Frequently Asked Questions

What is Emirates Youth Leadership Program?

Emirates Youth Leadership (EYL) is a customized virtual LIVE leadership training program, designed for the most promising leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs 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 for leaders and managers
  • The power to influence. "The 5 steps to empowering leadership"
  • State Management and emotional control in your speaking engagements

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

The program membership fee is AED 1,000 + VAT per month and it is 100% satisfaction guaranteed.


A prestigious “Certification of Achievement” will be given to those who complete a total of 24 sessions and pass a presentation test with a score of 80% or above.

What is the mission and purpose of this program?

Do you want to be a better leader and inspire others with your skills?


The Emirates Youth Leadership Training program is designed for leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs from government and semi-government entities, who are looking to forward to taking their leadership skills to the next level. It is a virtual LIVE program that teaches you how to communicate and speak with clarity and impact to motivate others and inspire them to create positive change.


This is a practical program that has been developed with input from top experts in leadership, influence, public speaking, and communication skills. 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 coach.

 

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 skills they need to be able to show up as a world-class leader. 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 Government Vision. 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 nationwide.

Who can join this program and how?

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


The Emirates Youth Leadership Training program is designed for leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs from government and semi-government entities, who are looking to forward to taking their leadership skills to the next level.

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

  1. 1
    Communication skills
  2. 2
    Public speaking & presentation skills
  3. 3
    Leadership skills
  4. 4
    Coaching Skills
  5. 5
    Persuasion & Influence
  6. 6
    Coaching skill
  7. 7
    Leadership Presentation skill

Who is the main teacher and coach in this program?

COACH KARDAN is the master trainer and the main coach for this program. We are also inviting world-class trainers, coaches, and mentors from around the world to share with you some very powerful tools and strategies of advanced communications to 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?

Emirates Youth Leadership is a monthly membership program held twice a month from 7-9 PM ( Dubai Time ) and each session got its own topic. It starts on 4th of July and it will end whenever you cancel your membership.

Check the program calendar for the dates and times.

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

Yes. This program is designed for full-time employees, university students, and people with other major commitments.

What tools do I need in order to attend?

You need a computer, iPad or a smart phone and also need to download the required software like Zoom or other programs.

How often do we have the online LIVE classes?

Emirates Youth Leadership is a monthly membership program held twice a month from 7-9 PM ( Dubai time ).

Check the program calendar for the dates and times.

Is there any age or nationality limit to attend?

All nationalities welcome, but the age must be between 18 to 38, to attend get the membership.

Is this training program in English or Arabic?

You must have basic conversational English skills, and this online LIVE training program will be conducted in English only. It is a great opportunity for those who want to improve their presentation skill and speech in English too.

How much does it cost to attend the program?

The membership fee is AED1,000 +VAT monthly

How can I make the payment?

You can pay by credit or debit card via our secure gateway system.

When is the deadline for payments?

To secure and reserve your spot in the program, you must make the payment within 5 business days of getting the invoice.

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

For refund policy, fees and payments please check the Terms and conditions page. 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 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:

  • Be positive, active during the sessions
  • Measure your growth and see the results by our provided system
  • Attend a minimum of 12 sessions
  • Pass a presentation test with 80% of results
  • Open your webcam and engage during the sessions
  • Show up on time for the sessions

With your certification of achievement, we offer job opportunities in the UAE and Japan to those attendees who will complete the program successfully. We only hire A-class players, and we offer great compensations and rewards.

What happens if I miss a training session?

If you are a member, you have the availability to view all the previous recorded sessions through your own portal.

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

Emirates Youth Leadership is the result of working with over 2,000 young Emiratis and understanding their needs, desires, goals, dreams, and also what skills they need to be able to show up as a world-class leader and influencer. 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, and Ajman. As a result of over 30 valuable workshops, this program was initiated for the youth, by the youth, and with the vision and effort of our founder COACH KARDAN. This program is not produced directly by any government agency, but it is surely aligned with the UAE government vision 2021. We are grateful for all the support from many government and semi-government entities including the national archive in Abu Dhabi for sponsoring their Emirati employees to become better leaders for the future of the UAE. We are also thankful for 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 publicly. 

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