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Leadership purposed for a sustainable world.

what is LEAP YOUth?

LEAP YOUth is a 10-month transformational leadership programme for students from our community focusing on building leadership capacity with the necessary competencies, qualities, practices, tools and global network to become conscious leaders in the co-creation of thriving and sustainable societies.

‘We cannot solve our problems with the same mindset that created them….You gotta be the change you wish to see in the world!’

Why do we need to LEAP ahead?

The question of transitioning to sustainability, creating thriving and flourishing living systems highlights the need for conscious leadership development.

There is a need to address leadership, to educate and prepare students to lead solutions for sustainability and to focus on the role of the inner dimensions (described as people‘s mindsets consisting of values, beliefs, world-views, motivations and associated cognitive, emotional and relational capacities) of human beings and the potential of inner transformation as a powerful leverage point for sustainability.

The Journey

The LEAP YOUth program uses the Inner Development Goals (IDG)framework as main content. This framework refers to the skills and qualities needed as a leader to successfully work with complex societal issues, in particular those identified in UNs Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The framework is divided in 5 main dimensions and 23 skills.

The LEAP YOUth programme runs over 10 months (starting in March and finishing in December) and is held in English with most elements being online. There is an onsite cohort who will have two onsite meetings at the beginning and in the middle of the program.

Additionally, there is also an online cohort, who will continue to have all modules online throughout the duration of the program to take into account different needs of the community. The journey is divided into 2-month long modules, each covering 1 Inner Development Goal. All modules follow the same structure.

LEAP adopts transformative and emancipatory perspectives to education seeking to stimulate self-awareness and critical thinking. For that we use a rich scaffold of theories, concepts, methods, tools and prac-tices to foster conscious leadership in the context of transformation for sustainability. Below are the most important ones guiding us in this process. The elements explained above are based on those theories.

Theory U

Iceberg Model

4 Fold Practice

Get Involved

The LEAP program is co-created by it’s participants and the countless volunteers that are engaged. Find out how you can get involved as well.
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Partners & Donate

The work of oikos International and LEAP is only possible through the support and contribution of individuals and organizations that share our vision of creating a more resilient and sustainable world by empowering students to become change agents and conscious leaders of tomorrow.

And if you are looking for a meaningful way to support this cause, we invite you to join us as a donor and contributor! Donate today either as a one-time donation or contact us to become a monthly/yearly donor to help us sustain ourselves in the longterm.

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