Young Professional Leaders Program 2021

Do you have what it takes to be a leader in an increasingly globalized world? How do topics such as global competency, intercultural understanding, diversity, and global awareness impact what we do daily in a multinational work environment?

Where: Virtually via Zoom
When: 6 x 2 hour sessions will be held weekly, the first session is on October 12, 2021 from 18.00-20.00.
Group size: Max 20 participants, min 10
Registration ended: September 15, 2021

Program Description
LEADS (Leadership, Exchange and Diplomacy Scholars) for Young Professional Leaders seeks to answer the above questions through a 6-weeks online course designed for young professionals aged 20-35 to explore their own leadership style and how they can become more globally-minded leaders through three program pillars: leadership development, global competency, and international exchange.

Program topics
The program will span six sessions in October and November 2021, with both synchronous and asynchronous components covering the following topics:

* SESSION 1 – Introduction & Who Am I As a Leader? / Tuesday, October 12 @18.00-20.00
Speaker: Tracey Messer, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior for the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University
Participants will gain a greater understanding of who they are as leaders, including style and type, so that they can better understand their own leadership development journey moving forward. Participants will better understand the importance of emotional intelligence and value alignment in effective leadership.

* SESSION 2 – Cleveland & The Global Economy /  Tuesday, October 19 @18.00-20.00
Speakers: Mindy McLaughlin, Managing Director, Global Business Development at Team NEO; Michael Goldberg, Associate Professor of Design & Innovation for the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University
Participants will understand the economic linkages between Cleveland and the world, and how these compare to the sectors driving today’s global economy.

* SESSION 3 – How Culture Affects Worldview I / Tuesday, October 26 @18.00-20.00
Speaker: Nicole Barile, President and Founder of NB Intercultural
Participants will further their understanding of the knowledge & skills necessary for successful cross-cultural interactions. Participants will gain a greater appreciation of cultural diversity and be mindful of how they contribute to an inclusive atmosphere by becoming more self-aware of their own cultural perspective(s).

* SESSION 4 – How Culture Affects Worldview II / Tuesday, November 2 @18.00-20.00
Speaker: Nicole Barile, President and Founder of NB Intercultural
Participants will continue to further their understanding of the knowledge & skills necessary for successful cross-cultural interactions. Participants will gain awareness of the underlying dimensions of culture and learn strategies for cultural interactions that derive from an understanding of the various cultural dimensions.

* SESSION 5 – Building Consensus v. Win-Win Negotiation / Tuesday, November 9 @18.00-20.00
Speakers: Carina Van Vliet, CEO of Cleveland Council on World Affairs and Former Political Affairs Officer at The United Nations; Nicole Barile, President and Founder of NB Intercultural
Participants will reflect upon their conflict management style and consider how this affects the negotiation process as well as consider cultural values, and how these appear in the workplace and the negotiation process.

* SESSION 6 – Conclusion & Assessment / Tuesday, November 16 @18.00-20.00
Speakers: Panel of Business and Civic Leaders in Cleveland
Participants will engage with leaders in Cleveland and gain an appreciation for the innovative projects in Northeast Ohio. Participants will reflect on how the leadership skills acquired through the program will benefit them in the future and can be put into practice.


Time Commitment
The program spans 6 x 2 hour weekly sessions in October and November 2021, with both synchronous and asynchronous components. Sessions will be held weekly via Zoom. Participants will also complete selected activities on their own time, outside of weekly sessions (pre- and post-work assignments, roughly 30 min / assignment).

Certificate will be provided to each participant upon completion of the course.

Eligibility
Participants for this program should meet the following criteria:

  • Young adults ages 20-35
  • Young professionals in any field who are in a professional leadership role or seek to hold a leadership position in the future
  • No prior experience with global affairs or international travel necessary

Price
SAM-members 490 € / non-members 540 €
Becoming a SAM-member is easy, click here for more information. 


About the Partnership
“LEADS” is an international exchange project coordinated in partnership with the Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) in Cleveland, Ohio, Unites States and Suomi-Amerikka Yhdistysten Liitto (SAM) in Finland. CCWA is a registered 501 ©(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to inspire engagement in international affairs and world cultures. The organization has been recognized as a national leader in coordinating U.S. Department of State-sponsored exchange and has half a century of organizational experience in exchange programming.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please email Lena Grenat and you will be first to receive information about the program as it comes available.

Partner: 

CCWA