When was the last time a professional course really changed you? Sure, we all pick up tips at conferences and some workshops can really lead to a change in practice. But when was the last time you felt that a course had really changed you?\ud One course with this potential is the Future Leaders Programme (FLP), run by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and supported by SCONUL, UCISA (Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association), JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) and the British Library. The FLP is designed to help experienced professional information services staff in Higher Education (typically library and ICT staff) to deepen their understanding, leadership ability and potential in preparation for a role as head of service.\ud A laudable aim – but can it really lead to change?\ud Well, I have just completed the year-long 2009/10 course and I feel it has changed me. Let me try to explain ..