Mosaic’s International Leadership Programme

Deadline:  6 October 2014 at 09:00 (GMT+1)
Open to: participants between the ages of 25 and 35 years old
Venue: 18 – 29 May 2015,  in the Middle East


The International Leadership Programme is an innovative leadership development opportunity which aims to develop leadership skills, inspire thinking about global issues and equip young people to become involved in their local communities. The International Leadership Programme 2015 will begin with a Summit from 18 – 29 May 2015 which will take place in the Middle East.The programme begins with the International Summit, which brings together 80 international young leaders aged 25-35 to participate in a two week residential training conference, featuring world-renowned leadership trainers and speakers.The Summit includes leadership skills workshops, inspirational sessions on global issues such as poverty and sustainability, and visits to projects in the local area which demonstrate leadership in action.Following the Summit each participant is matched with a Mosaic mentor who supports them to write a personal ‘Action Plan’ outlining how they will put their learning into action in their local community.

Participants report to Mosaic on their progress against targets set in their Action Plan for 12 months following the Summit.

Participants’ Action Plans have included projects as wide ranging as running employability skills workshops in Algeria, establishing a mobile library service in rural Indonesia and a women’s financial empowerment project in Iraqi Kurdistan..


In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Age range as of 18 May 2015: 25–35 years
  • A national and resident of Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE or UK.
  • Able to be at the Summit in May 2015. You will need to have a valid passport and ability to apply for a visa. Participants are responsible for arranging both of these.
  • Fluent English (all elements of the programme will be conducted in English)


  • Mosaic is a charity and not a rich organisation. There are significant costs associated with the International Leadership Programme, some of which will be the responsibility of participants – these will be made clear (together with practical arrangements such as flights and visa applications when participants are appointed). At this stage, we do not require information about your financial situation and Mosaic does not wish to discourage any applicant who faces financial difficulty – bursaries will be available to support those who need them.


Participant recruitment for the 2015 programme is open from 15 September and closes at 0900 (GMT+1) on 6 October 2014.

Before completing your application, please ensure that you have read the instructions on how to apply to the programme available to download Applicants sheet. Please note that for your application to be considered you must complete it in full.

Firstly, you will be asked for details including your age, nationality, contact details, a short work history and study history, your career aspirations (100 word limit) as well as contact details for 2 referees who we will contact should you be offered a participant place. Secondly, you will be asked some questions to assess what impact the programme could have on you. The questions you will be asked are:

  • Please give an example of a time when you have changed a situation – it could be in your workplace, community or personal life. What skills did you use to bring about change? (200 word limit)
  • From the list of competencies below, which one do you most want to develop? Please describe below what benefit it could bring to you and your community. (200 word limit)

a) The drive and initiative to seize new opportunities, and the resilience to continue when difficulties arise.
b) Having a strong and/or growing sense of self-awareness, and the ability to use this awareness to get the best from ourselves.
c) The ability to engage and work with different people from different backgrounds, providing them with inspiration, a clear vision and strong communication.
d) Having a genuine openness to new experience and a readiness to listen to others, in order to continue to learn throughout career and life.
e) Working with humility and integrity, and being highly reliable and trustworthy in all aspects of life.

  • Can you give an example of how a global issue is currently affecting your own local community? (200 word limit)
  • Can you give an example of where a positive attitude has enabled you to overcome a challenge? (200 word limit)

In order to apply, register HERE.


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