Up and Up: Preparing Leaders That Don't Just Change the World, But Make It Better

08 Jun , 12:00–13:15
International Youth Economic Forum
Pavilion G, conference hall G8

Currently, one of the key goals of socioeconomic development is fostering human capital capable of making effective and targeted economic and technological breakthroughs. In today’s unstable environment, which shifts rapidly between development trends, there is demand for all levels of specialists with diverse competencies, capable of applying their skills under new conditions and in unanticipated situations. At the same time, a separate challenge is developing human capital in such a way that people not only have the mental skills and training to solve professional problems, but are also capable of taking responsibility for global development – of anticipating challenges, evaluating risks, and making decisions focused not on local achievements, but on long-term effects, taking humanitarian aspects into account. What is a ‘social elevator’? How effective are ‘social elevator’ models in Russia and abroad? How is Russia becoming a ‘land of opportunity’? What is global responsibility and how can it be included in management models? Thought leaders from the cradle: when should we start preparing tomorrow's professionals?

Stanislav Surovtsev, Head of Youth Policy Department, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)

Yulia Ablets, Chairperson, Committee on Youth Policy and Cooperation with NGOs of the Government of Saint Petersburg
Alexander Bugaev, Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Vladimir Kovalev, Coordinator, International Youth Cooperation Center
Anton Serikov, Head of Direction for Partner Relationships, "Russia, a Land of Opportunity"
Robert Urazov, Chief Executive Officer, Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers (WorldSkills Russia)