On July 10th, the ‘Climate x’ Leadership Training Program 2023 (‘Climate x’ 2023), co-hosted by Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) and the Asian Universities Alliance (AUA), brought its first live workshop on the youth leadership
As the strategic partner of the program, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) played a vital role in enhancing the participants’ leadership skills through a comprehensive series of webinars. Led by Ms. Jiadan Yu, Project Lead of Public & Government Affairs at UNITAR, these webinars provided valuable insights, practical tools, and knowledge on effective leadership in the context of climate action.
The webinar featured Mr. Jérôme L'host, a dedicated Senior Consultant based in Geneva and Moscow, who has extensive experience working internationally with both the private and public sectors. Mr. L'host attended the University of Savoie, where he studied Public Administration & Economics (AES). Mr. L'host is a certified Myers-Briggs Type lndicator (MBTI) Coach, a UN-certified Coach and Trainer, as well as a Synaps-certified, and LSA (Leadership Style Analysis Coach).
The online webinar was hosted by Alice Ho, the Chief Youth Officer of GAUC, together Mr. Joshua Newman, trainee of UNITAR. The workshop was developed in an interactive way, with Mr. L'host and the youth trainees actively engaging in discussions. Mr. L'host began with two questions, exploring the concept of leadership and the sources of leadership power. He further explained these questions using quotations and examples. Trainees showed great interest in the four leadership styles introduced by Mr. L’host, including S1 directing, S2 coaching/supporting, S3 participating, and S4 delegating. based on relationship and task. They exchanged ideas on how these four styles can be used to lead the process of global climate change.
The Climate x Leadership Training Program 2023, co-hosted by the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) and the Asian Universities Alliance (AUA), is open to college students globally.
By emphasizing the synergy between climate change and other UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and adopting a ‘Train the Trainer’ approach through a combination of interdisciplinary lectures, diversified workshops, and engagement practices, the training program aims to empower the next generation to take innovative actions and unlock their potential to contribute to a net-zero future.
On July 13th, the trainees will dive into the topic of clean power in the context of climate change, where Prof. Lucas Caldas, Prof. Chunping Xie, and Prof. Shoibal Chakravarty will share their perspectives on low-carbon building, clean power, and energy supply.
Reporter: YAO Fanghong
Editor: Cary Lee
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