ICD Young Leaders´ Forums

Joining a Forum

Joining a Forum

The principal focus of the ICD Young Leader´s Forum is to develop a network of young leaders with an interest in developing, supporting and sustaining intercultural relations.

As an independently developed and organized program, the YLF offers a unique opportunity for individuals, institutions, organizations and companies and their aspiring leaders to come together and foster intercultural relations. This in turn will develop a wider understanding of intercultural issues, and promote personal global peace and stability.

Forum Objectives

  • To establish a long-term, interdisciplinary network of young leaders that contributes on both a professional and personal level to dialogue and exchange between nations, communities and groups.
  • To educate, enhance, and sustain intercultural relationship through the empowerment of the participants.
  • To strengthen professional, economic, cultural, political, and scientific cooperation through close personal and professional relationships.
  • To provide the participants with fresh insights and new perspectives to deepen their understanding of the economic, political, cultural, religious, and social frameworks of intercultural relations.
  • To support valuable contributions to civil society through "Leadership Initiatives" that the young leaders will organize as part of the program.
To join a forum you must take part in one of the Weeklong Seminars which will be held during the year.

To apply for a position please use the link below:
Once individuals have taken part in the Weeklong Seminar and joined the USAME Forum they will have support in the following areas:

Networking (More »)

Once individuals join the Forum they are invited to join the ICD Online Forum. This Forum represents the perfect location to network and share information on job and internship opportunities, related events, reunions, and to gain support for your leadership initiative.

Leadership Initiatives (More »)

Program participants are encouraged to organize their own “leadership initiatives” after the program, which can help to spread the principles of cultural diplomacy much further. The ICD is able to support Forum members in the areas of research, marketing, event management, and audio-visual documentation, as well as general guidance.

Academic Research (More »)

Forum members are supported by the ICD in conducting research studies into issues relating to the Forum. The ICD offers guidance in the preparation of research proposals and is able to publish studies completed to a large, international audience through the ICD website.