Leadership Exchange - About

What would it feel like to walk in the shoes of another?

The Leadership Exchange Programme is a free initiative that pairs leaders from across sectors to improve leadership capacity between peers. The purpose is to provide a platform for cross-sector knowledge sharing where leaders can gain an insight into the different cultures, constraints and opportunities their counterparts work with.


Watch our video to learn more about the Leadership Exchange Programme:


You will get a lot more out than you put in!
Petra Biberbach, Chief Executive, PAS


How a Leadership Exchange works

A Leadership Exchange takes the form of flexible meetings where you and your partner take turns to work alongside each other in your organisations. The length and format of these sessions are co-ordinated by you to suit. There is a matching process to ensure a ‘good fit’ between applicants; taking into account the knowledge and experience offered and the desired outcomes of the exchange.


Watch the video to hear how participants have benefitted from the Leadership Exchange Programme:


Mutual awareness, understanding and knowledge is really important... and you can best extend your experience not from textbooks and lectures but through being in the room in a new context as other people go about their work.
Sir Peter Housden, Former Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government

You can also read case studies on the programme here.

Learn more about the Leadership Exchange Programme by attending one of our Events or contact the Leadership Exchange Coordinator Phili Wetton, 0131 243 2755 for more information.

If you would like to participate in the Leadership Exchange Programme, follow the button below to the application form.