Tuesday, October 13, 2020

[Leadership Program] UPG Sustainability Leadership Program 2021, USA (Fully Funded)

UPG Sustainability Leadership mobilises people and organisations to support positive citizen leadership on sustainability. We bring together people who are committed to impact by taking positive action.
Every individual and organisation can play a positive role.  
In 2019 UPG successfully trained 60 UPG Sustainability Leaders from 30 countries around the world. They have gone on to train over 4,000 people (and counting) and to implement projects within their communities. Learn more on this site and in the 2019 UPGSL Report.
For 2021 UPG is training and certifying 500 young leaders from all over the world and flying 60 of them to a FREE, complementary and immersive 1-week experience on an island in the USA: the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership. If this could be you or someone that you know, then take action and apply now or share this link.
UPG Sustainability Leadership is FREE for young people thanks to the wonderful support of our Partners who believe in positive citizen leadership on sustainability.

Due to the many challenges brought to the world by a global pandemic the program needed to be fully reviewed and redesigned. And for the 2021 UPG Sustainability Leadership program, we have decided to bring this incredible training to up to 500 young leaders all over the world in an online program.

The syllabus includes training in project management, stakeholder engagement, communication, digital communications, and much more. Sustainability Leaders also explore how sustainability is related to economics, politics, law, culture, technology, education, and more.

After completing the online training, all UPG Sustainability Leaders will receive a certification, and 60 of them will have the chance to attend to a complimentary 1-week presential training at Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership, in the USA, in summer 2021.

  • Participants will have the costs of the program covered – Training material, accommodation, subsistence, local transportation, international flights (a round trip flight from participant’s hometown to the US);
  • All 500 participants will receive an online training and will be certified as UPG Sustainability Leaders after completion of the course.
  • Visas are not included in the costs of the program, and selected applicants are entirely responsible for covering these expenses. UPG will send visa application letters to assist with the process (if necessary).   
The following conditions apply to prospective candidates who are interested in becoming UPG Sustainability Leaders.   
  • Personal Motivation
    You demonstrate a strong motivation to become UPG Sustainability Leader combined with strong capabilities and you also have initial ideas that can have impact.  
  • Age Requirement
    Your age is minimum 18 years or maximum 35 years by 1 October 2021. This ensures that all participants are within this age group for the duration of the training and experiences   
  • Selection Criteria
    UPG is looking for young determined people from all different paths of life and regions of the world. From well-experienced professionals to freshly graduated students.
    The selection process considers four factors: A. Your Profile – this helps us to strive for diversity.
    B. Your Motivation – we select the most motivated C. Your Capabilities and D. The Potential for Impact.
    UPG Champions have an advantage in the process as they demonstrate the required motivation. UPG Champions that are part of a local “Community of Champions” or Champions who are from a organisation that is a UPG Champion also have an advantage in the selection process as this contributes to a supportive environment for their work.

How to Apply:
Please visit HERE for applying

30 November 2020


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