Global Leader Experience

What if the world’s greatest challenges were in your hands?

Join a Global Leader Experience (GLE) and develop your ability to lead from a truly global perspective. Along with students from other universities you will play a part in tackling the biggest issues facing businesses, governments and societies worldwide.

The GLE will give you an immersive international experience, challenging you to adapt and thrive in a new context while establishing a genuinely global network. It equips you with the tools you need to lead change, now and in the future.

Why should you take part?

  • Develop your leadership skills and grow Cultural Intelligence (the ability to cross boundaries and thrive in multiple cultures)
  • Adapt and thrive in new environments
  • Build new networks locally and globally with fellow students, contributors and leading employers
  • Learn and practise the skills required to quickly understand and navigate complexity

What happens?

You will explore a major world challenge “How can different generations work together to ensure cities maximise the benefits of AI?” from a local perspective. You will meet visionary leaders from global businesses, governments and international not-for-profit organisations. This will help you and your fellow participants understand the challenge and find creative ideas to solve it.

Best of all, you won’t be alone; you will build international connections and make new friends amongst this diverse group of participants.

Who could you meet?

During the four days, you will direct your own learning, speaking to leaders and visiting organisations across the city. Some of the organisations you could potentially meet include:

  • Prague City Hall
  • Transparency International
  • Czech Helsinki Committee
  • SAB Finance

Where do we run Global Leader Experiences?

Common Purpose runs GLEs in cities around the world, where large numbers of the world’s talent convene to study, including London, New York, São Paulo, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Singapore and Melbourne.

A global network

Everyone who finishes a Common Purpose programme, anywhere in the world, joins the Common Purpose 360 network - a 75,000 strong, growing, global community of our alumni with exceptional diversity and a huge range of skills, interests and leadership experiences.

Some will be very senior, experienced leaders across the public, private and NGO sectors, others will be emerging leaders and some will be fellow students just finishing university. This breadth and depth makes the network unique.

When, where and how much?

When: 28 - 31 May 2019

Where: University of Pardubice

How much: FREE (Transportation not included)

How to Apply?

Send us your details and a cover letter in 800 - 1000 characters.

Minimum requirement: B1+ English (according to CEFR levels)

New deadline for applications for the remaining vacancies: 18 March, 2019

Apply here

Wanna find out more?

Contact the GLE coordinator at the Language Centre:

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Mgr. Zuzana Bezdíčková      
GLE Coordinator          
+420 466 036 220