Selection Process

Our selection process is designed to give you a taste of what’s in store on the Big Leadership Adventure. We are looking for leaders who want to shake up the current education paradigm and are willing to challenge themselves to think and do things differently. The BLA provides tools and frameworks to help find new solutions – we do not provide the answers. We are therefore looking for leaders who are curious and open to new learning and processes.  The selection process is designed to be deeply reflective, while giving you a feel for the commitment and culture of the BLA – challenging, supportive and collaborative! 

Throughout this process you’ll be assessed against our ‘Head, Heart, Hand’ competency framework, designed by Hannah Jepson, Business Psychologist and Co-Founder of LGBTed. We encourage leaders at all stages in their career to apply to the BLA and recognise that everyone will therefore come with a range of experiences. We are looking for the competencies that will enable leaders to thrive on the programme and these are not limited by level of experience. 

We believe educators should reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our cohorts on the BLA programme and ensuring our programme is fully accessible. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or require reasonable adjustments at any stage of the selection process or on the programme:  [email protected].

The selection process is made up of three steps, two of which are assessed. You’ll be guided through each stage of the process once you have registered. All correspondence will be sent to the email address you used to sign up.

1

COMPLETE YOUR SELF SELECTION QUIZ

Not assessed

Deepen your understanding of Big Education and the Big Leadership Principles to determine whether you’re ready to embark on your leadership adventure

2

SUBMIT YOUR STUMP SPEECH BY MIDNIGHT, 14 JUNE

Assessed

Produce a home video, giving a 5-minute Stump Speech on what you believe to be the purpose of education

Note: If you would prefer to do your Stump Speech live at stage three (rather than create a home video), please get in touch with us at [email protected]

3

VIRTUAL MEET THE TEAM

Assessed

At the final stage of assessment you’ll be invited to virtually meet the team and delve deeper into your motivations for embarking on your Big Leadership journey

Note: You will be asked to complete an online self-reflection tool in advance, which will be used as a basis for discussion.

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