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. 

Components

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.

Objectives

  • 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
Programs

4 Programs

Participants

411 Participants

Syed Sadaf Sultan-testimonail

Syed Sadaf Sultan

Manager, Business Development and OPD

There are some very small, coachable things for which many fresh graduates are struggling to make a mark in the job market today. Being able to share some of these best practices with Bootcamp participants was deeply fulfilling. BYLC graduates are like diamonds in the rough, and I am confident that they will use some of their newfound knowledge to let their amazing potential shine through.”

Zainab Syed Ahmed-testimonail

Zainab Syed Ahmed

YLB 2015

YLB 2015 was a turning point in my life, where I was made to think deeply about the various decisions that I’ve made throughout life. It made me realize that it is okay to disappoint certain expectations when aiming to achieve a bigger purpose in your life. One incredible takeaway, was the learning and implementation of “constructive criticism” that aims at getting work done. The Bootcamp was like a melting pot where like-minds met and had the opportunity to self-reflect, and be inspired.

Youth Leadership Bootcamp 2015

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