16 Apr 2018 09:00


Thon Stanhope
Rue du Commerce 9
1000  Brussels


Innovation & Enterprise

Event Location


Event Description

16 students will step into the shoes of business and policy leaders for one day

16 young Europeans will participate in Leaders-for-a-Day, on 16 April and learn from top leaders by shadowing them during an entire working day.

At the end of the day, students and leaders will be invited to exchange their views on career and skills development during a cocktail celebration, including a presentation of Larry Farrel’s book recently published, The Entrepreneurial Attitude: Lessons from Junior Achievement's 100 Years of Developing Young Entrepreneurs, showcasing outstanding JA alumni and their entrepreneurial achievements.


Leaders-for-a-Day 2018

Leaders-for-a-Day is a unique one-day job shadow experience organized by JA Europe with AT&T as this year’s main sponsor and supported by ManpowerGroup. The initiative is designed to offer further opportunities to students who completed the JA Company Programme and obtained the Entrepreneurial Skills PassTM(ESP), a unique certification of their entrepreneurial skills, knowledge and attitude. Leaders-for-a-Day invites young people from around Europe who have benefited from entrepreneurship education in their native country and/or took part in the AT&T Aspire programme to apply, expressing their motivation to shadow an executive in Brussels.

This initiative aims to inspire young people to be more entrepreneurial and encourage mentoring opportunities between students and experienced professionals. Leaders include representatives from the European Commission and business CEOs. Young people will benefit from this experience to expand their network and better position themselves to enter the labour market. Studies have shown that students who have contact with employers while in school are more likely to be employed and 3-6 times less likely to be jobless.

A celebration cocktail will take place at The Stanhope Hotel in Brussels at the end of the day. Students and leaders will share their experience and exchange views.

“This is a unique and possibly first-time opportunity for these young people to spend a day with a senior leader. It helps demystify the working world and because they’ve earned their Entrepreneurial Skills Pass at school, they have important experience to share with the leader as well. Actions like Leaders-for-a-Day leave a lasting impact on both sides,” said Caroline Jenner, CEO of JA Europe.


Agenda  -  Monday, 16 April 2016

  • 09.00 – 17.00    Job shadow at the Leader’s premises
  • 18.00 – 21.00    Celebration Dinner (special guests: JA Europe Board of Directors + Author, Larry Ferrell)



Thon Stanhope, Rue du Commerce 9, 1000, Brussels



Philippe Giot


+32 478 87 07 31






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