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Meeting: Keld Jensen and Zareh Sinanyan |

Keld Jensen (president, Center for Negotiation [USA]) is presenting his research on efficient business negotiations (NegoEconomics).

Zareh Sinanyan (city councilman & former mayor, Glendale [USA]) is sharing his experience & views on the leadership in public sector.


Meeting: Dr. Cherie Carter-Scott |

Dr. Cherie Carter-Scott (founder, Motivation Management Institute [USA]) is presenting her interpretation of the rules of success.


Meeting: Robert Carreau |

Robert Carreau (vice president, Lydian Armenia) is reflecting on his research & experience with CSR.


IMF Reception |

Leadership School students are participating in the informal IMF reception on the occasion of Armenia's 25th anniversary of being a member of the International Monetary Fund.

Tao Zhang (Deputy Managing Director, IMF) and Teresa Daban (IMF resident representative in Armenia) are delivering congratulatory speeches.


Meeting: Gayane Khachatryan |

Gayane Khachatryan (Head of Human Resources Management Department, Central Bank of Armenia) is sharing her experience on efficient organizational design & HR management in Armenia.


Business Forum with Youth of Iran & Georgia |

Leadership School has organized a Business Forum in Yerevan for the young businessmen of Iran, Armenia, and Georgia to explore current developments & build connections for regional cooperation.

What advantages & opportunities can Armenia offer for the mutually beneficial cooperation in the region?

Hadi Farnoud (founder, Hamfekr: a meetup for entrepreneurs) is shining light on the unknown opportunities in Iran: from talented youth to the massive market.

Hamed Jafari (co-founder, Techrasa) is sharing analyses on success stories & difficulties overcome by Iranian companies, and hope for regional cooperation.

Sahar Pakseresht (representative of recommender.ir) is reflecting on the story of an Iranian machine learning startup.

Georgian startup community representatives are presenting opportunities in Georgia, and an example of startup concept.

Discussions and networking


Exchange Program for the Youth of Iran & Georgia |

Leadership School joint with DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Yerevan has organized a visit to Yerevan from May 29 to June 2 for young businessmen & startup community representatives from Iran and Georgia within the frames of LS Youth Exchange Programs.

Acquaintance with innovative projects at the Technology and Science Dynamics company, and meeting with Dr. Vahan Chakarian (founder, Technology and Science Dynamics [TSD]).

How can Tumo Center's model assist educational systems? Sam Simonian (founder, Tumo Center for Creative Technologies) is reflecting on the history of the initiative.

Our guests appreciate activities of Dr. Tom Catena (physician in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, 2017 winner of Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity).

Visit to PicsArt, and meeting with Artavazd Mehrabyan (co-founder, PicsArt).

Business model discussions at Zangi

What advantages do the citizens of Iran and Georgia have to visit and work in Armenia? Tigran Balayan (Spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia) is answering the visitors' questions.

Acquaintance with corporate culture at VOLO company

Armen Gevorgyan (Chief of Staff, Office to the President of Armenia) is analyzing perspectives of the regional development.

Visit to Instigate, and meeting with Vahagn Poghosyan (co-founder, Instigate) to get insights on the company's business development and current innovative projects.

Visit to Joomag, and meeting with Vahram Darbinyan (cofounder, Joomag).

Dr. Armen Orujyan (CEO, Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology [FAST]) is emphasizing the importance of targeting the regional scale.

Acquaintance with Impact Hub Yerevan model & services as a business incubator

Armen Avakian (CEO, Development Foundation of Armenia) is reassuring the government's willingness to support new businesses and startups in Armenia.

Meeting with businessman Khachatur Sukiasyan (founder of SIL Group).

Visit to the Ministry of Justice and acquaintance with the processes to launch a business in Armenia.

Visit to VivaCell MTS and meeting with Ralph Yirikian (general manager, VivaCell MTS).


Graduation event 2016-2017 |

Graduation event was held for the Leadership Development course 2016-2017.

How are you preparing to start your future achievements?

Last lecture by Andres Valdes (diplomat, author, leadership coach)․

Our guests are the pupils from Alexander Spendiaryan Music School.

Teresa Daban (IMF resident representative in Armenia) is encouraging the students to participate in the innovative development of Armenia.

Certificate presentation ceremony. Supporting us:

Student speeches

Congratulatory speeches by youth representatives from Iran and Georgia

Friends of the Leadership School are delivering congratulatory speeches.


Workshop: Business dinner |

Workshop on Business dinner etiquette was organized for Leadership School students at Paris Hotel


Meeting: Pamela Karg |

Pamela Karg (founder, Karg Communications) is presenting skills necessary for effective communication as an executive.


Graduation Exams |

Graduation exams were held for the Leadership development course 2016-2017.


Meeting: Artak Herikian and Kristine Melqonyan |

Artak Herikian (Head of Public Television News Service) and Kristine Melqonyan (senior commentator, “Orakarg” News Service) are analyzing skills of effective communications with media.


Meeting: Garen Nazarian |

Garen Nazarian (Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia) is sharing his experience of multicultural negotiations & thoughts on multiformat cooperations.


Visit to the residence of the President of Armenia |


Meeting: Arthur Martirosyan |

Arthur Martirosyan (senior consultant, CMPartners [USA]) is analyzing strategies for efficient negotiations.


Meeting: Vardan Aramyan |

Vardan Aramyan (Minister of Finance of Armenia) is sharing insights on the role of the financial system for business development.


