Youth Leadership Training Program 2021 by LEAD India-IATSS Forum, Japan: Apply by June 30: Expired

Youth Leadership Training Program 2021 by LEAD IndiaAbout

LEAD India invites you to be a part of a unique youth leadership training program in Japan by the IATSS Forum. This 44 days training program will focus on building leadership and skills development of today’s youth who are potential leaders of tomorrow. The youth will be trained by professors and academicians from leading universities of Japan, business leaders and experts from various fields. This program is an interactive and experiential journey since it facilitates the interaction of the participants with local volunteers, university students and other leaders of Japan.

About LEAD India:

LEAD India is the India Secretariat of IATSS Forum, Japan and supports in identification and selection of Indian participants for the IATSS Forum Program. Starting in 2020, four young and deserving individuals will be chosen from India to participate in the 65th and 66th batch of the Leadership Training in Japan. If you are a youth aged below 35 years and have minimum work experience of two years, this program is just the right fit for you!

LEAD India builds leadership and creates LEADers for a sustainable future in environmental and developmental space, IATSS Forum believes in bringing out the best in individuals and making them next-generation leaders of Asia.

Program Details:

IATSS Forum Program is based on the objective of training people to become next-generation leaders of Asia and to mobilize the strengths of a group to the maximum. The Program invites two participants each from Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Laos, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. Along with facilitating an exchange of ideas and thematic discussions, the Leadership Training Program also focusses on building knowledge in the various fields and learning methodologies to the interdisciplinary approach to issues.

The IATSS Forum Program is mainly classified into three categories: the general seminar area, the theme study area, and the general areas of study. The training programs feature academic, practical, and well-balanced programs, which are not specialized in any specific field. Through the comprehensive 44-day program, the Forum is intended for participants to learn the skills, ideas, and mindsets required to become young leaders.

The IATSS Forum programs are reviewed and organized by the IATSS Forum Program Committee in order to provide training contents that match current international and regional situations.

The program will be carried out through:

  • Seminars
  • Theme Study
  • Group Study
  • Cultural Activities Exchange
  • Study Tours
  • Communication
  • Applicants must be from one of the above-mentioned countries and possess the physical and mental capabilities necessary to participate fully in program activities.
  • Applicants should be 35 years old or younger at the time of the closing date of the application.
  • Applicants may or may not be working at the time of application submission
  • Applicants should have at least 2 years of full-time professional job experience at the time of the application.
  • Applicants should have sufficient English skills and cultural adaptability to live and study abroad.
  • Applicants must travel to Japan unaccompanied.

65th IATSS Forum: *May – July 2021 (7 weeks)

66th IATSS Forum: *September – November 2021 (7 weeks)

Closing Date for the Applications: 30th June 2020

**Hard copy of the application is also to be sent on LEAD India’s Postal address: LEAD India M-8, 3rd Floor, Greater Kailash, Part 1 New Delhi – 110048, India

Tel: +91 11 29235721, 41638440, 49064169

* Applications are accepted once a year.

Application Procedure

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Required Documents

  • Application form (A4 size) Download Here. Click here to download the Application Booklet.
  • 2 photos (4 cm x 3 cm, name on the back)
  • 2 recommendation forms (A4) (One of them should be your direct supervisor at your present job)


Tel: +91 11 29235721, 41638440, 49064169

For more details visit here

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