Leadership Without Borders

Young Ambassadors

The Vision

Participating youth will be involved citizens who give of themselves to the country, will expand their circles of influence and social involvement, and will represent the State of Israel and all its citizens to the global community and join the future leadership in of the State.

Values

  • The value of a delegation - caring, involvement and volunteering.
  • Love of the land and the willingness to serve in various roles.
  • Representation
  • Pluralism
  • Excellence
  • Self actualization.
  • The power of teamwork

The Program Covers

  • Personal identity – developing and fostering personal identity and self-awareness.

    Development of Israeli cultural identity.

    Fostering leadership – both on a personal and group level. Covering leadership, management and what the difference between them is.

    Management and leadership styles – personal styles, covering different management and leadership styles and their impact on staff motivation to achieve and excel.

    Social leadership.

    Values – vision and core values.

    Teamwork – Values and skills for teamwork, responsibility, commitment, interdependence, coordination, and group pride.

    Communication skills – listening, communication styles, interpersonal communication.

    Value driven critical thinking.

    Conflict management – defining social conflicts, learning, responsibility and different methods of conflict resolution.

    The art of negotiation – techniques and tactics.

    Equality and diversity – stigmas and stereotypes, prejudices, acceptance of the other.

    Body language – first impressions, eye contact, nonverbal communications.

    Impact of your surroundings – the influence of the surrounding on the individual and ways of coping.

    The positive and negative influence of social media.

    Letting go of fear – how to face your fears, let go of fears, and how fears affect the group and the individual.

    Decision making – the stages of decision making ranging from awareness of the problem until forming a solution.

    Volunteer Project – Heading and executing a volunteer project.

    Current social and political events – Discussion on current issues which shape a society and culture, and which influence us as citizens.

    A tour on the topic of leadership or participating in an external leadership activity.

    Creative thinking and and developing entrepreneurial spirit.

    Effective presenting.

    The art of public presenting – facing the fear, practical exercise, and feedback on your performance.

    Debate – the types of debate, quick and nimble thinking, working under pressure, and debate competitions.

    Final project – preparing a speech for the end of the course and a competition for most convincing speech at the end of Stage A.

  • Milestones in building a nation and state – values, language, and culture.

    Israel’s position in the Middle East – ‘meet your neighbors,’ changes, processes, and opportunities.

    The Israeli – Palestinian Arab conflict – the source of the conflict and how we ended up where we are today.

    “This Is How We’re Perceived” – The struggle over Israel’s image.

    Israel in the world – How we are perceived politically, socially, economically, religiously, and more.

    Being a global citizen – globalization, what is happening in the world.

    The art of using modern global communication channels.

    The art of public presenting in English.

    The art of appearing in the media – How to appear in front of media outlets – radio, television, print media, personal and group interviews.

    Spokesmanship – the art of speech – rhetoric, theory, and practical exercises of speaking in English.

    Digital communications – Effective use of social media networks to promote PR (ההסברה) and shape the image of the State of Israel in the world.

    Debate.

    Ethics and values.

    Holocaust and antisemitism.

    We are the people – A mosaic of humanity in the social melting pot, Eretz Israel.

    The Jewish people in the Diaspora and the reciprocal relationship with the State of Israel.

    Language as a culture – A multicultural encounter that emphasises the similarities and differences expressed in language.

    Intercultural communications – politeness and etiquette.

    Community involvement in international areas – emphasising morals and ethical standards – as a motive for commitment and responsibility.

    Diplomacy at its finest – bringing about change, dealing with change, and the conduct of the diplomatic world.

    The global agenda  – being a global citizen.

    Being an ambassador – foreign relations with other nations.

    Youth leading foreign relations with colleagues abroad – Youth diplomacy, unique projects with an international orientation.

    Ambassadors on the Net.

    Preparing for going on a delegation abroad.

    I would rather put ‘The changing global landscape’

    • Participation in the digital image effort of the State of Israel.

       

      The young ambassadors will contribute to the task of spreading the truth about Israel and presenting it in an objective manner through social networks and across the digital space by presenting Israel in a youthful, reliable, apolitical, objective way and by using relevant language and ways of explaining youth can relate to.

       

      Create targeted campaigns and different types of goals for social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more).

