Leading From Within 2019
Deadline March 15, 2019
Altemus is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for Leading From Within 2019.
This foundational training offers young people a unique opportunity to take time out and reflect on their lives - who they are, what they want to do, where they want to go and how to get there.
Participants will, with the guidance of professional trainers, facilitators and coaches:
Deepen their self-awareness
Define their dream/ vision
Set short and long-term goals
Draft a personal action plan
Learn how to manage stress and live a healthy lifestyle
Leading From Within is a 7-day residential training, that is intensive, interdisciplinary and highly participatory. Its methodology includes presentations, psychometric tests, journaling, reflection periods, group work, art activities, case studies, role-playing and outdoor experiential learning. Upon satisfactory completion of the training, participants will receive a certificate and join Altemus’ vast international network of alumni.
Although it is not officially part of the Altemus training, we encourage participants to walk the the Camino de Santiago. This is a golden opportunity to reflect on and assimilate all that you have learned during the week.
The Camino de Santiago is an ancient pilgrimage route dating back to the 9th century. Each year thousands of young people from all over the world, walk the Camino to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, where legend has it, the tomb of St. James is located.
We will be posting information about the Camino (videos, blog posts etc.) on altemus.org and our Altemus’ Facebook page.
To be eligible for Leading From Within, you must:
1a) Be a citizen/ permanent resident of a developing country and hold a valid visa for the EU.
b) Be a citizen/ permanent resident of a member state of the European Union ( Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK).
c) A national of Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, Holy See (Vatican), Georgia, Japan, Malta, Republic of North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, and Ukraine.
d) A citizen of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania, Armenia, or India.
2. Be 20-30 years old.
3. Be proficient in English.
4. Be in good health (physical and mental). For those who chose to go on the Camino, be capable of walking 5-8 hours/day on flat or hilly terrain with an 8 kg backpack.
WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE TRAINING
Young people who:
Wish to grow as a person or a leader
Hold leadership positions
Are in a period of transition (e.g. between degrees or jobs)
Need to take an important decision in the near future (personal or professional)
Admission to the training is on a competitive basis. Applicants are assessed on their essays, interview, professionalism and integrity. Preference will be given to young people with fewer opportunities.
LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS
Retreat centre near Praia Grande, Portugal (1 hour from Lisbon, near Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Selection Results: April 1, 2019
Programme: August, 2019
500€/person for citizens of the EU and 350 €/person for students from developing countries. This price is based on double occupancy, covers all meals (full pension), sheets and towels, WIFI, educational materials, Altemus T-shirt, day pack, a Camino passport, a cultural excursion and an outdoor experiential activity.
Participants are responsible for covering their own travel costs, medical & travel insurance (obligatory) and all expenses related to the Camino walk. Please note hostels and food along the Camino vary, but on average costs 15-20 €/day.
Selected participants are required to pay a nonrefundable deposit of 150€ by May 1, 2019, to secure their spot in the training, and the balance of the fee by June 1, 2019.