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The United States Embassy, in collaboration with Humanity in Action BiH and the U.S. organization Prismatic engages young leaders age 18-30 to hone their leadership skills in a 3-day intensive workshop that will be the launch of a nationwide leadership network called BOLD – BiH Omlandinski Lideri.

We want to source talented young leaders in local communities, partner with them, and support their radical creativity to drive a vision of sustainable communities forward. BOLD Action is the beginning of a leadership movement for a better future in BiH. The catalyst of this change lies in young leaders and professionals who have been exposed to societies and professional environments outside of Bosnia.

The current economic and political trends in Bosnia and Herzegovina are pushing its most productive population, youth aged 15 to 24, to leave the country in search for a more prosperous future. Numerous surveys confirm that youth leave not only because they are jobless and face precarious working conditions but are increasingly disillusioned about the future of the country and the region. A reversal of this trend will depend on all available resources being directed towards creating localized and visible changes to the quality of life in communities across the country.

This program will deliver insights, vision and skills to young leaders in an attempt to affect their personal transformation and use the tools available to empower them to embark on a journey of compassionate and community-oriented leadership to create social impact that lasts.

To harness this potential and multiply the effect of already existing professional and exchange programs, this leadership course will inspire young professionals to imagine a brighter future for their communities and to act towards achieving it.

  • Do you want to make a difference in your community?
  • Do you believe that one person’s bold action can inspire change in a whole community?
  • Are you willing to put in the time and dedication needed to transform dreams into impact?
  • If so, BOLD Action is a program that is about YOU.

You have questions? If so, please contact Selma Memagić, Project Coordinator at

BOLD Action Be a Leader, Make a Difference

BOLD Action: How to be an inspiring leader

BOLD Action 2019/21

BOLD Action Closing Ceremony

Follow the link to Watch the Media Appearance featuring one of the BOLD participants, Adla Kahrić, and HIA BiH Program Manager Zarja Marković, talking about the BOLD Action project.

BOLD Action 3-day Workshop

  • Lørdag, November 16

    Day 1 Explore

    Location: Sarajevo

    • Event Time:10:20 - 11:35

      Mission Writing Workshop

    • Event Time:12:35 - 14:05

      Strength finding, Leadership styles

    • Event Time: 14:05 - 14:20

      Team Roles

    • Event Time:14:50 - 16:40

      Design Thinking for Impact Workshop

  • Søndag, November 17

    Day 2 Experience


    • Event Time:9:00 - 11:00

      Are you hitting the target?

    • Event Time:11:00 - 12:00

      You think you need money for your entrepreneurial idea? Think again.

    • Event Time:13:00 - 14:00

      Digital Marketing – Aida Memagić

    • Event Time:15:30 - 16:30

      Success on my own terms

  • Mandag, November 18

    Day 3 Presentation of BOLD Activities and Pitching Event


    • Event Time:9:00 - 12:00

      Presentation & pitching skills

    • Event Time:13:00 - 14:00

      Independent work in teams

    • Event Time:14:00 - 14:30

      Pitching your idea - Level I

    • Event Time:18:00 - 19:00

      Pitching event

Workshop Snapshots 

  • Photo by Jasmin Agović

We are grateful for the generous support of:

This project was made possible through our partnership with: