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FLP - Future Leaders Programme

Overview

An all-new format that will help define our industry's next generation of leaders

An All-New Exclusive Programme for Your Future Leaders

The core mission of the FLP – Future Leaders Programme – is to prepare the next generation of our industry’s leaders for the challenges they’ll face when they reach the C-suite, and to create a professional network that will accompany their whole careers. 

In 2022, we launched a new format for the FLP, with 50 participants participating in a series of virtual sessions from January to June, and an in-person module at the Global Summit. 

For the 2023 edition, The Consumer Goods Forum is partnering with key players in our industry to bring the same high-quality virtual lessons, as well as new CEOs working sessions, on the most relevant topics around today’s challenges: What are the impacts of the ongoing crises on business objectives, and how to balance short-term constraints while keeping an eye on the vision ahead? What are the new leadership skills needed to face these new challenges? How can we ensure sustainability is embedded in a company’s strategy, allowing not only businesses to thrive but also people and the planet? 

We are all facing the same uncertainties. To overcome these challenges together, sharing knowledge and exchanging with peers is even more crucial: no company will succeed alone. The 2023 Class of 50 carefully-selected future leaders of our industry will interact over several months and will meet in person at the Global Summit in June in Kyoto, Japan. 

How to Nominate a Candidate

Participants are personally selected by CEOs of CGF member companies – retailers, manufacturers and non-consulting service providers. Each company can nominate up to three high-potential candidates, following the criteria below: 

  • Leaders considered as longer-term potential successors to current members of the Executive Leadership team; 
  • A true leader and team-player who believes in the power of collaboration and in the responsibility as leaders to drive change for the better; 
  • Highly curious in their own self-development; 
  • Open to receiving and taking on feedback for continuous improvement as a leader;  
  • Willing to commit to being an active contributor to the programme and accountable for their own development, as well as nurturing and supporting the development of fellow participants. 

 

In order to nominate a candidate, please send an email to FLP Director Amaya Bloch-Laine with the résumés of the candidates. 

Applications for the 2023 Class will open the 15th October for two months; nominations will be accepted until 15th December.  

Total pricing for the full digital programme (webinar sessions and follow-up in-between sessions) is 3,000€ excl. taxes. Pricing for the in-person module at the Global Summit will be disclosed soon. 

Approved candidates will receive an email with a link for registration and payment.

Format, Curriculum & Timing

The virtual sessions will run from January 2023, with an opportunity for FLP participants to join the prominent C-suite event the Global Summit for an additional cost. 

The virtual sessions will be highly interactive, hosting a maximum of 50 participants, and will be facilitated by senior leaders from key knowledge partners. 

Participants will work together in small teams on “real world” projects linked directly to the work done by the CGF and its members to drive positive change.

More details on the programme will be available soon. 

If you have any questions, please contact the FLP Team.