In October 2013, the NCS Trust offered 98 NCS Graduates from the summer and autumn NCS Programme 2013 the opportunity to complete a five day residential leadership programme delivered by Future Foundations in partnership with the NCS Trust called NCS Leaders.The participants were all graduates of NCS in 2013, and came together from across the country to mix with one another while taking part in an intense leadership development programme, at a fantastic ex-5 star hotel in Wiltshire that has been converted into a PGL Centre.
The primary objective of the Leaders Programme was support the sustainability of the core NCS programme. It did this, and will continue to do this by creating a group of influencers to act as ambassadors for NCS, supporting recruitment and centrally organised media opportunities.
The programme built on the skills that the NCS Graduates developed on the NCS core programme over the summer, and included scenarios involving leadership training, team working challenges, inspirational speakers, media training and mentoring, delivered by Future Foundations and high profile supporters of NCS. The week included a visit to 10 Downing Street and the House of Commons, as well as inspirational speeches from Lilly Cole, Stephen Greene and our very own Chris Skilton.