Veronique de Leener

CEO | Maks vzw

Veronique de Leener

CEO | Maks vzw

Biography

CEO | Maks vzw

1984-1999 teacher in the school for drop outs: Dutch, French, Informatics, General Courses. Working in the field of media literacy (developing projects like video-CV, digital storytelling about diversity, domestic violence). Leading a team of 40 people with 26 issued from disadvantaged groups.

In the training on the job center, young unemployed people are trained on the job to become e- facilitator, teachers of informatics, multimedia trainer, webdesigner, graphic designer, PC technicus or administrative employee.
1989-1999 Director of a last chance school for drop outs –CDV Foyer Molenbeek. (boys 16-20 years old Brussels mostly from migrant origin).

PAPER AND GOOD PRACTICE PRESENTATION

What is iLead – The Creative Leader Academy?

The academy is on how to develop leadership, advocacy, negotiation skills, public speaking and other skills through a number of training sessions. Peer learning activities where those attending training will pass the information acquired to other members of the organisation will follow this. Following this a number of simulation exercises are carried out whereby discussions take place amongst all participants and a list of policy recommendations is developed and presented to the relevant stakeholders.
The main objectives identified are:

– To provide training opportunities for youths in leadership, advocacy and negotiating skills
– To provide an opportunity for youth to come together and discuss matters that effect them
– To provide an opportunity to youth to network and establish links with other European youth organisations
– To provide an opportunity for youth to develop a set of policy recommendations on youth strategies that should be adopted by national and European governments