Youth Development

Empowering the next generation of leaders to be innovative, collaborative, creative and resilient

We are a world leader in the youth education sector

Our purpose is to inspire young people to find and grow their leadership potential.

We work with schools, academies, charities, and NGOs to create innovative, experiential programmes that provide meaningful opportunities for young people to enhance their personal growth as tomorrow’s leaders.

You can never be too young to benefit from leadership and behavioural development. To learn about yourself, how to work as a team, resolve conflict, embrace diversity, make decisions, and motivate yourself and others.

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Leadership skills for life

Our programmes have a real impact on our student’s career journeys and lives.

Using experiential development techniques, we encourage them to be curious, take risks, embrace diversity, challenge assumptions, innovate, and explore a world of possibilities.

Students emerge empowered to achieve success in academia and business and to positively affect their communities.

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Leadership skills for life

Some Examples of Our Youth Initiatives

Embedded in School

Our expert consultants are embedded in an elite secondary school in Saudi Arabia delivering a world-first leadership curriculum to Middle School students. Receiving up to 7 hours of tailored experiential learning activities every week, students are developing leadership skills and achieving CMI qualifications, which better ready them for the rigours of further study and empower them to become the Kingdom’s leaders of tomorrow.

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Embedded in School

Hybrid Delivery

An initial three-week online programme introduced 126 students to the concepts of Leadership, Followership and Partnership. This was followed up with a week-long residential programme in Surrey, UK.

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Hybrid Delivery


We have delivered numerous residential youth camps for a wide variety of global clients, typically during school holidays. These range from residential Leadership camps at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst; to College Preparation camps at The University of Oxford; to Adventure-based camps in the Middle East; and to Coding and Robotic camps, both residential and online.

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Virtual Delivery

Our 10-day programme launched a 6-month journey during which 55 young Saudis undertook a variety of personal development activities designed to help them make positive, socioeconomic contributions to their country.

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Virtual Delivery

Some of our clients

Programmes Overview

Our programmes have a real impact on our student’s life and career journeys.

Using experiential development techniques, we encourage them to be curious, take risks, embrace diversity, challenge assumptions, innovate, and explore a world of possibilities.

Students emerge empowered to achieve success in academia and business, and positively affect their communities.

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We create experiential learning programmes which enable participants to develop vital leadership life skills.

The core ingredients of our programmes may include:

  • Self identity and values
  • Self awareness
  • Reflection
  • Motivation of self
  • Decision making
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication
  • Grit and adaptability
  • Strategic thinking and planning
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Motivating and engaging others
  • Managing performance
  • Critical thinking
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Professional growth and career development
  • Leading change
  • Networking
  • Innovation
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Health and wellbeing


We blend leadership and entrepreneurship programmes to create experiential learning episodes which enable young people to become the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. The programmes include:

  • Understanding Entrepreneurship
  • Developing ideas
  • Start ups
  • Making work meaningful
  • Commercial excellence
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Storytelling in business
  • Enabling change
  • Visual collaboration
  • Ethnographic models
Teacher Training

Teacher Training

Drawing from our experience as teachers, educators and innovators, we deliver a suite of programmes designed to support the development of teachers and trainee teachers.

Our programmes include:

  • 21st century practices and pedagogy
  • Classroom management
  • Effective communication
  • Empowering the next generation of leaders
  • Embedding leadership into strategic curriculum design
  • Embedding leadership into schemes of work and lesson planning
  • Embedding leadership into practical classroom delivery
  • Using new technology effectively
  • Supporting wellbeing
  • IDG UK

    Royal Berkshire Hotel
    London Road
    SL5 0PP
    +44 (0) 207 798 2848

  • IDG India

    Tower 2, Montreal Business Center
    Baner Road
    +91 955 271 5800

  • IDG Oman

    PO Box 1982, P.C. 111
    Maktabi 1 Building,
    Al Khuwair
    The Sultanate of Oman
    +968 90189859

  • IDG UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Kuwait & Iraq

    5th Floor
    One JLT
    +971 56896 4262
    +971 50550 8482

  • IDG South Africa

    Teneo House
    Central Park
    Esplanade Road
    Century City,
    Cape Town, ZA
    +27 (0) 21 492 7300

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