Cohort 5 of YUVA’s Leadership Programme joined by 18 Aspiring Leaders

The cohort 5 of the Certificate in Leadership for Social Change programme started on Saturday, 6 July 2019. The YUVA Academy’s School of Leadership and Development welcomed 18 aspiring leaders, including NGO representatives from various parts of the island. The Certificate in Leadership for Social Change programme is delivered by YUVA Executive Director, Krishna Athal.

This course teaches you critical concepts to help you better understand, operate, and thrive in leadership roles. We challenge you to apply learning using a realistic simulation, based on real-world leadership experiences. We aim to develop your leadership knowledge to become an effective leader in order to foster social change through leadership development. Using interactive activities, including reflexive journals, you develop your own understandings of what constitutes good leadership and how to apply this knowledge in real-life situations.

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Cohort 5 of YUVA’s Entrepreneurship Programme joined by 16 Aspiring Entrepreneurs

The cohort 5 of the Certificate in The Entrepreneurial Mindset programme started on Saturday, 6 July 2019. The YUVA Academy welcomed 16 aspiring entrepreneurs, including NGO representatives from various parts of the island. The Certificate in The Entrepreneurial Mindset programme is delivered by YUVA’s Programme Coordinator, Adiilah Mohorun.

Uncover the secrets of thinking like an entrepreneur to create value for stakeholders and society across a variety of business settings. What does it really mean to think entrepreneurially? The entrepreneurial process isn’t only for start-ups, it’s a comprehensive mindset that will teach you to identify, assess, shape, and act on opportunities in a variety of contexts, settings and organisations. The ability to ‘think like an entrepreneur’ and ‘act like an innovator’ are critical skills for success across industries and are proven tools to help distinguish you in the workplace and to accelerate your career.

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Blueprint for employment: Change the way we learn to change the way we live

We’ve always been told and made to understand that education is the key to our career success. Finish school, enrol in university, earn your degree, and enter the job market ready to impart your newly learned skills and knowledge. In more recent years, the model may have slightly changed and people can take different routes to achieve career success, but the premise is still pretty much intact.

Similarly, there seems to be a common thought trend that the more education one partakes in, the more productive they will be for the workforce. It’s not uncommon or out of the ordinary to cling to a thought like this; after all, the assumption is that the more you have studied and learned, the better you will be in whatever job you are working in.

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YUVA Academy empowers Miss, Mr & Mrs India Worldwide Mauritius 2019 through Leadership Programme

On Saturday, May 25 2019, the School of Leadership and Development of YUVA Academy conducted a leadership training with candidates of Mr, Miss and Mrs India Worldwide Mauritius 2019 in Cybertower, Ebene. The training lasted for about 6 hours.

Leadership does not depend on one’s position but on one’s skills. Apart from being a leader of a team, individuals should also be able to lead themselves. The aim of the workshop was to improve the participants’ leadership skills and help them to present their best selves at the final of the pageant.

The workshop started with an ice-breaking session of self-introduction. Participants introduced themselves and the reasons for attending the workshop and answered different questions that revealed much of their personalities. For example, ‘If you can become an animal, which animal do you want to be and why?’ When a participant was asked which movie she wanted to experience, she was hesitant and did not know how to answer. However, with others’ encouragement, she finally gave her own answer. Ice-breaking is such an activity that encourages individuals to talk openly and creates a friendly environment. The self-introduction session ended in a cheerful atmosphere.

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15 MITD Students Graduate in YUVA’s Student Leadership Programme

The last session of the Student Leadership Programme (SLP) was held on Monday 8 April 2019 at the Shaan-e-Rasool Mosque in Plaine Verte with students of the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD).

Throughout the programme, the students were able to learn about the concept of leadership, a topic that they were previously unfamiliar with, and to reflect on how they can cultivate leadership traits and apply these to their individual lives. The programme consisted of interactive sessions and fun activities, such as role plays, making shapes and figures out of modelling clay, speeches and dialogues to capture the attention of the students and increase their interest in the topic.

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YUVA begins Leadership Programme with 15 MITD Students at Paul Tourreau Community Centre

On Monday, 18 March 2019, 15 students from the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD) were introduced to the Student Leadership Programme (SLP) delivered by trainers of the YUVA Academy.

This first session took place at the Paul Tourreau Community Centre. The students were aged between 16 and 17 and were mainly from the fields of housekeeping and electric work. Although they lacked the know-how on the topic, they were zealous to learn and utilise the knowledge and skills to be gained from the programme in their professional careers as well as personal lives.

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