A joint initiative of the St. Gallen Symposium and the University of Oxford, GLC 2022 will bring together 100 young leaders from 8-12 December to equip them with the values and skills needed to build a sustainable future.
The 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 and the St. Gallen Symposium.
From 8 – 12 December, GLC 2022 will focus on “A New Generational Contract” as its core theme. In light of environmental crises, rapid technological change and global demographic shifts, gaps between generations have been widening. How can cross-generational dialogue and mentoring help us become more responsible leaders? And how can our actions enable greater intergenerational fairness and collaboration?
To tackle 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 responsible leadership and practical actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Applications for GLC are now open until 24 October to postgraduate students and young professionals from around the world, aged 21-30. Applicants will be evaluated on their commitment to responsible leadership and passion for engaging with complex global challenges. GLC is looking for a diverse group of postgraduate students and young professionals who are ready to rise to the challenges of our time and develop themselves as the responsible leaders our world desperately needs now.
GLC Members can participate virtually from around the world and most sessions of GLC will be online. Those joining from Oxford and St. Gallen will be attending sessions on 12 May in-person.
All active participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement. Evaluated by an Award Jury, the group with the most outstanding project idea will be able to attend the 51st St. Gallen Symposium as Leaders of Tomorrow. After GLC, GLC Members can apply for further mentoring in two tracks: “entrepreneurship” (with EWOR Education) to learn skills and competencies towards building their own ventures, and “leadership development” (with the Oxford Character Project at the University of Oxford) to reflect on their own purpose and grow as a future leader.
What’s in it for you?
- 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
- The GLC group with the most outstanding project idea will be offered to join the 52nd St. Gallen Symposium on 4-5 May 2023 as Leaders of Tomorrow and engage in cross-generational dialogue with senior leaders. As Leaders of Tomorrow, their expenses for travel and accommodation will be fully covered. After the conference, they will join a global network of emerging thinkers and changemakers
- After GLC, GLC Members can apply for further mentoring in two tracks: “entrepreneurship” (with EWOR Education) to learn skills and competencies towards building their own ventures, and “leadership development” (with the Oxford Character Project at the University of Oxford) to reflect on their own purpose and grow as a future leader.
- You are a student (currently enrolled in a Masters or a PhD programme) or a young professional (aged between 21 and 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
- GLC welcomes applications from around the world and from all academic disciplines.