SUMMER WORKSHOP, ISTANBUL, JUNE 27 – JULY 7, 2013
The Central Eurasia Leadership Academy is now accepting applications to its Anniversary 2013 Regional Leadership Workshop at Koç University, Istanbul. CELA was launched in 2002 as a major initiative to bring together the region’s most dynamic mid-career leaders with character, initiative and strategic vision in the fields of business, civil society and government. CELA alumni describe the program as “the best I have taken part in”, “a vibrant network of brilliant people” (To find out more what CELA members are saying, go to CELA Testimonials at www.celaprogram.org). Now in its tenth Academy, CELA has grown into the region’s premier leadership training and network organization linking over 350+ next-generation leaders and change agents across nine countries.
Thirty-six outstanding individuals will be selected to attend this eleven-day leadership event that will be intensive, challenging, and fun. It is important to emphasize that this is not a one-time training, but the gate to full-fledged membership in the CELA organization – a network of talent with global reach – which workshop alumni will be expected to join and actively contribute to afterwards. CELA is a bridge to its partner the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF – www.sibf.org) and its sister organization, the Middle East Leadership Academy (MELA – www.mid-east-academy.com). Together they incorporate a global network of over 800 company heads, civil society leaders and public servants from 25 countries!
CELA applicants must be between the ages of 28 and 42. They must be citizens of (and resident in) one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The professional sectors targeted in 2013 are business, government, civil society and media. Candidates working in the sphere of business and entrepreneurship are particularly encouraged to apply. Women are strongly encouraged to apply as CELA strives for gender balance.
Please note that the siblings and spouses of CELA alumni are not eligible to apply. The value of the CELA network lies in its breadth and reach and these close family ties to current CELA members already make one part of the CELA family!
Accommodation, food, and instruction materials for the CELA 2013 Regional Leadership Workshop are covered by CELA. The participation fee is $1,000. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from Istanbul.
English is the language of instruction during the CELA workshop. For more information, a course description, and an application form, please visit the CELA website:
For a sense of the flavor and atmosphere of the CELA workshop, we invite you to visit the CELA blog which offers a daily “photo diary” of the CELA 2011 workshop at http://celaprogram.blogspot. com/
The deadline for applications is Thursday 31 January 2013.
- Click here for the CELA 2013 Application Form.
- Click here for the Example of the CELA 2012 Curriculum.
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