Please send your application together with your CV to Per Englund  ryla.2350@rotary.se  or Slawomir Chmiel s.chmiel@rotary.org.pl not later than Aug 30 2019. For references from previous participants please contact Per or Slawomir.

Invitation to an International Leadership Training for Young Professionals.

One of Rotary´s basic values is leadership. We should not only demonstrate good leadership in our professions and in our clubs but we should also propagate good leadership i a by providing training.

For this reason Gdansk Institute offers a state of the art international leadership training – an International RYLA that runs parallell to the Institute program. This training has got top scores from the nearly 50 young professionals that have taken part in the training in 2016, 2017 and 2018. I therefore encourage you to invite and sponsor suitable young professionals in your district or club, be it Rotaractors, young Rotarians or simply prospects to take part in this training and thus give them an excellent introduction to good leadership and to Rotary. All information about the training can be found here or in the official Institute program.

Rotary* will in September 2019 for the fourth time arrange a three day international leadership training program (RYLA) for young ”leaders to be”. If you are a young professional in a business, governmental or nonprofit organization ; interested in cultural and/or markets aspects of the Nordics or CEE;  ca 25-30 years old, graduated and with 1-3 years of work experience, with skills and ambitions to become a future leader, you belong to the target group and will benefit a lot from this course. The main objectives are to give you;

  • more self-confidence and awareness of your capabilities as a leader
  • an understanding of cultural differences and similarities between CEE and Nordic leadership styles.
  • a international network of future leaders
  • an understanding of Rotary International values and ethical standards
  • a personal mentor in your local Rotary club.

We will focus on critical factors for a successful leadership i a; strategic thinking, duties and responsibilities, the difference between a manager and a leader, communication, motivation, ethical standards and good governance. Upon finishing the training you will receive a diploma acknowledging your accomplishment and individual feed-back if you so wish.

The daily agenda during the training will be:

8.30-9.30                 Theory 

9.30- 14.30               Case-based training (simulation) in parallel groups

14.30-15.30              Summing up, discussions and reflexion

The training will be held in English.

Price: 4650 SEK for participants from the Nordic countries and 1300 PLN for participants from CEE countries. The fee covers hotel, meals and training material and is payable once your application is accepted.

Place: Novotel Gdansk Centrum, 1 Pszenna St. Gdansk, Poland. The hotel is situated in the beautiful historical center of the city of Gdansk with its lively nightlife. 

When: 27th to 29th of September 2019 with 26th as the day of arrival day and 30th as the day of departure. 

Wizzair have regular (daily) budget flights to Gdansk from many places in the Nordics.                      

We expect to put together a group of 30 young professionals, 50/50 male and female and representing different nationalities from the Nordics and CEE.

Do not miss this opportunity to combine a state of the art leadership training with the chance to network with a interesting international group of people and to get to know the great organisation Rotary.

For Rotary

Kristofer Erlandsson                                Barbara Pawlisz
Past District Governor                                Past District Governor
D 2350                                                           D 2231

This leadership training is a cooperative project between Rotary District 2231 (Poland) and District 2350 (Uppland, Sweden)

(During the free time we intend to offer visits to attractions such as The Solidarity Center, the nearby summer resort city of Sopot (provided nice weather) and an international Rotary conference that takes place in Gdansk during the same time.)

Photo: Rotary