International Fellowship Retreat | Fellowship

The first cycle of Al Sharq International Fellowship Program concludes!

Al Sharq Fellowship Program concluded its first cycle with the presence of 25 of its fellows in Istanbul while the rest of the fellows joined online through Zoom. This international retreat concludes the program’s first founding cohort, which was initiated in 2020-21 and took place over 9 months, starting September 2020 in the midst of the pandemic, adapting from original plans that didn’t anticipate a fully virtual experience. Through the 9 months, the entire experience has been a virtual one, with a learning engagement that includes discussion, lectures, and workshops covering a wide range of topics; from epistemology and philosophy, to logic and system innovation. The different components covered various holistic and integrated focus areas: from foundation personal development, to leadership, systems, design thinking and innovation.

The retreat is the final official component in the program that focused on strategic leadership skills like; negotiation, advocacy, organization, and decision making delivered through a series of workshops, seminars, lectures and case studies conducted by prominent scholars including Dr. Emad Shahin, Dr. Tarek Yousef & Clayton Swisher.

This 5-day event is co-funded by Erasmus+ through the Turkish National Agency (Ulusal Ajans), the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), and held in partnership with BTM Istanbul.