Life at BYLC
Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) will competitively select 30 aspiring media professionals for its upcoming three-day workshop titled Leadership Development for the Next Generation of Media Professionals at BYLC Headquarters in Dhaka on March 15-17, 2013.
The workshop will offer the participants a personal journey of leadership through a combination of lectures, case-in-point teaching, discussions, large class case analysis, small group case consultation and reflective exercises; practical knowledge about the changing landscape of media in the twenty-first century from seasoned professionals; and an opportunity to be a part of a powerful network of young media professionals.
At the end of the workshop, the Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh will host a graduation reception and networking event at her official residence where the participants will receive their certificates. The event will give participants an opportunity to share ideas with experienced media professionals.
Organizer: Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC)
Lead Instructor: Ejaj Ahmad, founder and president of BYLC, is a practitioner, instructor, and consultant of leadership. His personal leadership journey includes academic and professional exposures in four continents, more than ten years of community campaign organizing and public speaking experience, and two years of formal instruction in leadership and communication under world renowned professors at Harvard. Ejaj holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and an MA (Hons) in Economics from St. Andrews University.
Co-Instructor: Khaled Saifullah, a final year student at the Law Department in University of Dhaka, is currently working as a research assistant at BYLC. He is also the head teaching assistant in the BBLT 9 program in Dhaka. Khaled has previously worked as a facilitator in the BBLT 8 program and as a member of the knowledge team of Youth Leadership Summit 2012. He has interest in children’s rights, environmental governance, public interest litigation, good governance, and public leadership concepts advocated by Ronald A. Heifetz.
Zafar Sobhan, Editor, The Dhaka Tribune, is a media and communications consultant. He writes a weekly column for The Sunday Guardian, and has to his name numerous articles, features, interviews, book chapters, and essays in publications such as TIME, Himal, EPW, Outlook, YaleGlobal, and others. Previously, he has served as editor of Forum, executive editor of The Independent and opinions editor of The Daily Star. Zafar, who has a B.A. and M.A. in English literature and a J.D. in law, is also a licensed New York City public school teacher and a member of the New York State Bar. He was a 2009 World Fellow at Yale University, was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2005 and was a delegate to the Asia21 Young Leaders Summit in Tokyo in 2008.
Jamil Ahmed, Chief Executive, JATRI, BRAC University, has worked with renowned National and International agencies including The Daily Star, Action Aid, Save the Children - USA, USAID funded Governance programs (LGI-ARD & DLGP-RTI), Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) & CARE International - USA. He has extensive insight into Democracy, Governance, Education, Human Rights, Anti Corruption and Civil Society as a result of experience in working with several different national and international agencies. He obtained his MA in English Language and Linguistics following completion of a BA Honors in English Literature. He had a diploma on Civil Society Outreach from Institute of Development Studies IDS - UK, London and received advanced training on Media Communications & Campaign organized by CARE International head quarter in Atlanta, USA.
Eligibility: Any student enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program on journalism, photo journalism, media or communication in an accredited university is eligible to apply. Students or recent graduates from other disciplines who are currently employed either part-time or full-time in news organizations (newspapers, magazines, radio, television and online news) are also eligible to apply.
Venue: BYLC’s training facility at Plot 3, Road 20, Block J, Baridhara, Dhaka
Duration: 3 days, March 15 - March 17, 2013 | Time: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm
Tuition: The tuition fee for the workshop is BDT 10,000 per participant. However, the Canadian High Commission, in an attempt to promote leadership education for the aspiring media professionals, has agreed to support each participant with BDT 8,500. Therefore, accepted participants will have to pay BDT 1,500 each.
|Admission Periods||Deadline/Major Event Date(s)||Notification of BYLC’s Decision|
|Round 1 - Application||March 4, 2013||March 5, 2013|
|Round 2 - Interview||March 6-7, 2013||March 8, 2013|
Please note that each “Round” represents a successive step for admission, and not a distinct period in which one may apply.
Visit www.bylc.org/apply-workshop to apply for the workshop. All interested applicants must complete the application form. Both the applicant and his/her family should be aware that the program requires a high level of time-commitment and punctuality.
After the initial screening process (Round 1) there will be an interview (Round 2) with the shortlisted applicants for the final selection of workshop participants.
Deadline for submitting applications is Monday, March 4, 2013.