What we're about

Are you thinking about your skills development for after university? Looking to develop your leadership skills to progress at work? Are you interested in learning about the environmental issues facing Birmingham? Our Environmental Leadership Programme is for you!

Who is it for: 18-24 year old's who work, study or live in Birmingham.
How does it work?: This FREE programme is split into 4 key elements:

• Knowledge sessions - Led by local environmental leaders as a panel discussion or in world cafe/networking style. The aim is to allow you to meet high profile professionals and environmental change-makers to build your professional network, whilst learning about the sustainability challenges that affect your local community.

• Skills sessions - These are much more practical workshops focusing on things like personal branding, networking, media training and public speaking.

• Coaching & Mentoring - You will have the opportunity to be matched with a coach and a mentor who can help you with your personal and career goals.

• Social Action Campaigns - You will develop your project management skills by creating a social action campaign on an environmental issue you care about in your community. Previous campaigns have now become social enterprises and community interest companies!

You will have the chance to visit, meet and learn from our incredible partners, including UK Parliament, Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Combined Authority, The Environment Agency, Catapult Energy, RSPB, The Wildlife Trust and the BBC.

If you're interested in this incredible self-development opportunity, then head to www.UpRising.org.uk/apply to submit your application for an October 2019 start!

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Programme Information Evening!

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Interested in the Leadership or Environmental Leadership Programmes? Come and meet the team and find out more about what we have to offer! Our programmes are comprised of many different elements which are all going to help you on your leadership development journey and we want you to hear all about them! From the evening you can expect: To meet the 2018/19 cohort, who have just finished their UpRising journeys, allowing you to hear first -hand all the incredible opportunities they've had. Mini-campaigning workshops to give you a taste of what it's like to manage your own social action campaign. A comprehensive breakdown of our knowledge and skills sessions so you can feel fully prepared for what's in store. A chance to hear about our wonderful coaching and mentoring offer. Networking - there will be UpRising staff and alumni on hand as well as other prospective UpRisers who have a wealth of knowledge and connections within the city. Light refreshments will be provided. Recommend-to-a-friend scheme Know someone who would benefit from the Leadership or Environmental Leadership Programme? Recommend this event to them and ask them to pop your name down when they arrive on the night and you could be in with a chance of winning a £15 voucher of your choice! Our programmes Our 9-month programmes are made up of fortnightly skills, knowledge and campaign sessions, where participants will engage with and learn from current leaders from a wide range of sectors and deliver their own Social Action Campaigns. You will have the chance to visit, meet and learn from our incredible partners, including UK Parliament, HSBC, Birmingham City Council, KPMG, DLA Piper, West Midlands Combined Authority, The Co-operative Bank, The Environment Agency, The Wildlife Trust, Eco-Birmingham and the BBC. Key events include: Leadership launch weekend Trip to UK Parliament, London Dragon's Den, where participants pitch their campaigns to a panel of experts and current leaders Graduation Through the programme, participants will have extensive opportunities to develop their confidence; knowledge; skills; networks; social mindedness; and wellbeing, gaining a wealth of experience that can be used on CV's, UCAS applications, interviews, and within both person and professional life. Visit our website to find out more. The Details Programme dates - both the Leadership Programme and the Environmental Leadership Programme start with an induction evening on the 24th October 2019. Sessions will take place every other week on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 9pm in various city centre venues. Who can apply? - We take applications from anyone aged 18-25 (Leadership) 18-24 (Environmental Leadership) who lives, works or studies in Birmingham or surrounding areas. Accessibility? - All venues will be accessible by public transport, and will be accessible to wheelchair users. If you're interested in this incredible self-development opportunity, then head to http://www.UpRising.org.uk/apply to submit your application for an October 2019 start!

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