In pursuit of its mission, Altemus runs the Altemus Leadership Programme (ALP). The ALP provides a rich environment for personal growth and leadership development by combining academic excellence, experiential training and real-world pragmatism.
It ascribes to a holistic, inward-outward personalized approach. The programme consists of an intensive residential training in core soft skills and leadership competencies (self-awareness and understanding, visioning, goal-setting and planning, ethics and integrity, communication skills, building and leading teams, and creative problem-solving), and a practicum (a community service exercise and outdoor trekking).
The ‘Altemus experience’ is a series of carefully sequenced and integrated activities designed to increase young people’s leadership knowledge and skills, as well their self-esteem, confidence, resilience, adaptability, openness and conscientiousness.
The programme is highly interactive and participatory. Its methodology includes presentations, group work, discussions, simulations, case studies, psychometric testing, assessments, role-playing, co-operative games, meetings with role-model leaders, reflection periods, journaling, one-on-one coaching and outdoor experiential learning.
Benefits and Value
Altemus is distinct in the way it trains young leaders. The ALP brings added value because of its:
- International student body
- International team of professional trainers, facilitators and coaches drawn from different disciplines and sectors;
- Innovative curriculum designed with the participation of the target audience and fined-tuned to the specific needs of each group of learners;
- Small class size combined with one-on-one coaching;
- Frequent, timely and honest performance feedback, debriefs that draw out and link lessons learned to participants’ lives back home;
- Beautiful training location and supportive environment, ideal for self-reflection, experimentation and planning;
- Financial accessibility to young people from different geographical, cultural, ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds;
- Sharing of knowledge, ideas and good practices, networking with like-minded peers from around the world; and,
- Immediate and direct applicability to home communities, thereby increasing the participant’s leadership capacity and employability
Where Participants Come From
Our alumni come from Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.