The Central Eurasia Leadership Academy is pleased to invite applications for its 2008 Leadership Workshop. The development of future leaders with character, initiative, and strategic vision is one of the keys to enhancing cooperation, security, and prosperity in the Central Eurasia region. To this end, CELA will invite 45 high-potential, mid-career professionals from Central Eurasia to a ten-day leadership workshop in Istanbul that will be intensive, challenging, and fun. The dates are Wednesday 16 Friday 25 July 2008. The opening dinner is on 16 July Wednesday evening. The venue is Koç University, Istanbul.
Applicants must be between the ages of 28 and 42. They must be citizens of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The professional sectors targeted in 2008 are government, business, NGOs/ civil society and media. Candidates working in the spheres of business and government are particularly encouraged to apply. Women also are strongly encouraged to apply.
All costs associated with the CELA 2008 Leadership Workshop for those invited to attend (including tuition, food and accommodation in Istanbul, and economy-class transport from the participants home country) are borne by CELA.
English is the language of instruction during the CELA workshop. For more information, a course description, and an application form, see the CELA website: http://www.celaprogram.org The deadline for applications is Monday 10 March 2008.