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Developing Youth Leaders at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis

National Youth Leadership Council

Friday, September 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Student Two-Day Training and Forum
Student ticket includes two-day leadership training and access to Nobel Peace Prize laureates and selected world leaders.
Sep 7, 2018 $75.00 $6.24
Adult Two-Day Forum Ticket Sep 7, 2018 $100.00 $7.62
Lunch (each day) Aug 24, 2018 $20.00 $3.16
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Join the National Youth Leadership Council for a two-day immersion in leadership development, which supports youths in exploring their identities and leadership skills through interactions with Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and their peers.

When: September 14 -15, 2018 

Where: Augsburg University Campus 

About the Developing Youth Leaders Training:

NYLC equips young people – particularly those who have not previously had opportunities for leadership – with skills for community action through a series of experiential activities that explore inequity and are rooted in social and emotional learning. The training provides hands-on learning through simulations on the intersectionality of race, class, ethnicity, and geography, explorations of personal leadership styles and cultural backgrounds, with the culminating activity of action-planning for community assessments leading to addressing community needs. Participants hear and learn from Nobel laureates, as well as other workshop presenters and peers, and directly apply their learning to addressing a community need. Key to this leadership development is an inquiry process that sparks creativity and social and emotional learning assets including: 

  • Empowerment – contribution to community
  • Positive Values - caring, equality and justice, and responsibility
  • Positive Identity – personal power, self-esteem, sense of purpose, positive view of the future
  • Social Competencies – planning and decision-making, cultural competencies, peaceful conflict resolution

What Youth Do:

  • Listen Generously to different perspectives and personal experiences including those of Nobel Peace Prize laureates President Juan Manuel Santosand the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN
  • Stay Engaged in meaningful leadership activities.
  • Experience Discomfort by pushing your boundaries, from a team-building to difficult conversations about power and privilege.
  • Speak Your Truth about your own story and recognize the knowledge and expertise you already have.

 What Youth Get:

  • The ability to work together with people of all backgrounds.
  • Allies to support your leadership development and service-learning action plan.
  • The tools and knowledge to create equitable change in your community.
  • Motivation to take action for the common good. 

This leadership opportunity is open to both youth (entering grades 7-12 in 2018) and adults. Adult partners are invited to attend the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and then join their youth team the final session of each day.

Tentative Agenda:

Day 1, Friday, September 14 

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Leadership workshops including sessions with world leaders and Nobel laureate,         Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos.  

12:00 p.m.                      Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Leadership workshops that address planning and decision-making, cultural competencies, and peaceful conflict resolution. *Adult mentor attends one afternoon reflection session.

Day 2, Saturday, September 15

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Leadership workshops including sessions with Nobel laureate, ICAN’s Executive Director Beatrice Fihn.

12:00 p.m.                      Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Leadership workshops that address empowerment through learning to contribute to community by being of service to others and by being resources for positive change. *Adult mentor attends one afternoon action planning session.

About the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis: 

Housed at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum is the only such work outside of Oslo, Norway. The annual event has a mission to "inspire peacemaking efforts by lifting up the work of recent Nobel Peace Prize laureates." The laureates, who have been recognized for their actions and the concrete results of their work by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, are highlighted and celebrated during the annual event, providing a platform for students, faculty members, policy makers, business leaders and civil society to advance the work on pressing current issues related to the Nobel Peace Prize awards. 

Since 1989, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum has served as a portal and a platform to draw inspiration and lessons from these exemplary leaders where the primary focus is to educate a new generation of peacemakers and change agents to carry forward the work and goals, as stated in Alfred Nobel’s will of promoting “fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”



2-day leadership training including access to Nobel Peace Prize laureates and selected world leaders


2-day access to Nobel Peace Prize Forum (discount of more than $30 off general admission) plus two training sessions with your youth and opportunity to apply for service-learning grant.

All youth must be accompanied by an adult.


The Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis has a room block reserved at The Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot. To reserve a space, please follow the previous link or call their reservation line at +1 612-375-1700 or + 1 866-211-4611 and mention the group name “2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum Room Block” to get our arranged rate. Standard guest rooms are $149.00 per night/room + tax.

If you prefer to stay at another location, there are many other hotels in Minneapolis located near Augsburg University, including:

See other hotel options in the area.


Have questions about Developing Youth Leaders at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis? Contact National Youth Leadership Council

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Augsburg University
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Friday, September 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

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