Youth Empowerment Program

Why attend

The world now has the largest generation of young people in history. We place great hope in their power to shape our future. Much the world is poised to experience a demographic dividend, the economic growth that can occur when a population shifts from one with many dependents and comparatively few working-age people to one of many working-age people with fewer dependents. Demographic dividends have helped produce unprecedented economic growth in several East Asian countries. The Republic of Korea, for example, saw its per-capita gross domestic product grow about 2,200 percent between 1950 and 2008. It is therefore essential that we educate and empower the youth of this generation.

Course Methodology

The course is designed to be interactive and participatory and includes various learning tools to enable the participants to operate effectively and efficiently in a multifunctional environment. The course is based on four learning pillars: concept learning (lectures and presentations), role-playing (group exercises), experience sharing and exposure to real-world problems and policy choices confronting delegates.

Target Audiences

This course is targeted at young people who are hungry for change and development, young people in politics who want to learn more about how they can add value in their field. Political leaders who desire to empower their youth and anyone who has a desire to impact the youth of their nation.

Target Competencies

  • Persuading and influencing
  • Presenting and communicating
  • Analytical thinking
  • Following instructions and procedures
  • Planning and organizing
  • Achieving goals and objectives
  • Formulating concepts and strategies


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

Course Duration:

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Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website


When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

Empowerment And Development

  • Putting people first
    • Putting people before numbers
    • The war for talent
    • Today’s top priorities in youth empowerment
    • Disengagement and the downward performance spiral
    • People-based strategy
  • The basics of succession planning
    • Definition of succession planning
    • Main aims and reasons for establishing a succession plan
    • Distinguishing succession planning from replacement planning
  • Youth readiness for change
    • Promoting a development culture
    • Characteristics of a development culture
    • Youth development as a change agent
    • Roles and responsibilities of the youth in a society
    • Role of youth developers
  • Identifying high potentials
    • Key positions
    • High potentials
    • Assessing individual potential
    • Best practices to improve the management of high potentials
    • Qualities of processes to spot, develop, and retain high potentials
  • Youth empowerment: tools and methodologies
    • Competencies: the foundation for youth empowement
    • Competencies framework
    • Coaching: an essential empowerment function
    • Mentoring: a must-have system for youth empowement
  • Developing internal successors
    • Making the succession plan
    • Refining the program
    • Assessing present work requirements and individual job performance
    • Assessing future project requirements and individual potential
    • Closing the empowerment gap: the Individual Empowerment  Plan (IEP)
    • Designing the individual empowerment plan