About Excellence Academy
The mission of Excellence Academy is to educate and prepare morally committed young leaders through sport, formal and non-formal education, and culture programs. The programs are based on developing healthy-lifestyle, leadership, social entrepreneurship and cultural understanding skills.Learn More How to Work With Us »
The Academy was among the best "sport and social development" world projects in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) selection for 2016 and 2018. The Founder of the Academy is M.Sc. Edin Branković, short track speed skating world-class athlete and Olympic Games 2018 IOC President Thomas Bach special invitee. Since 2016 the Academy has evolved from social project to social enterprenuership.
Excellence Academy Timeline
2012 - 2014
World Wide Missions
The founder of Excellence Academy Edin Brankovic was on world wide missions (Austria, China, USA) promoting youth engagement through sport, culture and education programs within Youth Olympic Games as IOC Young Ambassador (YA).
Excellence Academy Foundation
IOC launched a pilot young ambassadors (YA) platform to empower social projects around the globe. Excellence Academy was selected among top 11 world projects. Excellence Academy camp educated 16 young people form Bosnia and Herzegovina, now Alumni.
2017 - 2018
Excellence Academy was selected as top world project in the IOC selection. The Academy was presented on the Olympism in Action Forum in Buenos Aires and Youth Summit in Tokyo. Academy organized local educational and Alumni events, published Newsletters with International contributors.
2019 - 2021
Research & Engagement
Numerous studies in the filed of motivation were published on the academic level. Upgraded social entrepreneurship model is defined and local initiatives were supported. Total engagement of youth through different programs since 2016 has reached over 2.500 attendee. IOC made a special web page on its site for Excellence Academy.
Together With Excellent Organizations We Work on Impactful Projects
We have planned, developed, incubated, grown, and advised motivation and leadership programs in sports, education, and culture fields around the globe.
We Study Science Behind Motivation
We want to understand the youth needs and educate them to realize their values and talents through:
- Academic Research About Motivation
- Interview Experts and Leading Organizations
- Host Conferences and Webinars
We Implement Findings in Business
We thrive to apply A->Z in practice and empower youth and organizations to lead purpose driven business through:
- Educational Programs in Motivation and Leadership
- Consultations about Social Business
- Consultations on Value Driven Branding
We Are Honored and Proud With Our Alumni
With Excellence Alumni support and contribution we realize our mission. They are leaders in their fields who are willingly sharing their knowledge and experience with their younger peers. We are grateful that we can share impression letters they sent to us when they finished successfully Excellence Academy leadership camp.
“The Academy has helped me to perceive today's fast life tempo and that I need to use every chance that is offered to me. Also, I have found partly an answer what do I want to be when I grow up which is very important to me. Feelings that I have experienced in the days of the Academy left a great mark on my heart and in my head. ”
Milan TodorovićChief Sec. Officer INTESA San Paolo Bank
I am of opinion that organization was on the highest level. I liked selection of lecturers. I especially liked those who shared their life stories with us. I think that all participants are motivated to pursue further self-improvement because all of us do have talents that we need to realize.”
Ahmedina SmajlovićM.Sc. Philosophy
I came on the Academy without any expectations and assumptions what is going to be offered to us. But, in the end I went out from it as different person. As a person with regained confidence, I learned how to make a public speech without fear and doubt in myself. I hope that Academy will continue with its work because it is that what Bosnian youth need.”
Andrej GalićEngineer of Radiology and Assistant Lecturer on University of Mostar
Participation on the Academy expanded my horizons and my knowledge is definitely enriched. I was really glad to meet all these young and motivated people who believe in better tomorrow and know what they want to make from their future. I would recommend to all youth not to circumvent this type of education. Such education is truly needed if we want to see with different vision.”
Maida CetinFounder & CEO Wedding Decorations C&D
Academy is excellently designed, planned and organized project. It consists of ideal elements of informal education and motivation tools that are perfectly connected in one unit that enables participant to grasp wholistic picture about his position in society, opportunities that are offered to him and ways how he can become excellent and useful member of society.”
Vladimir ČolakovićTV Host and Ed. in Chief O Channel
Our Projects Since 2016
Since 2016 Excellence Academy has engaged over 2.500 young people through different programs such as Excellence Camp, Motivation Seminars that include workshops, webinars, public lectures, and motivation speaking events, and Junior Skating School.
Specially designed leadership program with prominent lecturers in elite sport, business, entrepreneurship, marketing, and culture.Learn More
Events that foster motivation and help in defining personal values and talents through reading, writing, speaking, and interaction with mentors.Learn More
Excellence Academy Lecturers
Since 2016 Excellence Academy has managed to host numerous lecturers who shared their experiences with students of our programs. Numerous lecturers have become Excellence Academy Mentors who have joined several programs that we have organized. Their backgrounds are different but their approach to the work is the same - the pursue of Excellence.
Excellence Academy Team
Excellence Academy events and projects are realized by devoted Excellence Academy Team and with the logistics support of the The One Club.