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The Future Leaders programmes drive-up commercial acumen and strategic awareness among Assets and Repairs, Housing Services and Corporate Services leaders to meet the challenges facing the sector.

Specifically designed for managers and senior managers, this programme will boost commercial and strategic acumen to help tackle the challenges presented by the current operating environment.

The programmes equip managers with knowledge, tools and techniques to improve the effectiveness and productivity of their service area.  The programme will also provide insight into the strategic pressures and key drivers of a social housing provider, and a greater understanding of the impact their role, and decision making, has on the organisation and customers.

The Future Leaders programmes are delivered across a series of 6 interactive half-day workshops, providing an engaging, dynamic and practically based learning environment for participants.  In a blended approach, managers will learn from senior sector experts, Vantage specialists and peers.

Members will gain honest, practical insights, as well as benefitting from Vantage’s twenty years’ experience as a leading social housing consultancy.

Please complete the register your interest section for further details.

Topics will include:

Understanding frontline challenges and opportunities

Negotiation & influencing

Identifying key drivers for improvement & innovation

Developing a commercial mindset, procurement & contract management

Using Data to inform decision making

Insight into strategic pressures and regulatory requirements

Tools and techniques for delivering efficiencies

Meet monthly online plus digital forum

“This training and skills programme is ideal for managers and heads of service looking to step up to support senior teams deliver and become future leaders.  At a time when the sector is under increasing pressure to perform, we must drive up commercial acumen and strategic awareness of mid-level managers to tackle the current challenges.  I was delighted to meet with the group to share learning and turn the spotlight on risk & stakeholder management, building business cases and working with your finance team to add greater value.”

David Smith

Executive Director of Resources, Broadacres Housing Association.


“This is a great opportunity to understand what social housing leaders of the future need to know.  The topics for each session are well structured and relevant to my current role, providing context to areas across the business such as finance and procurement, risk and strategy.

The skills I’ve learnt during the programme have enabled me to work more effectively in my current role whilst giving me the insight into what I need to focus on to progress into a leadership role.

Ed Hall

Maintenance Supervisor, Wrekin Housing Group

“I have been really impressed with the content and delivery of the programme – it’s been a real eye opener and fantastically useful.  All the exec speakers have been incredibly candid and open about preparing to become a future leader – I cannot overstate how useful the programme has been”

Lee Carter

Head of Operations  – Property Services (Midlands), Sanctuary Group


“The Future Leaders Course genuinely prepares colleagues for career development, translating the more challenging assets and property topics. The guest speakers are talented senior leaders who bring the sessions to life with open and honest insights.  Rob led the sessions expertly using his wealth of knowledge to help attendees interpret and translate some of the more challenging topics. From an organisational perspective, it’s great to have a leadership programme that has a real slant towards the assets and property agenda as well as covering a broad range of business-critical issues and it has helped to prepare our colleagues with the knowledge they need to make the next step in their career.”

Steve Mather 

Executive Director of Homes, First Choice Homes Oldham

Cohort Members Include


Register your interest today

The Future Leaders programme is currently accepting applications.  Leave your details if you are interested in joining and we will arrange a call to discuss.

We’ll add you to the mailing list too, so you will be sent any updates and news stories on the programme, including invitations to our events.

Future Leaders Programme