Professional development

Great leaders possess a range of similar qualities: empathy, resilience, determination, to name just a few. How can you foster these qualities to become an even stronger and more impactful leader?

The fact that you were chosen for Chevening means that we saw the potential in you to become a great global leader. But that journey does not end when your Chevening year does. It is an ongoing process which requires a willingness to learn, an ability to adapt, and an openness to reflect on ways in which you are already demonstrating exemplary leadership, and identify areas for improvement.

To support you with this process, we have put together a range of resources to help you hone your professional development and leadership skills, and pick up advice from other Chevening leaders.

Career tips and guidance

Chevening scholar studying in the library Daily habits of Chevening leaders: how to boost your productivity in 2024

Daily habits of Chevening leaders: how to boost your productivity in 2024

It’s a new year, which brings new opportunities, new hopes, and new goals. To help you make the most of this fresh start, we asked our Chevening community to share their top tips on how to seize the day and make the most of your precious time.

Boost your professional network after your Chevening year

Boost your professional network after your Chevening year

Reflecting on the experiences you’ve gained during your Chevening year, it’s likely a cocktail of new knowledge, skills, cultural opportunities, and people that fill your thoughts.

Career advice I wish I could give my younger self

Career advice I wish I could give my younger self

Today, Mahmoud El Sakka enjoys an esteemed career as Advisor to the Prime Minister of Egypt on Privatisation. Looking back on his Chevening journey, Mahmoud shares the unique career advice he would give his younger self as a scholar in 1990.

Boost your employability

How to make your LinkedIn profile stand out after your Chevening year

How to make your LinkedIn profile stand out after your Chevening year

As a Chevening Alumnus, you will already know how important online networking is to help you land your dream job. But how exactly should you optimise your LinkedIn profile to make you stand out to recruiters and hiring managers? Here are our top six tips on boosting your presence on LinkedIn.

5 free courses to develop your digital skills

5 free courses to develop your digital skills

From the essentials of Excel to more advanced cloud-based tools, these five courses have been specially selected by the Chevening Alumni team to help you improve your digital skills in the workplace.