A new group of French-speaking “Emerging Leaders” successfully trained!
A group of 25 United Nations officials, representing 10 different United Nations entities joined our UNSSC training team in Dakar (Senegal) at the beginning of July. They arrived from 20 different duty stations to attend the very first French edition of the highly successful UN Emerging Leaders Experience (UNELE) course.
Participants, representing a variety of functions and areas of expertise that ranged from coordination officers to humanitarian affairs experts, to financial and administrative officers, focused on defining leadership personalities and styles to be applied in multi-cultural and international settings. They also practiced conflict-management and public-speaking techniques to further increase their confidence in their day-to-day work.
The course received 100% recommendation rate from participants. An encouraging start for a new version of the UNELE. Here are some of the comments from participants at the end of the 5 days:
“This course showed me many techniques I was aware of but I was not able to master. The course revealed solutions to real situations to which I will apply what I’ve learnt. It is very relevant for people managing teams. ”
“This course allowed me to be aware of my leadership strengths and weaknesses. It motivated me to improve my competencies and showed me a path to be a leader.”
“Very nice initiative within the UN. This course is very welcomed, as it will allow me to give an added-value to my organization.”