As a young ambitious, successful professional each of us would look for clear benefits from every hour/day/week invested in any educational program or network. It is fair to expect the same from CELA.
Here we would like to offer you the summary of all benefits that you will be exposed to if selected as a CELA fellow that were described all across this website:
1. Academy. An intensive 11-days world class training course on leadership.
This course will blow your mind, break all the stereotypes and widen your horizons. The twelve days are full of challenging simulations, group activities, and individual coaching opportunities with successful American businessmen who volunteer their time to share their knowledge and wisdom with you during the whole program with who might become consequently your mentor. After completing this course you will feel that the only limit of your success is your own imagination (go to this link to read the CELA 10’s program)
2. Access to the network of peers from the whole globe.
There is a saying that you are the average of people surrounding you. Surround yourself both physically and virtually with the most advanced and ambitious peers from 30+ countries of the world.
A) First of these is your own country.
Thanks to this outstanding network you will have a chance to discover your alumni CELA country team with 10 years of experience of being part of this family find new friends, with whom you might never met before living in the same city or country. As you progress you will have a chance to frequently meet with them, build common projects and grow together.
B) CELA is a regional network that covers 9 countries of Central Asia, Caucasus and Afghanistan, so in the neighboring eight countries, you have an access to more than 400 peers now.
Whenever you travel to these countries, you always can rely on CELA fellows, get an overview on business and career opportunities in the region, and spend a spare time when you are there on a business trip, or just visit them to enjoy their culture. Dozens of members of the network will be glad to host you in their countries, especially those who studied with you in the same year of academy.
C) Global network of more than 30 countries.
Besides its own regional coverage CELA has a strategic partnership alliance with its sister networks, including SIBF (Society of International Business Fellows), MELA (Middle East), SEALA (South East Asia) and NALA (North America). These networks allow you to meet young, ambitious mid-career professionals from fastest growing economies of the world, open new doors and perspectives for your enterprise.
3. An opportunity to be a facilitator yourself in one of these academies.
Each year, up to 10 fellows from all 5 networks exchange to be a facilitator at an academy. That opportunity allows you to repeat the inspirational experience, but in a different role or in a different cultural environment, that might be very challenging, but definitely valuable experience.
4. Access to Annual Reunions.
Each year all 5 Networks organize annual reunions in one of the cities of member countries. Being an alumni of CELA you get the opportunity to visit a new country with carefully tailored programs where you meet several dozens of new and old friends, meet distinguished local businessmen, public figures that possibly you would never otherwise encounter. After several reunions you will feel that these adventures become part of your life journey as they change your perception of previously unknown cities and cultures at a very close look.
5. A part of a Networking platform with 1000+ members.
If the membership is consolidated together CELA+MELA+NALA+SEALA+SIBF comprise a general platform of more than 1000 members. This means that from that moment and on you have a direct access to one of the world’s most solid networks that unites mid-career leaders, business executives, entrepreneurs, government officials and it really depends on your active participation how you can capitalize this invaluable asset in your own interest.