Global Competitiveness Leadership Program (GCL)

Georgetown University’s Global Competitiveness Leadership Program (GCL) is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program dedicated to promoting a new generation of socially responsible, innovative and ethical leaders in the Ibero-American region.

GCL awards young leaders with a full scholarship to participate in a 10-week program at Georgetown University where they learn about public, private, nonprofit and personal leadership.

An important component that sets apart the GCL Program is that participants must develop a project to be carried out in their home countries. These projects promote the program’s focus on action and aim to produce a multiplier effect to expand the reach of the GCL Program throughout the region.

The GCL Program is a life-changing experience which promotes a tight knit and dynamic network of innovative leaders.

Program Objectives

    • Promote leadership in action – Provide tools to tackle challenges that exist throughout the region, training leaders to create and strengthen initiatives that promote democratic rule of law, civic responsibility, and cross-sector collaborations.
    • Personal Development – Facilitate interactions and discussions that will help participants challenge, reflect and expand their world view.
    • Teach methodologies to overcome challenges – Enable participants to understand barriers that impede development in their countries through multidisciplinary courses with a focus on the economic, social and political aspects of competitiveness and integral development.
    • Create a strong regional network – Generate a network of responsible and ethical leaders across all sectors that will make a positive impact in their countries and the broader region through collaboration and interchange.

GCL Network Members