Leadership Development

Helping leaders in our country become effective, empowering, and ethical public servants in their community


Kaya Natin Youth Leadership Academy (KYLA)

Kaya Natin! Movement firmly believes that the youth leaders of today are the nation leaders of tomorrow and that KYLA can serve as one of many platforms to pave the path toward creating a better nation. The program focuses on the importance of creating and being leaders who have the three Es of leadership: ethical, empowering, and effective. Sessions during the two-day program include activities and sessions on competencies, values-building, reflection, and introspection. The program will gather youth leaders who are in their sophomore or junior year in college from various schools in different regions as participants for the two-day long, live-out development program. 

Active modules:

a) Lead Like Jesse for Campus Student Leaders

b) Kabalikat Youth Development Program for Senior High and Out of School Youth

Local Government

School of Leadership and Governance (SLG)


The “School of Leadership and Governance” is a program in partnership with Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF), National College of Public Administration (UP-NCPAG), National Movement of Young Legislators (NMYL), and Alliance of Leaders of Empowering Communities (ALEC). It is a 5-month fellowship program that aims to train and develop young local government leaders to become effective, ethical, and empowering public servants that will work towards addressing their various local government units’ social problems. 8 former mayors and KN Champions will act as the mentors of the participants. Their task is to guide and help these young local leaders with their leadership concerns and experience. In this way, the participants will learn from their mentors and can use their learning in implementing their programs in their respective communities. Another distinct factor of the program is that, our mentors have their own field of expertise wherein the chosen participants may choose on their interests and advocacies.

Leaders for Excellence and Public Service (LEAP)

The LEAP Mayors' Fellowship Program is a series of three leadership training organized by Kaya Natin! and San Miguel Corporation for incumbent mayors around the country. LEAP aims to equip mayors with the competencies of an effective, ethical and empowering leader, believing that enhancing their leadership will manifest in their public service and local government units. Bringing in experts from the academe, CSOs and seasoned public servants, the first module focused on ethical leadership: the values and character of a good leader, while the second module dwelled on effective management of their LGUs. The last module and graduation ceremony to be held on July 13-14, 2017 will focus on the best practices in local governance. 

Champions for Health Governance Awards

The Champions for Health Governance (CHG) is an initiative recognizing top performing Local Government Units (LGUs) for excellent and efficient implementation of their local health programs in line with United Nations' Millenium Development Goals reducing child mortality rates; improving maternal health; and reducing incidences of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, and DOH’s Kalusugan Pangkalahatan which aims to achieve universal health care for all Filipinos. CHG will be honoring five LGUs on the city and municipal levels with outstanding health initiatives. 

Sonia R. Lorenzo Award for Women in Leadership and Good Governance

In commemoration of the 1st death anniversary of the late Sonia R. Lorenzo, the University of Santo Tomas and Kaya Natin Movement, launched the 1st Sonia R. Lorenzo Award for Women in Leadership and Good Governance last July 20, 2016. This is an award recognizing women leaders in the local government who exemplify effective, empowering, and ethical leadership, similar to the values and principles of the late Sonia R. Lorenzo.