2-Week Leadership Programme In Spain And Portugal

The nonprofit educational programme Altemus is pleased to announce a call for applications for its foundational 2-week leadership programme. The event will be held in the middle of August in Portugal and Spain. Participation for students is free of charge, youth who are working pay a registration fee of 75€. Deadline to apply is March 15th.

The Altemus Leadership Programme combines a residential training, community service and trekking. The topics covered are: inner leadership (self-understanding, visioning, goal-setting and planning) and leading others (qualities and responsibilities of a leader, building and leading high performance teams, team problem-solving).  The training is intensive, interdisciplinary and participatory. A certificate of completion will be handed out at the end of the training to participants. 

Main criteria:

  • A national of a Central-Eastern European, Balkan or Baltic country; of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey; a national of a developing country, including but not limited to Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Chile, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mexico, South Africa, Vietnam; or a recognized refugee enrolled in a higher education institute in an EU member state/ Canada or a DAFI Scholarship recipient;
  • Proficient in English;
  • Aged between 20-29;
  • In good health (physical and mental) and capable of trekking with a 10 kg backpack for 5-8 hours/day on flat, hilly or mountainous terrain (moderate difficulty).

This programme is run at cost. Altemus staff and trainers donate their expertise and services.  All educational materials, including psychometric and team role reports are provided free of charge to participants. However, all participants are responsible for covering their own travel expanses, food and lodging during the programme (approx. amount is 45€/day).

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