Global Youth Leaders Program 2017 – Coady Institute, Canada (Scholarships Available)
Deadline: February 13, 2017
Applications are now open for the Global Youth Leaders Program taking place from September 18 – October 6, 2017. The Global Youth Leaders Certificate is a three-week education program offered at Coady Institute. This program enables young development practitioners from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities.
Participants engage in learning that is grounded in real-world experiences and focused on Coady’s core thematic areas. Through a shared learning environment with others from around the world, participants are exposed to a range of experiences and the beginnings of a potentially lifelong network of support.
- Build self-knowledge as the basis of leadership to facilitate others through change
- Strengthen communication skills which are key to making an effective case for change
- Learn the theory and principles behind citizen-led and asset-based approaches and how to integrate these into your work
- Develop facilitation skills and tools to use in various community development situations
- Strengthen competencies to analyze how different world views influence development and social change
- Develop values and attitudes that nurture a culture of peace and non-violence
- Engage in an analysis of the intersectionalities between power, poverty, health, racism, gender equality and environmental sustainability
- Gain a greater understanding of the complexities and principals involved with multi-sector and multiple-actor collaboration and working in partnerships
- Explore local efforts to create, maintain, and strengthen citizen-led and community-driven development and grassroots campaigns for policy change
- Become connected with a growing network of peers from around the world working for development and social change
- Gain insights into new thinking and innovations in development and social change practice
- Develop vision and leadership approaches which lead to innovation and social change
- Integrate new analysis and strategies into education and organizing for development and social change
- Enhance performance in areas such as gender equality, disability, human rights and the environment
- Contribute to campaigns for changes in social policy and practices
- Connect with regional and transnational networks working toward development and social change
This program is targeted to young leaders (20-30 years old) from developing countries who are working on development issues. Priority is given to people who:
- Possess a minimum of two years of demonstrated experience in social, environmental or economic development in sectors such as livelihoods or inclusive economic development, food security, environment, access to education and health care, governance, and the rights of girls and women;
- Have great drive and passion for their work, demonstrated through their outstanding contributions in their organizations and communities;
- Are practitioners in civil society organizations including community-based organizations and not-for-profits, or active in public or private institutions, donor/philanthropic agencies, social movements or in a social enterprise/business; AND
- Have strong oral and written English language competencies.
The Coady International Institute offers a range of full and partial scholarships. Thanks to the generous financial support of Global Affairs Canada, as well as a number of individual and institutional donors, the Coady International Institute is able to offer partial scholarships to most candidates accepted into the Institute’s training programs. Specific scholarships are available through The MasterCard Foundation Microfinance Scholars Program for certificates in the Coady Institute’s Community-Based Microfinance and Livelihoods and Markets.
How to Apply
- Ensure you meet the admission requirements
- Complete the online application form
- Read more about the Coady Scholarships and apply.
Remember – apply as early as possible to be considered for scholarships, which are available for qualified candidates.
For more information, visit Global Youth Leaders Program.