GLOBAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME (GLP)

The programme starts with a kick-off on July 5th, 2024

The Programme has a duration of 3 academic years. Each year
is composed of a one-week-long, face-to-face Summer School,
and two online semesters. The first semester starts in early
October and ends in January. The second semester starts in
late January and finishes in June. Each year equals 16 ECTS.

PURPOSE AND MAIN GOALS

The purpose

Create a major, positive impact on society, via the activity of students taking the course and former alumni after they complete their studies, achieving widespread recognition for their contributions to the common good.

The aspirational framework

The transformation of society through the creation of communities of leaders working as an extensive network in their professional endeavours via continuous learning and mutual support

The keystone objective

Enable potential leaders to acquire and develop the essential skills they need to take on leadership roles in our changing times through an experienced–based programme.

STUDY PLAN

Each one of the three years of the GLP focuses on a grand challenge. Students will learn the key scientific contents and tools to analyze the challenge and will develop the skills necessary to develop and implement solutions to address the challenges that are not only feasible but also coherent with the fundamental tenets of Christian Social Thought.

The scientific contents are structured in the following modules:

  • Social science fundamentals for the resolution of complex challenges.
    • Law and justice
    • Economics and business
    • Government and public policy
    • Anthropology and philosophy
    • Society
    • Christian social thought

 

The skills developed include:

  •  Teamwork
  • Effective Communication
  •  Negotiation
  • Self-discovery
  •  Project management

 

Each one of the three years is composed of a one-week summer school (each year takes place in a different country in the month of July) and 2 semesters of 12 weeks each. All 6 semesters have the same structure. Here you can see the structure of the first semester.

The methodology is challenge-based. Every year students will face a different challenge: Year 1 will focus on global mobility; year 2 will focus on sustainability; year 3 will focus on global governance.

The sequence to analyze those challenges is comprised of 3 steps: (1) uncovering the key questions that the challenge poses; (2) discovering the key knowledge needed to understand in depth the main dimensions of the challenge; (3) defining the range of possible solutions and deciding which ones are most attuned to the fundamentals of Christian Social Thought.

Students will work in groups supervised by mentors. The methodology has the following components:

  • 4 hours– Online learning per week
  • 4 hours – Teamwork per week
  • 1 hour – Per fortnight with the academic tutor
  • 1 hour – Per week with the team mentor
  • 12 weeks – Classes per semester
  • 2 weeks – Individual study and teamwork per semester.

To be evaluated, students need to attend Summer School and at least 80% of the online sessions. The evaluation will be based on teamwork and individual participation

Each student group will produce a report and will present it to an expert jury at the end of the semester. The jury will evaluate both the quality of the report and the oral presentation. The report will make up 65% of the final grade. Individual participation will make up 35% on the final grade. There will be no final exams. If students fail to obtain at least a 60% score, they will need to present a revised report by the end of September. If they fail to do so or if the grade is below 60%, they will have to leave the program.

Each Summer School will be organized at a different, representative European location and will address a core subject through round tables, workshops, debating spaces, and group activities, and leisure pursuits.

*Note: Approximately 40% of the course consists of class hours, and 60% consists of team and individual work.

PROMOCIONES ANTERIORES

profesorado

Daniel Sada Castaño

Presidente de la Escuela de Gobierno y Liderazgo

Javier de Cendra

Presidente Ejecutivo de la Escuela de Gobierno y Liderazgo

María Ángeles Muñoz

Directora Ejecutiva de la Escuela de Gobierno y Liderazgo

CANDIDATE PROFILE & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

University undergraduate students in their first, second or third year of their studies. This is essential to guarantee that they will be able to take the 3 years of the GLP.

Academic excellence demonstrated by grade transcripts. An equivalent of 8/10 is necessary to apply to the programme.

A demonstrated commitment to the promotion of the common good to be shown by, i.e., membership in civil society groups, political parties, social entrepreneurship projects.

Evidence of sufficient motivation to take the GLP. The evidence can be provided in different formats, including a letter (maximum length of 1000 words), video (maximum length of 2 minutes) or presentation (maximum 20 slides).

1 letter of recommendation

Evidence of a high command of the English language (at least C1 or equivalent). Proof of English proficiency (at least C1 or equivalent certificate). This requirement can be satisfied by providing evidence of having been admitted at programme taught in English at a higher education institution or of using English as the ordinary professional language.

The candidates will have to provide all this information on the registration form. The candidates will also apply for scholarships within the same registration form. For more information on scholarships see the next section.

FEES AND SCOLARSHIPS

The total cost of the programme is €23,250. Each academic year has a cost of €7,840. It includes tuition fees and the accommodation and meals costs of the Summer School. Travel costs to the Summer School venue are excluded. 

The programme is covered by a generous scholarship scheme:

  • 100% scholarship for 10% of the students.
  • 80% scholarship for 80% of the students. 
  • 50% scholarship for 10% of the students.

The scholarship is based on the total cost of the GLP. To maintain the scholarship, it is necessary to comply with the attendance and evaluation requirements. The scholarships will be granted by a scholarship committee. Students who apply for the scholarship will receive a response within 72 hours after the full application has been received, communicating the percentage granted. Upon receiving that communication, the candidate will have to formalize the matriculation.

ADMISSION PROCESS

Candidates must fill in the registration form providing all the documentation required and asking for the scholarship. The admissions committee will review the application and decide on:

  1. The admission 
  2. The level of scholarship granted

 

The selection committee shall inform the candidate of the outcome.

The admitted candidate will have to formalize the matriculation within 72 hours following the reception of the admission letter.

PROGRAMME CALENDAR

Start date:
July 5th, 2024

End date:
July 2027

Schedule:
Pending approval*

Location:
Pending approval*

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