The Birmingham Leadership Institute exists to research and develop the leadership required to make progress on the most pressing contemporary challenges - local, national and international – frequently characterised by complexity, difference, disruption and conflict.  


Currently in its start-up phase, the BLI formally launches in Autumn 2021.  


In addition to its own staff, the BLI draws on the University of Birmingham’s specialist research centres, international research community and communities of practice to ensure that the most up to date thinking and the most skilled leadership development practice is made available. 

The BLI offers a range of adaptable one-day programmes which provide a focus on a particular aspect of leadership embracing complexity. These currently include: 


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