Launched in October 2015, the Young Leaders Development Programme is a new opportunity to develop climate change awareness and leadership skills in the next generation of Scottish leaders.
Through our programme, we provide the following training:
Leadership Skills: improving communication, understanding how to influence others, motivating and inspiring others.
Climate Change Impacts: understanding how climate change will impact on food, energy, transport, resource use and identifying the key system and behavioural changes needed to transition to a more sustainable way of living.
Over the course of a year, young leaders participate in 6 full day events which focus on climate change or leadership topics. Each year we update and refresh the modules so that we can provide the best content for our peers.
Young Leaders also set themselves ‘actions’ that they want to achieve while on the programme. Actions are varied and can be personal changes or improvements or tackle societal challenges or issues in their workplace.
Young Leaders remain engaged with their peers online via Facebook Group and regular ‘Doing Dinner’ meet ups across regional hubs Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. Young Leaders also have the opportunity to socialise with their peers after every YLDP event and at events organised by the 2050 Leaders Network.