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YALI Network

The YALI Network provides members with invaluable opportunities to connect with other leaders in their community and to learn from experts in their field. Explore this page to learn more about the YALI Network and all the ways you can be involved.

Get Involved

Free Online Training

Do you want to learn what you can do to promote human rights or protect the rights of women and girls? Are you trying to grow your small business? Do you want to improve your networking skills? Have you struggled with public speaking? Take one of our online training courses created exclusively for YALI Network members.

Each expert-led lesson includes everything you need to review and learn: video, audio, and written components to suit varying bandwidths; discussion guides to spark conversations; and quizzes to test your knowledge. You’ll even have the opportunity to earn a YALI Network Certificate.

Professional Development

Looking for expert advice and resources to help you advance your career, start a business, and prepare for your journey to success? Our large collection of blogs, toolkits, and other resources can help you grow and succeed as you work to achieve your professional goals.

Online Conversations

Every month, YALI Network members gather on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook for exclusive online events. Called #YALICHATs, these online events connect YALI Network members to each other and to experts in the fields of business, government, management and civil society.

So if you have questions about raising capital for your startup or U.S. foreign policy toward sub-Saharan Africa, join the conversation.

YALI Voices and How-to Guides

Every day, YALI Network members do extraordinary things. You can learn more about their achievements – and access practical information to help you achieve your own goals – on the YALI Network blog.

There are hundreds of blog posts and podcasts on the website with new ones published each week. These posts include everything from interviews with YALI Network members on farming and voter education to how-to guides on starting a business and making the most of your job search.

In Person Connections

Want to discuss offline what you’ve learned online? Host a #YALILearns event! #YALILearns events can be whatever you want them to be — an opportunity to take a YALI Network Online Course with others, meet people who share your passions, a chance to network with people in your industry, or a way to learn new skills from your peers.

The YALI Network Face2Face Facebook group is a platform to help members network with like-minded leaders in their area and organize meetings and events focused on the topics that matter most to them and their community.

To learn more, visit #YALI Learns and the YALI Network face2face group.

2018 Calendar

The calendar is your tool for planning how you’ll participate and engage with YALI Network members around upcoming initiatives, content, and resources. Use the calendar to plan for social media activity, #YALILearns events, screenings, calls to action, and educational opportunities for yourself and your community. Be sure to check back regularly for updates and new information.

January: #YALICares

Join YALICares from December 2017 - February 2018: Accurately reporting on health issues is critical because rumors and inaccurate information have devastating consequences that can harm not only individuals but communities and whole countries.

Also in January: 
January 15th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Related YALI Network Online Courses: 

February: #YALICares

Join YALICares from December 2017 - February 2018: Accurately reporting on health issues is critical because rumors and inaccurate information have devastating consequences that can harm not only individuals but communities and whole countries.

Also in February: 
Black History Month

Related YALI Network Online Courses: 

March: #Africa4Her

Some people call it “empowering” women and girls. We call it “investing.” This March, join #Africa4Her and press for progress.

Also in March: 
March 8th: International Women’s Day
March 20th: French Language Day

Related YALI Network Online Courses: 

April: YALIChecks

Identifying and stopping the spread of misinformation is vital to ensure that credible news sources maintain levels of trust. Learn how to increase your awareness of media literacy and become critical thinkers before sharing information. YALIChecks coming soon. 

Also in April:
April 2nd: International Fact Checking Day
April 7th: World Health Day
April 22nd: Earth Day
April 25th: World Malaria Day

Related YALI Network Online Courses:

May: YALIChecks

Identifying and stopping the spread of misinformation is vital to ensure that credible news sources maintain levels of trust. Learn how to increase your awareness of media literacy and become critical thinkers before sharing information. YALIChecks coming soon. 

Also in May:
May 3rd: World Press Freedom Day

 

June: YALIServes

Focusing on the importance of volunteerism, community service, and servant leadership as a key aspect of leadership development. Learn more about YALIServes in June and July.

Also in June:
June 5th: World Environment Day
June 8th: World Oceans Day

Related YALI Network Online Courses: 

July: YALIServes

Focusing on the importance of volunteerism, community service, and servant leadership as a key aspect of leadership development. Learn more about YALIServes in June and July.

Also in July:
July 18th: Nelson Mandela International Day

Related YALI Network Online Courses: 

August: YALI Professionals Campaign

Expert advice and resources to help you advance your career, start a business, network to get ahead, and prepare for your journey to success. Visit the YALI Professional Development Hub in August and September to prepare for the Mandela Washington Fellowship Application.

Also in August:
August 12th: International Youth Day
August 19th: World Humanitarian Day

Related YALI Network Online Courses: 

September - December: coming soon

Visit the YALI Professional Development Hub in August and September to prepare for the Mandela Washington Fellowship Application. More information for 2018 coming soon.

YALI Campaigns

Throughout the year, YALI Network members come together to address important issues across the continent. Through these campaigns, you can join other YALI Network members in raising awareness and taking actions,both online and in your communities. The current Network-wide initiatives include:

YALIServes 2018

#YALIServes highlights and encourages the positive role volunteerism plays in benefiting communities.

YALIVotes

#YALIVotes encourages civic participation through elections and social responsibility.

YALIUnites For Transparency

#YALIUnites highlights ways that individuals can identify and eliminate corruption.

YALIStands4All

#YALIStands4All encourages the protection of human rights.

YALIGoesGreen

#YALIGoesGreen addresses challenges and highlights innovation related to energy and environmental challenges.

Africa4Her 2018

#Africa4Her drives positive action around the challenges women face.

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