Young Leaders’ Consortium or YLC as the name suggests is a gathering of young student leaders from diverse educational fields who can share their skills, experience, knowledge among themselves and spread it to various student communities in India, as thus provide exposure of leadership to all parts of the country.
YLC aims to offer a lively and memorable learning opportunity for students seeking a supplement to their education and develop the leadership skills within them by nurturing the traits required for attaining excellence through a wide variety of well planned activities in a challenging environment and by giving them exposure of various leadership programs.
In a country like India, talent is plenty but opportunities are very less and YLC wants to provide this opportunity to the students in India. The goal of YLC is to work extensively towards the aspiration of modern youth, especially through the continued expansion and enhancement of the organization through national and international collaborations.
YLC focuses for the promotion of student interest in international relations and related subjects, the increase in capacity for students to engage in problem solving, the teaching of various conflict resolution methods, research skills, and communication skills, and the creation of opportunities to meet and interact with people from diverse fields and build long lasting relationships among the youth community.
In this global world where distance between people has been reduced to the click of a button, it is necessary the fruits of one’s work find their way to everyone. Young Leaders’ Consortium was established with the aim of imparting positive change to the lives of youngsters, irrespective of where they are. Only if we are able to provide the necessary exposure to our peers from all over the country and bring them together to a single platform to share their ideas and experiences, can we truly say that our efforts have been worthwhile.
With the above vision in mind, Young Leaders’ Consortium began its operations in its first chapter Odisha couple of months after the inception of Young Leaders' Consortium India to provide access to our programmes to student communities across Odisha. Along with that, we have engaged in collaborations in several other cities, where we would be expanding soon. In Odisha, we developed a team of exuberant and dedicated people. Their tremendous efforts in consolidating several student communities in order to provide exposure to leadership led to the establishment of YLC Odisha. The team has been working together with several institutions and organizations operating in Odisha and the rest of eastern India, expanding Young Leaders’ Consortium’s operational base, allowing youngsters from a variety of backgrounds to identify their leadership potential.
Tamil Nadu, which earlier was core base for the Young Leaders’ Consortium has now been converted into a core chapter, with a team already put in place. Chennai core chapter has already conducted MUN workshops and Leaderships workshops in SRM University and SSN College of Engineering, NIT Trichy etc. The Tamil Nadu core chapter also extends to projects in places of Chennai, Vellore, Trichy and Coimbatore. The Tamil Nadu chapter of YLC aims to spread the idea of leadership among schools of the state to that the students have a solid base for becoming leaders of tomorrow.
The Maharashtra core chapter of Young Leaders’ Consortium has been formed seeing the tremendous potential that is present in this part of the country. The Maharashtra chapter shall act as the base for all projects in Nagpur, Pune and Ahmedabad as well. Several workshops and MUN associations are already lined up under the Maharashtra chapter, and many more in pipelines. The enthusiasm with which the team of Maharashtra chapter has started their work has been commendable and promises to bring out the best leaders from the region.
The Karnataka chapter of Young Leaders’ Consortium is one among the three new chapters that have been set up under Young Leaders’ Consortium India, and aims to tap the potential of the brightest minds and the ever expressive youth of the state of Karnataka.
The Andhra Pradesh and Telangana chapter is the newest chapter under Young Leaders’ Consortium India. Hyderabad has shown lot of scope for nurturing and growth of leaders and thus we have entered with YLC into Hyderabad. The Andhra Pradesh and Telangana core chapter will work as base for areas such as,Hyderbad, Vizag, Warangal, Vijaywada. MUN workshop and MUN association projects are already in place and with many other projects to come, YLC aims to nurture the best of leaders from the states.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Young Leaders’ Consortium has been actively promoting social activities and the team at YLC is of the belief is that a true leader must lead an all round change i.e. a change in all spheres of life and changing our society for the better is one such very important area. Thus Young Leaders’ Consortium aims to provide opportunity to people associated with us to help participate in social development.
Young Leaders Consortium has associated with many Non Government Organizations which work with the sole aim of social development and welfare, be it in the field of education, environment or uplifting the marginalized section.
Some of these organizations are The Green Nest, IPSA, Blooming Beacon.
In keeping up with our aim we have also associated with, Earth Guardians, a US based NGO for their campaign “Protect Our Waters” for which Young Leaders’ Consortium is going to lead the campaign in India. The prime focus of this campaign is to help spread the knowledge among people, specially the marginalized section about the ways to protect our waters and importance of conservation of water in today’s time.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
I went to IGNITE workshop by YLC on "How to Become a leader" in SSN yesterday. It was totally awesome and i really enjoyed it, made friends with the organization and seniors. After listening to 16 years of speeches by grandpas and grandmas this is really a boon. A nice day on the campus. Thank you YLC Organizers.
A Weekend well spent. Thanks to the organizers for conducting this amazing workshop. It was informative and very productive. Warhorse and Young Leaders' Consortium , way to go!! :)
A big shout out to the organizers from Young Leaders’ Consortium for an amazing workshop at IGNITE. Those who were present enjoyed it a lot and personally gave me very good feedback for your session and mine. Pleasure organizing IGNITE with you.
An amazing conference organized by YLC at our school. The way it was delivered really engaged students to a great extent and tremendously increased awareness about different world issues. A very overwhelming expereince.
Model UN conferences develop not only the knowledge of participants on world issues but also help in their overall development as a leader and keeping this in mind we associate with Model UN Conferences happening throughout the country and provide assistance in better organizing, ensuring brilliant, which brings forward, best of the leaders. We provide full assistance to the organizers of the MUN in substantive matters, organizational matters, debate, and event management for the Model UN conference.
Model UN conferences have their sophisticated rules of procedure which become very difficult for first timers to understand and comprehend. YLC provides beginner and intermediate level of training for rules of procedures of MUN, ways to research , an Introduction to policy making and geopolitical scenarios etc. The Workshops are generally a two day event, wherein the first is about explanation of the rules of procedure and other aspects of Model UN and the second day has a mock session for better understanding of rules of procedure by the participants of the workshop.
Leadership is a key feature for successful people all around the world, and every one desires to be a leader but no one really knows how to take the first few primary steps to start moving in that direction. The Leadership Workshop by YLC is specially customized for the students and youth who have very basic or minimal experience in the domain of leadership. We aim to spread the traits of leadership among the recipients of the workshop.The key feature of the Leadership Workshop is the activities and exercises conducted to make the recipients of the workshop understand the traits of leadership better and in an effective manner.
If you are thinking of entering the world of leadership, an internship at the Young Leaders' Consortium could be the ideal start for you.The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the Organization and understanding the basic dynamics of leadership.
You will be given a real chance to work with our people. As part of our team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and founders, you will be exposed to diverse YLC projects, Leadership conversations, high-profile conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as organizational policy of the YLC to foster individual and organizational growth in different aspects. Initially you will take on the amount of responsibility you can shoulder; the potential for growth, however, is yours to develop.
All the selected interns will receive the following benefits.
1. A certified letter acknowledging your tenure as an Intern at YLC.
2. All the expenses incurred at Internship will be reimbursed by YLC(Travel, Food, Accommodation etc)
3. A letter of recommendation endorsing your active role in the organization(depends on the work rating)
4. An opportunity to represent YLC in National/International Conferences.
5. Financial incentives to be decided by the amount of involvement of the Intern in a project.
6. Opportunity to undertake every idea and develop it through the YLC Support Model.
7. Constant Mentorship for every Intern to facilitate growth in terms of personal leadership.
8. A chance to interact and work with country's finest young minds and network with individuals from diverse experiences.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.