Young Leadership Program

Begin your learning journey
to becoming effective public sector leaders

Young Leadership Program

Begin your learning journey to becoming effective public sector leaders

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Program Description
Course List
Enrollment Process
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INQUIRE NOW!

Program Description
Course List
Enrollment Process
Inquiries

The Young Leadership Program (YLP) is an online-based 20-module certificate course in public governance strategies. It is designed to develop strategic thinking and strategy implementation, hone leadership skills to optimize stakeholder interest, and instill values and ethics of good governance. The YLP adopts both classroom and experience-based learning conducted through webinars, reading assignments, directed discussions, individual and group mentoring, student presentations, projects, conferences, and other modes.

The program features eight (8) competency areas with 2 to 3 modules each, delivered by both the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) and the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P). Each module will be delivered on a Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

At the end of the full cycle, the student is awarded a certificate in leadership and governance acknowledged by both institutions.


Get a 15% early bird discount when you register and settle the full amount on or before 16 November 2020!

The Young Leadership Program (YLP) is an online-based 20-module certificate course in public governance strategies. It is designed to develop strategic thinking and strategy implementation, hone leadership skills to optimize stakeholder interest, and instill values and ethics of good governance. The YLP adopts both classroom and experience-based learning conducted through webinars, reading assignments, directed discussions, individual and group mentoring, student presentations, projects, conferences, and other modes.

The program features eight (8) competency areas with 2 to 3 modules each, delivered by both the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) and the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P). Each module will be delivered on a Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

At the end of the full cycle, the student is awarded a certificate in leadership and governance acknowledged by both institutions.


Get a 15% early bird discount when you register and settle the full amount on or before 16 November 2020!

COURSE LIST

COURSE LIST

Area 1: Fundamentals of Governance

This revolves around the principle of “strategic leadership” where leaders are demanded to lead with plan, foresight, transparency, and accountability. This corresponds to courses that empower leaders in creating their respective strategy maps, setting metrics and targets, and identifying strategic deliverables as measures of their leadership and governance effectiveness.

This module provides a context of governance practices within the wider range of social institutions. Participants are introduced to the principles of good governance revolving around the concepts of subsidiarity and common good centered on the good of each constituent.

This module provides the theoretical framework for governance practice and the elements for the basic governance strategy. It distinguishes between strategic governance and operational governance. Participants will be tasked to examine whether their goals and targets in their respective organizations or local governments are strategic or operational. From this, they will assess their strategic goal or convert their operational goals to something strategic.

This module involves coaching participants how to design their strategic governance map. Afterwards, participants will present their strategic maps which will be vetted by a panel of governance practitioners.

Area 2: Systems Integration and Harmonization

This is all about “internal leadership,” resulting in the organization’s internal coherence revolving around the strategic direction set.

This module identifies the stumbling blocks and structural deficiencies that prevent sustained implementation of the governance strategy design. Participants will be asked to present cases from their respective areas of responsibilities.

This module trains participants on coming up with a solid communication plan that effectively cascades the organization’s strategic goals down to the lower levels. Participants also get familiar with creating channels of effective conversation, feedback, and response that result to integrated and harmonized strategic principles in governance.

Area 3: Strategy Sustainability and Operations Management

This consists of the study of varying tools that aids an organization in sustaining the implementation of their strategy. Among those tools include the communication plan, monitoring scorecard targets, and the quality management systems. This refers to techniques in effective cascading of strategy at every part of the organization.

This module looks at the challenges of strategy sustainability and how these challenges could be addressed by the integration of the strategy in the organization’s operations. It also tackles strategy management best practices from the perspectives of the public and private sector.

This module teaches participants how to create a system for a functioning strategy management with clear goals that affect impact on their respective organizations.

Area 4: Stakeholder Management and Engagement

This will be studied from the perspective of multi-sectoral interest groups whose voices will have to be incorporated into effective governance decisions by leaders.

This module prepares participants for a broader theoretical understanding of the dynamics that underpin the convergence of multi-sectoral interests.

This module invites practitioners from different sectors who are actively engaged in helping organizations pursue their respective governance strategies. It features a round table lecture series by practitioners from business, government, and civil society, presenting their own perspectives as stakeholders of a given organization or constituency.

This module asks participants to design and present their stakeholder engagement strategy design that answers the questions: 1) How does one keep their stakeholders engaged? and 2) How does one remain responsive to their stakeholders?

Area 5: Ethics and Integrity

In the leadership program, we speak of ethics and integrity in public service stemming from the anthropological core of the human person and one’s psychological make-up of desiring the good for the self and the society—one’s personal and common good.

This module brings the attention of participants to the philosophical foundations and rationale of governance. It delves into the anthropological rationale of why ethics and integrity are essential to good governance. At this point, the students will be asked to start conceptualizing their own ethics and integrity programs to be presented and vetted upon completion of Area 5.

This module discusses problems and challenges in governance rooted in issues of ethics and integrity, and how these issues have been successfully addressed with programs of ethics and integrity.

