A NETWORK OF TALENT
Many of us have attended workshops that claim to offer “leadership development.” They typically end with a handshake, a certificate and a “farewell” at the end. A follow-on network is always promised, but it rarely materializes. Unfortunately most training programs are an end in themselves. Participants complete the courses and return to their normal routines. They lose much of what they learned, and forget who they learned it with. CELA was created to be different. In its years of existence CELA has conducted 10 academies, over 25 reunions, briefing and Summit events to continue to educate and connect the network. In the last year 60 members of sister networks in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and North America have attended the Global Network Summit held in the Caucasus in August 2014. Additionally, over 50 members of the CELA network have attended events held by these sister networks events in North American and the Middle East
The Leadership Academy is a Means, Not a (Dead) End.
At CELA, something magical happens. You arrive at the Leadership Academy as one person from one nation. Ten days later, you are a trusted member of an international family of energetic leaders. A network of multifaceted talent. That means a community of exceptional individuals from different backgrounds and professional sectors, but bonded through the common CELA experience. It means access to unusual new perspectives to sharpen your thinking and clarify your purpose. It means a pool of complementary resources – knowledge, capacities, contacts – available to help you improve your decisions, accelerate your career, and expand your goals. And that community of talent and pool of resources are continuously growing, as CELA grows.
The CELA Network is About:
• Maintaining a safe platform for CELA members to keep conferring and learning from one another after the Leadership Academy experience
• Exploring forms of collaboration and exchanging best practices from Central Eurasia and beyond
• Drawing on the knowledge and abilities of peers who share your drives and “speak the same language” as you do
• Facilitating cooperation, communication, comprehension and mutual respect across borders throughout the region
Watch “CELA: The Epic Journey (2010).” The film, made on the occasion of the CELA Grand Summit, chronicles the history of the organization’s creation and development since 2002.