This is an opportunity for young people to take the stage with key thinkers and share what matters to them. Young voices matter, so make yours heard.

Our goal is to create positive social change through talks that inform and, most importantly, inspire new audiences to take their own action and join the GSL movement.

Who can speak/host GSL INSPIRE events:

  • Participants as part of our programmes are invited to speak about issues they are passionate about.
  • Global Social Leaders anywhere in the world can host their own event where they can speak about what they feel passionate about and ask speakers to also inspire them.
  • Partner schools can host their own event for their young people.
  • GSL competition teams can send us any presentations or talks they give as part of their Global Goals projects.

Getting Started:

  1. Download and read the GSL Inspire Guide
  2. Pick a theme
    • Choose a theme that matters to you.
    • Be bold. Approach speakers who inspire you and tell them why they do!
    • Get started now!
  3. Register your event
  4. Book in your call with the GSL Team.
  5. Submit your event details and photo for a news article.

Any questions, please contact


This itinerary was a GSL Inspire event with Townley Girls Grammar at their school.

09:15Doors open, registration and refreshment
10:00Introduction: Townley Grammar School Welcome & introduction to the GSL movement (Jon Harper FRSA)
SESSION 1 | Special keynote Nicky Morgan MP – “Optimism”
SESSION 2 | Desmond Deehan – Executive Headteacher Odyssey Trust for Education
SESSION 3 | Global Social Leaders from Townley Grammar School
11:15Welcome back briefing for Sessions 4 to 6
SESSION 4 | Special keynote Sir Anthony Seldon
SESSION 5 | Andy Dunn, Head of Innovation, Future Foundations and Course Director for Global Social Leaders – the role of Community
SESSION 6 | Fabian de Fabiani, Director of Character Education and Well Being – the role of Character education
12:20Close, led by Townley Grammar School students
12:30Networking and refreshments with students and guests


Watch some of our amazing GSL Inspire speakers. These are also available on our You Tube Channel.


Global Social Leaders is a chance for young people to change the world for the better through social action and personal development. The Global Social Leaders programmes are transformational leadership experiences delivered by Future Foundations and the Wellington Leadership Institute that bring together young people from across the world who are driven to make social change on a global scale.

Our vision is a society 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.

Students who take part in GSL will:

  • Develop conscious leadership skills

  • Develop confidence

  • make deeper connections with peers

  • discover unique opportunities to give something back to society

At GSL we get to meet lifelong friends. Everyone is like minded so it is a very safe environment to be open and truly be yourself.

I learnt to be authentic. Be true to yourself and your values and that young individuals can make a difference.

I feel equipped with the tools I need to deliver a social action project.