North American Leadership Training Program

WYA North America is now accepting enrollment requests for the

  Online Fall Training Program


Course Start Date: October 1st, 2011

Course End Date: December 16th, 2011

Course Summary


Offered to provide in-depth training to young leaders, this online training program requires an intensive commitment on behalf of our members. Training is a prerequisite for international internships and United Nations conference participation and is the gateway to further understanding of the principles of WYA and a deeper involvement with the organization. Accredited members build the Alliance by introducing and training other young people to the WYA foundational ideas.



The training will cover:

  • Philosophy of the human person

  • Freedom, solidarity, and culture as universal manifestations of our intrinsic dignity

  • Movements and individuals who have shaped history

  • International documents and institutions

  • Key issues at the international level including global health development


The goals of the online training program are to help members understand and analyze today’s most pressing issues from the perspective of human dignity, freedom and solidarity; to promote and defend policies centered on the dignity of the human person at international and national levels; and to foster a culture of life in all activities and actions of our members.

Course Requirements

Eligible candidates will be:

  • A WYA member. You can become a member by

    signing the charter

  • Residing in the region of North America (United States and Canada).

  • Fluent in English


    Training Schedule

    Chapter 1: Foundational History–October 7, 2011

    Chapter 2: Human Dignity–Octoer 21, 2011

    Chapter 3: Freedom–November 4, 2011

    Chapter 4: Solidarity–November 11,2011

    Chapter 5: Culture–November 25, 2011

    Chapter 6: History of Ideas–December 2, 2011

    Chapter 7: International Law and Human Rights–December 16, 2011

Course Registration

If you are interested in enrolling, email Emily Matich at by October 1st.