Vincentians get leadership training
July 16, 2004

Vincentians get leadership training

Four young Vincentians – Beneka Browne, Jamal Browne, Mauricia Roache and Kimsha Williams – will enhance their leadership qualities during this vacation.
They will participate in the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC). This runs from Sunday, July 25 to Thursday, August 5 in Washington, D.C. and New York City. {{more}}
The students are some of the nation’s potential resources. Jamal Browne, Roache and Williams have just completed their Community College education and are awaiting A’level results. Beneka Browne will be doing her A’ levels next year.
Selection to this conference is based on nomination by former participants.
GYLC is a unique leadership development programme for students who have demonstrated leadership potential and scholastic merit. The Vincentians will be among 350 outstanding scholars from across the globe to attend the conference.
The theme for GYLC is: “The Leaders of Tomorrow Preparing for the Global Challenges and Responsibilities of the Future”. The students will interact with key leaders and newsmakers with powerful influences over politics, finance, culture and diplomacy, and will take part in a carefully designed curriculum, which includes thought-provoking simulations that build leadership skills.
GYLC culminates with the Global Summit, in which students apply what they have learnt throughout the conference as they debate, negotiate and build coalitions dealing with issues such as foreign aid, global warming, co-operative efforts in space, terrorism and human rights. The programme also includes a briefing at the U.S. Department of State, an address at the United Nations and site visits at financial institutions on Wall Street.
GYLC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization. Founded in 1985, the Council is committed to fostering and inspiring young people to achieve their full leadership potential.