Frequently Asked Questions

What is Emirates Youth Leadership Program?

Emirates Youth Leadership (EYL) is a customized 3 months program that teaches you how to improve your leadership and communication skills to create positive change. This leadership training program is designed for the most promising Emiratis for the future of the UAE, who are driven to polish and gain various leadership skills.


In this program you will learn about:

  • Fundamentals of communication and personal development.
  • Leadership skills development.
  • State Management and emotional intelligence in your personal and professional life.


Every session is focused on specific topics, and participants will get a chance to practice what they have learned including direct feedback from coaches and mentors.

The program is 100% satisfaction guaranteed.


A prestigious “Certification of Achievement” is provided.


Please check the Program Schedule to view the specific dates and times.

What is the mission and purpose of this program?

The Emirates Youth Leadership Training program is designed for an exclusive group of individuals who are committed to taking their leadership skills to the next level.


This is a practical program that has been developed with input from top experts in leadership, communication, and emotional intelligence. Therefore it is guaranteed to help you reach your goals. You will also get a chance to practice the new strategies and techniques with direct feedback from your coaches and mentors.

 

Whose initiative is this and why?

Emirates Youth Leadership Program is the result of working with over 5,000 young Emiratis and understanding their needs, desires, goals, dreams, and also what skills they need to be able to show up as world-class leaders and influencers. From September 2018 to December 2019, the UAE Federal Youth Authority gave COACH KARDAN an opportunity to conduct monthly workshops at several youth hubs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Ajman and as a result of over 30 powerful workshops, this program was initiated for the youth, by the youth and with the vision, innovation and relentless effort of its founder COACH KARDAN. This program is aligned with the UAE Centennial 2071 plan, a vision for the next 50 years. We are grateful for all the support we are receiving from many governments and semi-government entities including the national archive in Abu Dhabi for sponsoring their Emirati employees who want to step up and become better leaders for the future of the UAE and the Crown Prince Court in Abu Dhabi who has been a major sponsor to several ambitious Emiratis who graduated from this program. We are also thankful to the University of Sharjah, UAE University, Zayed University, Knowledge Summit, the Gulf News, and Emirates Literature Festival for giving us the opportunity to showcase and represent this program in a professional way.

Who can join this program and how?

The program is for UAE nationals aged between 18 – 38.


The Emirates Youth Leadership Training program is designed for UAE nationals, who are looking to take their leadership skills to the next level.


To apply for the program:

  • Click on "Register Here" to watch the introductory video and fill out the form.
  • Book a 15-30 minutes meeting to get all of your questions answered.
  • Sign the registration form and select your payment option.
  • Attend the program and achieve your desired results.

What are some of the skills I gain during the training program?

1. Leadership skills

2. Communication and Public speaking skills

3. Entrepreneurial mindset

4. Financial abundance

5. Emotional intelligence

6. Improvement of relationships quality

Who is the main teacher and coach in this program?

COACH KARDAN is the master trainer and the main coach for this program. His expertise and experience of over 15,000 hours of speaking training internationally will impact you massively. He will share with you some very powerful tools and strategies and will support you in accomplishing your goals and dreams. In addition, you will be connected with a positive like-minded peer group of incredible individuals who are all hungry for success and will encourage you and challenge you to produce outstanding results.

When does the program start and when does it end?

This is a 3 months in-person and virtual training program that starts on May 13, 2023, until July 23, 2023. 


Please check the Program Schedule to view the specific dates and times.

 

Can I join if I am a full-time employee or a full-time student?

Yes, you can. Please check the Program Schedule to view the specific dates and times.

 

What tools do I need in order to attend?

For virtual events, we suggest that you participate using a computer/tablet (not by smartphone). Have your manual and journal with you to take notes. Also, be in a quiet place with no interruptions, and a stable Wi-Fi in order to get the best results.


For in-person training sessions please bring your manual and journal with you to take notes.

