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Leadership Academy 2017 - Module 2, Belchin Banja, Bulgaria

Balkan Net in cooperation with its partners Constan Ltd. and the National Association of Municipal Clerks in Bulgaria (NAMBC), supported by the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Council of Europe  already 5 years have been implementing the project "Leadership Academy". In the framework of this project 17 workshops were held in Macedonia and Bulgaria! The Leadership Academy was initially oriented toward municipal representatives and mayors, in order to improve their leadership skills and to facilitate cross-border inter-municipal cooperation between municipalities in Bulgaria and Macedonia.

This cooperation resulted with numerous suggestions and new projects where the the results of the performance of the trainings within the project "Leadership Academy" can be seen. In 2016, target groups of the project were representatives of the inspection departments of the municipalities, other municipal representatives, civil society organizations and NGOs etc. This means that the program was tailored to this target group and included new content and materials.

In 2017 the project is being implemented in 3 modules/workshops, two in Serbia and one in Bulgaria. The participation in the "Leadership Academy" enables the participants to acquire new knowledge and skills in the area of ​​leadership and opportunities for cooperation with other relevant organizations. The second module of Leadership Academy 2017 took place in Belchin Banja, Bulgaria in the hotel Belchin Garden on May, 15-18.2017. A total of 22 people took active participation on this module, among which mayors, presidents of municipalities, managers of public communal enterprises, members of municipal councils, presidents of associations and foundations from the civil sector as well as managers and owners of private consulting firmsfrom Serbia, Macedonia and Bulgaria.

During the training which was executed by Mr. Jean Stanoevski, professional leadership trainer,certified by the Council of Europe, the following topics were elaborated within the numerous interactive sessions:

  • Leadership self-evaluation,
  • Common leadership and management mistakes,
  • The manager as a coach and the manager as a leader,
  • Leadership matrix according to the Council of Europe (CoE),
  • Leadership styles,
  • Famous leadership gurus, 
  • Effective leadership,
  • Leadership practices and perception of leadership,
  • Delegation of authorities ,
  • Management with people,
  • Leadership levels according to John Maxwell,
  • Leadership standards.



  • I am very satisfied, this module met the maximum expectations;
  • Getting acquainted with other people's experiences, thoughts and examples enabled me to enrich my already acquired experience;
  • I have attended a large number of trainings, and I have also organized quite a lot of them. The trainer is excellent - he possesses all the best qualities;
  • You have completely fulfilled my expectations in every way. I am looking forward to future cooperation.
  • The training was excellent, the topic and the presentation were also good.



Module 3: August, 14-17, 2017, Nish, Serbia











Contact Information

Jean Stanoevski
President of the Foundation
Maksim Gorki 16

1000 Skopje – Macedonia
Tel.: +389 2 3298534
Fax: +389 2 3298535
Mob: +389 75219359
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Liaison Office Germany
Joachim F. Schröder
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D-42555 Velbert
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