The Young Emerging Leaders of Civil Society program ends

February 18 2020
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February 18, 2020. Thirty young people completed this February 14 the first program of Young Emerging Leaders of Civil Society (ExCeL) that is focused on leaders under 30 years of age with the potential to create very positive impacts from civil society and the non-profit sector in the Northern Triangle countries and Nicaragua.

This program was carried out at the Francisco de Sola Campus in Nicaragua. The first module was held in October 2019 and the second in February of this year. This program is taught for the first time by the CLACDS of INCAE Business School and aims to train, motivate and connect emerging leaders from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Paola Padilla, a Honduran and one of the 15 women who participated in the program, commented, “The program encourages the emerging leader to have new perspectives and challenges him to promote change in his society. I return to Honduras with tools that will allow me to successfully carry out this and new projects that are born in order to see my country with a better future ”.

For Álvaro Saavedra, a Nicaraguan, “The main lesson I have learned is that Central American integration is possible, it is not just a utopia. By sharing day by day with the leaders of the region, I realize that a youth committed to their region can make the change that our peoples need so much ”.

“This program has undoubtedly been a vote of confidence of INCAE towards the Central American youth. I describe the ExCel program as a Swiss army knife, which is full of necessary tools to face the challenges that we as a region face in matters of governance, institutions and democracy ”, added Saavedra.

For Octavio Martínez, Director of CLACDS / INCAE, carrying out this program has been an enriching experience that helps us to continue contributing to the mission of CLACDS / INCAE, which is to promote the sustainable development of the region through research, dialogue , the transfer of best practices and the construction of strategies and solutions in a participatory way.

During this program, participants had the opportunity to obtain the tools and guidance to develop and design a non-profit project that generates impact in their countries of origin. In addition, they learned the case method developed by Harvard University and used as the main teaching methodology by INCAE, which allows them to reason about a specific problem, analyze it and make the best decision based on specific situations extracted from the real world.

They also addressed issues of formulation and implementation of strategies for public value, principles and tools for political analysis, political economy and the role of governments, communication and social marketing, ethics and leadership, teamwork and leadership of high performance teams. political parties and coalition building, negotiation and conflict resolution.

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