DA Young Leaders Programme 2022 for Young South Africans
Applications for the Democratic Alliance DA Young Leaders Programme Class of 2022 are now officially OPEN. Are you the leader South Africa needs today? Do you want to become a changemaker? We are looking for young South African leaders between the ages of 18 and 35 who are already making a difference where they are.
31st August 2021 at 5pm
About the DA Young Leaders Programme:
The DA Young Leaders Programme is deeply grounded in the DA’s vision for South Africa. The Programme seeks to develop and grow our country’s future leaders responsible for upholding this vision of One Nation with One Future, and our core values of Freedom, Fairness, Opportunity and Diversity in politics and government.
In the DA’s South Africa, all individuals will have the opportunity to live a life that they value. This South Africa is dynamic and innovative, with a growing, inclusive economy and capable government which defends the Constitution and ensures equal opportunity for all – regardless of where they are born, how they look, or any other arbitrary characteristic. You can learn more about the DA’s dream for South Africa here.
The Young Leaders Programme is an intensive, year-long, part-time political leadership development course, known around the world as the gold standard in political development. The Programme strives to give passionate, young South African leaders the opportunity to develop themselves to their full potential, irrespective of their background.
To learn more about what the Programme is all about, you can also have a listen to what our graduates have to say about it here.
What is the Young Leaders Programme?
The DA’s Young Leaders Programme (YLP) is a political leadership learning and development programme for South Africans between the ages of 18 and 35 who align themselves with the DA’s values of Freedom, Fairness, Opportunity and Diversity. Participants of the programme are highly motivated individuals, interested in pursuing a career in politics or the public service, with the aim of creating One Nation with One Future.
Over the course of one year, participants of the programme will be given the chance to broaden their political knowledge, critical thinking and communication skills. Participants will also get to know themselves, and their personal leadership style and development needs a lot better during dedicated sessions on leadership and personal development. In addition, Young Leaders will be required to conceptualise and undertake a leadership project, giving them a unique opportunity to expand their influence, self-awareness and emotional maturity, so that they can become dynamic, resilient leaders who are able to tackle politics on the national stage.
Type of Program:
Eligibility Criteria for the DA Young Leaders Programme:
Our five weekend-long, part-time leadership development programme is open to all Free Staters between 18 and 30.
Number of Awards:
Value of Award:
The Young Leaders Programme is an intensive, part-time political leadership development course, known around the world as the gold standard in political development. The Programme strives to give passionate, young South African leaders the opportunity to develop themselves to their full potential, irrespective of their background.
Duration of Award:
Five weekend-long, part-time
How to Apply for the DA Young Leaders Programme:
- It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.