“Civic leadership is the ability to use all knowledge and resources to impact communities through social responsibility in order to address a communal issue. Civic leaders are innovative and authentic towards a vision that transforms their communities, and have values to achieve such vision regardless of social, economic, or political obstacles. Civic leaders have the empathy to tolerate and respect differences constructively, and will always be committed to their communities and beyond.”
The first ikteshaaf program was launched in February 2016. ikteshaaf is a civic education program that consists of nine modules and eight group mentorship sessions. Each module and group mentorship session focuses on one of our nine values of citizenship. The program is open to 10 university students and recent graduates up from 18 – 24 years old from diverse academic backgrounds and career aspirations, and who are committed to discover their potential to become civic leaders in their communities and beyond.
- The first module focuses on the value of ‘hypothesizing’, where fellows develop the curiosity towards learning and community building, beginning their ‘discovery’ journey towards become civic leaders in their communities and beyond.
- The second module focuses on the value of ‘knowledge sharing’, where each fellow discuss a topic of their choice with the ikteshaaf community to encourage an educational citizen-to-citizen interactive learning environment and holistic learning because of the knowledge sharing diversity.
- The third module focuses on the value of ‘empathy’ and fellows learn how to foster their emotional intelligence to strengthen their interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships within their communities.
- The fourth module focuses on the value of ‘faith’ and fellows learn how to strengthen their inner voice and trust.
- The fifth module focuses on the value of ‘tolerance’ and fellows learn how to accept differences within our communities constructively.
- The sixth module focuses on the value of ‘authenticity’ and fellows appreciate the originality of creative ideas and concepts in our communities.
- The seventh module focuses on the value ‘innovation’ and fellows are encouraged to in a creative learning journey towards communal transformation.
- The eighth module focuses on the value of ‘social responsibility’ and fellows become civic leaders who are committed to communal transformation.
- The ninth module focuses on the value of ‘achievement’ and fellows apply their sustainable goals and vision to continue the communal transformation journey as civic leaders.
The ikteshaaf program is open to 10 fellows between the ages of 18 – 24 years old who are university students or recent university graduates from all academic backgrounds and diverse career aspirations, and who are committed to discover their potential to become civic leaders in their communities and beyond.
2018 Program Dates:
Interview Dates: August 13th and 14th from 10 am – 5 pm.
Hypothesizing Module: August 26th- 30th from 9:30 am – 5 pm
Group Mentorship Session 1: September 2nd from 11 am – 4 pm
Knowledge Sharing Module: September 4th- 5th from 9:30 am to 5 pm
Group Mentorship Session 2: September 6th from 11 am – 4 pm
Empathy Module: September 9th – 10th from 9:30 am – 5 pm
Group Mentorship Session 3: September 11th from 11 am – 4 pm
Faith Module: September 13th and 16th from 9:30 am – 5 pm
Group Mentorship Session 4: September 17th from 11 am – 4 pm
Tolerance Module: September 19th from 9:30 am – 5 pm
Group Mentorship Session 5: September 20th from 11 am – 4 pm
Authenticity Module: September 27th – 29th from 9:30 am – 6 pm
Group Mentorship Session 6: September 30th from 11 am – 4 pm
Innovation Module: October 2nd and 3rd from 9:30 am – 5 pm
Group Mentorship Session 7: October 4th from 11 am – 4 pm
Group Mentorship Session 8: October 11th from 11 am – 4 pm
Social Responsibility Module: October 14th from 9:00 – 6:30 pm
Achievement Module: October 22nd and 23rd from 9:30 am – 5 pm
*You must participate in each module and group mentorship session with only a maximum of three days absence.