Youth Leadership Training

Leadership Task Force (LTF) and Jr. Leadership Task Force (Jr. LTF) are leadership programs that seeks to cultivate candidates’ understanding of their identity as God’s children and train them to become moral and innovative leaders.

The program incorporates cognitive, experiential and spiritual education and encourages application into candidates’ daily life.

Leadership Task Force

Leadership is not developed overnight, in a month, or even a year. LTF is a 7-year investment that seeks to develop a candidate’s highest potential in becoming a force for good in the family, community, nation and world. 

Students experience God's love in nature.

Stage One

The first stage is an intensive full-time one-year overseas program with cognitive and experiential education. In addition to education on spiritual growth and practical tools for leadership, education, LTF members plan out projects and partnerships in other nations, work together to raise funds for their goals, execute planned objectives in each field, and evaluate their collective performance. With a combination of individual growth and team-based project implementation, LTF seeks to instill both spiritual and physical aspects of leadership.

Near the end of the first stage of LTF, special time is taken to build each member’s life mission statement, hone their future plans, and develop concrete short and long term checkpoints within their life.

Stage Two

The second stage of LTF is conducted in the member’s respective home country, where they learn to be leaders in their local FPA community and broader society. LTF members strive to become role models in their communities and schools, using the knowledge and skillsets developed in the first year.

Students experience God's love in nature.
Students experience God's love in nature.

Stage Three

The third stage of LTF is mission-based: LTF members will be full-time workers and leaders in FPA or other key peace organizations. This is when they start to make substantial impacts in their respective fields. Through their mission, they will strive to become leaders in every sense of the word.

Program Opportunities

Internal Development

  • Development of parent-child relationship with God
  • Understanding of personal vision connected to God
  • Development of character and attitude
  • Purpose-driven mindset and motivation
  • Leadership development

External Skillsets

  • Public speaking and relations, negotiation skills, intercultural teamwork
  • Project planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Nonprofit service work
  • Working in an organizational structure
  • Foreign Language
  • Goal-setting and execution

Partnerships

  • The first year of LTF gives an opportunity to engage in many partnerships. Specific partnerships can then be build deeper in the later years of LTF.
  • Working with local, state, and federal level organizations and bodies in various countries.
  • Family Peace Association International and in each nation.
  • Other peace organizations such as GPF, SFP, UN, and many more.

“Throughout my year in LTF, I have gained an experience that is life-changing, extremely educational, and applicable for the rest of my life. I have been able to understand what a leader for God’s providence is, why they are needed, and how I can train myself to become such a leader. I was able to see what a providentially significant person must be, centered and aligned to God’s vision, values, and goals. The internal and external education our team went through, the goal-setting process and many arguments we had to find out the truth about our path, and the teamwork that LTF has built up has shown me that “One Family Under God” is substantial, possible, and developed, not idealistically, but substantially through each person’s 5% responsibility.”

Graduate

First Class of LTF

Junior Leadership Task Force

Jr. Leadership Task Force (Jr. LTF) is the precursor to Leadership Task Force program. Jr. LTF is designed for middle school and high school youth. Just as LTF focuses on raising leaders through challenge, Jr. LTF encourages candidates to go beyond their limits.

Students experience God's love in nature.

Yearly Summer Workshops

Every summer, Jr. LTF workshops assess their personal growth over the past year. Workshop participants learn tools to cultivate their character, leadership, and most importantly their desire to live for the greater good. The workshops are designed to challenge participants through activities that include fundraising, outdoor adventures and service projects.

Fundraising not only raises money for a good cause, it is a good exercise that develops character. Approaching strangers and presenting a cause forces the participants to look deeper within themselves in order to achieve their goals. Participant have to think outside themselves and strive to do better for others. In the process, the participants learn how to better express their beliefs to others and they gain conviction in themselves.

Outdoor education makes up an integral part of the workshop. The physical challenges provides lessons on how to overcome self-imposed limitations in order to reach a summit. Participants also learn to work together with fellow participants.

Leadership at Home

Leadership development is a long term process. Jr. LTF workshops provide tools to empower participants to take ownership over their personal development during the following year. At the conclusion of each workshop, participants set clear goals. Over the course of the year, participants continue to participate in their local community through physical training, education, and community involvement. The accomplishments of the participants are monitored and the outstanding individuals are recognized.

Students experience God's love in nature.

 

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