Little Leaders |

LS students are meeting with schoolchildren of Shahumyan village (Ararat region) within the frames of the "Little Leaders" project.


Meeting: Dr. Valeri Mirzoyan |

Dr. Valeri Mirzoyan (lecturer, ASUE) is sharing his research on the speech & body language of the leader


Meeting: Jason White |

Jason White (international sales & marketing manager, Prestige Asset Management) is presenting his experience of finding & attracting investors.


Visit: Central Bank of Armenia |

Study visit was organized to the Central Bank of Armenia.

Nerses Yeritsyan (deputy president, Central Bank of Armenia) is analyzing how can an effective change be implemented.


Reception: British Ambassador |

Judith Farnworth (British Ambassador) has organized a reception for the Leadership School students.


Meeting: Nazareth Seferian |

Nazareth Seferian (corporate responsibility expert) is reflecting on the importance of corporate citizenship for the sustainable development.


Success story: Mediamax |

Ara Tadevosyan (director, Mediamax) is presenting his thoughts about media as an ecosystem, and development story of Mediamax in Armenia.


Meeting: Andres Valdes |

Andres Valdes (diplomat, author, leadership coach) is sharing his research & experience of leading with self-motivation.


Open Lesson: Future Leaders of Georgia |

Leadership School organized an Open Lesson in Tbilisi on April 26.

Andrew Coxshall (managing partner, KPMG Georgia) is emphasizing the role of financial knowledge to achieve success.

Tinatin Khidasheli (former Minister of Defense) is reflecting on the development of Georgia from female point of view.

Boris Kiknadze (co-founder & CEO, PawwwN) is sharing his startup experience & thoughts on social entrepreneurship.

Andrea Keerbs (country director, International Republican Institute) is showing the importance of multiculturalism and diversity in organizations.

Cristian Urse (Head of Council of Europe Office in Georgia) is analyzing approaches to inspire and motivate the team.

Q&A session, networking


Visit to Georgia |

Business trip to Tbilisi & joint study visits were organized for Leadership School students & representatives of active youth from Georgia.

Study visit to the Tbilisi Public Service Hall

Meeting with John Robinson (managing partner, Deloitte Georgia)

Meeting with Nelson Petrosyan (director, Grant Thornton Georgia)

Study visit to Georgia's Innovation & Technology Agency, meetings with startup community representatives

Meeting with David Lee (president, MagtiCom)


Meeting: Dr. Armen Orujyan |

Dr. Armen Orujyan (founder & chairman, Athgo International) is emphasizing the importance of innovation & entrepreneurship


Meeting: Eiji Taguchi |

Eiji Taguchi (Japanese Ambassador) is presenting Japanese perspectives on leadership.


Visit: PicsArt |

Study visit was organized to PicsArt.


Dress Code |

Aram Nikolyan (fashion designer, stylist) is sharing his thoughts & insights on dress code nuances.


Workshop: Project Management |

Project management workshop with Silvia Schmid (head of DAAD [German Academic Exchange Service] office Yerevan)


Visit: Joomag |

Study visit was organized to Joomag.


Sport Meeting |

Sport meeting was organized between Leadership Development and Executive Leadership program students.


Workshop: Dress Code |

Dress code workshop at the LaGalleria Luxury Boutiques


Business English |

Dr. Irshat Madyarov (program chair, AUA MA TEFL) is analyzing the importance of emotional intelligence.


Visit: Embassy of Brazil |

Visit to the Embassy of Brazil and meeting with Edson Marinho Duarte Monteiro (Brazilian Ambassador)


Meeting: Gonzalo Urriolabeitia |

Gonzalo Urriolabeitia (Argentinian Ambassador) is sharing his experience & thoughts on effective team management.


Visit: Spyur |

Study visit was organized to Spyur.


Meeting: Artavazd Mehrabyan |

Artavazd Mehrabyan (co-founder, PicsArt) is presenting success story of PicsArt.


Meeting: Karine Minasyan |

Karine Minasyan (Minister in charge of Internal Markets & ICT, Eurasian Economic Commission) is sharing her thoughts about the opportunities of Armenia in the digital economy.


Meeting: Matt Bartelsian |

Matt Bartelsian (Global Business Development Director, VOLO) is reflecting on the innovative development opportunities of Armenia.


Meeting: Armen Darbinyan |

Armen Darbinyan (former Prime Minister of Armenia) is emphasizing opportunities of Armenia as a connecting link between East and West.


Meeting: Arianne Caoili |

Arianne Caoili (entrepreneur; International Master of Chess) is sharing her experience & research on productivity and time management.


Admission for Executives |

Admission exams: Executive Leadership Development course


Small Business Success Story: Gourmet Dourme |

Diran Bagdadian (founder, Gourmet Dourme) is sharing his experience of establishing & developing a business in Armenia.


Meeting: Artsvik Minasyan |

Artsvik Minasyan (RA Minister of Nature Protection) is emphasizing the sustainable & future-oriented development of Armenia.


Meeting: Arja Makkonen & Anne Lammila |

Arja Makkonen (Ambassador of Finland in South Caucasus) is presenting Finnish perspectives on leadership.

Anne Lammila (Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues and Gender Equality) is sharing research on the multicultural differences in leadership.


Meeting: David Bequette |

David Bequette (founder, Green Bean) is sharing his experience and thoughts on starting from zero and achieving success.


Exams |

Exams were held for the first stage of the Leadership development course.
The results will be crucial to define the participants of the next stage.


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