Global Leadership Forum / New Mexico, USA
6 July 2018 - 23 July 2018
Global Leadership Forum offers a platform for aspiring youth leaders to explore their beliefs and sharpen their skills. The course allows students to develop systems thinking and gain skills to participate in processes on a local and global level. Participants report extraordinary growth and transformation after attending this 18-day of UWC-USA Summer Short Course.
At UWC, we seek to understand differences and celebrate global citizenship. In today’s increasingly connected global economy, diversity is an enabling force for creative teamwork. Through exploration of multiple global issues along side young adults from different cultures, GLF helps foster global perspectives and empowers youth to become more effective at collaborating across boundaries.
The 18 GLF days unfold a fun and transformative journey of self-awareness, resilience, empathy, communication, teamwork, real-world problem-solving, and community leadership. Dare to embark on this unforgettable journey with people who will become lifelong friends. Dare to realize your unique power!
KEY PROGRAM COMPONENTS
- Service Learning
Volunteer for the school and non-profit organizations within New Mexico that connect with the Southwest, Native American culture, and sustainable ecology.
- Global Community Building & Cultural Experience
Engage in experiences that connect with the cultures of the Southwestern United States and Native Americans. Contribute to a diverse range of backgrounds and traditions that respectfully invite others to learn. Develop new perspectives that challenge their initial understandings resulting in new life-long friendships.
- Project Development
Arrive with ideas and problems that exist in your home community. Through design thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and creativity, engage in activities that foster the development of a plan of action that improves or solves this problem. Implement this plan upon returning home with follow up from the GLF community.
- Leadership Development
GLF empowers participants through experiential education to foster social justice at local and global levels as they develop vital leadership skills. Participants will engage in various interactive and collaborative activities that define and develop leadership qualities.
- Wilderness Challenge
Experience hiking and overnight camping in the New Mexico wilderness. Learn how to set up a campsite, cook and clean in the backcountry, and hike challenging trails that will push your limits.
OUTCOMES FOR GLF
- Real World Problem Solving
- Empathy Self Awareness
- Global Perspectives
Application Fee: $50
Dates: July 6 - 23, 2018
Application Deadline: 30 April, 2018
Location: Montezuma, New Mexico, USA