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International Leadership Programme: India 2018


  • Sharanam Pondicherry, Puducherry - 605111 Tamil Nadu India (map)

Applications now open for the 2018 WYSE International Leadership Programme in India, 23rd October - 3rd November 2018. Thirty Emerging Leaders aged 18-35 from across the world and a diverse range of professions and socio economic backgrounds will take part in an intensive, challenging and rewarding 12 day residential leadership programme to work together for global change.

WYSE International has been conducting International Leadership programmes for over 25 years with participants from over 115 countries, and this is the second time the programme will be held in India.

If you have never been to India, this is a great opportunity to come and visit such a beautiful country. If you are based in the region, this is an opportunity on your doorstep to access an international programme, make international friends and expand your network.

The programme is to be held at the beautiful Sharanam Centre for Rural Development, a unique training centre near Pondicherry in the state of Tamil Nadu, South India. The centre has been chosen by the United Nations Environment Programme as a model for Sustainable Development in India. The venue is approximately 3 hours from the nearest international airport, Chennai.

Apply now, if you are 18-35yrs and have a strong interest in global citizenship and finding solutions to global challenges, have a vision of creating positive change in your community and would like to benefit from a highly challenging personal and professional development programme.

The programme is delivered by our international team of highly experienced leadership development and education professionals. They provide their services on a pro-bono basis, meaning WYSE can offer full tuition scholarships to all selected participants. Along with the coaching which is offered after the programme, this in kind donation of services from the staff team has been valued at over £7500 per participant.

The final cost to participants is £990 to cover food, accommodation and administration.  As part of our efforts to include as many young leaders as possible from diverse backgrounds, WYSE provides a bursary scheme for those in most need to support the costs of their programme fees.   The bursary scheme is highly competitive and only covers a proportion of the £990 programme fee (normally ranging between 20% and 45% of the programme fee). Please visit our bursaries page to find out more.