12-Leadership working group

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The Co-Chair team of this working group, to lead and manage the projects in Leadership were nominated the tram from the ISLAA organization, as they are the best in the SEE, CC and AC region, and one of the best in the world. 

Katerina Klimovska MSc in Finance and Banking Management. She is President of ISLAA – Alumni Association which is an organization that maintains long-term relations with existing and future members, provides support to its members, and is a dedicated partner of the School of Young Leaders, international training organized under the auspices of the former President of the Republic of Macedonia, H.E. Dr. Gjorge Ivanov. With her team she is responsible for developing, implementing and assessing the organization’s programs (including) their impact, leading, managing and developing he organization’s activities in furtherance of its mission and organizational culture, ensuring effective external communication about the organizational and its mission, priorities and importance, leading the organization’s planning processes and ensuring legal compliance.

Ivan Ivanov PhD in Political Science and International Relations BAU University, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Istanbul (Turkey). He is full time Assistant Professor at International Balkan University Skopje and focused on research to International Relations, Role of Civil Society, Political Theories, Contemporary Political Philosophy, Geopolitics in South-East Europe. He is also ICAC Chairman of Executive Board (the INTERNATIONAL CENTER ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS – ICAChttps://icac.org.mk/ 


Leadership is the process of guiding, influencing, and motivating individuals or groups to achieve shared goals or objectives. It involves the ability to provide direction, make decisions, and inspire others to work collaboratively toward a common vision or purpose. Leadership is not limited to formal positions of authority; it can be demonstrated at all levels of an organization or within various contexts, including business, politics, education, community, and more..

Here are some potential actions that a “Leadership” working group will undertake:

  1. Research and Analysis: Conduct research on leadership theories, trends, and best practices. Analyze leadership styles, behaviors, and their impact on organizations and society. Publish research findings to contribute to the field of leadership studies.

  2. Leadership Development Programs: Create and facilitate leadership development programs, workshops, and training sessions for individuals and organizations. Provide resources and tools to enhance leadership capabilities.

  3. Networking and Collaboration: Establish a platform for leaders from diverse backgrounds and industries to network, share experiences, and collaborate on leadership-related projects. Organize events, conferences, or forums for knowledge exchange.

  4. Leadership Assessment: Develop and offer tools and methodologies for assessing leadership skills, competencies, and potential. Provide leadership assessments and 360-degree feedback processes for individuals and organizations.

  5. Policy Advocacy: Advocate for policies and practices that promote ethical and effective leadership in various sectors, such as business, government, education, and nonprofits. Influence leadership-related policies and regulations.

  6. Leadership Education: Promote leadership education and curricula in schools, universities, and professional development programs. Encourage the inclusion of leadership studies in academic institutions.



ISLAA Ivanov School of Leaders Alumni Association

ISLAA In total, in the past 13 Schools, approximately 520 young people from all over the country and from abroad took part, with different academic and professional focus, and with the desire to develop their leadership skills and capacities, and contribute to the future positive development of the society and the environment in which they live and work.

Info Brochure about the partner ISLAA School of Young Leaders: HERE

Info Brochure for the 2010-2022 Lecturers at ISLAA School of Leaders: HERE

This program includes lectures and trainings from the areas of leadership and management, given by prominent lecturers and guests coming from top educational and professional institutions, politicians and parliamentarians, ambassadors, ministers, presidents of successful companies and business groups. Here are some

(1) Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations,
(2) Vaira Vike – Freiberga, Former President of Latvia,
(3) Valdiz Zatlers, Former President of Latvia,
(4) Bamir Topi, Former President ofAlbania,
(5) Boris Tadic, Former President of Serbia,
(6) Petar Stoyanov, Former President of Bulgaria,
(7) Georgi Parvanov, Former President of Bulgaria,
(8) Aleksandar Vucic, President of the Republic of Serbia,
(9) Janez Janša, Prime minister of Slovenia,
(10) Dr.Václav Klaus, Former President of Poland,
(11) Patrick Jephson, Former private secretary
(chief of staff) to Princess Diana, New York Times bestselling author;
(12) Mary Jo Jacobi, Director of Mulvaney Capital Management; Chair of the IDM Group; British Civil Service Commissioner; Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagen.
(13) Ivo Šlaus, Hon. President of the World Academy of Art and Science,

(14) Felix Unger, President of the European Academy of Science and Arts,
(15) Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey,
(16) Dr. Ismail Searageldin, Vice President of the World Bank 1993–2000, Founding Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), currently Emeritus Librarian and member of the Board of Trustees of the Library of Alexandria; co-Chair of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC); Patron of the International Science Council (ISC);
(17) Dr. Sani Sener ,  Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of TAV Airports Holding and TAV Construction,
(18) Baybars Altuntas, Chairmen of the Board of Directors, World Business Angels Investment Forum,
(19) Richard Grayon, BBC journalist, Lecturer at the Universitz of Oxford,
(20) David Goldsmith, Co-founder and President of the Goldsmith Organization,
(21) Donald Steel, Director of Johnston Associates (the UK’s leading aviation PR company), Former BBC’s chief media spokesman,
(22) Muhamed Mesic, Consultant to the Brainswork Group; Academic Advisor and Researcher at the University of Vienna; Ambassador of the World Youth Peace Summit,
(23) Jorge Diener, Director of the International Business Development at Hadassah International Medical and Organizational Consultant/Coach/Trainer,
(24) Holger – Michael Arndt, Managing Director at CIVIC – Institute for International Education,

(25) Jovan Kovacic, President of the Trilateral Commission in Serbia
(26) Boris Niesewand, Assistant Professor at Max Planck Institute for research and multi – religious and multiethnic societies,
(27) Shqipe Pantina, Executive Director of the Center for Policies and Advocacy of Kosovo,
(28) Michael O’Sullivan, Director of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and Cambridge Overseas Trust,
(29) Zvezdan Horvat, Professional Director for Eastern Europe, Baltic and Mediterranean at Adizes Institute,
(30) Kent Patton, Consultant and political analyst working with political parties and governments

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