 

How often do we have the training sessions?

Please check the Program Schedule to view the specific dates and times.


Is there any age or nationality limit to attend?

You must be a UAE national, or one of your parents must be an Emirati. You must be between 18 to 38 years old to be eligible for attending this program.

Is this training program in English or Arabic?

You must understand and speak English and Arabic. This program will be delivered mainly in English and some speakers will deliver their content in Arabic.

How much does it cost to attend the program?

The fee for the Emirates Youth Leadership Upfront Payment is AED 27,000 + VAT per person. Payment must be settled by a bank transfer. 


The fee for the program Monthly Payment is AED 9,976 + VAT per person for the period of 3 months. Payment must be settled by a credit card and by monthly auto payment.

 

How can I make the payment?

The fee for the Emirates Youth Leadership Upfront Payment is AED 27,000 + VAT per person. Payment must be settled by a bank transfer. 


The fee for the program Monthly Payment is AED 9,976 + VAT per person for the period of 3 months. Payment must be settled by a credit card and by monthly auto payment.

When is the deadline for payments?

To secure and reserve your spot in the program, you must make the payment within seven (7) business days from receiving the invoice.

What happens if I decide to cancel for any reason? Can I get a refund?

Please check Withdrawal and Refund in the Terms and condition page.

 

Can I get a sponsor to pay for me? How?

Yes. If you are an employee, you can communicate with your HR or managers to support your leadership development training. We can issue the invoice under your company’s name along with your name and admission number. If you are a student, you may communicate with your university and they might be able to sponsor you, or you can also ask your parents to be your sponsor.  

Do I get a certification, and where can I use it?

To be eligible to receive your “Certification of Achievement” from Step Up International, you need to do all the requirements:

  • Attend a minimum of 10 full-day in-person training sessions
  • Attend minimum of 4 Mastermind sessions
  • Pass a presentation test with a score of 80% or above
  • Be punctual and respect other participants
  • Engage during the sessions and be on time
  • Use the measurement system provided for your personal growth

What happens if I miss a training session?

If you will miss a session please notify us 48 hours in advance. The training manual includes all the content and will be provided upon completion of payment.


To be eligible to receive your “Certification of Achievement” from Step Up International, you need to do all the requirements:

  • Attend a minimum of 10 full-day in-person training sessions
  • Attend minimum of 4 Mastermind sessions
  • Pass a presentation test with a score of 80% or above
  • Be punctual and respect other participants
  • Engage during the sessions and be on time
  • Use the measurement system provided for your personal growth

Is this a government program? Any major universities or entities involved?

Emirates Youth Leadership Program is the result of working with over 5,000 young Emiratis and understanding their needs, desires, goals, dreams, and also what skills they need to be able to show up as world-class leaders and influencers. From September 2018 to December 2019, the UAE Federal Youth Authority gave COACH KARDAN an opportunity to conduct monthly workshops at several youth hubs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Ajman and as a result of over 30 powerful workshops, this program was initiated for the youth, by the youth and with the vision, innovation and relentless effort of its founder COACH KARDAN. This program is aligned with the UAE Centennial 2071 plan, a vision for the next 50 years. We are grateful for all the support we are receiving from many governments and semi-government entities including the national archive in Abu Dhabi for sponsoring their Emirati employees who want to step up and become better leaders for the future of the UAE and the Crown Prince Court in Abu Dhabi who has been a major sponsor to several ambitious Emiratis who graduated from this program. We are also thankful to the University of Sharjah, UAE University, Zayed University, Knowledge Summit, the Gulf News, and Emirates Literature Festival for giving us the opportunity to showcase and represent this program in a professional way.


The fee for the Emirates Youth Leadership Upfront Payment is AED 27,000 + VAT per person. Payment must be settled by a bank transfer.


The fee for the program Monthly Payment is AED 9,976 + VAT per person for the period of 3 months. Payment must be settled by a credit card and by monthly auto payment.

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