Transformative Leadership in Action
Rethinking leadership, impacting the world
Dates: will be announced shortly
Due to Covid-19-related travel restrictions and precautions, we anticipate this round to be conducted through online study and virtual collaboration only (no design camp). The practical project will be established in Pekanbaru, Indonesia, where the refugee participants will be based.
Why we developed the programme
Increasing social disruption
There are an unprecedented 79.5 million displaced people in the world. Many live in uncertain circumstances with insufficient support and protection.
Too many attempted solutions are designed without sufficient involvement of the affected communities, relying on unsustainable handouts.
The world is growing more interconnected and is rapidly changing. Yet, humanitarian organisations and private businesses are not collaborating sufficiently to resolve social issues. Opportunities are missed and resources wasted.
How the programme offers solutions
Promoting global citizenship
We all share an ethical responsibility to care for each other, the next generations, and the planet – as individuals, non-profits, businesses and governments.
Fostering collaboration & social cohesion
Actors from different sectors are connected, combining diverse knowledge, experiences and resources.
Creating positive impact
Participants become stronger (social) leaders by learning how to co-create solutions together with affected communities.
What makes the programme innovative?
In this seven-month action-based learning programme, participants study online, and co-create a refugee-led project to put new knowledge into practice.
The team includes seven refugees who take on long-term responsibility for the management of the project with continued mentoring support from Same Skies.
The diverse team of participants is challenged to leave their comfort zones and strengthen their skills, despite and through their differences.
Different ways to get involved
Become stronger leaders and socially responsible global citizens.
Foster leadership and social responsibility by supporting their team members to participate.
Provide scholarships to refugee and low-income participants.
Take on responsibility, benefiting from support and funding to realise their solutions.
Desire to become a stronger leader and/or socially responsible global citizen
Advanced-level English skills
Willingness to leave your comfort zone
Open-mindedness, respect and tolerance
Commitment to take on responsibility for & ownership of a project for at least seven months
Computer skills, and access to a computer or laptop and a stable internet connection
Fee: USD $2,755
What participants say
"During the residential weeks the whole project got from a description to reality. It has made me feel very engaged in the project and I didn't expect we would already do so much in this phase. Engaging in community consultations was special to me; I did not expect to actually already 'work' to this extent on the project, rather than just learn about projects."
- Josee Huennekes, 2018 participant
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Same Skies Australia Inc.
Same Skies Charitable Organisation (Malaysia)
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