The Fully Funded St Gallen Symposium Global Leadership Challenge (GLC) Aims to help emerging leaders to grow in the wisdom and character required for responsible leadership that makes a difference in the world — leadership that doesn’t simply seek to fulfil personal ambition but furthers societies’ sustainable development. GLC is a joint initiative of the University of Oxford (Social Sciences Division and the Oxford Character Project) and the St. Gallen Symposium, supported by our Main Partners HCL Technologies, the Lemann Foundation and the Templeton World Charity Foundation, as well as the Knowledge Partners.
From 8 – 12 December, GLC 2022 will focus on “A New Generational Contract” as its core theme. The idea of a generational contract captures the principle that different generations depend on each other to provide mutual support across different stages of their lives. It can be most simply described as “what generations owe each other” – in area such as education, environmental protection, and health – and reminds us we have a responsibility to be good descendants and ancestors, and to consider the impacts of our actions on all generations.
To address these questions, GLC 2022 will convene 100 promising young leaders and 20 Senior Advisors to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time by integrating leadership responsible and practical actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Integrating character education and design thinking, the five-day challenge will equip young leaders with the values and skills needed to build a sustainable future.
Eligibility criteria for the Fully Funded St Gallen Symposium Global Leadership Challenge.
- You are a student (currently enrolled in a Masters or a PhD programme) or a young professional (aged between 21-30 years).
- You have finished your undergraduate studies.
- You have already demonstrated your commitment to responsible leadership through extra-curricular activities and/or work experience.
- You are committed to investing around five half-days from 8-12 December 2022 in GLC.
- Active participation in GLC sessions is mandatory to receive a Certificate of Achievement.
- Become part of a diverse global community of young, responsible leaders
- Engage with world-renowned academics and senior business and policy leaders
- Develop action projects that address some of the most pressing global challenges using design thinking principles
- Learn to lead in a way that not only advances personal ambition but actively seeks the wider good of society
- Earn an official Certificate of Achievement
- Possibility to receive bespoke leadership training and mentorship offered by the Oxford Character Project
- Possibility to receive Entrepreneurship Coaching with EWOR Academy to build your venture
- As the first winning group, possibility to attend the 52nd St. Gallen Symposium in May 2023 as Leaders of Tomorrow
- Application launches: 17 August 2022
- Application Deadline: 24 October 2022
- Announcement of the GLC 2022 Members: Early November 2022
- If you apply for GLC 2022, following a successful application process, you will be placed in a diverse group with four other GLC members.
- Your preferences will be taken into account for the allocation of the challenge area. You can mention other applicants you’d like to be matched within a group.
Application Deadline: 24 October 2022
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