As active community members, Nextivity likes to do its part to support local programs. And like many other like-minded businesses, we strive to work with organizations that exemplify issues that are near and dear to our hearts.
This year we’re pretty excited about one of our pet projects. We’ll be hosting a workshop for a very special event called the Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation.
It’s a unique program that brings together 20 young adults from different nations around the globe to study peaceful leadership skills and conflict resolution over a three-week period. As part of this year’s visit to the U.S., we’ll be hosting a workshop on entrepreneurship in the international marketplace – followed by a good old-fashioned ice cream “mixer” where the Hansen students can meet our own multi-national, multi-cultural staff.
What we love about the Hansen program is that it’s all about breaking down political misunderstandings and creating a different cultural context in which ideas and leadership skills can flourish. All things that make for successful entrepreneurs as it turns out.
Of course there are plenty of things organizations like ours do to help young adults develop the leadership and team-building skills they need for future success – whether it’s sponsoring a sports teams or providing a venue to collaborate and share ideas.
As for Hansen, we’re just honored to be able to play a small part in helping the world develop good international citizens, and perhaps future entrepreneurs.
What do you think? Can early exposure to conflict resolution skills improve prospects for young people from challenged backgrounds?
By the Cel-Fi Team