Apply for the Public Leader: England course

Society has been shaken over the past year, revealing that we need leaders who move in the wisdom and power of God. Have you ever considered:

  • How God could use these circumstances to shape your nation for good? 
  • How you might play your part to lead wherever God has placed you?
  • How Christian public leadership can help you step up for the sake of others?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, and you are in your 20s or 30s, we want to hear from you. 

You may have experience in the arts, media, academia, business, education, civil society, politics, healthcare or another sector. You may have been to university or have completed an apprenticeship. You may be a key worker, part of the work-from-home army or have spent time on furlough over the past year. We want to hear from you.

Most important of all, if you are hungry to learn and have a heart to use your influence to lead where God has placed, we want to hear from you.


Three core retreats will take place in Woking, Surrey, in September 2021, and in Windsor, Berkshire, in January and May 2022. Exact dates and details will be confirmed in due course.


In addition to teaching weekends, participants will be invited to​‘discovery events’ throughout the year. These events allow you to meet leaders in their context and understand some of the key institutions and spheres that shape society. 

In previous years participants have visited parliament and held a private meeting with an MP; toured the British Museum to consider the historical story presented; heard from a panel of leaders in different areas of the arts; and attended a walking tour of London, visiting sites associated with public leaders including William Wilberforce and Elizabeth Fry.

New feature

Three core online teaching sessions, with top national and international contributors, will take place in November, February and April. These mixed format sessions will draw together the four cohorts from across the UK


Speakers for 2021/22 are currently being finalised. Previous speakers have included:

  • Paul Kahn (president of communications and connectivity sector, Cobham plc)
  • Jill Garrett (Tentpeg Consulting, CliftonStrengths coach)
  • Celia Apeagyei-Collins (Leadership coach and preacher)
  • Christopher Landau (former BBC journalist)
  • Ram Gidoomal (businessman)
  • Dr Chloe Lynch (Lecturer in Practical Theology, LST)
  • Dr David Landrum (director of advocacy Open Doors; formerly director of advocacy at the Evangelical Alliance)

At the end of the course participants will be invited to join the alumni network and attend exclusive events such as a summer BBQ, Christmas social and media masterclass.


Standard fee: £600

We encourage participants to consider approaching their workplace or church for support. A limited number of bursaries are available to help those who need financial help. Please discuss this with us at the interview stage.

More information

For more information about Public Leader: England, please email publicleadership@​eauk.​org

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