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Amira Hanafi (Clore 12 Fellow) Vocabulary cards for 'A dictionary of the revolution', 2017. Photo by Amanda KM

Clore Leadership has explored the international agenda since the outset, both as a means of encouraging our Clore Leaders to maintain an international perspective, and also to ensure we remain curious and informed about developments beyond our shores.

Specific interventions have included:

  • Helping to deliver Hong Kong University’s Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme;
  • Partnering with and contributing to leadership programmes run by the British Council;
  • Welcoming Chevening Fellows from a range of Countries within the Fellowship Programme;
  • Clore staff speaking at conferences in Asia, Europe, North America, Australia and the Middle East. 

As a result, Clore Leadership has developed some strong relationships and working partnerships, and a wider network of collaboration and influence around the world. This includes the development of a range of leadership development training programmes initiated by Clore Fellows, including ATSA in the South Asian Region. 

In the past decade, Cultural Leadership training and development has mushroomed internationally and this presents both opportunities and challenges. Time then to review our priorities and shape a dynamic way forward, exploring the following lines of inquiry:

  • How the UK is experienced in the world, particularly in light of Brexit?
  • What do others value?
  • What do others want from the UK in the next 5 years?
  • Hot spots and cold spots for cultural engagement?

Our exploration of these issues will help us determine a concerted approach to international engagement in the time ahead.