5 February 2018

Extended deadline for applications for the 2018 Global Employers' Young Professionals' Academy, Madrid, 9 - 13 April 


The Global Employers' Young Professionals Academy is offering a week-long training session (40 hours), to take place in Madrid from 9 - 13 April 2018.

The training session, which will be conducted in English, is the second of three annual events organised by the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), in co-operation with the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO) and the training centre of the Spanish Employers’ Organisation (CEOE), with the support and co-funding of the European Union.

The aim of the training session is twofold:

  • Skills development of young professionals currently working in employers’ organisations, business federations and chambers of commerce that are members of the IOE.
  • Network building capacity of young employers’ organisation professionals around the world to enhance their expertise, experience and exchange of best practices.

The course has a two-phase structure:

  1. An online distance preparation module which will take place end February/early March and will require approximately three hours of work per week.  It will be done independently at the convenience of the participant.
  2. A face-to-face session which will take place in Madrid from 9 - 13 April as indicated above.

Young employers’ organisation professionals are invited to submit their applications (please download the form via the link in the side panel) to Ms Caroline Balikungeri at balikungeri@ioe-emp.com by our extended deadline of 9 February 2018. The following criteria apply:

  • The candidature is to be co-signed by the applicant's line manager
  • Two years’ experience in an employers’ organisation, business federation or chamber of commerce that is a member of the IOE
  • Under 35 years of age
  • A good command of English 

Twenty-five applicants will be selected, and informed by 19 February, with the aim of achieving a diverse group of participants. Travel and subsistence costs will be covered by the organisers, but all visa-related costs will be the responsibility of the participant.   

The programme will include, among others, presentations and discussions on social dialogue, business and human rights, new services for members, and more. Expert trainers will lead the sessions. The full programme will be available in due course.

Please support the Global Employers' Young Professionals' Academy initiative by circulating this communication within your organisation to ensure that all potential candidates are aware of this important opportunity!

Kind regards,


Linda Kromjong


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