MELA 9 Application Form
Feb 28th - March 11th, 2018

Welcome to MELA’s Ninth Regional Leadership Masterclass (”MELA 9”).

This Masterclass offers the opportunity to join some 40 selected peers in a network of talent drawn from 13 Arab countries. It will assemble some of the region's most impressive young leaders from the fields of business and civil society for a unique, challenging and intense 10- day leadership program and training experience.

The purpose of this application form is to provide us with a first introduction to who you are. Please fill out your basic information and contact details, send us your CV and any other background information you think is relevant along with this form. Finally, answer the two questions at the end of the application to complete it.

Selection Criteria:
The general prerequisites for eligibility are that you are between the ages of 28 and 45, and a citizen of one of the following countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Program Fees:
The Masterclass Program Fee is $7,000. Your fee includes program tuition, initiation fee for MELA network (no other membership fees apply), all program materials, lodging, meals, program activities and local transportation. (It does not include airfare to and from the program location).

Selection Process:
After submitting your form, the next step would be for us to contact you for an introductory chat, consider your credentials and arrange to conduct 2 interviews. The MELA Selection Committee evaluates all applications and makes the final candidate selections. If accepted, you will be asked to officially register online and provide a $500 down payment to secure your seat at the Masterclass.

If you have inquiries or require clarifications, please write to MELA at

We look forward to welcoming you to the MELA experience.
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