CEO for 1 Day – OTP Leasing Romania and “Dreptul la Educatie” Foundation support young people to choose their right professional path

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OTP Leasing Romania, in partnership with Dreptul la Educatie Foundation and OK Center, launch the program “CEO for 1 Day”, designed to offer a unique learning experience to the beginners. The initiative is dedicated to the young people aged between 18 and 22, enrolled in a Romanian educational institution, regardless of the study profile they follow.

Designed on 3 stages – bootcamp, 1 day as CEO and mentoring, the program supports the goals of the three organizations to promote business and financial education. The program is structured so that it complements the curious and active spirit of the youngsters and provides practical instruments for their future career.

The first stage consists of a 3-day bootcamp with workshops on themes related to design thinking, business strategy, futurism, leadership, personal branding, assertive communication. They are held by the trainers of the Dreptul la Educatie Foundation and OK Center, the members of the OTP Leasing Romania team, as well as by special guests. The participants will also have a secret challenge which they will have to solve by the end of the bootcamp.

On the second stage, named CEO for 1 Day, the finalist will be part of the OTP Leasing team and will attend briefing sessions with the company’s managers, one-to-one sessions with Toni Tataru, OTP Leasing CEO, and will take part to his activities on that day.

The last stage coincides with the mentoring and follow-up program, for a full learning and practicing experience for the one who will win the CEO for 1 Day title.

Enrollment is done by sending a short essay (half a page) by July 1, 2018, in which the future CEO explains what leadership means in his opinion, what leaders are his or her models, as well as information on his academic activities and involvement in community. The semi-finalists will have access to bootcamp, and the person who will be CEO for 1 Day will be selected at the end of the 3 days of experiencing and learning.

“Any conversation for and about the future must begin from education, from professional models who offer us inspiration and motivation. Over the time, I was lucky to meet young people with ambition and long-term professional vision, who have inspired me with their way of thinking about their path. Thus, when I had the opportunity to set up a joint program with the Dreptul la Educatie Foundation and OK Center, I thought at these youngsters. Through CEO for 1 Day, our joined teams are planning to provide a place where they can learn and experience, even from mistakes, but especially a place to provide a foundation for future leaders. I just can’t wait to know who will be our CEO for 1 Day and to see a portrait of a young leader” stated Steliana Moraru, Marketing Manager OTP Leasing Romania.

“In OK Center, it’s ok to make mistakes, to ask, to be ridiculous, to have courage, to be curious, to wish to learn, to: Upgrade Yourself. For the Dreptul la Educatie Foundation team, Upgrade Yourself is a modus operandi. In a constantly changing world, both our trainers have a common denominator, both within the center and outside it: investing in education. In the context of digitalization, we find that interpersonal relationships are particularly valuable, and education is one of them. The shadowing program that we host is another proof of this concern. We are very glad to be partners in this project. We wish luck to the participants!” stated Nora Dobre, Manager of the Dreptul la Educatie Foundation.