A new wave of populism and authoritarianism is on the rise.
Simplistic solutions, "alternative facts'' and scapegoats distract us from the real underlying adaptive challenges we need to confront.
Young emerging leaders across sectors with a strong commitment to social challenges, democracy and peace will be exposed to an experiential 3-day program, prepared by KONU in synergy with the Symi Symposium, whose aim is to counter this movement by building a pipeline for leadership that is focussed on the real challenges.
Upon completion of the program
By tapping into the resources and the challenges of both Southern Europe and the Mediterranean, participants will:
KONU's methodology values participants’ lived experiences over prepared case materials and examples.
Structured exercises are built around participant cases and stories. These real and relevant dynamics illuminate the complexity of real challenges and the politics of change. As a result, the subsequent learning and action plans are directed at what matters most to our participants. In detail, a mixture of experiential and instructional methods will be used such as:
Former Prime Minister of Greece | Chairman of the Andreas Papandreou Foundation
KONU Founding Partners | Leadership Development Coaches
Symi Symposium participants who excel in their respective fields, will provide Young Leaders with the opportunity to learn first-hand about the challenges they face, as well as how these influence their lives.
Cases of success, failure or a mixture of both, in which the pressures for quick fixes and solutions were high – and when leadership across different factional divides, narratives and values was needed, will be analysed.
Young Leaders will apply the concepts they are learning to their real-life leadership cases.