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Frequently Asked Questions: LEAD Progarm

LEAD ignites the latent talent of youth to come up with creative solutions. LEAD is an incubator where innovation meets implementation, knowledge meets experience, social issues meet solutions and efforts meet impact. The idea that one has or the plan to execute your initiative in resolving the problems in the society could be executed as an individual or with the help a team which will enhance your leadership skills by taking up the initiatives like – Team Work, Convincing ability, Decision Making, Problem solving attitude, Utilizing the resources and much more.

The LEaders Accelerating Development (LEAD) is a program under Deshpande Foundation, Hubballi, Karnataka, that strives to build problem-solving, innovative minds and entrepreneurial aptitude among university students. This is done by exposing the students to ongoing social issues that the society faces and also conditioning several development programs such as LEAD LEADership camp, LEAD Prayana, LEAD Talaash, LEAD leadership challenge etc. LEAD's mission is simple and impactful: have students take up issues of concern and implement solutions in a stipulated time frame. LEAD is an incubator where innovation meets implementation, knowledge meets experience, social issues meet solutions and efforts meet impact.

LEAD LEADership Program

A 10 days camp which is conducted with an aim to build strong leadership qualities among youth through practical exposure to array of subjects, site visits and guest speaker sessions.

LEAD Prayana

Is a two weeks annual leadership journey for youth aged between 18-26 hosted in three states which begins from Belagavi of Karnataka, Hyderabad of Telangana and Varanasi (Kashi) of Uttar Pradesh. The journey of each state meets up for a leadership and cultural exchange and creates a hub of networking, called "Manthan" (sharing) at Hubballi Karnataka. With the aim of "unleash your leadership potential", join us for a memorable 1800km journey (Uttar Pradesh 5000kms) a lifetime. Two week fun-filled days you will get to meet and hear from more than 10 inspiring role models to know their journey of success, visit more than 8 destinations to understand the culture and difference in what they are doing, take part in panel sessions with the high experienced delegates, explore more than 12 unique organizations, institutions, MNC's and industries along with the other Prayanees to share your hands-on experiential learning and building entrepreneurial and leadership mindset.

Travel... Explore... Interact... Fun... Networking... Team building... Workshops... Sharing... Selfie... Hands-on activities... Juguja... Transform... Change... Experience... Unique moments in a journey of a lifetime.

LEAD Valedictory

The appreciating, awarding and networking event in every LEAD location of young LEADers is LEAD Valedictory.

Event is held at the end of the LEAD year i.e. somewhere in the month of March and April.

The innovative projects of the academic year are identified, showcased and awarded during Valedictory ceremony. Here the LEADers meet up to appreciate their self and others to boost their will power for betterment on society. LEAdership story sharing also happens where LEADers narrate the story of their journey to overcoming the obstacles and realizing their dream. LEAD Valedictory is held at various locations of LEAD

YS is an international event where leaders from all over India get a chance to meet role models and leaders with best projects showcased and nominated for awards whereas in Valedictory students are promoted and also awarded in the particular lead region. In valedictory students get chance to arrange the event, they get an exposure to manage the events.

All the deserving leaders who have initiated the impactful projects will be awarded during the event depending upon the parameters of the Leadership/Creativity/innovative Approach/Impact.

LEADers are meant to take new responsibilities to make difference. Selected Leaders are selected, interviewed and promoted as Master LEADers and master LEADers are promoted as Ambassadors.

The deserving leaders who have proven themselves with the leadership qualities in taking up the initiatives or in volunteering the team or the lead activities will be promoted as a LEader.