“We want Poland to be the best place to live on earth and to become one of the leaders in Europe. This is our mission and our goal. That’s where we’re going. We want to take you on this journey. Poland needs new elites. New thinking. People without complexes, who understand the world, treat each other with respect, and are proactive and not afraid to have big dreams and goals. This School is here for you to change your lives, to achieve success, and to change your surroundings,” said Igor Janke, founder of the School and president of the Freedom Institute, during the inaugural lecture of the 9th edition of the Leadership School. Over a hundred people participated in the first meeting. The first guests were politicians. Their presence attracted teams from the three largest television stations to the School. To emphasize the non-partisan character of the School and the Institute, we invited representatives of both main political camps – the coordinator of special services, Minister Tomasz Siemoniak, and former deputy prime minister and minister of development, Jadwiga Emilewicz. Tomasz Siemoniak admitted that the temperature of political dispute in our country is too high and does not contribute to further development. Jadwiga Emilewicz spoke about the economic challenges facing Poland. The networking session was led by SPIW graduate, Franciszek Niemyski. On Saturday evening, everyone gathered at the “Friends of Friends” restaurant, where informal networking continued. On Sunday, for the first time in the history of the Leadership School, we had mindfulness sessions. They were led by Katarzyna Leszczyńska-Bohdan. Wojciech Morawski, creator of the Atlantic brand and chairman of the Board of the Freedom Institute, passionately talked about the highs and lows of his company and the ability to make difficult decisions, especially during a crisis. In conclusion, we met with a guest who came to the Leadership School specifically from Switzerland. Tomasz Kruk, an expert in anti-corruption, passionately spoke about how he fought corruption in many countries and shared his knowledge about anti-corruption procedures. The next meeting will take place in the first weekend of February.