Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Youth Leadership Academy 2011

Last year, I had the chance to be one of the mentors for Youth Leadership Academy. It was a great experience for me, especially in getting to meet motivated undergraduates, who had the chance of lifetime to participate in YLA. I wish that back when I was a student, I would have had such opportunity to learn and network.

The participants got the chance to learn from the top notch management consultants from McKinsey, network, learn and share with other participants and also mentors. The skill sets that the participants learn will definitely help them in preparing themselves for their career. It is about taking charge of one's professional developments and this would be a good jump start for the young participants in YLA. Am sure it would be one of your best investments of your life.

The application deadline for the 2011 Youth Leadership Academy  cohort has been extended to midnight on June 5th. This is due to requests from a number of universities that are having final term examinations in May. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

Have you always dreamed of becoming a leader who inspires others and drives change? Have you held significant leadership roles before, whether in an existing organisation or an endeavour of your own making? Do you passionately believe in making a difference in Malaysia? If so, this programme could be for you!

The Youth Leadership Academy is dedicated to building the capabilities of future young leaders for Malaysia. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to improve your leadership skills through a proprietary curriculum developed by McKinsey & Co. You will also have access to mentors from a select pool of successful corporate leaders and young professionals. As one of the world's leading management consulting firms, McKinsey is at the centre of the world's most influential global leadership network and was ranked in the top ten in Fortune magazine's Global Top Companies for Leaders in 2007.

We are looking for a diverse group of 20-30 of the most talented and driven Malaysian undergraduate students currently studying at a university in Malaysia. Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership potential, personal drive, and a passion and energy for making a difference in our community and country. The deadline for the application is 5 June at midnight.

For more information about the programme, and how you can sign up, please view the attached brochure or e-mail us your questions at Do also join our Facebook groupYL - "Youth Leadership Academy Malaysia 2011" and check out one participant's account of the experience at

1 comment:

avient said...

Nice program!!...too bad I'm already a grad student. When is the recruitment period from Mckinsey in 2012?