About YLB

The Youth Leadership Bootcamp (YLB) is a 4-day residential workshop for undergraduate students. The workshop is designed to deliver a transformative personal experience for the participants, build their leadership capabilities, and help them generate innovative thinking. Through a highly competitive application and interview-based screening process, we select 100 bright and passionate students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others. Bootcamp participants not only develop tangible skills to make them more competitive in their careers, but also gain valuable insights into the workplace through exposure visits. 


Leadership Training

Leadership Training

Through reflective and experiential sessions, game-based activities, and small group discussions, participants explore different theories of leadership, deploy various diagnostic tools to analyze the dynamics of change, and learn how to mobilize others for action. 

Exposure Visits

Exposure Visits

Participants are provided with a unique opportunity to go on exposure visits to leading public, private, and non-profit organizations, and network with highly motivated peers and professionals from diverse fields. Consequently, they acquire invaluable practical insights into industry culture and diverse work environments. 

Professional Development

Professional Development

Participants learn how to write strong resumes and cover letters and enhance their interview performance through workshops and small group sessions. At the end of each program, participants create a one-year personal action plan.


  • Provide participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop their own leadership style
  • Enable participants to experience real-world challenges and business practices through exposure visits to private, public, and non-profit sector organizations
  • Encourage participants to express themselves clearly through effective resume and cover letter, interview skills, and personal action plans

4 Programs


411 Participants

Zainab Syed Ahmed-testimonail

Zainab Syed Ahmed

Faculty and Executive, Curriculum Development

"The experience as a participant in the Youth Leadership Bootcamp 2015 to being a faculty in 2017 has been a very humbling yet an insightful experience. I was able to observe how minds of the youth think, and although coming from diverse backgrounds from all across Bangladesh, to inculcate a value of tolerance and inclusiveness among participants by helping them discover a common goal between them was a very significant element."

Abdullah Al Mehedi-testimonail

Abdullah Al Mehedi

YLB 2017 participant

"Most of the time, we tend to look for immediate fixes and regret later for not getting a permanent solution. At the Youth Leadership Bootcamp, I learned about the importance of balancing between technical and adaptive solutions. I believe such an approach will facilitate in solving problems."

Youth Leadership Bootcamp 2015