MAVA Leaders for Nature Academy is a leadership development programme for professionals from partner organizations of the MAVA Foundation. It brings together two generations of leaders – senior and young professionals. The Academy aims to develop leaders who can bring about positive change both within and across partner organizations to increase their sustainability and impact. The Academy will run each year for four years until 2022. Assad Serhal, Director General, and Shalimar Sinno, Project Coordinator, at SPNL have joined the first promotion of the academy that will run for a one year.
The programme has online and face-to-face meetings where participants get to experience, in person, the importance of working together, as well as continuing the learning online and remaining connected throughout the twelve months of the Academy.
Serhal, as a senior professional and Sinno, as a young professional were accepted into the academy and had their first face-to-face meeting with other professionals in Jordan. The meeting took place in Amman between July 9 and July 12. The meeting was mainly about introducing the participants and sharing with them separate activities to explore Leading Beyond Authority.