The Young Leaders for Indonesia was launched in 2008 and continues today under the name of YLI National. Since its inception, the National program has developed a pool of 280 top talents. YLI National is an annual program conducted in Jakarta with top Indonesian students chosen to participate through a rigorous selection process. The program’s participants are represented by ~30 universities from across Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
Over the course of the six-month program, the YLI National participants attended the three forums with Lead Self, Lead Team and Lead Change as the respective themes, and with the PLP and BLP assignments in between forums. Besides engaging the participants in training modules and project development and management experiences, we also invite prominent Indonesian leaders to share their personal leadership paths. Speakers in the YLI National included: Ibu Tri Mumpuni (Director of IBEKA), Bapak Anies Baswedan (President of Paramadina University), Bapak Alexander Rusli (President Director and CEO of Indosat), Bapak Handry Satriago (CEO of GE Indonesia), Bapak Fuad Rahmany (Director General of Tax, Ministry of Finance), Bapak Basuki T. Purnama (Vice Governor of DKI Jaya), Bapak Kuntoro Mangkusubroto (Head of UKP4), Bapak Gita Wirjawan (Minister of Trade), Ibu Martha Tilaar (Founder and Owner of Martha Tilaar Group) and others.
Information session and selection are usually conducted in January – March, while the Forums are usually scheduled between April and September. All participant expenses related to the YLI National are borne by the Foundation. The Program capacity is currently 60 students per year. Selection criteria for the program are: third or fourth year university students with minimum GPA 3.3/4.0; excellent leadership experience, and fluency in English.
To extend its nationwide impact, the YLI Foundation launched the YLI Satellite Program in 2013 to reach a larger student population and broaden the funnel of future leaders. YLI Satellite’s unique concept is the partnership with universities to deliver the program content on campus. The program will run in a cluster by having a partner university host the YLI Satellite program, while allowing participation by students from other universities in the surrounding area.
The program design and concept are similar with the National program. The difference will be in its timeframe in October-March, cluster-based location, facilitators which involve YLI Alumni, and selection criteria which focus on targeting high achieving leaders with regional base and outstanding academic credentials.
The Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) agreed to be the 2013 YLI Satellite Program Partner for West Java. As the program partner, ITB will host the Satellite Program from October 2013 – March 2014. In the spirit of the program concept, students from other regional based universities such as Universitas Padjajaran, Universitas Parahyangan, IT Telkom and Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia are invited to participate in the program.
The foundation’s aspiration is to have more YLI Satellite programs in the future by expanding the clusters and partnering with more universities in order to reach the goal of developing future leaders.