Centre for Army Leadership


Based at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the Centre for Army Leadership has a combined military and academic team of leadership theorists and practitioners. Our mission is to maintain leadership excellence across the British Army and keep it at the forefront of leadership thinking.

Our Leadership Speaker Series brings international, national and British Army leaders and leadership thinkers to an Army audience. Speakers come to share their knowledge, ideas, research and experiences of leadership.

Please take a look at our Leadership insight articles written by leadership experts and practioners, they are ideal professional education for anyone interested in improving their leadership.

Our Digests give you a summary of the best leadership publications of the last period.

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Our Role

  • Produce action-research papers on relevant leadership topics.
  • Act as guardian to the British Army’s Leadership Doctrine.
  • Act as a focus and library for the British Army’s academic leadership papers.
  • Provide leadership presentations and speakers to military and civilian audiences.
  • Organise Army leadership conferences and events.

As part of our mission to improve leadership in the Army and keep it at the forefront of leadership thinking, our events and publications stimulate debate and discussion about leadership amongst all ranks of the Army.

Serve to lead The British Army's leadership philosophy

Our Location

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst has been the home of British Army officer training since 1812, and is now the home of Army leadership. The Centre for Army Leadership is based in Robertson House, named after Field Marshal Robertson, the only soldier in the history of the British Army to enlist as a private soldier and rise through the ranks to Field Marshal. 

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2019 Army Leadership Conference

This year the Centre for Army Leadership’s 2019 Conference: Leading in the Digital Age took place on 23 October at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

As the British Army’s major leadership conference, the event bought together leaders and academics from across the military and civilian worlds in order to explore the theme, discuss the challenges and consider the implications.

Over 1000 delegates from across defence and the civilian sector attended to listen to some outstanding speakers, a series of exciting pop-up events and a final panel discussion in the afternoon. 

2019 Army Leadership Conference

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Work with us?

Enthused by leadership? Do you want to develop your skills and understanding?

Are you interested in engaging other Army Junior and Senior Non Commissioned Officer in leadership activity on our behalf? Want to access some amazing limited audience events or have dinner with top speakers? All these opportunities are available early next year.

Secondments are 6 months in length and must be through your Chain of Command with their approval. Email us to request further details.

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Leadership book reviews

We will be posting relevant leadership book reviews on here.

The reviews will be by you, serving Officers and Soldiers from across the Army. 

If you want to review a book then please do get in touch.

Go to this page and scroll to the bottom to see the first book review. 

Centre for Army Leadership Support Documents