For students aged 11 to 18, attending a COBIS member school

Young leaders aged 11 to 18 attending a COBIS school, will be able to attend, a virtual leadership weekend from 13th to 15th November 2020. 

The COBIS GSL Catalyst has been curated for socially active and creative young people. During the course students will build leadership, future world of work skills and confidence.

The course creates a global community where young people can share and discuss like-minded topics. The students will connect with students from other COBIS schools and learn how to launch successful projects in your community.  

Course aims and outcomes:

  • Develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values students’ need today to thrive in and shape their world (OECD LEARNING COMPASS)
  • Nurture wellbeing
  • Develop the skills to implement real social action challenges, and projects and learn about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
  • Connect students around the world who attend COBIS schools

After the course, the participants will be challenged to start your own social action project working in a team of 3 to 7 students which will make tangible changes within school and the community (local, national or global).  They will be invited to enter the GSL Global Goals Competition, click here to find out more.

Schools will be able to book a group to take part, or share the opportunity with their students, allowing them to register direct with parent consent.

The course will be delivered in two time zones:

  • 8:00 to 11:00 UK British Summer Time (BST) OR
  • 15:00 to 18:00 UK British Summer Time (BST)

This will allow for as many students globally to attend at a time that works for them.  These timings are indicative and will be confirmed when we open enrolment.

The course is organised by Future Foundations and the Wellington Leadership Institute, Co-Founders of Global Social Leaders in partnership with COBIS.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is designed for COBIS member schools only.

The course price and what this includes:

  • From £175 for individual bookings (early bird pricing)
  • This includes taking part in the weekend course, access to content post-programme, independent challenges, graduation, individual named certificate, participation in the GSL global goals competition, and invitation to join GSL fellowship.

Find out more:

Future Foundations will shortly launch a dedicated course website with further information and the opportunity to register for a place on this course.  In the meantime we invite schools, students and parents to register interest by emailing our team (  We will contact you when registration opens.

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Future Foundations

Founded in December 2004, Future Foundations is an independent training organisation that aims to inspire young people to achieve their full potential and become leaders within their lives and in society. Its vision is a world where all organisations are led by socially conscious people, with every young person making the transition into adulthood with the foundations they need for their future.

We design and deliver pioneering training programmes and experiences for young people between the ages of 7 and 24 globally and for teachers and adults who want to inspire the next generation. We partner with leading organisations from the third, private, and public sector who share our vision and mission.

Working with over 20,000 young people in the last fifteen years, Future Foundations has delivered programmes for government departments, schools, colleges, universities and global companies.

Future Foundations Contact Details

Jonathan Harper FRSA, CEO
E: T: 020 34 32 34 50 W:


COBIS is a membership association of British International Schools of global quality and corporate Supporting Associates. Representing over 450 organisations, COBIS is a responsive organisation, open to current and future opportunities. The association has developed markedly since its foundation, changing to meet the needs and aspirations of its growing global school membership base.

COBIS exists to serve, support and represent its member schools – their leaders, governors, staff and students.

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