Young people unleash their potential

Caux Peace and Leadership Programme 2019

04/08/2019
CPLP 2019 group garden credit: Paula Marianne
CPLP 2019 Ishida

 

The programme gives a fresh perspective on the Initiatives of Change (IofC) model of change beginning with yourself and moving outwards. Our commitment is to equip young people to become changemakers and make a difference in the world, unleashing all of our potential to create a new world through reflection, sharing experience, learning and servant leadership.

CPLP Faculty Team

 

 

The Caux Peace and Leadership Programme (CPLP) is way more than just a four-week training programme. It is a platform where young leaders from all over the world explore personal and global change. It is a place where they can exchange ideas, seek inner wisdom, learn about peacebuilding and develop personally. It is a chance for people from over 35 countries to connect, learn and reflect with one another. In 2019, 48 people, aged from 20 to 40 took part.

 

CPLP 2019 Kojo Annan
Kojo Annan exchanging with 2019 CPLP participants

 

The programme is an integral part of the Caux Forum and contributes to countless aspects of the Caux Forum, as well as the running of the Caux Conference and Seminar Centre. It offers training on peacebuilding, leadership and inner development, through the lens of IofC values. Participants apply what they are learning in service to the different departments of the Caux Forum.

In 2019, particpants in the CPLP second year programme had the opportunity to facilitate sessions and tell their stories of change in the Just Governance for Human Security and the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security conferences. They took greater responsibility in their departments, acted as mentors to first year participants and discussed the future of the CPLP in their countries and internationally.

 

CPLP is guiding me to discover my potential and to lead with my heart as well as my mind. It is giving me wings to go forward in deepening and widening peace and is teaching me how to provide opportunities for the silent voices in my country.

Marla, Lebanon, first year CPLP participant

 

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Mulham, a second year 2019 CPLP participant, speaking at the Just Governance for Human Security conference

 

Highlights of CPLP 2019 included exclusive conversations with such inspiring visitors as Amy Peake, founder of Loving Humanity; Kojo Annan, businessman and son of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan; Suresh Vazirani, Founder and Executive Chairman at ERBA Diagnostics and President of IofC International; Hiroshi Ishida, Executive Director of the Caux Round Table Japan; and Bogdan Klich, former Minister of National Defence of Poland.

 

The Caux Peace and Leadership Programme continues to guide my work in the field of peacebuilding and restorative justice, through connecting to my innermost values. We all come here to soar to our highest and we leave here bringing that focus and energy back to our home communities.

Aaron, USA, member of the CPLP training team

 

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Hiroshi Ishida, Executive Director of the Caux Round Table Japan, speaking to 2019 CPLP participants

 

The Manager of CPLP, Phoebe Gill, welcomes the readiness of this year’s participants to explore IofC and themselves, as well as to give back to the programme. ‘These are future leaders and anything I can do is important,’ she says. ‘For me it’s also the feeling that you’re making a difference in 35 countries.’

Caux is a place that acknowledges and celebrates each individual’s uniqueness and challenges us towards being the best version of ourselves

Maruee, India, first year CPLP participant


What next? CPLP alumni are exploring ways of supporting IofC in their home countries and participating in IofC programmes in other countries. They are also looking at new young leadership projects for CPLP, maybe even a conference in Caux. Watch this space for exciting new activities and events!

 

 

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Text: Sabrina Thalmann, Communications Officer

With contributions from DJ Bergo, 2019 Communications Intern

Photos: Paula Mariane

 

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