A Youth Leadership Summit

Posted on June 19, 2010 in Events

National Leadership Foundation in collaboration with IIM Kozhikode, with support of TalentBridge announces A Youth Leadership Summit: SMILOTM 2010 (Self Mastery in Life and Organization). SMILOTM, a leadership discovery summit from July 16-18, 2010 in Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerela would be a rejuvenating three day workshop aimed at providing a platform for motivated youngsters in India to Discover themselves, Decode their talents and Deliver exceptional value to the country.

This will also be a forum where selected participants can interact with their highly gifted peer group representing the top five percent of the talent pool of young India. This may provide them with an opportunity to undertake a project that they may choose to pursue. They may also seek mentorship from contemporary leaders while learning lessons on life and leadership. The workshop will enable the participants to gain fundamental clarity about their thoughts, beliefs and actions and a new orientation to life.

The workshop will be designed and led by Professor Debashis Chatterjee, Founder, National Leadership Foundation, Harvard University Scholar, Global Thought Leader, and currently Director of IIM Kozhikode.

More details on Professor Debashis Chatterjee can be found at (http://www.debchat.com).


National Leadership Foundation (NLF) founded in 2009 is co-led by students, faculty and alumni of IITs and IIMs and top professional schools of India.  NLF is working towards the growth and development of leadership potential amongst the talented youth in India. (visit: www.nlf.org.in)


All students (undergraduates and postgraduates across all the fields: Engineering, Management, Medicine, Arts, Commerce, Science, Law, etc.) interested in making a difference and contributing to their community. The students are expected to apply and wait for the acceptance decision. Application procedure requires responding questionnaire by e-mail. Based on the answers submitted students will be interviewed personally and or telephonically. A set of 12-20 students will be finally selected and invited to attend the workshop. We particularly encourage students who are passionate and committed to make a fundamental contribution to India through their initiatives to apply. For details on application procedure please visit (http://www.nlf.org.in/forum.html)

Last date to apply: July 05, 2010


Students shall be evaluated based on their past contributions/achievements, and future aspirations. Exceptionally promising youngsters shall be awarded scholarships in form of partial or full registration fee waiver and travel grant to Kozhikode. However, board and lodging shall be provided to all the accepted participants.


Specific queries can be addressed to Nikhil Padhye (nikhil@nlf.org.in) +91 9415003211 or +91 9415003211.