Aman Merchant, Founder and Chief Emagination Officer, FLA, said: “Over the past three months since we launched our leadership offerings for 10 to 13 year olds, we have received tremendous interest from a variety of groups to allow them to experience these. Whether its within charitable organizations, NGOs or schools, students and their families are new to the idea of teaching leadership to children when they are moldable, and so we have designed a fun, highly interactive and cost-effective four hour program that will allow a variety of stakeholders to witness the magic that occurs when young children are nurtured to lead from a young age.”
Commenting further on the experience, Merchant added “By participating in LeadCamp, participants will get exposed to a selection of the sixteen key principles for being effective, ethical leaders, along with experiencing these in team projects, where they take turns as leaders and receive feedback from leadership coaches. Should they wish to continue their leadership journeys and experience the entire pro-gram, they can sign up for the LeadStar modules, that run for 8 weeks on weekends or the week-long leadership bootcamps that happen during term breaks.”
LeadStar is a concentrated executive caliber leadership training program for 10-13 year olds, focusing on a life stage when young leaders are still pliable in their character, but mature enough to be taught sophisticated social skills required for developing them into effective and ethical leaders. LeadStar teaches the sixteen most desirable leader qualities, dividing them into four modules, each consisting of 8 lessons, typically formatted in 90 minute weekly club settings or organized as week-long leadership bootcamps organised during term breaks. These are taught by certified trainers using media, experiential activities and real-to-life projects. The program includes parent and mentor training as well.
The first sessions for LeadCamp start on March 24 in Dubai, followed by similar sessions with NGOs, charitable organizations and schools.
The Future Leadership Academy (FLA) is a pioneering social venture that was launched last November in Dubai to accelerate future leadership potential in children and youth aged 3-24 based in the Middle East, Africa & South Asia – and driven by its vision to make our next generation better leaders, thinkers and entrepreneurs.
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