This module features the presentations of the participants following their assignment to come up with individual ethics and integrity programs at the beginning of the Area 5 discussion. Participants present their programs in a conference, where a practitioner sits in to vet the outputs.

Area 6: Electives

Students may choose between the following elective areas:

Area 6A: Governance and Society
(Will be delivered by UA&P Faculty)

Public Policy and Governance is a course pertaining to public administration and the role of public policy. The nature and dynamics of governance will be analyzed as the intersection and the driving force for good public administration and sound public policy. This involves the study of the nature of public policy and the policy process; how actors and events impinge on policy formulation and decision-making and the implementation of public policy. This course is meant to familiarize students with the fundamentals of analyzing and understanding public policy and administration within a governance paradigm.

This course provides knowledge and analysis of concepts, theories, and issues pertaining to local governance and development in order to enable students to think critically about the formulation and implementation of policies and programs for socio-economic development. It particularly emphasizes the issues of decentralization, political leadership, poverty, social and economic growth, and human capital development.

Work and Society is a philosophical study of work in the light of its anthropological, sociological and ethical dimensions. This course seeks to highlight the relevance of work as a human activity, contributing thus to the development of the worker, co-workers, culture and society. The ethical dimensions treated here are focused on the individual.

Area 6B: Governance and Development: Rights-based Approach
(Will be delivered by DLSU faculty)

  • Human rights and Citizenship, Human security, and Development
    • Principles of participation, empowerment, inclusion, and accountability
  • Defining problems using rights-based views: Addressing governance and development challenges
  • Development planning and program development
  • Policy development
  • Strengthening organizational capacities through RBAs
  • Ensuring organizational productivity and change management

Area 7: Governance Best Practices

This looks at the general anatomy and principles of best practices in public governance.

This module presents the different theories and structures of best practices in governance, and how these are shared vertically and horizontally with other institutional counterparts. At the end of the module, the students are asked to identify best practices in their organization and to start strategizing how these practices can be shared.

This module provides actual examples of good governance practices from different sectors. It is composed of two parts: the student presentations, wherein the students present the best practices they have identified in their respective organizations; and the panel conference, wherein practitioners from different sectors will be invited to share other best practices of good governance which the students can learn from. At the end of this module, students will understand the impact and importance of good governance, learn the different ways of how it can be achieved, and know that it can be done so that they will be inspired and encouraged to continue the advocacy for good governance.

Area 8: Governance Breakthroughs

In the leadership program, we look at breakthroughs in leadership processes that enable leaders and organizations to achieve breakthrough results.

This module defines and explores beyond the boundaries of good governance in order to instill a mindset of going beyond one’s targets. Here, participants are trained to practice active leadership that works beyond targets and instead aims for breakthrough results.

This module features a conference of practitioners who have successfully achieved breakthrough results during their leadership term. Participants are tasked to identify the characteristics of the leadership mindset from these leaders, as well as interact with them during the conference.

ENROLLMENT PROCESS

ENROLLMENT PROCESS

Enrollment period to be announced
Interested applicants must be 20-35 years old or have 3 years or less experience in their current position

Step 1. Fill out the Application Form

Step 2. Receive a Letter of Acceptance from the Institute of Solidarity in Asia

Step 3. Settle the payment

  • Registration Fee is PHP 75,000. Email us at ylp@isacenter.org for the special rate of ISA Partners.
  • Institute for Solidarity in Asia will send a statement of account (SOA) to the applicant as reference to the registration fee.
  • Institute of Solidarity in Asia and University of Asia and the Pacific is accepting payments for the registration fee through the following:
    • Fund Transfer
    • OTC bank payment
    • Online/Mobile Banking
  • BDO Unibank, Inc.
    Branch: Trident – Gil Puyat
    Account Name: Institute for Solidarity in Asia, Inc.
    Account Number: 006-838-037-511
  • Landbank of the Philippines
    Branch: Buendia
    Account Name: Institute for Solidarity in Asia, Inc.
    Account Number: 0052-1410-52
  • Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
    Branch: Buendia – South Superhighway
    Account Name: Institute for Solidarity in Asia, Inc.
    Account Number: 1141-0109-28

Step 4. Email Proof of Payment

  • Email Proof of payment to accounting@isacenter.org and ylp@isacenter.org
  • Indicate as Subject heading, “PROOF OF PAYMENT: Applicant Name and SOA Number”
  • Include in the body of email the following information:
    • Name:
    • Amount:
    • TIN:
    • SOA number:
    • Payment for:
    • Attachment of the proof of payment (Deposit slip, Bank transfer details, etc.)

Step 5. Receive a soft copy of the Official Receipt (OR)

  • Applicant/student will receive a scanned copy of their Official Receipt (OR) within 3 days of acknowledgment of their proof of payment. Delays may be expected due to the volume of emails and limited workforce.

INQUIRIES

For inquiries, contact Patricia Salvador at ylp@isacenter.org

INQUIRIES

For inquiries, contact
Patricia Salvador
ylp@isacenter.org