Future Leaders in Lifesaving
With great leaders, organisations can develop and thrive without needing ongoing help.
In 2012, a group of 14 participants from 8 countries came to the RNLI College to learn more about running their own lifesaving services. Since then, Future Leaders has grown into a network of like minded people, sharing their experience to save more lives in countries deeply affected by drowning.
How we’re making a difference
The intensive 2-week course develops the leadership and operational skills of tomorrow’s lifesaving leaders:
Week 1 - LeadershipRNLI trainers deliver sessions on leading yourself, leading your teams and leading your organisation.
Week 2 - WorkshopsRNLI staff run workshops tailored to the participants’ specific needs, covering everything from advocacy to finance.
Today there are over 100 future leaders from more than 40 organisations worldwide who’ve benefitted from the course. They’re part of a growing online community that continues to connect, learn and share ideas.
2017’s course welcomed 15 aspiring leaders from organisations that we’re already working closely with.
I’ve loved this course because we’re a small organisation, and in order to grow we need to learn how to expand, making our organisation better and more sustainable.
‘We need to be able to stand on our own two feet.
‘I am a lifesaver because the only thing in the world that you can never get back, is a life.
‘The fact we were not prepared [for the Spice Islander ferry disaster] was not good. It opened eyes for some of us. We don’t know how to save people and we don’t have the resources to save people at sea, yet if you want to go anywhere from Zanzibar, you have to get in a boat.
‘I’ve loved this course because we’re a small organisation, and in order to grow we need to learn how to expand, making our organisation better and more sustainable. We need to be able to stand on our own two feet.’
- Drowning prevention: A global conversation (RNLI Magazine story)
- Brazil’s Sea Angels and the lifeguard who can’t swim sign up to save lives (Guardian story)
- Future Leaders in Lifesaving (Factsheet) - PDF 2.34MB
Future Leaders has received funding from:
- Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, whose primary objective is to save lives by fighting against drowning. Its missions are to raise public awareness about the dangers of water, teach children preventive measures, and teach them to swim.
Our international vision is of a world in which no-one should drown. Could you help us towards this vision?Donate today