School of Leadership

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We believe that everyone can have leadership qualities, they need only to be discovered and developed. That’s what we are helping to do with our friendly team of coaches.

Thanks to the gained knowledge, leaders can build their team, implement the project and share their experience with other volunteers.

The training of young leaders takes place at three levels:


If you want to change the country, start with yourself and your community.

At the initial stage the volunteer gets basic knowledge that will help him to join existing projects and initiate their own.


With a luggage of valuable experience from a local organization, volunteers go to national trainings where they exchange experiences, increase their level of knowledge and have a chance to join the project at the national level.

YMCA STYLE Leadership Courses

A series of trainings for young people aged 16-23 who want to gain knowledge of leadership, teamwork, coaching, and fundraising.

School of Social Leadership

Innovative training course with 22 lessons per 3 hours (freely available), combining lectures and practical classes on social projects, the basics of preparing applications for grant support, presenting their ideas in the style of TED reports and finding opportunities to participate in international projects. The school is elaborated by YMCA Lviv with support of the Lviv Regional State Administration and YMCA in Aarhus (Denmark).


This level is for those leaders, who, first of all, are ready and want to represent our country in a worthy way. It is also a great opportunity to get acquainted with the specifics of social projects implementation abroad.

Trainings for trainers

  • Techniques to conduct a training session;
  • Personality of YMCA trainer;
  • Basics of effective organization management;
  • Fundamentals of project management.

Leadership Academy from YMCA Europe

The training course is aimed at training Board members (or potential and promising young leaders) who will be able to work in local, National and International contexts as well. The training covers such topics: leadership, governance, strategic planning, advocacy and lobbying, international cooperation.

“Change Agents”

The YMCA Change Agents are young volunteers and / or YMCA staff around the world. Their task is to exchange experience with other countries and make positive changes in the activities of organizations in their country.

Join us and be with us!

- Find friends among the 64 million young people
- Become a leader in our programs
- Follow a healthy lifestyle
- Benefit the society
- Learn languages and travel around the world with us