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International cooperation The Alumni Reunion of the School for Leaders for the Polish Community Abroad (Białobrzegi, 16–19 November, 2012) brought together 31 Alumni from 13 countries all across the world. They established contacts with nearly a hundred other leaders who are active in Poland and who took part in the Alumni Reunion of the School for Leaders that took place at the same time. The Alumni discussed their common experiences, exchanged ideas for further activity, established cooperation and shared knowledge as part of activities throughout the reunion.

Strategy and plan The Alumni Reunion of the School for Leaders for the Polish Community of the South America (Porto Alegre, 29 November – 2 December, 2012). The main topic of the meeting in Porto Alegre, which gathered 16 active leaders from the Polish communities of Argentina and Brazil, was cooperation on the local and international level. The participants exchanged their experiences and worked on the construction of a vision and strategy and their particular projects. The Reunion was co-organized by Tiago Halewicz, the Alumnus of the School for Leaders for the Polish Community in Australia, Brazil and New Zealand from 2011 with the support of the Embassy of Poland in Buenos Aires and the Consulates General of Poland in Curitiba and Sao Paolo.

activity and to the establishment of relationships with organizations and institutions that are active in Poland was an important part of the Reunion. The Reunion was co-organized by the Alumnus of SLP Marcin Grządka from the Young Polish-Canadian Professionals Association. The Vice-consul Wojciech Dzięgiel offered the substantive support.

Contacts, experiences The Alumni Reunion of the School for Leaders for the Polish Community of Western Europe (Edinburgh, 1–3 October, 2010) led to the establishment of relationships and the exchange of experiences between the leaders from all over Europe. It was inaugurated with a lecture given by professor Zbigniew Pełczyński. The participants took part in workshops dedicated to the engagement of local community into common activities. The Reunion was co-organized by the Alumnus of SLP, Joanna Zawadzka from the Polish Cultural Festival Association in Edinburgh.

We believe that the history of our country should be a positive inspiration for visitors. We want them to know that thanks to our national features such as diligence, intelligence, talent and imaginativeness Poland is a country of success. Minister Radosław Sikorski during the Alumni Reunion of the School for Leaders for the Polish Community Abroad, Warsaw 2013

Map of contacts The Alumni Reunion of the School for Leaders (Jasionka, 3–6 September, 2011) gathered 42 Polish community leaders form Poland and 16 different countries and 15 from Poland. They made presentations of their own projects and exchanged new ideas for them. The Reunion was summed up by a map that illustrated the network of contacts established during the programs of the School for Leaders and the Alumni Reunion.

Leadership styles The Alumni Reunion of the School for Leaders for the Polish Community of the USA and Canada (Toronto, 3–5 September, 2010) united the alumni of the program with representatives of the Polish communities in Toronto and surrounding areas. The participants took part in workshops dedicated to styles of leadership and situational leadership. The meeting dedicated to the collection of funds for their Polish community The Alumni Reunion of the School for Leaders for the Polish Community Abroad, Białobrzegi, 21–24 XI 2013 11

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