The Lviv Leadership Academy or LLA is a two-week intensive international summer course held in Lviv, Ukraine for higher education students and young professionals. LLA will invite forty young leaders from Ukraine, Eastern Partnership Nations, the EU, and Balkan countries from 6-19 August 2017. Applications will be accepted until 31st of May 2017 and evaluated on a rolling basis. The cost to attend LLA will not exceed 50 Euros. Participants will be required to take at least two final exams at the conclusion of LLA 2017.
Academic courses на Lviv Leadership Academy Curriculum:
The Lviv Leadership Academy’s academic courses will feature a combination of international experts and professors from Ukraine, Slovakia, and the United States. The academic portion will be a balance between theoretical lessons and practical workshops designed by the professors. Our participants will be required to be active and will have numerous opportunities to showcase their own leadership skills.
The courses taught at Lviv Leadership Academy will be conflict management, free-market economic theory, democracies in transition, leadership and cultures in the 21st century, and the role of media (traditional and social) in conflict areas. The Academy will also feature several guest lectures separated from the academic courses. (For more detailed information, please click here).
The Lviv Leadership Academy will also feature an educational day trip dedicated to the history of Lviv and the Carpathian region.
Strategic Leadership in the 21st Century
Mr. Matthew Kwasiborski, USA
AILTE Founder; European Institutes Director, The Fund for American Studies; Board of Trustees Member, Anglo-American University
The leadership component of LLA will help participants identify their ethical leadership foundation; will educate on various leadership styles including Path Goal Theory, Servant Leadership and Emotional Leadership. Students will also participate in a leadership simulation and participative group presentations.
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Marashi, USA
California State University, San Marcos; King Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain
The conflict management component serves as an introduction to the theories and practice of conflict management. By the end of the component, participants will have a nuanced understanding of conflict and gain conceptual tools to better understand the different phases of conflicts and various responses and strategies for their management. While conflicts naturally generate emotions and passions, this course will examine how to empathize and analyze the arguments surrounding various conflicts. Skills will be gained in analytical thinking, leadership and conflict, and forming constructive arguments.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
1. The theories of conflict management and resolution
2. The tools to analyze arguments that underpin conflict
3. How to analyze the phases of conflict globally, that you encounter when following conflicts in the media, or the ones you encounter in your daily lives
4. Development of leadership skills, particularly in regards to conflict management
5. How to develop media strategies in response to conflict
6. Appreciate the relationship between conflict, economics, and markets
7. Appreciate the relationship between conflict and gender
Democracies in Transition:
Hon. Pavol Demes, Slovak Republic
Fmr. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Slovak Republic; German Marshall Fund
Dr. Pavol Demes brings his extensive experience during the Velvet Revolution of 1989 and the Velvet Divorce between Czech Republic and Slovak Republic in 1993 to the Lviv Leadership Academy classroom. Dr. Demes was highly instrumental in the development of Slovakia as a nation from its birth after the Velvet Divorce. Not only did he serve as Foreign Minister but also was a top advisor to the young Slovak governments thereafter. He continued training other young democratic movements in Kosovo, Kurdistan Regions, Georgia, and Ukraine amongst others. Mr. Demes also teaches a similar course for The Fund for American Studies’s long-time Prague Institute, AIPES. Mr. Demes’s component teaches emerging democracies about the pitfalls of development as well as the strengths democracy will bring once it is implemented. Mr. Demes also examines the role of mobile cultures and their effect on democracy.
Foundations of a Free Society:
Mr. Ivan Miklos, Slovak Republic
Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic
Ivan Mikloš is former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic (2002-2006, 2010-2012), Deputy Prime Minister for Economy (1998-2002), and Minister of Privatization (1991-1992). He co-founded and led an economic think-tank MESA10 (1992-1998). During 2006-2010 and 2012-2016 he was a Member of Parliament. In 2014 he was appointed again as President of MESA10 and became a member of the International Advisory Board of National Reform Council of Ukraine and platform VoxUkraine. Until April 2016 he served as a Chief Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Ukraine and as an Advisor to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. Since April 2016 he serves as a Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine and Co-chairman of the Strategic Advisory Group for Support of Ukrainian Reforms. He is also a Co-founder of Ukrainian economic think-thank Centre for Economic Strategy.
Ivan Mikloš was one of the leading figures of economic transformation in Slovakia. Ivan Mikloš significantly contributed to the entry of the Slovak Republic into the OECD and started an extensive and effective tax reform. He led the government agenda on economic restructuring and fiscal consolidation. The second Dzurinda´s government (2002-2006) gained a very reformist reputation thanks to severe austerity measures and a comprehensive program of structural reforms (tax, social sector, pension, healthcare, public finance, labour market) backed by Ivan Mikloš. Thanks to these reforms Slovakia was able to join Eurozone in 2009. In 2004 he was awarded by Euromoney the best Minister of Finance of the Year and the top business reformer by the World Bank´s Doing Business report. Ivan Mikloš is the author of the Book of reforms (2005), Rewriting the Rule (2001) and also of dozens of studies and articles in the expert and popular press.
The Lviv Leadership Academy will host forty participants from the following regions: Eastern Partnership Countries, Cental Asia, North and South America, European Union Nations.
Participants will either be enrolled at a university and/or young professional possessing a university degree. *Please be advised that all courses will be taught in English. Students will be expected to take a final exam at the end of the Academy.
Applications for AILTE academic academies require a complete online basis. Applicants will need to provide basic contact information, latest CV/resume, one or two short answer essays, and letter of recommendation.
AILTE Admissions are conducted on a rolling basis. All applicants will receive their decision within thirty days maximum. It is the applicant’s responsibility that all materials are received. AILTE will not process any incomplete application. Once the admissions committee processes the application, the applicant will be notified by email of the decision. If the applicant is accepted, the participation fee, which will be determined based upon the strength of the application will be revealed within the decision letter. All admissions correspondence will be conducted through email. If you have any further questions about our admissions policies please contact us at any time.
Lviv, Ukraine. Lviv is the largest city in Western Ukraine and seventh overall in the country. Its roots date back to the 5th century and the “City of Lions” was officially founded in 1201. Lviv’s unique history and classic architecture are the result of its influence under several kingdoms and unions. Lviv was once part of Poland and the Austrian-Hungarian Empire as well as the Soviet Union. Today, the city centre of Lviv is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was recently named the restaurant festival capital of Ukraine due to its many festivals devoted to the gastronomical pleasures of life.
The Lviv Leadership Academy will be held at the Ivan Franko National University, Lviv. Ivan Franko National University was founded in 1661 and is the oldest continuous operational university in Ukraine. The faculty of international relations and diplomacy are our host faculty as classes will take place in their building located just across the street from the main university building. Our participants will stay at University dormitories located in the city center and a 10-15 minute walk from campus. The address of Ivan Franko National University, Lviv: Universytetska St, 1, Lviv. The dormitories are located at University Dormitory №1, Hertsena Street 7,Lviv
Meals: Included in the LLA Participation fee are breakfast and lunches during the work week. Breakfasts will be served at the dormitory and lunches will be served in the main building of the university. Dinners will not be provided unless noted on the schedule. And students are responsible for their own meals over the weekends.
Academic Material: LLA Participants will be provided with some readings to be completed prior to the program but all materials will be distributed during LLA. We recommend participants bring a notebook, tablet or laptop for notetaking. Students will be required to take two final graded exams at the end of the academy.