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Leadership Academy 2017 – Module 1, Niš, Serbia

Balkan Net in cooperation with its partners Constan Ltd. and the National Association of Municipal Clerks in Bulgaria (NAMBC), supported by the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Council of Europe  already 5 years have been implementing the  project "Leadership Academy". In the framework of this project 17 workshops were held in Macedonia and Bulgaria! The Leadership Academy was initially oriented toward municipal representatives and mayors, in order to improve their leadership skills and to facilitate cross-border inter-municipal cooperation between municipalities in Bulgaria and Macedonia.

This cooperation resulted with numerous suggestions and new projects where the the results of the performance of the trainings within the project "Leadership Academy" can be seen. In 2016, target groups of the project were representatives of the inspection departments of the municipalities, other municipal representatives, civil society organizations and NGOs etc. This means that the program was tailored to this target group and included new content and materials.

In 2017 the project is implemented in 3 modules/workshops, two in Serbia and one in Bulgaria. The participation in the "Leadership Academy" enables the participants to acquire new knowledge and skills in the area of ​​leadership and opportunities for cooperation with other relevant organizations. The first module of Leadership Academy 2017 took place in Niš, Serbia in the New City hotel on February, 08-11.2017.A total of 30 people took active participation on this module, among which mayors, presidents of municipalities, managers of public communal enterprises, members of municipal councils, presidents of associations and foundations from the civil sector as well as managers and owners of private consulting firms from Serbia, Macedonia and Bulgaria.

During the training which was executed by Mr. Jean Stanoevski, professional leadership trainer, certified by the Council of Europe, the following topics were elaborated within the numerous interactive sessions:

-       Communication,

-       Presentation and public speech,

-       Leadership in the local self-government,

-       New approach to the leadership,

-       Motivation and understanding of personal leadership,

-       Time management,

-       Soft skills and emotional intelligence,

-       Leaders through history etc.

Some of the participants' impressions on the first module:

- The training was efficient, stimulative, the exchange of experience between the different stakeholders was well organized.

- The training fully fulfilled my expectations. 

- Very clear lectures and excellent training.

- Complete seminar, very well organized and well performed training.

- My expectations were completely fulfilled, compliments for the organizers and particularly for the trainer.

- The content, the trainer, the accommodation and the organization of the first module were excellent. 


Module 1: May 15-18, 2017, Belcin Banja, Bulgaria

Module 2: July or August, 2017, Serbia










Contact Information

Jean Stanoevski
President of the Foundation
Maksim Gorki 16

1000 Skopje – Macedonia
Tel.: +389 2 3298534
Fax: +389 2 3298535
Mob: +389 75219359
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ACT Schroeder
Liaison Office Germany
Joachim F. Schröder
Im Clemens 19
D-42555 Velbert
Mob. +49 (0)171 4566749

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