During the course of this program, the fellows will be engaged in various activities including:
Mentoring relationship: Fellows are paired with inspiring mentors of the same gender who are in fellows’ field of interest.
Book reviews, business journals, and case studies: Fellows read and discuss books by popular authors including The Spirit of Leadership by Myles Munroe, The Habitudes by Dr. Tim Elmore, Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Fellows will also be encouraged to practice public speaking and learn about current affairs from journals such as The Economist.
Guest Speaker Series: Dynamic speakers who have presented at past series include professionals from The World Bank, The International Monetary Fund, foreign dignitaries, entrepreneurs, global consultants, and faculty members from local universities
Community Projects: Fellows operate as pro bono consultants to non-profit organizations. In particular, fellows assist these organizations in capacity building, executing a project, or developing processes to improve the efficiency of their services. Community projects represent one of the many ways that YMP gives back to its immediate community.
Independent Development Plan (IDP): The program requires fellows to develop an IDP in which fellows outline their personal and professional objectives for the one-year program. The IDP also includes recommended actions for accomplishing identified goals during the program. This process helps fellows to streamline their goals into achievable work plans, which greatly increases their chances of accomplishing the outlined aspirations.
Curriculum: Fellows attend leadership seminars on topics such as servant leadership, personal mastery, project management training, emotional intelligence leadership, relationships management, career & professional development workshop, and effective networking.