       

      Creating and operating social profile pages for various social media networks in a variety of languages.

       

      Establishing relationships with foreign youth and schools from abroad in order to provide reliable and accurate information about Israel and develop relationships. Creating a social network for youth in Israel and around the world which will speak the same language and influence public opinion regarding the State of Israel.

       

      Creating content, videos and more in order to combat anti-semitism on the internet; fighting the BDS movement against Israel; defending the State of Israel’s right to exist, and to promote Israel’s image in the world.

       

      Participation in the digital image effort: establishing ‘command sections’ to combat misinformation about the State of Israel.

       

      Establishing communication centers – creating ‘command centers’ throughout the country in which the young ambassadors will be able to deal with different issues in social networks and in the production of shareable materials.

       

      Lectures in the framework of the Middle East Studies Department at the Israeli Center for Young Leadership under the direction of Dr. Shimon Carmi – expert on political violence and terrorism, the Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict, and issues of conflicts and politics.

       

       

      Social Media Young Ambassadors

       

      Comprehensive analysis of various social media tools and how to maximize their use.

       

      Creating campaigns for different social media platforms.

       

      Cooperation with the Public Diplomacy Program at IDC Herzliya.

       

       

       

Participating in representative delegations of young ambassadors going abroad.

The Young Ambassadors program develops and nurtures quality and dynamic groups which influence the shaping of international public opinion regarding the image of the State of Israel and its ‘brand.’ Participants in the program will also influence the youth delegations from various communities in the world with whom the Young Ambassadors will interact during their visit. We believe that the interaction of the members of the delegation with the citizens of the host country will strengthen the bonds of friendship, respect and mutual understanding, and deepen solidarity amongst the members. It will also help represent the State of Israel to young, credible and politically neutral members who can share their perspective when they return abroad - the face of "Israel the Beautiful". The Young Ambassadors Delegation, which is held at the end of the course, is designed to lead to the self actualization of each of its participants in the field of Youth Diplomacy

Hosting youth delegations from abroad

Hosting youth delegations from abroad Hosting youth delegations from abroad - hosting the future leaders of their respective countries when they come to visit Israel. Meeting with the youth in Israel will create a new and unique infrastructure - Youth to Youth Diplomacy - that will enable the sharing of positive messages about the State of Israel to young and meaningful target audiences of the ‘global village.’

Preparing Israeli youth for a delegation trip abroad

The Israeli Center for Young Leadership is proud to be one of the parties chosen by the Ministry of Education to train Israeli youth delegations who are going abroad.

Target Demographic

Students in 9th - 12th grade.
Up to 23 youth in a group.

Scope of the Course

First year - 25 meetings, each 2 academic hours. Total of 50 academic hours.
Second year - 25 meetings, each 2 academic hours. Total of 50 academic hours. (With the option of going on a representative delegation abroad or joining a different entrepreneurial leadership activity.
Third year - 10 meetings, each 3 academic hours. Total of 30 academic hours.

Young Ambassadors Online

Leadership training and public diplomacy for youth.

The youth participating in the program will be involved and contributing citizens; they will expand their spheres of influence and social involvement and represent the State of Israel and its citizens in the international community and will be integrated into the future leadership of the State.

The program covers:

  • “Unusual familiarity.”

    One for all and all for one.

    Teamwork.

     

    Developing and nurturing personal identity and self-awareness

     

    Interpersonal communication, dialogue around listening and tolerance, equality and accepting differences.

     

    “There is someone to talk to” – Debate.

     

    Negotiating.

    Young ambassadors go on the virtual stage.

     

    The art of appearing in the public stage, writing, presenting, communication and more.

     

    The art of using contemporary global communications.

     

    Multicultural communications.

    The Israeli – Palestinian Arab conflict.

    Social media platforms – Spokesmanship (Hasbarah) at its best.

     

    Spokesmanship in social media – “Public Diplomacy During Times of Crisis.”

     

    “So how do I become an ambassador?….diplomacy at its best.”

     

    Public diplomacy – a practical toolset.

     

    Code of conduct for a young ambassador while abroad: etiquette, manners, and cultural codes.

     

    A changing world – being a global citizen.

     

The Vision

The “Young Ambassadors Online” program was founded to meet the needs and challenges facing the State of Israel and combines a challenging academic program with imparting values, knowledge and skills from the world of diplomacy and information.

