Success in Today's World Requires New Skills and Connections

  • Interlocking leadership, communication and business skills - whatever your organization
  • Rapid access to relevant information from people and sources you trust
  • Vibrant international personal networks

The Central Eurasia Leadership Alliance (CELA) was created expressly to meet these needs for a new generation of tomorrow's most forward-thinking, mid-career leaders in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Afghanistan.

You Have the Passion. CELA Has the Tools

The men and women who join CELA know in their hearts they are leaders, but rarely have had the chance to exhibit and explore the full range of their potential.

CELA opens the door to realizing those talents with a ten-day immersion in an unprecedented leadership experience, facilitated by business leaders who are seasoned practitioners. Every idea is up for discussion, and every lesson must be tested against experience to prove its worth. At CELA the focus is on the real-life applications of leadership skills, not classroom theory.

Transcending Borders

Global Vision

By bringing together people working in business, education and NGOs from across Central Eurasia, CELA makes for a vibrant mix that is greater than the sum of its parts. It builds strong long-term personal relationships that result in professional opportunities and improved communication across borders. By its very nature, CELA promotes a wider vision of regional collaboration and understanding. As rising stars in their countries - tomorrow's decision-makers and opinion formers - CELA members are in a position to act on that vision to the region's benefit.

Join a Community of Extraordinary Peers

Global Connections

As you proceed on your leadership path, CELA provides you with a network you can count on for inspiration, support, business and professional development, trusting mentorship and friendship that lasts. Furthermore, CELA offers a variety of local, regional and international programs that provide you continuing leadership education, offer you perspectives and insights on the issues of the day, and allow you continually to establish and refresh relationships within the network.

Expand Your Global Reach

Global Network

As a member of CELA, you are connected automatically to its parallel partner organizations, with access to a global network of business and civic leaders. CELA is a bridge to its partner the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF) and its sister organizations, the Middle East Leadership Academy (MELA), the South East Asia Leadership Academy (SEALA) and the brand new North America Leadership Academy (NALA). MELA, SEALA and NALA are similar, expanding networks that encompass some 800 leaders from the United States/Europe, Middle East, and South East Asia respectively - and harbor plans to create additional, analogous networks in other key regions of the world.

CELA Works!

We've done this before around the world. And we have the results to prove it. According to our members [your peers in the region], CELA changes lives and gives momentum to careers. CELA's Leadership Academies are the gateway to participating in a globally interconnected organization. Share in CELA and look forward to a feast of regional reunions and summits, discussions and projects. You always felt that you could make a real difference? Now you can. Join the best in channeling your potential as one of tomorrow's leaders to bring about a more prosperous and bountiful Central Eurasia.

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