01.07.2021Future Focus Group Program – 25 years on and back for more!

The Future Focus Group Program (FFG) is Melbourne’s own emerging civic leaders’ program. It is a unique offering for selected emerging leaders in Melbourne to better understand, connect and contribute to Melbourne while building their leadership capabilities. Quite simply, the FFG creates new generations of networked Melbourne leaders.

Expressions of interest in, and nominations for, the FFG 2022 – 2023 Program are now welcome. It will be the Program’s seventeenth cohort, with 15 completed cohorts since FFG was first offered by the Committee in 1996, and the sixteenth running until next May.

The next Program starts with an Induction Event on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 February at a CBD or CBD fringe location. It will be followed by 10 evening FFG Workshops between March and December, and another five between January 2023 and May 2023, with a mix of guest speakers, panellists and leading experts. The Program concludes with a Graduation Dinner for all participants in June 2023.

All gatherings will be conducted in accordance with prevailing Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions and the COVID-Safe protocols of the hosting venue, with selected gatherings switching to a virtual format if required.

One of the distinctive elements of FFG is the group projects undertaken over more than 12 months. Participants will be placed into three or four diverse Project Teams for the duration of the Program to identify and develop projects that can make a tangible contribution to Melbourne’s ‘Road to Recovery’. This will be complemented by each participant having a FFG Mentor with whom he or she will meet one-on-one, at least three times during the course of the Program.

Completed nomination packages close on Friday, 1 October with nominee interviews taking place during October. Nominees and their nominators will be advised of the outcome by Monday, 8 November. A place in the Program for 20 – 24 participants is available.

The fee for the Program has remained at $9,500 plus GST for Foundation and Corporate members of the Committee and $6,500 plus GST for Not-for-Profit members. Up to six places in the program are available for nominations from organisations that are not currently members of the Committee, for a fee of $9,500 plus GST.

Please contact Matt Gaffney, General Manager Future Focus Group, for more information on the Program.

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