Authentic Leadership Programme Development assignments
Authentic leaders inspire with a greater purpose
To help prepare promising leaders for the future the YEP!Africa Foundation helps develop employee leadership skills, and at the same time builds goodwill for the company in the developing world.
n our Authentic Leadership Programme we encourage people to venture
outside their comfort zone by offering development assignments in Africa where they support our local members of the YEP youth organisation in creating sustainable livelihoods. Your most promising leaders could even serve on our Board to help build and organize the YEP!africa Foundation.
Developmental assignments such as these are among the most important tools that great companies use to build leaders. That is why YEP!africa has developed The Authentic Leadership Programme.
How does it work? 1
YEP!africa always works in partnership
members of the local YEP youth organisation
Understanding (MOU) responsibilities,
on one of their projects and/or support them in
deliverables and the programme for the
creating their own business. At the same time the participants are coached
The experienced facilitators and coaches
on their own personal leadership and
For all aspiring leaders who have been with
connected to YEP!africa organise and carry out
the company for some time ---- ideally the
All programmes take place in safe, local
employees that the company wants to retain most.
environments bringing participants as close as
The participating company can choose for a
possible to the authentic way of life in the local
one or two week development assignment in
If and when you are interested in our Authentic
Local entrepreneurs/business people also
Leadership Programmeplease contact Paul
After this assignment there is a possibility to
participate in each programme and share their
extend the programme by participating in one
experience and expertise with the participants.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Before each programme YEP!africa organises a
Phone: 0031 6 12993822
preparation day with the participants and two weeks after the programme a review day is
For more information about the work we do visit our
the programme in close consultation with the
In Africa the participants work directly with the
with companies. In a Memorandum of
participating company are agreed upon.
one of the African countries we operate in.
of the YEP project groups or even serve on our Board.
The Youth EmPowerment Foundation (YEP) wants to become the leading organisation in Africa that creates sustainable livelihoods and employment opportunities for youth in the future. Empowering young people means creating and supporting the enabling conditions under which young people with potential can act on their own behalf and on their own terms, rather than at the direction of others.
About the YEP!africa Foundation
frican youth face numerous challenges that
YEP!africa believes that change can only be realised
include high unemployment levels which young
when the youth change themselves and recognise
people rate as the top priority in Africa.
that empowerment begins at home and in their own
As long as youth regard their prospects for securing
social environment. We do that by practising youth
work in Africa as unattainable, they will continue
empowerment as a matter of urgency. Building a
trying to escape to Europe, in their eyes the countries
new social environment starts with a five day work-
of opportunity. Too many young people die at sea and
shop: ”The art of Entrepreneurship”. This social
ever rising levels of unemployment among young men
environment broadens and deepens when, after the
and women in Africa are a ticking time bomb. Let’s
workshop, the participants become members of their
remember that a country where youth has no future is
own YEP Youth network. This network functions as an
a country without a future.
official local platform that not only stimulates social entrepreneurship amongst the youth themselves, but also represents our Dutch foundation towards local stakeholders.
Join us in creating a world without poverty
Action learning is the strong fundament of
and we join you in creating
the future leaders work hand in hand on
of “The Youth Enterprise Palace” is the
this programme. During the assignment
different projects of which the realisation
However, empowerment is not about
most challenging project at the moment.
shifting all the responsibilities onto
A building where 50 small businesses can
individual young people. They need
be created, in an environment of action
support in order to become young
independent entrepreneurs. That support comes from experienced local
Empowering youth to follow their dreams
and European entrepreneurs. Our workshop
and become social entrepreneurs
programme “Entrepreneurs for Africa”
and community leaders is a unique
connects experienced entrepreneurs with
development concept that connects the
our youth and together they work on the
developed world with the undeveloped
development of their businesses and the
world in an action learning environment.
youth network organisation.
Together, we can make the difference by learning from each other how to make this
Also our “Authentic Leadership Programme” connects aspiring leaders from great organisations with the future leaders of Africa. This programme not only seeks to groom authentic leaders but also to create a world without poverty.
world a better world.
is the change
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For more information about the Authentic Leadership Programme please contact Paul Engelsman: Email : email@example.com Phone: 0031 6 12993822 YEP!africa Vlak 2 3311 AT Dordrecht The Netherlands www.yepafrica.org KvK : 2443707