Ivanov School of Leaders Alumni Association

Our organisation

Ivanov School of Leaders Alumni Association (ISLAA) is based in Skopje, Macedonia, and joins over 150 young Macedonian leaders from business, civil society, politics and academia. All of us come from diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds and live in Macedonia or other countries in Europe. ISLAA is fully devoted to fulfilling its vision, mission and statute, by developing and implementing innovative initiatives. The alumni bear moral and collective responsibility to support ISLAA’s activities and abide by the universal principles of solidarity, equality and mutual respect. 

Our Vision:

ISLAA’s vision is to establish itself as a strongly interconnected alumni association by creating an influential leadership entity.



Dr.Jenifer Less – Marshment

I have been very impressed by the Government creating a leadership school – all governments should do this! The benefits to the country will be profound – through long term. The school exposes young leaders to a vast range of new ideas, equipping them not just for now, but the future. It provokes them to be open to thinking differently, and changing their approach.

Ralf Bergman- Friedrich Ebert Foundation

It is nice to be here in the workshop for young leaders. The students represent a wonderful country; they have a lot of good ideas for the future of Macedonia so it was a pleasure for me to be a member of the lecturer team.

Paul Meerts- Senior Associate with the Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael' at The Hague, Netherlands, visiting Professor at College of Europe and international/diplomatic negotiation analyst.

To work with young Macedonian leaders has been a great pleasure for me! Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, spontaneous and creative participants are always a joy for the trainer. To be a teacher among such a very high level corps of speakers is a great honour to me. Especially, if it is on the shores of a beautiful lake like that of Ohrid, in such an interesting and vivid country like Macedonia, heir to great civilizations. Hopefully, the participants will now be even better in international negotiations, defending the interests of the Republic of Macedonia effectively!