Leading Youth Entrepreneurship
The School of Leadership (SoL) was launched in 2003, offering a mandate of change in society. Shireen Naqvi, CEO, is a consultant to local and multinational corporations, NGOs and educational resource centers across Pakistan. She has conducted a variety of management and development programs covering areas of organizational development and culture change for higher and more meaningful performance. participants from key multinational and national organizations. All the workshops are targeted to equip participants with skills of communication, management and negotiation, increasing the company’s sales, customer relations and emotional intelligence. Torque claims to turn over anything under the umbrella of creativity and innovation.
Being exposed to diverse cultures through extensive travel and varied experiences, SoL believes in the value of diversity and the existence of Most venture into the social sector to start their own NGO or join an existing one. They submit their project reports in October; thereafter they receive their “Certificate of Implementation.”
She says that 70% of the 300
Team SoL has the privilege of working with various social, public, corporate and educational sector institutions. Following is an indicative list: The Agha Khan HR Council The British Council National Institute of Management (NIM) Higher Education Commission Karachi Traffic Police Pakistan Navy; Air War College Karachi University; Institute of Business Management (CBM); Institute of Business Administration (IBA); Bahria University; Mehran University; SZABIST; PAF KIET; KASBIT; & other schools and higher education institutions College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan(CP&SP) CONCERN (NGO) Skill Development Council Institute of Chartered and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP) Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Institute of Bankers, Pakistan (IBP) And several corporate sector, local and multinational organizations
The School of Leadership aims to encourage youth towards stimulating endeavour to elevate their lives. Guided by a team of dedicated people, ExtraCorp is a premier organization that guides physically and mentally challenged youth to set up, own, manage and lead a conglomerate of enterprises to economically empower themselves.
The School of Leadership has hosted Dr Edward de Bono and TiECon for aspiring entrepreneurs.
As a secondary step, SoL has targeted enterprises through a project called ‘Torque’ involving a group of young trainers who provide corporate solutions. They hold in-house sessions for organizations by going through an analysis of the organization, identifying training needs and customizing a program in alignment with the particular visions and values of the organization.
On the other hand, ‘Public Turnshops’ as they call them, attract diverse immense potential in every individual. To address this cause, through the platform of SoL, the Young Leader’s Conference, an annual residential rigorous training program takes place for
• youth between 18 and 24 from Pakistan and abroad.
Explaining YLC, Shireen Naqvi said, “In particular, the 300 youth that attend our annual Young Leaders’ Conference in July, are invited to do a project after the conference to test their learning. participants who attend, take up this course of action. After they have tried their acumen at such projects, they become more confident about their skills and are better able to apply them in their careers. In this way SoL offers space, facilities and coaching to youth who desire to initiate their businesses. Besides, all training is geared to people to discover what they want to do in life and equip them with tools and techniques of empowerment, confidence and resilience.
In continuation of its leadership training, SoL has launched a Leadership Series which is a mobile training service that provides short modular programs in-house in higher education institutions, to develop youth leadership. SoL’s Train the young Trainer is a strong initiative enabling young change agents to become catalysts of development by becoming youth facilitators. SoL is certainly chalking new definitions for youth entrepreneurship