The Youth, Peace, and Security (YPS) project at Columbia University is pleased to announce the YPS Leadership program, designed to advance the work of youth leaders around the world by creating joint efforts between practitioners on the ground and research, theory, as well as practice from the academy.
Moreover, this program will: develop rigor in youth, peace, and security leadership efforts to increase effectiveness; build on local knowledge and experience to apply globally; enhance practice by grounding it in theory in areas related to YPS; connect global, regional and local networks via our global engagement partners; as well as support the implementation of the YPS global agenda.
- This offering has no fee. All accepted applicants will be sponsored.
- Also, All costs related to the offering, including lodging and meals throughout the two weeks at Columbia University, will be covered.
- Flight/transportation to/from the program as well as visa application fees are not covered.
Leadership Program Outcomes
Throughout the program, participants will:
- Learn the foundations of YPS
- Also, Discuss implications of the YPS agenda toward a sustainable and peaceful future
- Enhance their knowledge of the concepts, theory and skills behind conflict resolution, problem-solving and intervention practices and skills
- Also, Increase communicative behaviors and skills for increasing effectiveness as leaders
- Clarify the important role of youth in maintaining peace and security; as well as
- Design and implement a YPS project with their organization
- Youth leaders and practitioners interested in linking their work to tools, research and practice in related fields that will elevate as well as amplify their work.
- Also, Applicants must also be sponsored and supported by a local CBO/NGO as well as submit a project idea for review.
- Be fluent in English and able to commit to the two-week engagement of the program.
Leadership Program Schedule
Students will spend two weeks in New York City (June 3-14, 2019) focused on designing and developing project. Sessions will run 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily and include meals and breaks. Youth leaders will return to their organizations and implement the project they designed and developed and receive ongoing coaching for six months to support the implementation of their project.