About our International Leadership programme
Since 2010, our international leadership programme has given hundreds of young people the insights and skills they need to build meaningful, productive and fulfilling careers. Whether you have already chosen your future path, or are still searching for the right direction, this course develops a broad set of essential competences which will remain relevant in all walks of life. The course is not just for people who see themselves as “leaders”. It is about things that everyone needs: self-confidence, intercultural learning, shared experience and growing your social capital. It may lead to quite profound changes in the way you see yourself and others.
This is not an academic or theoretical programme. The course is based on non-formal learning principles: it involves a wide variety of activities including discussions, problem-solving exercises, personality profiling, coaching skills practice, team challenges, creative media work, visits and meetings with inspirational people, and a full social programme. At all times, participants work together in mixed nationality groups.
The 2022 programme had two strands, focusing respectively on social action and entrepreneurship. It brought together 50 participants from 15 different countries.
Hear from some of our participants about what it is like to take part in this programme and why you should join:
This 360 video allows you to meet some of the delgates and find out more about the International Leadership course held at Brunel University, London between 20-29th July, 2022.
Scroll around the video and click on the hotspots to find out more
WHAT MAKES THIS COURSE DIFFERENT?
Our participants don’t just sit in a classroom and listen to lectures. Leadership skills are practical skills, built through interaction, teamwork, and understanding of difference. Time spent together socially is just as important as structured activities. Learning from and with each other is as valuable as inspiration from course leaders and guest speakers. The intercultural context promotes appreciation of diversity and creates perspectives that would simply be impossible back home. Cultural creativity matters as much as logic or academic ability. Young people expect to have fun, and they do.
Participants stay close and form lasting friendships through this intensive, fully residential programme. The resulting international networks will give you social capital that is second to none. The stories that you tell afterwards are the key to your next job application.
Listen to Meral’s poem which she wrote during a 45 minute creative team challenge on the course:
The diversity of our participants is what gives this programme its greatest strength. The course attracts not only university students, recent graduates and job starters, but also many young people who have not chosen an academic route after sixth form / highschool, including young people from less privileged backgrounds. No formal qualifications are required. Most participants are between 20 and 25 years of age. The 2022 course brought together our most diverse group yet, from countries across Europe, the southern Caucasus, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. Scroll over the photos and the map below to find out more.
Each course results in a number of creative media outputs, many of which are produced by the participants themselves. Click here to see more films, photos, blogs and podcasts from the 2022 programme.
Throughout the week our delegates were asked to share stories about different aspects of the week, click on the articles to find out more
This programme is organised by Momentum World. The course leaders and associates in 2022 were:
Director, Momentum World. International cultural relations and leadership.
Youth Engagement Manager, Momentum World. Group facilitation and life skills training.
Founder and CEO, Art of Talent. Organisation and recruitment expert.
Director, Momentum World. Organisational, financial management and team building.
International Partnerships Manager, Momentum World. Communications, welfare and administration.
Freelance international relations and networking expert
Paul van Casteren
Consultant, Momentum World. and Potential Development. International corporate senior leadership coach.
Founder and CEO, Globe From Home. Social entrepreneur.
Creative Director, Momentum World. Youth, community work and digital media.
Founder and CEO, Fit Kitchen Ltd. Entrepreneur.
Director, Momentum Poland. Youth development and non-formal learning.
Freelance leadership and youth projects trainer
Each course is based at a university campus or residential training centre in or near a culturally significant city in the UK or another country. Good quality single or twin room accommodation is assured. The 2022 course was held at Brunel University, London.
FUTURE PROGRAMMES AND PARTNERSHIPS
Our 2023 programmes are now in preparation. Momentum World works closely with universities, other educational organisations and employers to develop and promote different variants of this leadership programme, in both the UK and other countries. We are constantly exploring new UK and international partnerships for this purpose.
If you would like to work with us to create a bespoke leadership programme, to enrol on our next programme, or for any other enquiry, please contact us.
+44 (0) 20 7062 8926
15 Prescott Place