Millennium Leadership Program 2019 Core Program

From May 3 to May 17, the 2018 and 2019 cohorts of Millennium Fellows traveled to Colombia for MLP’s annual Core Program. The 2019 cohort began with the Study Tour component that included meetings with seven ministers and cabinet members, two additional elected officials, six additional senior government and multilateral officials, and a nonprofit leader who received a special audience with the Pope for her work surrounding the conflict. The 2018 cohort of Millennium Fellows joined us in Bogotá for the Concordia Americas Summit, where we convened two heads-of-state (President Duque and former president Uribe), business leaders, and members of civil society. We had a number of 2019 fellows contribute during the Summit: Netra Gowda, Ulrik Smed, Steven Kryger, and Rodrigo Garcia spoke during a roundtable on Digital Transformation. Catherine Kolimas and Rodrigo Garcia contributed to a strategic dialogue entitled, “Sustainable Financing: Implications for Investors and Corporations.” Following the Concordia Americas Summit, the 2018 and 2019 cohorts journeyed to Subachoque, Colombia, for a Leadership Retreat focused on identifying and strategizing around an individual’s leadership style. We concluded the program by matching every fellow up with a peer-mentor who they will work with over the course of the coming year to improve specific leadership skills. Fellows will have the opportunity to reconvene in-person or virtually in pursuit of self-improvement.