been an invaluable experience for the children and one which will remain with them for some time’

Paul Hutchison – teacher Southway

‘The students from Wellington College were fantastic; they engaged the children with boundless energy and made them all feel at ease in their new surroundings’

Nathaniel Lake – teacher Grange Primary

Wellington Junior Leaders Challenge Day

This is a day of indoor and outdoor activities (including a low ropes course, treasure hunt, drama scenarios and blindfolded obstacle course) and speakers to develop and inspire leadership in children who are in years 5-8.

‘An amazing day which left the children inspired and keen to pass on and use their new leadership knowledge.’

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Head of Schools’ Conference for Head Boys and Head Girls

An opportunity for head boys and girls from across the country to come together and discuss leadership challenges and opportunities in their schools, with a programme of outstanding speakers and workshops.

Festival of Leadership

A student-led conference for years 6-13 with indoor and outdoor activities, as well as speakers and the opportunity for students to present their own leadership workshops and speeches

Bespoke programmes

We have extensive experience in designing bespoke courses for pupils and teachers – get in touch to discuss your requirements:

The WLCI Values

Our mission is to develop leaders with the passion, values and skills to serve and make a positive difference to the lives of others.