Dignity in Leadership Seminar – Nairobi, Kenya

Dignity in Leadership Seminar

Date: 11th November 2006


At the heart of the World Youth Alliance are our ideas, because we believe that ideas are what shape policy and culture as has been demonstrated throughout history.   These ideas are formulated in our declarations and statements and then implemented in our training, advocacy and cultural events.

All of the World Youth Alliance’s work depends on forming and articulating an understanding of the human person that centers on the inherent dignity of each individual.   This vision then becomes the starting point for the formation of societies that are worthy of the dignity of each person.

  Part of this mission entails evaluating policies and culture by asking the question: “what vision of the person is driving this?”   As we learned from communism, a society based on a lie about the person will fail the person and ultimately fail itself.  Only a vision of the person that is based on truth will translate into steps towards creating conditions worthy of all people’s dignity.

The Dignity in Leadership Seminar is a unique project which seeks to demonstrate practically how ideas centered on the dignity of the human person can be used to develop good leaders and how this ultimately translates into good governance.   The Seminar also seeks to demonstrate how World Youth Alliance can make a positive impact by training and developing its staff, members, affiliated organizations and its supporters through experiential learning.

This Seminar will be a pilot project which hopes to help participants to grow in a better understanding of who they are as individuals, to identify what they are capable of doing, to inspire them to act according to these potentialities to become better persons and to impact their immediate environment positively.


World Youth Alliance members and supporters, student leaders, and representatives of civil society, all of whom play a key role in the development of society, whose inspiration and influence could stimulate the process of change.


To establish the possibility of getting actively involved in the process of change by developing leaders who wish to live, as well as help others live, in a manner commensurate to their intrinsic human dignity.   The project shall establish a foundation for activities that can facilitate further training and development of individuals at the local, national, regional and international levels.


8:30am – 9:00am           Registration

9:00am – 9:15am           Introductions

9:15am – 9:25am           Welcome remarks and outline of the day

9:25am – 9:55am           Introduction to the World Youth Alliance

10:00am – 10:10am       Simple Exercise

10:10am – 10:30am       Presentations

10:30am – 10:45am       Review

10:45am – 11:00am       Break

11:00am – 11:15am

       What is the dignity of the person?

11:15am – 11:45am       How do I understand the dignity of the person?

                                      How have I experienced it in my own life?

11:45am – 12:15am       The dignity of the person and Faith

12:15am – 1:00pm         Question and Answer Session

1:00pm – 2:30pm          Lunch

2:30pm – 2:45pm          The Concept of Leadership in Promoting Human Dignity

2:45pm – 3:15pm          How can I become a responsible leader?

3:15pm – 3:45pm          How does this work in my country?

3:45pm – 4:00pm          Group work

4:00pm – 4:15pm          Summary

4:15pm – 4:30pm          Break

4:30pm – 4:40pm          The World of the World Youth Alliance

4:40pm – 5:00pm          Understanding International Policy

5:00pm – 5:20pm          Understanding the role of the dignity of the person in culture

5:20pm – 5:35pm          Group work: The Way forward

5:35pm – 5:45pm         

Summary and Closing Remarks

5:45pm – 6:00pm          Comments, Suggestions and Recommendations

Cost:  Ksh.200 per person.
For those who wish to participate kindly write to africa@wya.net
The deadline will be 1st November 2006