The purpose of the USAID Transformational Leadership Program is to develop a cadre of leaders to drive significant change in Kosovo aimed at priority economic, political, and social development areas. This was to be accomplished through a five-year Cooperative Agreement that would facilitate higher education scholarships, professional certifications, in-country training in immersion and public service, internships, exchanges and partnerships between Kosovo and American universities, with the aim of creating a lasting impact on Kosovo's socio-economic development.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) a grant to implement the Transformational Leadership Program – Immersion and Public Service Courses.
USAID Transformational Leadership Program TLP – Immersion & Public Service Courses was a five-year activity, operating in all regions of Kosovo. The goal was to enhance existing human capital and talent through implementation of its two strategic objectives, the American University Preparatory Program (AUPP) and the Public Policy Development and Leadership training (PPDL).
The AUPP program was designed to meet the general academic needs of prospective university and graduate students.
Its aim was to help students with their English language proficiency levels and strengthen essential mathematical competencies, who wished to prepare for higher education.
The AUPP program was delivered to 1,150 participants, enrolled in the full pack, and 471 participants enrolled in the partial pack, coming from all regions of Kosovo.
The goal of the fourteen-week PPDL Certificate Program was to assist the people and Government of Kosovo in increasing the public policy development and leadership capacity at both central and municipal levels.
Over the past three years, the specialized training focusing in professional leadership, public policy analysis, evidence base decision making, and program evaluation, was delivered to 1,044 civil servants in the Government of Kosovo.
The PPDL program consists of two modules taught over a 48 training hours running concurrently with the regular RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) semester schedule.