The New Scots leadership programme is returning for its third year! 

Alongside Social Enterprise Academy, we are delighted to launch another round of the New Scots leadership programme.
Up to 16 people will have the opportunity to develop strategic leadership skills, and access tools to create impact and build a strong community with other refugees living in Scotland.
The deadline for applications has been extended to 24th September.

Who is it for?

The New Scots Leadership programme is for people who…

  • Have experienced the asylum system in Scotland, whether they are in the process of seeking asylum and/or have a protection status (refugee, resettlement, humanitarian protection, etc.)
  • Want to develop their leadership potential so that they can assume a leadership role in Scotland (e.g. as a working group or core group chair or executive member).
  • Are able to participate in the entire year-long learning programme;
  • Have a strong professional work history that demonstrates increasing development of skills and increasing responsibilities; and
  • Have expressed desire and passion for exercising leadership in their community.

Q&A Sessions

If you’re wondering if this programme is for you, we will be running online Q&A sessions. These are for you to learn more and ask questions about the New Scots Leadership programme and the eligibility criteria.

  1. Monday 28th of August at 10am
  2. Monday 28th of August at 5:30pm
  3. Wednesday 13 September at 11am

If you would like to attend a session, please sign up here and we will be in touch with more information. We would love to see you there!


Hear from some of our past learners!


Chris Afuakwah
Author: Chris Afuakwah