On Thursday 8 May, The King presented diplomas to 114 young leaders who had completed the Value-Based Leadership course. The course was arranged by the Scouts and the Scouts' Folk High School in association with industry and other voluntary youth organisations.
During the morning, young leaders from Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania who had completed the Value-Based Leadership course were presented with diplomas by The King in the Bernadotte Library.
The King then gave a speech, in which he said: "It is extremely pleasing to present diplomas to those of you who have chosen to complete young leadership training. Passing on your values is the most important thing you can do in your leadership, and it is clear that you want to share your human capital. Good luck for the future!"
The Young Leadership seminar was held in the afternoon. During the seminar, The King presented the Compass Rose Scholarship to three young leaders who had demonstrated extraordinary courage, consideration and energy, and who are good role models for others.
The training is aimed at young leaders between the ages of 20 and 25 who have a leadership role within the voluntary sector, and who want to be developed and challenged in their leadership. The central theme of the training is value-based leadership, meaning that those who want to be leaders are aware of their values and act in accordance with them.
The training is part of a mentoring programme, whereby a participant and a mentor from industry or the public sector meet up and learn from each other.
The training is arranged by the Scouts and the Scouts' Folk High School in association with industry and other voluntary youth organisations, such as Fryshuset and Swedish Muslims for Peace and Justice, with the support of The King's Young Leadership Foundation.