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1 Youth Leadership Young Professionals Workshop 2013 Preparing Young People for a Future of Success and Excellence

2 How do young people feel more comfortable in communicating with others?

3 Face to Face Interviews Presentation Public Speaking Social interaction One-on-One Speaking etc. Electronically Twitter Facebook Instagram Flickr etc…

4 Now, more than ever, youth needs guidance in developing their communication skills. Young people are often more comfortable communicating electronically than speaking face to face. Yet many events in teenagers’ lives require interpersonal communication skills to be resolved successfully.

5 5 MISSION - Prepare young people for the future - Meet the challenges of our real life - Help find full potentials in professional Life - Become socially, morally, emotionally, physically, and cognitively competent. - More…

6 6 Youth Leadership

7 7 (1) Youth leadership is the ability to guide or direct others on a course of action, influence the opinion and behavior of other people, and show the way by going in advance” (Wehmeyer, Agran, & Hughes, 1998)

8 8 Youth Leadership (2) Youth leadership is the ability to analyze one's own strengths and weaknesses, set personal and vocational goals, and have the self-esteem to carry them out.

9 9 Youth Leadership This includes the ability to identify community resources and use them, not only to live independently, but also to establish support networks to participate in community life and to effect positive social change. !!CHANGE!!

10 10 Youth Leadership !!CHANGE!! Example: President Barack Obama – Harlem He chose to help underprivileged African- American people in Harlem rather than making money as a lawyer after graduating from Harvard University…

11 11 Outcomes - Benefits

12 12 Youth Leadership Benefits Increased self esteem, popularity, and sense of personal control Increased development of leadership, communication, and decision-making skills Increased dependability and job responsibility Increased communication in the family Decreased psychosocial problems (i.e., loneliness, shyness)

13 13 Youth Leadership Benefits Increased Academic Achievement Increased Motivation to Succeed Increased Positive Health Decisions Increased Social Skills Improved Conflict Resolution Skills Decreased involvement in Risky Behaviors (i.e., tobacco, alcohol and drug use)

14 14 Why is YLP/YPLP important for You?

15 15 Why is YLP/YPLP important for You? Assist you to become self-sufficient Become productive members of society Assist in the development of advocacy (self- determination) skills Foster making informed choices Expose you to role models and leaders

16 16 Public Speaking?

17 17 Participate in and lead group discussion or meetings. Offer advice to help others improve their speaking and leadership skills Overcome nervousness when speaking before an audience. Organize and present ideas logically and convincingly. Listen carefully to others' ideas. Public Speaking?

18 18 HOW? BE who you are “Either exist as you are or be as you exist” Mawlana Jelaleddin Rumi KNOW the skills of teaching and leading DO Leadership Skills, Communicating Problem Solving, Planning, Conflict Resolution

19 19 HOW? Activities that are challenging, interesting and related to everyday life Opportunities to participate in decision-making relating to things youth care about Relationships with emotionally supportive adults Academic-focused programs with recreational activities

20 20 How? Opportunities for skill-building Integration of family, school and community efforts Physical and psychological safety Opportunities to belong Positive social norms

21 How can you make a difference? 21 ?

22 How can you make a difference? Professionally Voluntarily Philanthropy Altruism Dedication 22 ?

23 Albert Einstein – A Life dedicated for others is worth living. 23

24 How to be Successful?

25 Attitudes Skills Knowledge My Goals Positive Behavior Change Improved Performance Formula for Success

26 Internal Developmental Assets Commitment to Learning Positive Values Social Competencies PositiveIdentity Achievement motivation School engagement Homework Bonding to school Reading for Pleasure Caring Equality & Social Justice Integrity Honesty Responsibility Restraint Planning & decision-making Interpersonal competence Cultural competence Resistance skills Peaceful conflict resolution Personal Power Self- esteem Sense of Purpose Positive view of personal future c Search Institute

27 Support Empowerment Boundaries & ExpectationsConstructive Use of Time Family support Positive family communication Other adult relationships Caring neighborhood Caring school climate Parent involvement in school Community values youth Youth as resources Service to others Safety Family boundaries School boundaries Neighborhood boundaries Adult role models Positive peer influence High expectations Creative activities Youth programs Religious community Time at home External Developmental Assets c Search Institute

28 How can you be Global Leaders? How can you become Global Citizens? 28

29 How can you be Global Leaders? How can you become Global Citizens? 29 COMMUNICATION Earn multiple communicative skills such as languages, computer skills, social media, print/visual media NETWORKING Meet Global and Young Global Leaders DIVERSITY Meet People from Across the Spectrum of Society

30 How can you be Global Leaders? How can you become Global Citizens? 30 ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS Visit Esteemed Academic Institutes NATIONAL / GLOBAL POLITICS Learn National/Global Political Perspectives ECONOMY / BUSINESSES Experience Global Business Approaches

31 How can you be Global Leaders? How can you become Global Citizens? 31 HEALTH / ENVIRONMENT Discuss Global Environmental and Health Issues WORLD HISTORY Enjoy Historical, Cultural and Natural Sites ARTS & CULTURE Attend Visual and Performing Arts Programs and Events

32 How can you be Successful Leaders? 32

33 How can you be Successful Leaders? 33 All of the above, + PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND Strong Academic Background COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY Well-Prepared College Package: GRE, GMAT, LSAT etc. PERSONAL SKILLS Communication, Language Proficiency, Interview Skills

34 How can you be Successful Leaders? 34 CULTURE Cultural Understanding MANAGEMENT Organizational Management OTHERS…

35 NATIONAL LEVEL 35 Recommendations… - Government (Local-State-Federal Levels) - Political Parties & Their Programs and Policies - Current News / Local, State, Federal Media Outlets - Engage with Other Youth Leadership Groups - Plan and organize YLP agenda and focus points - Participate Youth Leadership Forums - Others….

36 GLOBAL LEVEL 36 Recommendations… - Global Issues (Social, Economic, Environmental) - United Nations & Global Organizations - Countries & Governance (National, Regional, Global) - Current News / Local, Regional Media Outlets - Engage with Other Youth Leadership Groups - Plan and organize YLP agenda and focus points - Participate Youth Leadership Forums - Others…

37 So… 37

38 ? Your questions and comments please.

39 For More Information… Mehmet Kilic Director Center for Global Affairs PEACE ISLANDS INSTITUTE 535 Fifth Avenue 6 th Floor New York, NY (646) Thank you for your attention!


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