Påminnelse : Vår internationella ledarskapsutbildningen – RYLA

Invitation to an International Leadership Training for Young Professionals.

Rotary International* will in August 2017 once again arrange a three day international leader-ship training program (RYLA) for young ”leaders to be”. For testimonials from last years successful program see below.

If you are a young professional in a business, governmental or nonprofit organization ; interested in cultural and/or markets aspects of the Nordics or CEE;  ca 25-30 years old, graduated and with 1-3 years of work experience, with skills and ambitions to become a future leader, you will benefit a lot from this course.

The main objectives are to give you;

  • more self-confidence and awareness of your capabilities
  • an understanding of  Rotary International values and ethical standards
  • an understanding of cultural differences and similarities between CEE and Nordic leadership styles.
  • a international network of future leaders
  • a personal mentor in your local Rotary club.

We will focus on critical factors for a successful leadership i a; duties and responsibilities, the difference between a manager and a leader, motivation, ethical standards and good governance. Upon finishing the training you will receive a diploma acknowledging your accomplishment.

The daily agenda during the training will be:


9.30- 14.30 Case-based training (simulation) in parallell groups

14.30-15.30 Summing up, discussions and reflexion

The training will be held in English

Price: 2000 PLN for participants from the Nordic countries and 1100 PLN for participants from CEE countries. The fee covers hotel, meals and training material and is payable once your application is accepted.

Place: Hotel Posejdon in Gdansk, Poland. The hotel is situated close to the beach and there will be ample opportunity to enjoy the summer beach as well as the lively nightlife of Gdansk and Sopot, Polands most popular summer resort.

When: 26th to 30th of August 2017 with 26th as the day of arrival day and 30th as the day of departure.

Wizzair have regular (daily) budget flights to Gdansk from many places in the Nordics.

Please send your application together with your CV to Per Englund (per.penglund@gmail.com) or Slawomir Chmiel (sjchmiel@op.pl) not later than 30 June 2017. At the moment we have some 18 registered participants so there is room for more applicants,

In case your employer cannot sponsor you or you yourself cannot cover the cost of the training Rotary can consider to sponsor you. Please indicate if this is necessary.

We expect to put together a group of 30 young professionals, 50/50 male and female and representing different nationalities from the Nordics and CEE.

Do not miss this opportunity to combine a state of the art leadership training with the chance to network with a interesting international group of people and to get to know the great organisation Rotary.

For Rotary

Kristofer Erlandsson                                                Barbara Pawlisz

District Governor                                                       Immediate Past District Governor

D 2350                                                                            D 2231



*Rotary International is the largest professional network in the world with 1,2 million members in over 200 countries founded in 1905 in Chicago USA. We are a non political, non confessional and non governmental organisation with a mission to join leaders, exchange ideas and take action to improve living conditions in our local society and in the world. http://www.rotary.org

This leadership training is a cooperative project between Rotary District 2231 (Poland) and District 2350 (Uppland, Sweden)


Some testimonials from participants in the 2016 International RYLA. 


I’m surprised in a very positive way, big integration, there is no split between the Poles and the Swedes. In the group there are not only Rotary members but also people that are not familiar with Rotary. They started searching about Rotary only after applying for this course, now they’re asking about Rotary and trying to get to know as much as possible. The program is very intensive, it makes us think and cooperate, we have to play various roles. Ewa



Ewa Furlepa, RC Zamość Ordynacki



The whole training is really well prepared. I’ve never been to Poland before and I haven’t expected such a warm welcome. I’ve got to know so much about the culture differences between Polish and Swedish leadership. I’d like to participate in RYLA next year, maybe as a lecturer this time. I will also promote this event in my city since it’s so valuable! I liked that we were made to play various roles.  Caroline

Caroline Ilis, RC Stockholm Kungsholmen Frukost


I come from Romania. I’ve been living in Sweden for 11 years, I have two kids. I was doubtful before I came here. But after coming here, I’ve met so many new friends, I have many new contacts now. There is time to talk about Rotary, I haven’t heard about Rotary before. Gabriel



Gabriel Serban, Sweden


michal-jarecki    Michal Jarecki

The idea of linking two countries is very interesting. If not for the Polish participants, the role-playing-scenes would be totally different. I like the practical tasks very much, we had a chance to play our roles. Michal



I was expecting more passive participation. And here I was told to get directly inside the

whole situation and feel how it is to be attacked when somebody doesn’t agree with me or how to stand by my opinion even if I’m criticized. Culture differences were visible, we understand various situations differently. Agnieszka



Agnieszka Czapiewska, Gdańsk




The best part was learning in active way. Usually we get the theory that you might find in the books. We’ve made many new friends and that’s a great part of Rotary – building friendships across borders. I’ve been a Rotary member since 2014, I’ve also participated in jimmy-tallbergRYLA training in Sweden. What actually encouraged me to take part in RYLA again was the information that the group will be consisting of both Swedes and Poles. This is something new. I’m an IT manager, I work in an international environment and getting know the culture differences is something that I really need. Jimmy

Jimmy Tallberg, RAC Uppsala,  Sweden


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