 

The “Young Ambassadors Online” program develops and nurtures quality and dynamic groups which can influence the shaping of world public opinion regarding the image of the State of Israel and its branding as well as expose the real face of Israel to youth from both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities who they will meet during their visits abroad.

We view those who participate in the program as the future generation of social leadership in Israel which will champion cross-border leadership with patience, tolerance, acceptance of the other, and openness to high interpersonal communication.

Values

  • Love your fellow man - tolerance and acceptance of the other.
  • Love of the land and the willingness to serve in various roles.
  • Strengthening the affinity for democratic values
  • The value of a delegation - caring, involvement and volunteering.
  • Self-actualization.
  • Freedom of choice.
  • The power of teamwork.

Target Demographic

Students in 9th - 12th grade.
Applicants until age 24
Up to 35 participants in a group

Scope of the Course

Starting from 10 academic hours
Up to 50 academic hours

- spokesmanship (Hasbarah) and public relations

Community facing young leaders - spokesmanship (Hasbarah) and public relations

The Vision

The youth participating in the program will be involved and contributing citizens; they will expand their spheres of influence and social involvement and represent the State of Israel and its citizens in the international community as well as integrating into the future leadership of the State.

Values

  • Love your fellow man - tolerance and acceptance of the other.
  • Love of the land and the willingness to serve in various roles.
  • Strengthening the affinity for democratic values
  • The value of a delegation - caring, involvement and volunteering.
  • Self actualization.
  • The freedom to choose.
  • The power of teamwork.

The program covers:

  • Developing and fostering personal identity and self-awareness.

    Interpersonal communication, implementing a discourse around listening and tolerance, equality, comparison and acceptance of the other.

    Teamwork.

    Letting go of fear.

    Negotiation.

    Conflict management.

    The art of appearing in front of public, writing, presenting, communication and more.

    Press workshop – acquiring skills in news writing, gaining knowledge about the world of communication, the journalist’s work process and sources of information, and media strategy.

    Creative writing workshop – improving self expression and language skills, developing creativity and thinking outside the box.

    The art of using contemporary global media.

    Value driven critical thinking.

    Creative thinking and developing entrepreneurial spirit.

    Strengthening and leveraging personal abilities – building motivation and expectations for personal and group excellence.

    Introduction to language as a culture.

    Developing a respectful demeanor and sensitivity to language and minorities.

    Multicultural communications.

    Emphasising morals and ethical standards as a motive for commitment and responsibility.

    The Holocaust and global antisemitism.

    The Jewish people in the Diaspora and the reciprocal relationship with the State of Israel.

    Conflict in the Middle East.

    The Israeli – Palestinian Arab conflict.

    A changing world – being a global citizen.

    Unsure if this fits in English. Might just be better to erase the ‘comparison’ part.

  • Interpersonal communications.

     

    Decision making.

     

    The art of persuasion – debate.

     

    Milestones in building a nation and state.

     

    Spokesmanship.

     

    The principles of creating a personal and group presentation: workshop and practical work.

     

    Language as a culture – a multicultural encounter that emphasises the similarities and differences expressed in different languages.

     

    Communication – the importance of interpersonal communication which acts as the basis of human society.

     

    Branding and marketing – on a personal, group, and national level – SWOT analysis – the basics of marketing with an emphasis on segmenting customers and responding to customer needs and/or their feelings.

     

    Digital communication – effective use of social networks to promote goals – the Spokesman Unit and online spokesmanship (Hasbarah).

     

    • Diplomacy at its best – exposing students to Israel’s diplomacy – how does the diplomatic world work? Foreign relations with other countries and with Diaspora Jewry, strengthening the Jewish identity of the students, Zionism, aliyah, and more.
    • Policies and challenges of the Jewish State
    • The struggle for Israel’s international image/ the importance of public diplomacy
    • How can the youth contribute to helping Israel’s foreign ties? Students will help improve Israel’s foreign policy as well as their home town/school’s. There is also an opportunity to participate in an additional delegation abroad for Hasbarah.

Target Demographic

Students in 9th - 12th grade.
Up to 23 youth in a group.

Scope of the Course

25 session, each 2 academic hours
Total of 50 academic hours