2019 Altemus Leadership Program (ALP)

Deadline: April 21, 2019.

The Altemus Leadership Program (ALP) equips young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with the self-awareness and leadership skills they need for their life journey. It increases their self-esteem, self-confidence, resilience, adaptability, openness and conscientiousness.

The ALP is comprised of 2 separate trainings:

  1. Self Leadership (self-awareness, visioning, goal-setting, action planning, healthy lifestyle and stress management)
  2. Leading Others (teamwork, problem-solving, communication and ethics)

The program is highly interactive and participatory. It combines in-classroom and outdoor experiential learning. Its methodology includes presentations, psychometric tests, group work, case studies, discussions, reflection periods, journaling, role-playing, games, meetings with role-model leaders, and one-on-one coaching.



To be eligible for Leading From Within, you must:

1a) Be a citizen/ permanent resident of a developing country and hold a valid visa for the EU.

b) Be a citizen/ permanent resident of a member state of the European Union ( Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK).

c) A national of Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, Holy See (Vatican), Georgia, Japan, Malta, Republic of North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, and Ukraine.

d) A citizen of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania, Armenia, or India.

2. Be 20-30 years old.

3. Be proficient in English.

4. Be in good health (physical and mental). For those who chose to go on the Camino, be capable of walking 5-8 hours/day on flat or hilly terrain with an 8 kg backpack.



  1. An international, multidisciplinary team of professional trainers, facilitators and coaches
  2. An innovative curriculum designed with the input of young people
  3. Small class size
  4. Frequent, timely and honest performance feedback, debriefs that draw out and link lessons learned to participants’ lives back home
  5. Beautiful training site in nature and supportive environment, ideal for self-reflection, experimentation and planning
  6. Networking with like-minded peers
  7. Immediate and direct applicability to home communities
  8. Access to an international network of alumni




Altemus Leadership Programme

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