The event, which takes place in the municipality of Ohrid between 20 and 24 May, aims to improve the leadership skills of representatives from different sectors and facilitate cooperation between North Macedonian and Bulgarian municipalities.
The Macedonian city of Ohrid is currently hosting the Leadership Academy 2019, aimed at improving the leadership skills of representatives of local government departments in municipalities and non-governmental institutions, as well as the academic sector of the respective field. It also aims to facilitate cross-border and intermunicipal cooperation between North Macedonian and Bulgarian municipalities. The project is implemented by the National Association of Municipal Clerks of Bulgaria (NAMCB), the international Balkan Net Foundation and the Hanns Seidel Foundation.
During the conference different aspects related to leadership are being discussed, such as understanding the main characteristics and qualities of modern leaders, power and leadership, the most charismatic leaders in history, time management or emotional intelligence. As part of the Leadership Academy 2019 conference, Finnova CEO Juanma Revuelta offered a workshop on strengthening communication skills and presenting the basic elements of visualization.
The event, born in 2015, is held annually in North Macedonia and Bulgaria with different workshops in both countries. Initially representatives of civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations participated, but later it was also opened to experts from various fields. Participation in the Leadership Academy enables participants to acquire new knowledge and skills in the area of leadership, as well as possibilities for cooperation with other relevant organisations in North Macedonia and Bulgaria.