Young Leaders Boot Camp

Young Leaders Boot Camp

Young Leaders Boot Camp

1–12 July 2024
The course is available in English
Introduction to the course

Advancements made in the adoption of ambitious, new global frameworks for sustainable development have spurred global commitments for the construction of a future that is sustainable, fair, and peaceful - Leaving No One Behind. Yet, peace and socio-economic progress remain elusive to many. In times of cascading, interlinked global crises, leadership is not only expected but demanded of international civil servants operating across the multilateral sphere. It is to be exercised at all levels, thereby concerning not just senior personnel, but also youth aspiring to pursue an impactful career within the UN system and other International Organizations (IOs). The Young Leaders Boot Camp equips participants with the tools to kick-start their career in the UN system and other IOs. Over the course of two weeks, participants join an international faculty of experts on the ITCILO Turin Campus, honing the core competencies expected of officers seeking to leave a lasting, positive impact in the contexts in which they operate.

Who attends this course?

The Young Leaders Boot Camp welcomes undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals seeking to acquire the skills necessary to pursue a career in the UN system and other IOs. The ITCILO welcomes applications from participants who uphold the mission and values of the United Nations and who are thus comfortable in a multicultural setting.

Participants
What will I learn?

The Young Leaders Boot Camp is an intensive two-week interactive learning experience delivered live at the ITCILO Campus in Turin, Italy. Participants join lectures, practical workshops and outdoor teambuilding activities between 9:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday. 

The Boot Camp is structured around 6 modular, thematic blocks which run over the course of two weeks:

  • Navigating the Broader Space of Multilateralism: Focus on the UN System and the ILO
  • Explore the structure, mission and values of the United Nations, its specialized agencies – including the ILO –, funds and programmes. Locate opportunities available to youth interested in kick-starting their career in the broader space of multilateralism: from the UN system and other international organizations, to multilateral development banks, to international non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations.
  • Sustainable Leadership Skills and SDG 8

    Unpack the multilateral leadership paradigm. Discover how to exercise leadership for impact across the UN system and other international organizations at all levels. Explore how, by grounding their actions in SDG 8, ILO officials act as everyday custodians of solutions lying at the intersection of economic and social sustainability to deliver decent work and social justice globally.
  • Mediation, Negotiation and Third-Party Exploratory Processes

    Hone core negotiation, mediation and facilitation skills for the resolution of a scenario based on a real-life case study. For the 2024 edition of the programme, the negotiation simulation game will be dedicated to gaining practical knowledge of what it means to be negotiating in a multi-stakeholder forum for sustainable resource management.
  • Leadership Expert Fireside Chats

    Join live conversations with international civil servants from the ILO, the UN system and the broader space of multilateralism on what it means to lead for impact, both in headquarters and in the field.
  • Career Design Sessions

    Find your purpose, craft a career plan, and hone soft skills essential to the pursuit of professional growth in the broader space of multilateralism, from the ILO, to the UN system and beyond.
  • Outdoor Team-Building Activities

    Strengthen your teamwork and problem-solving skills by joining outdoor activities designed to let you unleash your creativity, leveraging on the power of teamwork and play.
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Why join?
  • Apply mediation and negotiation techniques to the resolution of a real UN case study;
  • Develop leadership skills for the effective pursuit of a career in multilateral diplomacy and decision-making across the UN system and in other IOs;
  • Design an international career in support of the values and mission of UN agencies and other IOs;
  • Strengthen your team-building skills for the effective delivery of projects and programmes across the UN system and other IOs;
  • Join a network of young, aspiring international civil servants pursuing a career in multilateral diplomacy and decision-making.
Certificate

Participants achieve learning aims with a series of weekly synchronous and asynchronous tasks completed in groups. Participants completing all required activities unlock an official ITCILO Certificate of Participation in Digital Credentials Format. 

About INTEGRŌ

INTEGRŌ is the global competence development facility for future leaders in the world of work of the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO). Highlighting the ILO’s contributions in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, INTEGRŌ motivates future leaders to leverage synergies that connect Sustainable Development Goal 8 (SDG 8) to all of the other Goals for the benefit of their communities of reference. INTEGRŌ offers a wide range of global competence training opportunities which, while being stand-alone, work in synergy with one another for the formulation of a dynamic, integrated curriculum.

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