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ProLíder 2021 >> Is ProLíder for me?

What is the profile of the ProLíder participant?

ProLíder participants are not always in the same stages of their lives - in fact, it is more common for them to meet people who are experiencing different experiences, in different ages. The diversity that is present in the program provides moments with people who have very different world views, shaped by the unique experiences each one of them have already had.


These differences are critical to ProLíder's learning model. The huge amount of perspective and life experiences of our participants are brought to the discussions and generate a unique range of knowledge.


For this reason, the profile of our participants is very broad. We are looking for young people aged 16 to 35, from any region of Brazil, who are compatible with our values and who are committed to the program and to Brazil.


Compatibility with Instituto Four's values

Instituto Four carries the following values:

  • Integrity: taking the right attitude at the necessary times, without seeking advantages or other unethical benefits for you at the expense of others.

  • Protagonism: the attitude of seeking to be responsible for your life and your actions.

  • Focus on Results: using applied knowledge to transform ideas into projects that seek to generate transformation and impact in a concrete way.

  • Meritocracy: recognizing the merit and effort of people based on their trajectories and the results achieve through the resources they had at their disposal.

  • Diversity: valuing the representativeness that exists in Brazil and understanding that, to discuss the country, it is necessary to have race, gender, class, ideology, sexual orientation, and religious diversity, among others.

Willingness to contribute in a concrete way to the Brazilian society

We look for participants who demonstrate, through their history and visions of the future, a positive way of looking at the problems that exist in Brazil and transforming them into opportunities for transformative action. This transformation must take place through concrete results and clear improvements in the sectors and areas where these improvements are to be made.


Entrepreneurial spirit (detemination, resilience and big dreams)

The entrepeneurial mind inside a business goes far beyond its founder. Having an entrepeneurial spirit means having a sense of ownership, the role of taking responsibility for the success of the initiative within which it is inserted. This means having the protagonist stance of not only surpassing the results and goals that have been achieved, but also mobilizing your friends and colleagues to do the same. This attitude required a higher level of energy than expected, and, therefore, it is necessary to have the resilience to find this energy within you and the ability to dream and understand that this action will mean, in the future, a much better scenario in the end than in the beginning.


Focus on creating transformational projects, in the public or private sectors

Action with theory can often mean an inefficient effort towards the desired results. On the other hand, in-depth study without any concrete action does not change the reality that we want to improve. Therefore, at ProLíder, we seek people who are aiming to transform the knowledge acquired throughout their lives and within the program's classes into business and political projects that seek, in a structural way, to cause positive changes in Brazil and in the world.


Commitment: discipline, effort for results and responsibility

ProLíder is a program that requires dedication from those who participate in it. This means having the discipline to deliver the requested materials and having the necessary effort to create a business or political project, which we know it's not easy.


All of these elements mean an important part of having commitment. There are also other elements of commitment that involve the participant's relationship with himself. It's necessary to have a vision oriented to results, that involved, among other things, the humility necessary to understand where it is possible to improve in order to act more assertively in the face of the objective that is to be achieved.


Finally, we also know that, over the course of the program, unforeseen events happen and life moments change. Therefore, it is important to have the responsibility to understand that the commitments assumed are maintained, assuming the role of carrying out the program with diligence.



ProLíder is an initiative carried out by Instituto Four.