Apply for the 2021 DA Young Leaders Program to participate in a one-year political leadership learning and development program for highly motivated South African nationals.
Selected participants will be granted the platform to broaden their political knowledge, critical thinking, and communication skills in this part-time program.
Application Deadline: Monday, 14 September 2020.
Here are the benefits selected individuals in the program get to enjoy:
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The Democratic Alliance (DA) Young Leaders Programme (YLP) is a political leadership learning and development program for individuals who share the DA’s values.
The program caters to highly motivated individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in politics or the public service, towards the development of their nation.
In addition, Young Leaders are innovators and dreamers who are already making a difference where they are.
This unique opportunity to expand one’s influence, self-awareness, and emotional maturity, in order to become dynamic, resilient leaders who can tackle politics on the national stage will be granted to individuals who aspire to greater heights, rise to new challenges, and are willing to learn more.
The DA Young Leaders Program is deeply rooted in the DA’s vision for South Africa.
Applications for the DA Young Leaders Program Class of 2021 will close at 4:00pm on Monday, 14th September 2020.
The Program will run part-time for a year from February to November 2021.
All Applications will be reviewed by the Young Leaders Office.
Applicants who have successfully submitted a complete application package will be required to complete a 2-hour long virtual test.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview.
The decision of the selection panel for each phase of the selection and recruitment process is final. no feedback will be granted on the selection or non-selection of candidates.
During the year, the entire Class of Young Leaders will meet for five weekend-long retreats set to take place from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon.
Retreat dates will be provided at the beginning of the program year and attendance of all retreats are mandatory to graduate from the Program. Before each retreat, participants will be notified of travel arrangements.
The retreats will take place in the Western Cape or Gauteng. The DA will make all travel arrangements for participants who reside outside of these provinces to travel to and from each retreat.
In between retreats, Young Leaders will dedicate time out of standard work or study hours to attend online workshops, complete program assignments, meet with mentors and leadership coaches, as well as develop and manage a leadership project in their communities.
Opt-out at any time. No strings attached.