A Fellowship for Young Innovation Leaders
Scaling Up Excellence
2022 YIL Fellowship
Application for the 2022 YIL Fellowship is now open! Embrace the most amazing opportunity in the continent to become an innovation leader. The programme is specifically for those who consider themselves outstanding and possess exceptional talents. This application is open to persons from all parts of Africa.
Application Deadline: 20th June 2022.
For developing countries to make sustainable economic advancement there has to be a culture of excellence. Certainly, excellence is a culture. As with all cultures, it must be implanted, cultivated, and grown within the fabrics of our civilization. This three-stage process is what we refer to as scaling up excellence.
The Y.I.L Fellowship is structured to operate in two stages. First is the fellowship: a challenging but rewarding four-month programme focused on training in leadership and innovation management. Second is the membership: mentorship and continuous personal development. The Y.I.L Fellowship is entirely free.
With globalization, deregulation, knowledge work and new technologies rapidly disrupting the marketplace, organisations are now in endless search for initiative, innovation, commitment, smarts, and passion in its members. So, our aim is to train our Fellows ready to lead profound changes as high-performance employees, emerge outstanding entrepreneurs, and be at the forefront of innovation for development.
Selection is important. We select ANYONE who has demonstrated seed of excellence in them. To him who is faithful in little, more is given.
Training is key. We provide training on life skills and innovation management to participants. We teach them to approach problems using the APE (Abundance, Possibility, and Empowerment) lens.
Through a well-structured mentorship programme, passion and purpose are sustained in fellows. We discover the power of apprenticeship in success attainment.
The Y.I.L Fellowship is a four-month challenging scholarship programme for young professionals.
The theme of the Y.I.L Fellowship is "scaling up excellence". The fellowship programme includes: lectures, plenary sessions, workshops, and demonstrations. Important aspects of the training are: the challenge phase, the accelerator, the internship, and the mentorship.
Insightful modules that will be covered in the lectures include:
- Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making:
- Design Thinking for Innovation
Innovating with the Business Model Canvas
Managing Social and Human Capital
Digital Product Management
Innovation for Enterpreneurs: From Idea to Marketplace
Intellectual Property Protection
Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation
Techniques and Tools for Success
Other aspects of the curriculum will include: plenary sessions with industry captains, fireside chats with experts, and demonstration of skills and leadership workshops with expert facilitators.