Future Leaders of Indonesia Program coming Sept. 16 to NIU International Training Office

Photo of globe showing JakartaThe Future Leaders of Indonesia Program will bring 16 youth and adult leaders from Indonesia to the the NIU International Training Office from Sunday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 30.

Globalization drastically changes institutional arrangements, roles and patterns of interaction among global citizens.

Along with the changes, globalization brings to fore various challenges and opportunities that require better quality of human resources to be able to play positive roles in the process of globalization.

The challenges and opportunities of globalization are widely open to more than 100 million young Indonesians – those are students of productive ages – who are expected to become agents of change for the country.

To respond to the change, young Indonesians need to leverage their capacity and understanding through at least three fields: first, widening access to formal and informal education; second, building youth character that base on local and national cultural roots, yet at the same time is aware of international interchange in order for them to contribute to the global processes; and third, ability to develop leadership skill that turns to play as significant variable in responding to those challenges and opportunities.

The program will be implemented through attitudinal, structural and cultural ways.

Through these methods, youth participants can enlarge their capability and authority to make decisions and implement change in their own life and the lives of other people in their community. The program will highlight the importance aspect of character and values development that are needed for effective and positive leadership.

Lina Ong
Lina Ong

The program will cover:

  • Skill development
    • The purpose of the topic is to help youth participants to develop skills that enable them to actively participate in the area of public sector and civil society.
    • Topics will include but not limited to community organizing, facilitation skills, public campaign, the strategic role of media, the importance of data collection and its use in public policy making process.
    • Outcome of the topic will be that participants will understand the flow of the processes and how to effectively use them to make decision, interact with peers and become community facilitators (increase youth activism).
  • Development of positive values and attitudes
  • Intercultural communication
  • Creative and critical thinking
  • Exposure to community organizations

The project director is Lina Ong. The program coordinator is Leslie Shive. The training coordinator is Rey Ty. Srie Ramli is the full-time training assistant; Hala Hweio and Saima Newaz-Karim are the part-time training assistants.

IndonesiaMOTIV (Ikhsyat Syukur, founder and director) is the in-country institution. Dini Savitri Rahim is the in-country program director.

For more information, call the NIU International Training Office (Division of International Programs) at (815) 753-9547 or email ito@niu.edu.

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