Session LEAD

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Office/person in charge:
Clothilde de Meulenaere, President

Address:
Rue Guimard 1, B-1040 Brussels

Email address:
info@sessionlead.be

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Session LEAD is a summer school for young people between 20 and 30 years old. It offers the testimony of Belgian and European men and women from the social, political, religious and economic world on their personal life and professional careers. The speakers are chosen because we consider them to be leaders in the ability to bring their values and their careers into line.

Session LEAD’s objective is to guide the youth to become tomorrow’s leaders. Leaders who are in accordance with our Catholic beliefs. To achieve this goal we propose several testimonies from today’s leaders, an open conversation and guidance on faith and the chance to meet and connect with other young Belgian Christians.

 

What is it?

What is this initiative about?

Session LEAD is a summer school for young people between 20 and 30 years old. It offers the testimony of Belgian and European men and women from the social, political, religious and economic world on their personal life and professional careers. The speakers are chosen because we consider them to be leaders in the ability to bring their values and their careers into line.

Session LEAD’s objective is to guide the youth to become tomorrow’s leaders. Leaders who are in accordance with our Catholic beliefs. To achieve this goal we propose several testimonies from today’s leaders, an open conversation and guidance on faith and the chance to meet and connect with other young Belgian Christians.

How does it help?

In what way does this initiative enhance the formation of the laity?

Our project aims to share experiences from high profile people involved in all fields of our society such as politics, entrepreneurship, care, media and religious. All of our lecturers are kindly asked to give a personal testimony about how they achieved to match faith and commitment throughout their life and work experience. Some of those testimonies thus are a demonstration of how a believer can lead and inspire colleagues waging their career while not giving up on their very faith and Christian values.

Why is it important?

Why is this initiative important for the training and advancement of the laity in your country?

Since religions might not seem trendy for a lot of people nowadays, there’s a need for a kind of initiative that promotes young people to develop their spirituality and essential Christian values to help them make ambitious and righteous choices. Our initiative aims to demonstrate that there’s a place for spirituality and Christianity in the professional field. Our lecturers can share examples of how young people can behave as Christians showing respect, charity and fraternity while stepping up in their own career.

How did it start

How was this initiative developed?

The initiative was launched after the World Youth Day 2013 in Rio. It was mainly inspired by “Acteurs d’avenir” which is a French initiative.

Benefits

Does it benefit the laity on a national or local level?

We welcome young people from all over the country who have the opportunity to receive confidence and “tips” on how to behave and commit in their life and jobs while sticking to their faith and Christian values.

Means and funding

Who funds the initiative? What is needed to launch this initiative?

From the beginning the initiative has been mainly supported by private donations.

Learn more

Where can people learn more about this initiative?

Our website depicts the goals of our initiative and give an overview of previous editions.

Countries involved

Does this initiative exist in other countries?

“Acteurs d’avenir” is the French version of our project.

How to start?

How can this initiative be implemented in other countries?

It would only take a small group of motivated people with training from existing initiatives. And it would also require a somewhat important funding to be able to welcome participants with an affordable joining fee.


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