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Applications for the 2050 Young Leaders Development Programme are now open!
- approx. 18-35 years old and
- interested in tackling climate change? Or not YET interested in tackling climate change?
Do you haveâ€¦
- a desire to develop your leadership skills,
- a willingness to inspire others,
- personal drive and energy?
Introducing: 2050 Climate Groupâ€™s Young Leaders Development Programme
We need leaders to make Scotlandâ€™s sustainable future a reality. Leadership is all about influence. You donâ€™t need to be a chief executive or MSP to have an impact on this world. The aim of the Young Leaders Development Programme (YLDP) is to give young people the leadership skills and climate change knowledge they need to take action on climate change. Now in its third year, we are looking for people likeÂ YOUÂ to join the programme. The programme will kick off at the end of May 2018 and will consist of six days of training and workshops spread through the year-long programme. Each event will be held on a Saturday.
As a Young Leader you will:
- Receive free leadership training from Scotlandâ€™s foremost experts
- Build knowledge of climate change issues and solutions in day-to-day life, business and politics
- Improve your communication and influencing skills
- Increase your confidence
- Build your CV with skills and experience
- Be part of a growing network of a diverse range of young people
- Be able to inspire others to actively contribute towards taking action on climate change
We believe that in order to help lead the way to a successful, sustainable future, there are three spheres of influence that must be addressed:Â personal, professional and political.
Throughout the programme, there will be a focus onÂ developing your own actions, for example persuading your mum to take the bus more, getting your local supermarket to stock more low carbon food and getting your local council to build a heat network!
The Leaders Network
On successful completion of the programme, you will have the opportunity to join our network of Young Leaders from previous programmes. This is a space for networking, collaboration and taking action and will be supported by training and development opportunities.
We think that the Young Leaders Development Programme is a fantastic programme, but donâ€™t take our word for it â€“ hereâ€™s what participants said about last yearâ€™s Programme:
- â€œWithout a doubt one of the best experiences of my life.â€
- â€œAmazing programme and would highly recommend. Canâ€™t believe itâ€™s free as well! Thank you!â€
- â€œHonestly the best and most rewarding and inspirational experience of my life. It is such an amazing programme and it really enables you to take action and feel like you can do things. Before the programme I would sit and despair about how little I could do and how small I felt but the YLDP has changed that massively, so thank you so much!!â€
Sounds goodâ€¦tell me more!Â To find out more aboutÂ 2050 Climate Group, the Young Leaders Development Programme and the application process, check outÂ the 2050 Climate Group websiteÂ or get in touch viaÂ email@example.com.
Deadline Monday 7 May
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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.
In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.
We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.
Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:
Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the publicâ€™s emotions, values and ideas.