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ASEF Capacity Trainings 2017

Leadership and Employment

Project Period: Contact: Department: Programme: Theme:
4-5 July 2017 in Greece | 09-10 October 2017 in Lao PDR Nathalie Sajda Education Department ASEF Young Leaders Summit Education
Economy


Venue:
Thessaloniki, Greece and Vientiane, Lao PDR

ASEFCapacityTraining2017

 

The ASEF Capacity Trainings 2017 series on leadership skills and employment management, is a spin-off opportunity from the 2nd ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS2). The series is an extended version of the Summit and offers action-orientated workshops to fine-tune job skills and competence among youth. In 2017, the ASEF Capacity Trainings were organised in Lao PDR and Greece.

 

The workshops invited young people for an intensive and rewarding boot camp format which focused on public speaking, negotation skills, financial literacy, project management and macro (visionary) and micro (action) leadership approaches.

 

Moreover - aligned with the ASEFYLS2 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 4 (on education), 5 (on gender equality) and 8 (on decent work) - the series included a thought-process on how to collectively build inclusive, fair and accessible work placements for the youth. To address this, the trainings incorporated aspects of employment challenges linked to 1) age, 2) education, 3) disability, 4) finance, 5) gender, 6) location, 7) social backgrounds and/or 8) technology. 

 

The core objectives of the series were to:

  • Extend the opportunity for the applicants of ASEFYLS2 on a local level through a skills-focused agenda
  • Provide ASEFYLS2 alumni with the opportunity to enhance her/his leadership skills by joining as a trainer assistant
  • Organise small-group mentorship and guidance in leadership between local young leaders and internationally renowned professionals
  • Further develop the Asia-Europe platform for emerging leaders, especially active in Lao PDR and Greece.

Curious about the ASEF Capacity Training batches from 2015/2016? Have a look here

 

2017 capacity trainings

Project Updates

  • ASEF Capacity Training in Lao PDR

    Published on 14 Mar 2018

    ASEFEdu CP Lao DAY 1

     

    The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in partnership with the National University of Laos (NUOL) and the Global Changemakers organised the 2nd ASEF Capacity Training 2017 series on "Public speaking and leadership skills" on 9–10 October 2017 in Vientiane, Lao PDR.

     

    The trainings were directly linked to the 2nd ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS2) on "Access to Youth Employment", which took place on 16–21 September 2017 in Seoul, Korea.

     

    Moreover, the two days trainings were attended by about 30 local students, entrepreneurs and young professionals. They participated in sessions conducted by Ms Katherine HERMANS, Director of Global Changemakers, a non-profit NGO based in Switzerland.

    Participants engaged in the interactive workshop modules that featured role-playing fused with preparatory exercises, before taking the stage to deliver a public speech in front of an audience.


    Lastly, the project’s core objectives were to:

    • Extend the opportunity for the applicants of ASEFYLS2 on a local level through a skills-focused agenda
    • Organise small-group mentorship and guidance in leadership between local young leaders and internationally renowned professionals
    • Further develop the Asia-Europe platform for emerging leaders in the ASEM partner countries they are held
  • ASEF Capacity Training in Greece

    Published on 11 Aug 2017

    The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in partnership with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Erasmus Students Network Greece (ESN Greece) and the Global Changemakers held the 1st ASEF Capacity Training 2017 series on "Public speaking and Negotiation" on 4–5 July 2017 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

    The trainings are directly linked to the 2nd ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS2) on "Access to Youth Employment", which will take place on 16–21 September 2017 in Seoul, Korea.

    Over 30 local students, entrepreneurs and young professionals participated in the sessions conducted by Ms Katherine HERMANS, Director of Global Changemakers, a non-profit NGO based in Switzerland.

    Participants engaged in the interactive workshop modules that featured role-playing fused with preparatory exercises, before taking the stage to deliver a public speech.
    The project has the following core objectives:

    • Extend the opportunity for the applicants of ASEFYLS2 on a local level through a skills-focused agenda
    • Organise small-group mentorship and guidance in leadership between local young leaders and internationally renowned professionals
    • Further develop the Asia-Europe platform for emerging leaders in the ASEM partner countries they are held

    The next ASEF Capacity Training will be held on October 2017 in Vientiane, Lao PDR.