Introduction

Serving as a senior official in the international sphere is a great honour and an immense responsibility. UN leaders and their partners are expected to provide aspirational guidance and practical solutions to the complex challenges our world is facing, often in inclement conditions.

The rapid pace of change in today’s world means that the best leaders are the ones who keep growing.

Participants will explore leadership in the context of innovation, transformation, collaboration and resilience; reflect on strong and successful leadership approaches and their application; forge deeper connections with colleagues across the international and UN system through peer exchange and collegial support.

Now entering its eleventh year, the UN Leaders Programme has welcomed hundreds of senior UN officials from around the globe and over 200 world-renowned speakers from different arenas to create a more effective and unified leadership culture in the UN system. It is also the official Leadership Development Programme (LDP) of the UN Secretariat.

Objectives

Objectives: 

In this programme participants will:

  • Reflect on strong and successful leadership, transformation, innovation and resilience approaches and their application in your context.
  • Benefit from deeper connections with colleagues through peer exchange – and re-energize!
  • Analyse and respond to leadership lessons from challenges, trends and opportunities.

Course Methodology

Course Methodology: 

The UN Leaders Programme fuses sessions exploring dimensions of leadership with discussions on current issues, reflection, experience sharing and explorations. The programme is a benchmark for unique, varied and stimulating methodologies, incl. theatre, site visits, music and storytelling. 

Course Contents

Course Contents: 

Topics, tailored by edition, may include: Leadership Reflections; Power, Authority, and the Dynamics of Relational Authenticity; Adaptive Leadership; Change and Innovation in the UN; Leadership Resilience; Global and Regional Challenges, Trends and Opportunities and the UN’s Role; Collaboration.

 

Target Audience

Target Audience: 

Senior UN staff at the D1 – D2 levels;

Senior staff operating in relevant fields of international cooperation.

By open enrolment or nomination. (Please note that some UN organizations follow an internal nomination process to identify candidates for the programme).

 

Cost of participation

Cost of participation: 

The course fee of 7,000 USD includes tuition and training materials. Participants or their sponsoring organizations are expected to cover all travel costs related to their attendance in the course.

 

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