Call for applications: CELA Leadership Academy 2018
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Ad title: Call for applications: CELA Leadership Academy 2018
Provided by: CELA
Published: Jan 6 / Deadline: Feb 9
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Welcome to the Central Eurasia Leadership Alliance`s 14th Leadership Academy ("CELA 14")
August 8 - August 19, 2018

at American University in Bulgaria at Blagoevgrad

Welcome to the Central Eurasia Leadership Alliance`s (CELA) Fourteenth Leadership Academy ("CELA 14"). CELA offers the opportunity to join over 40 selected peers in this class and a network of over 500 talented people drawn from ten countries of the Caucasus, Central Asia, Afghanistan and Mongolia. It will assemble some of the region`s most impressive mid-career leaders from the fields of business, media, civil society and government for a unique, challenging and intense 10- day leadership and training experience in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Because of the intensive nature of the Academy participants MUST ARRIVE August 8, REMAIN THROUGH THE ENTIRE program, and depart NO EARLIER than August 18.

The purpose of this application form is to share honest and deep insights into your personal/local/regional/global context of leadership and show as much of your person and personality as possible. Admission to CELA Leadership Academy is based on a competitive selection process.

** Please fill out this application form
** Send us your CV and any other background material you would like to share with the Selection Committee.

The general prerequisites for eligibility are that you are between the ages of 28 and 42, and a citizen of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan and a mid-career leader from the fields of business (especially entrepreneurs), media, academia, civil society and government.

After submitting your form, the next step would be for Country Selection Committees to consider your credentials and contact you to arrange an interview. If accepted, further instructions will be provided by CELA staff.

The participation fee for 2018 is $2000 US. It partially covers the cost of your participation in the Academy (shared accommodation, food, and program) the rest is subsidized by individual contributors to CELA. Participants are responsible for their own travel and visa expenses to and from Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Accepted participants must make a non-refundable deposit of $500 US by June 1 2018. The remaining $1500 US must be paid by July 6 2018.

For any financial questions, please contact Zara Janibekyan at

If you have inquiries, please write to CELA at and visit our website to familiarize with CELA.

Please send completed application form & CVs to In the subject line of your e-mail, please write "CELA 2018, your first name, your last name, your country of citizenship".

Closing date for applications: Friday, 9 February 2018!
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