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Young Leaders for Indonesia

Last Updated on January 7, 2019

It has been a year since Iโ€™ve applied for what I think is the most phenomenal leadership training in Indonesia, Young Leaders for Indonesia. And now, the opportunity has come for the new and upcoming student leaders in Indonesia to apply! :))

That is what I have been tweeting or posting in FB groups for the last couple of weeks. Why am I so passionate spreading info about this program? Because Iโ€™ve learnt so much from it. Iโ€™ll give you some highlights about what I did during the YLI Wave 4 program. Hopefully you all are interested ๐Ÿ™‚

YLI is a leadership development program targeted for high performing 3rd and 4th year university students who has demonstrated leadership potential and soon will be transitioning to their first job. The programโ€™s objectives are:

โ€“ Enhance students leadership skills, especially in leading self, leading others, and leading change in Indonesia;
โ€“ Equip students with extra problem-solving skills to both finish their final thesis and prepare them for job interviews; and
โ€“ Build a network among high-performing students across Indonesia

The program consists of forums and fieldwork, to be held in 6 months. This year the YLI Kampus will run from April โ€“ September 2013. The program participants will have the opportunity to learn world class problem solving skills and framework, a hands-on experience working on projects as well as the opportunity to meet established leaders. What I got from YLI are :

1. Inspiring Sharing Session
This program gave me the opportunity to have an intimate sharing session with the nationโ€™s great leaders. During Wave 4, the inspiring people who had come and share their success stories (and also tips and trick) with us was Mrs. Tri Mumpuni, Mr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, and Mr. Pahala Mansury for the first forum. For the second and third forum, I got to meet with Mrs. Ranjana Singh, Mr. Dharma Djojonegoro, Mrs. Svidda Alisjahbana, Mr. Anies Baswedan, Mr. Sandiaga Uno and more ๐Ÿ™‚ For those of you who are not familiar with them, they are all top leading CEO or highly influential people in a highly influential project and business in Indonesia.
IMO, the most inspiring for me was Mrs. Tri Mumpuni, Mr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, Mrs. Ranjana Singh and Mr. Anies Baswedan. Itโ€™s totally cool to hear their experience first hand.

2. Leadership & Project Development
Besides having awesome guest speakers, the 60 chosen future leaders of Indonesia also have a first hand training in leadership and project development. Since we are under the McKinsey & Co (a world leading consulting company), we are introduce to the McKinsey framework to solve and organize all our daily task. We learn how to do problemsolving, time management, stress testing, giving feedback, networking, stuff needed for job selection and more! We also learn how to manage our personal and team project during the course of YLI program. It really helped me during the excecution of my personal project, Agriculture in School and my team project in working with PT. Sinarmas HRD team ๐Ÿ˜€

3. Networking!
Where else can you get together 60 high performing students leaders from all across Indonesia in one place? It was such a great experience! YLI also have an alumni community that execute social projects and gatherings. Up until now, I still keep in touch with the YLI members ๐Ÿ˜€ Not only with students, but also with McKinsey & Co., YLI Foundation and other big companies in Indonesia. ๐Ÿ˜€

Well, the application will be open from February 22 โ€“ March 6, 2013. LAST DAY IS TODAY! So please send your CV and an Essay of your leadership experience (max. 500 words in English) to You can download the CV template at For more info, you can check out @YLI_AC or
Now, what are you waiting for? Go and apply! ๐Ÿ™‚


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