Andy Okrah

Transformational leadership advocate, Young Professional and Youth Coalition (YPYC) has announced that it will launch its anniversary celebration on June 5th, 2019 to commence series of events scheduled to commemorate its existence for the past 10 years.

About a decade ago, Mr Andy Okrah, a Human Resource Practitioner and Leadership Consultant who is concerned about the future of young people founded Young Professional and Youth Coalition (YPYC) as a human capital development Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in April, 2009 to focus on leadership and youth development.

YPYC had its first meeting and seminar on 3rd June 2009 at Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, Accra. It launched its first flagship national youth conference and awards called “Young Professionals Transformational Leadership Conference and Young Professional Role Model Awards”, now Transform Summit, on October 13 2009 at the Accra International Conference Centre. Since then it has been running every year at the same venue and same period for free.

With a vision to raise generational thinkers and transformational leaders to champion the building of a better society for mankind, YPYC started developing a large network of leading edge young professionals towards national development till it became one of the most reputable stakeholders in the leadership development space.

According to Mr Andy Okrah, “YPYC is happy to celebrate this 10 years of empowering the youth in Ghana and Africa at large”.

He said from the modest inception in 2009, the “Transform Summit” has not only directly impacted over 20,000 participants who attended yearly conferences, monthly seminars and campus workshops, but also several thousands through audio-visuals, magazines and social media handles.

He said YPYC has provided many youth with tools to improve themselves educationally, advance their career prospects, create their own businesses and improve their leadership skills.

YPYC has also set up an annual national flagship youth leadership conference called “Young Professionals Transformational Leadership Conference” with highly subscribed seasoned conference speakers & statesmen. It also organizes national awards scheme to honour and recognize role models annually.

“YPYC has awarded and recognized over 60 Role Models including the sitting Vice President and former Presidents of Ghana among other high profile personalities,” Mr Okrah revealed.

Going through a very tall list of achievements, the Executive Director said, “ on 5th June, we shall share with both our local and international audience all our anniversary activities and events.”

By Raymond Ablorh

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