This week, the application form for the fifth class of the Iraq Leadership Fellows (ILF) Program was launched via the ILF website. This ILF is implemented by the Institute for International and Regional Studies (IRIS) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Syria/Iraq and DT Institute. The deadline for those interested to fill out and submit applications is March 10, 2022.
Two Fellowship tracks are offered in 2022. Applicants have to choose one track while filling the application form. Only (25) candidates will be accepted in each of the ILF tracks. Fellows of both classes will learn how to explore their own leadership styles, articulate their leadership journeys as stories, manage difficult conversations with their team members effectively, build and manage their networks authentically, and engage effectively with various audiences.
The Iraq Leadership Fellows program helps Iraq’s next generation of leaders develop the skills they need to build sustainable and transformative social and political movements. The Fellowship brings together young activists from around Iraq for three residential training sessions over the course of a year, with each training consisting of three to four days of intensive learning with professional instructors. The ILF program has invested in developing a bespoke and world-class curriculum that is targeted at the specific challenges faced by young Iraqis and that has been continually adapted and improved based on the experiences of previous classes. Graduates of the program will join an illustrious alumni network of former fellows representing the next generation of Iraqi change-makers.