Open for applications: Leadership Academy 2017 in Denmark - August 13 - August 25

Danish Red Cross Youth - Leadership Academy

Core to the Red Cross/Red Crescent (RC/RC) movement are the many youth volunteers who have great potential to be role models and key drivers of positive social change. The Danish Red Cross Youth (DRCY) has more than two decades of pioneering experience in developing necessary leadership skills for RC/RC volunteers. Therefore the DRCY is pleased to announce the 2017 Leadership Academy - an intensive youth leadership training for key volunteers across the global RC/RC movement.

The mission is to build strong young leaders within the RC/RC movement who can stand out as role models and agents of change as well as initiate and lead youth activities in their national societies. Participants at Leadership Academy will explore topics within youth leadership, youth-led advocacy and active citizenship while gaining practical experience through a line of participatory workshops. Ultimately, participants will acquire competencies in youth-to-youth approaches, facilitation skills, volunteer management, graphic facilitation and project planning. The training overarches between formal sessions and non-formal training methods that combine innovative group work as well as relating to participants’ needs, experiences and existing projects. Professional facilitators will be present to ensure the high proficiency of the sessions.

· Mobilisation of youth for active citizenship: Training in and testing of an innovative DRCY method to motivate youth to take initiative and engage in their local societies, as active citizens
· Youth Leadership: Volunteer Motivation & Management, Leadership Styles, Graphic facilitation and Group Dynamics
· Humanitarian Diplomacy and Youth Taking Lead
· Project Planning and Project Management

The Finnish Red Cross will send an active Red Cross volunteer aged 18-30 to the Leadership Academy. All travel expenses of the participants will be covered by the Finnish Red Cross with the help of Folke Bernadotte memorial fund.

To apply, please send the enclosed application with required appendices to no later than Sunday May 21st. Required appendices: A motivation letter in English (maximum length one page) must be included, a CV and a letter of reference from your district or branch (in English, Finnish or Swedish) are optional. If you have any questions, please contact