LEAD (Leaders Accelerating Development program) is a program of Deshpande Foundation which works to nurture the leadership skills of youth. It encourages them to identify a social problem and come out with viable solutions. LEAD funds college students’ innovative ideas to implement through a project and further guides them to complete the project effectively. LEAD promotes the experiential hands-on-learning.
A college going passionate youth (12+ class) in the age of 18-26 can join LEAD. Desire to hone leadership skills and to bring a change in the surrounding is the minimum eligibility required to join LEAD.
I. If LEAD Cell does not exist in your college / city: To become a member of LEAD, give a miscall to 1800-200-2323 from your phone. Step-wise Instructions will be sent to your phone to become a member of LEAD.
II. If LEAD Cell exists in your college / city: Connect with the local In-charge person and make the registration with her/him. For assistance can contact at helpline number : 080-3301-3041.
A college student who decides to solve a social problem or takes own initiative, forms a team of her/his own and works to solve the problem. After completion of the initiative / execution of the solution the initiator of the idea is recognized as a LEADer.
Any solution of an existing problem which needs attention and can be solved with hard/smart work and team activity is a LEADership project.
A team should consist from 2 person to maximum 10 (depends on the leadership project).
To successfully complete the projects of LEAD, one needs solution making approach, leadership skills like handling a team, networking and good communication skills and after solving the problem, thus they are called LEADership projects.
Any kind of outcome concerned project that aims to solve a problem and benefit the community on a whole can be done by the students. It can range from any sector health, education, agriculture, livelihood, natural resources, environment, technology, etc.
Your leadership skills will be honed. It will provide an exposure to social problems and approach to be taken to solve them. It will increase your network and will introduce to the world of leadership and entrepreneurship. It brings a self recognition among the peers. In the long run, gained inherent leadership skills help student to grow confidently in their own field of interest.
LEAD is a program initiated under the Deshpande Foundation. Deshpande Foundation works to create an effective ecosystem where resources are put to use through entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability. So through LEAD program, We aim to nurture the Leadership qualities among youth so that in the long run each individual becomes capable of creating a sustainable environment in their own field.
LEAD works with college students and colleges. Any institute willing to promote leadership initiatives among the students and wants to become a partner with LEAD, then, the institution can approach LEAD (contact: Ajay Suman Shukla at email@example.com)
A 10 days camp which is conducted with an aim to build strong leadership qualities among youth through practical exposure to array of subjects, site visits and guest speaker sessions.
It is conducted in Hubballi and Nizamabad
Visit the link and download the application. Fill in the application in detail and send with attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Link www.leadcampus.org/LLP or Contact LEAD location manager of your location. They will guide you through the process or write an email to email@example.com to get the application.
It is conducted in June – July when colleges have vacation.
LEADers as well as non-LEADers (12th / Degree / Diploma / Post Graduate students) between the ages of 18-26 are welcome to apply. The applicant should be enthusiastic, intention of developing leadership skills and or should have demonstrated leadership skills in the past.
For a non LEADer, it is Rs 5000, For a LEADer, it costs Rs 3000 and for a LEADer who has completed more than 3 projects, it costs Rs 2000.
LEAD Prayana, an initiative of LEaders Accelerating Development (LEAD) is an annual leadership journey that takes 100+ leaders between the age group of 18-26 on a two-week tour of Karnataka / Telangana. The main aim behind Prayana is to unleash the leadership potential in each participant who travels to meet the real role models and get exposed with their work.
LEAD PRAYANA is scheduled in the month of January-February every year.
100 to 150 participants will be selected for PRAYANA.
LEADers as well as non-LEADers (any student/working professional) between the ages of 18-26 are welcome to apply. The applicant should be enthusiastic and should have demonstrated leadership skills in the past.
You will get to meet eminent personalities from diverse fields. The Inspiring Role Model Series will introduce you to 10 role models who have made it in reality to realize their dreams. The Panel Sessions will bring together leaders from the sectors of industry, education, art, literature and entertainment. LEAD Prayana will culminate with Yuva Summit, an international conference on leadership, entrepreneurship, and development.
All the participants will be travelling in Semi Sleeper buses.
Our team will make sure to provide you with basic necessities and comfort as per the availability in the location. After all, leadership journey is never easy or luxurious!
We have made safety arrangements during the course of travel and stay at locations as well. We also have an emergency team traveling with us to ensure the good health of our participants. In short, your security is our responsibility!
After the selection, you are required to report at the LEAD, Deshpande Foundation a day in advance. We will have the introduction session start right after lunch followed by a surprising evening! Please book your tickets accordingly.
The end of the Prayana will be on 7th of February.
As such, we do not need a letter from the college. If your college is sponsoring you, please inform us.