Young Leaders Conference
The Young Leaders Conference leverages leadership to solve region-specific issues through networking and guided discourse about community issues.
About the Program
What is it
The Young Leaders Conference is focused on leveraging leadership to solve region-specific issues through regional networking and guided discourse about community issues. The conference is held bi-annually in different regions worldwide and is tailored for community development practitioners aged 25-35.
Over an intensive three-day program, the conference functions as a hub for young leaders within the same geographical region to congregate and carve solutions to their communities’ most pressing needs in the areas of health, education, and economic security.
We come to you! The Young Leaders Conference is unique in that it is a nomadic program. Each year, it is held in a different region across the world and focuses on the specific issues facing communities in that area. Participants meet to dissect – through discourse – the prevailing community challenges within their region. Through carefully selected speakers and training materials, young leaders are provided with leadership skills and connected to the vibrant networks they need to tackle their communities’ challenges individually and collectively.
How Does it Work?
The conference exists in two parts:
- Mandatory participation in the three-day conference program;
- Optional participation in the Vision Planning Webinars and accompanying small grants and mentorship.
After Completing the Conference.
As an alum* of the Young Leaders Conference, you will be eligible to participate in MCW Global’s alumni-exclusive programs: The Community Leaders in Africa Internship program and the Alumni Ventures Fund program.
Hear from our Alumni.
Conference Alumni Testimonials
From Kosovo to Albania, Egypt, Peru to North America, our Young Leaders Conference has brought together some of the brightest young minds to map out solutions to their community challenges.
Keep reading to hear what our alumni have to say about their experiences with the Conference.