Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Building Leaders Among the Youth: Don't Miss Out!

So, not that I'm saying all good things are brought about by Americsn (as if!), but this is one awesome thing that an American gal married to a local fellow (not it's not me) is doing.

A friend of mine (and fellow Alabama gal, might I add) is running an awesome program for Jordan's youth. The program is helping to build leadership skills among today's teens helping them understand themselves and learn to lead others. Personally, I wish I could take the course too ;). Looks fascinating.

The deadline to register for Module 1 or for the Full Course is Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m.

Today’s Teens – Tomorrow’s Leaders
Teen Leadership 3-Day Workshop
May 2nd, 9th & 16th (Bristol Hotel, Abdoun)
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
For Ages 14-18 years

“Today’s Teens – Tomorrow’s Leaders” provides students with the same form of training that is given to successful adult leaders in Fortune 500 Companies. Students graduate from this workshop with the leadership skills plus the confidence and determination to take an active role at their schools and community.This workshop will give students the tools to:
  • Identify and grow leadership competencies
  • Build lasting relationships among participantsRealize student’s personal values and leadership style
  • Successfully manage challenges and changeLead and manage different personality styles
  • Apply mind-mapping to decision-making and problem solving
  • Practice the steps in strategic planning
  • Learn how to connect with audiences and clearly communicate
  • Gain self leadership confidence

The 3-day workshop will cover the following modules:

  • Mind Mapping
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Public Speaking
  • Confidence
  • Life
  • Vision, Mission, and Planning
  • Listening Skills
  • Building Trust
  • Understanding Personality Styles

Workshop Design

The workshop uses fun hands-on activities and exercises and to help students develop the same skills that successful business leaders implement. Divided into three separate 4-hour sessions, workshop activities approach the leadership skills using examples that are relevant to the students in their lives now; school, friends and teen milestones.

Organizers and Supporters

The event is being organized by Whiz Kids For Educational and Social Development (Whiz Kids), with sponsors including the Bristol Hotel and Pure Marketing. HRH Princess Basma Bint Ali will be conducting the Awards Ceremony.

Reservations & Fees
3-Day Course Fees: 200 JD


70 JD per Module

Module 1 (May 2): Mind Mapping, Leadership qualities, Public speaking

Module 2 (May 9): Leadership Confidence, Vision, Mission, and Planning

Module 3 (May 16): Listening Skills, Building Trust, Understanding Personality Styles

Spaces are limited so call to reserve a seat soon!

Contact:Whiz Kids for Educational &Social DevelopmentStacy Cairns-Abdein+96279 65 06 923

Also, view the Facebook Link here for more information.

Happy Youth!


At 5:42 AM , Blogger Ali Dahmash said...

wow thats a great intiative, I support it, but it's kinda pricy for the average Jordanian

At 2:54 PM , Blogger Madi said...

great initiative but with such reservation fees the the workshop should be called "Potential wealthy leaders"

I'm not quite sure how a 14 to 18 years old youth would be able to afford the 200 JD or the 70 JD per module but if they can and they did it out of personal decision not a pushy school or family then they must be true potential leaders.

At 11:55 AM , Blogger MommaBean said...

Ali and Jad, thanks for checking in. I didn't set the fees, but expect that given the topics and the types of leaders for the sessions that they are sure to have, this s probably not that much. I do hope that for future initiatives they will find a way to do a scholarship fund...

At 2:53 PM , Anonymous Stacy Cairns-Abdein said...

Momma Bean, Jad, and Ali, actually, our company operates as a profit-for-purpose enterprise which basically means that 100% of profits from our "for-profit" activities go back into local social and educational development activities. For example, after expenses are paid, the profits from this workshop will go towards providing the workshop for underpriveleged you at NO CHARGE.

I guess you could kind of compare us to Robin Hood except that we don't "steal" from the rich, we actually provide them a service and in turn they pay for someone else to have the same opportunity that they had.

Jordan has got to stop depending on foreign aid, especially in today's unstable global economy and find innovative ways to fund our own development sector. We are trying something no one else seems to want to do, please don't blame us for that :)

You can check out our website at to find out more about our vision.

At 2:55 PM , Anonymous Stacy said...

"the profits from this workshop will go towards providing the workshop for underpriveleged you at NO CHARGE."

Oops, should have said underpriveleged youth!

At 3:01 AM , Blogger Madi said...

Lovely and that should keep the leadership within one circle or maybe move it from tribal based into money based leadership, assuming that they will be leaders in the future.

At 10:58 AM , Anonymous Stacy said...


I am a little confused. How is offering the same program to underpriveleged kids at no charge "keeping the leadership within one circle or moving from tribal based to money based"? I would like to discuss this with you and would appreciate a reply or you could email me privately at

At 10:59 AM , Blogger Madi said...

Yeah sure, I'll drop you an email.

At 1:41 PM , Blogger MommaBean said...

Stacy, I had no idea phase two would be doing the same set of workshops for underprivleged youth. Aweosme idea! Be sure to let me know if I can help out in any way...

At 10:44 AM , Anonymous Stacy said...


If you want to read a little more about our involvement in Education for Sustainable Development please check out the "Improving Education" area on our website.

At 5:13 AM , Anonymous Bill said...

I really want to work on my leadership skills and this might really help. Thank you for posting this.


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