Mosaic is delighted to announce that the 2015 International Leadership Programme Summit (ILP) will be hosted in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for the first time ever in partnership with the King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD).
The highly regarded ILP, which began in 2009, is a one-year programme aimed at developing leadership skills, inspiring thinking about global issues and helping young people get involved in their local communities. Demand for places on the 12-month programme hit record high, with 1,900 young people applying for the 80 available places.
The programme begins with the Summit in May 2015, with 80 participants aged between 25-35 rigorously selected from a variety of 18 different countries, including: Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE and the UK.
Ahmed Hussein, 30, attended the ILP in 2013 and has since implemented his new leadership skills to help empower women to enter the workplace, and by teaching them how to start and develop their own businesses in Iraq.
He said: “If you want to change yourself or the people around you then you should apply to this amazing programme which has impacted on my whole life, especially in terms of decision making. Before the programme I stayed in my comfort zone and didn’t participate in any big initiatives, but afterwards I realized that being in my comfort zone wouldn’t help me to develop as a leader.”
Jonathan Freeman, Managing Director of Mosaic, said: “The ILP is an extremely powerful programme. The young leaders that participate in it have so much potential and are incredibly inspirational. I am very proud of what they go on to achieve as a result of the programme.
“We are tremendously grateful to our partners The King Abdullah II Fund for Development, The European Azerbaijan Society, Etihad Airways, Prudence Foundation, Pearn Kandola, Qatar Shell, Arab Bank, Zain Jordan, Crescent Petroleum, King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center managed by Hilton and Amersi Foundation without whom the programme wouldn’t be possible.”
Those selected for the programme attend a two-week residential summit, featuring world-renowned leadership trainers and speakers. The summit covers 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, participants work closely with Mosaic mentors who are there to help participants devise an action plan with quarterly goals specifically targeted to improve issues in their own countries and communities.
Previous 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 Iraq.
The announcement of the summit coincides with the launch of a newly established advisory panel to support the programme. The panel is made up of influential leaders from across the world who lend their personal support to the programme. These include: Saleh Saeed OBE, Chief Executive of the Disasters Emergency Committee; Professor Yasir Suleiman, University of Cambridge; Anne Tullis, Head of Corporate Affairs Etihad Airways; Clare Woodcraft, CEO Emirates Foundation and Dr Farhan Nizami CBE, Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies to name a few.
For further information, then please visit www.mosaicnetwork.co.uk/ILP