YLP 2023
Pioneering Tomorrow: FNF’s Young Leaders Programme 2023



We extended a warm welcome to twelve top-performing participants from our past Young Leaders Programme (YLP) to join us in Bangkok, Thailand, for an enriching learning experience on Personal Branding. The two-day workshop delved into self-reflection on day one, and on the following day, it covered the theory and practical aspects of personal branding. The primary goal was to empower young leaders with essential skills to thrive in both their personal and professional endeavors.


Day One: Self-Reflection for Personal Branding

On the first day of the program, participants engaged in an intensive self-reflection session through LEGO, facilitated by distinguished experts in the field. The goal was to help them uncover their core values, personal stories, and deeper meaning of life, laying the foundation for creating a strong and authentic personal brand.

The facilitators leading the day one session were Khun Paricha Duangtaweesub, Co-founder, and design strategist at Amplifi Design and Designs, and Khun Siriwan Siriwangsanti, a certified facilitator with the renowned LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method. They guided the participants through exercises that helped them explore their inner strengths and talents, empowering them to think creatively and build a strong personal brand based on their passions and principles.


Day Two: Building Trust, Credibility, and Career Prospects

On the second day of the YLP 2023, David Norcross, CEO, and founder of Lexicon, took the stage to train our students on the essentials of personal branding. Participants learned practical strategies for building trust, credibility, and enhancing their career prospects. They were equipped with effective communication techniques, networking skills, and ways to increase their visibility in today's competitive world.

Empowering Young Leaders:

Throughout the workshop, the participants were inspired to embrace their unique qualities and authenticity. Gaining a deeper understanding of their core values and personal stories, they discovered how to leverage their individuality to positively impact their communities and professional environments.

David's Session


The 2023 Young Leaders Programme in Bangkok, Thailand, was a transformative experience for our most accomplished participants. Guided by experienced facilitators such as Khun Paricha Duangtaweesub, Khun Siriwan Siriwangsanti and Khun David Norcross, they delved into their inner selves, honed their personal branding and learned essential skills for career success. As these young leaders move forward, we look forward to witnessing their positive impact on the world, making it a better place for all.

We would also like to thank Dr Vinh Cao Thi Hong, our FNF Alumni, founder of the Young Leaders Programme. Ms Ganyanat Phathithin, Assistant Coordinator, Mr Phong-atth Kittiloespaisan and Ms Patcharaporn Kasemsuwan, Co-Trainer for LEGO Serious Play.


Meet our Participants

Young Leaders Programme on Personal Branding Workshop

Student working

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has developed an exclusive programme for 15 outstanding students from South East and East Asia, aged 18-25. These participants have earned their place at the Young Leaders Programme (YLP) Summer School by demonstrating excellence in previous YLP events.
The upcoming workshop will focus on self-reflection and personal branding, with the aim of providing valuable insights and tools for their personal and professional development, supporting them in their quest to become the young Asian leaders of tomorrow.

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