Welcome to Forward

A one-of-a-kind learning journey designed to help young leaders thrive


Our Program

Designed for young professionals with one to five years of work experience, Forward’s three-level learning journey focuses on practical skills needed to thrive today and in the future. These include problem-solving, communication, digital, and emotional-intelligence skills. Forward is delivered through highly interactive digital content, immersive virtual learning events, and support from a global network of peers. It is free of charge for eligible participants.

Foundation level

Discover critical skills needed to thrive with highly interactive, self-paced digital courses. You will be introduced to several practical tools such as adaptability, effective communication, problem solving, and new ways of working in a digital world.

Advanced level

See your newfound skills come to life through an immersive journey of advanced digital content, bespoke virtual learning events, and a collaborative group assignment. Learn from McKinsey experts and your fellow Forward participants.

Network level 

Join a vibrant global network of Forward alumni and get access to further learning and networking events. Help shape the future of the Forward program as a Forward ambassador or coach.

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Social Responsibility 

We make our people, expertise, and tools available, and work with others to take significant and lasting action on social issues. 

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