The International Leadership Programme (ILP) is a 12-month programme inspiring young people aged 25 to 35 to develop leadership skills to make a positive impact in their local communities.
The programme begins with the International Summit, which brings together 80 international young leaders aged 25-35 to participate in a two week residential training conference, featuring world-renowned leadership trainers and speakers.
The Summit includes leadership skills workshops, inspirational sessions on global issues such as poverty and sustainability, and visits to projects in the local area which demonstrate leadership in action.
Following the Summit each participant is matched with a mentor who supports them to write a personal ‘Action Plan’ outlining how they will put their learning into action in their local community.
Participants report to on their progress against targets set in their Action Plan for 12 months following the Summit.
Participants’ Action Plans have included projects as wide ranging as running employability skills workshops in Algeria, establishing a mobile library service in rural Indonesia and a women’s financial empowerment project in Iraqi Kurdistan.
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The reputation and stature of the ILP is growing each year. In 2015 we received 1948 applications for just 80 highly sought after places.
Applications for the International Leadership Programme 2017 are now closed. The 2017 Summit will be taking place in the United Kingdom in March.
The International Leadership Programme is generously supported by Department of International Development, Etihad Airways, Inclusive Ventures Group, The Amersi Foundation, Kamal Exchange Company L.L.C, Prudence Foundation, and Crescent Petroleum.