Call for Applications, Leadership Academy for Development (LAD-2018) Ukraine

Leadership Academy for Development


Kharkiv-Kyiv, Ukraine, January 15-19, 2018

The Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) is an executive-level training program that trains mid-level government officials and business sector leaders from developing countries to help the private sector be a constructive force for economic growth and development. The program is offered in partnership with Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL)Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and The School of Public Management at Ukrainian Catholic University (SPM UCU).

“The Role of Public Policy in Private Sector Development” workshop is an intensive five-day executive-level training program that will teach selected participants how to be effective reform leaders, promoting sound public policies in complex and contentious settings. The LAD Program in Ukraine will be led by Roger Leeds, PhD and Stephen D. Krasner, MA, PhD.

During the five-day intensive program participants will acquire an analytical framework necessary to promoting private sector growth through public policies. Students will learn how to be successful reformers and leaders by analyzing stakeholders, sequencing actions, managing conflicts and building coalitions. In order to do so, policymakers must have a solid grasp of country-specific economic, financial, political and cultural realities.

This is a largely case-based curriculum with key lectures that will provide the necessary conceptual framework. The “case method” is a technique of teaching and learning through the analysis of actual events that have occurred, allowing you to gain a realistic understanding of the roles, responsibilities and analytical skills required of decision makers, as well as the tensions that may arise between various stakeholders with different objectives. Participants are encouraged to draw from their own experiences to enrich classroom discussions and stimulate debate.

Participant Selection

All interested candidates should fill out the following application:

Deadline: December 1st, 2017

You will receive a confirmation of receipt within 24 hours following submission of your application. Should you not receive a confirmation email, please contact us immediately by phone: +380673039195 or by email:

Finalists may be required to participate in a short phone or Skype interview. A phone or Skype interview will be scheduled during the period of November 20 -December 24, 2017 and participants will be notified of their selection by January 5, 2018.

Participants will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • experience in the field of political science, economics, social science, or international economic relations;
  • applicants should be mid-career practitioners, with at least five years or more of working experience;
  • in their present capacity, applicants should play important and influential roles in their country’s political, economic, and social development. Applicants can be working as policy-makers, business sector leaders/entrepreneurs, or leaders of civil society organizations (such as representatives of trade unions, nongovernmental organizations, the media, business and professional associations);
  • good command of English;
  • strong analytical skills;
  • ability to work in teams
The program is free!!