Global Leadership Program
Compliment Your Stetson Academic Experience
Our mission is to transform students into inspired significant global leaders through integrated experiential learning opportunities grounded in Stetson's mission, values and commitment to rigor, relationship and responsibility.
The Global Leadership Program (GLP) transforms students into inspired significant global leaders. By engaging in this program, undergraduates develop leadership competencies to create positive global change. The program is a 7-semester commitment and contains a weekly two-hour colloquium that serves as the glue to the global leadership curriculum. Each year, a tightly knit group of participants is recruited to challenge and support one another; engage in deep reflection; lead several Stetson initiatives; and mentor other GLP students. Students also study aboard during the spring semester of their second year, in a location of their choice. Moreover, the GLP compliments Stetson University's traditional academic discipline by strengthening the skill-based learning that occurs inside the classroom. Students are required to complete three 1-unit courses. The GLP offers many diverse course options - already listed in the course catalogue under several different disciplines. Overall, this curricular and co-curricular program provides students with a holistic, innovative, and transformative Stetson experience.
- A 3.5 year commitment beginning Spring semester of your first year at Stetson
- Maintain at least a 3.00 GPA throughout the program
- The ability to study abroad during Spring semester of one's second (sophomore) year
- The ability to attend weekly seminar from 2-4PM every Friday during Spring and Fall semesters
- Demonstrate an ongoing dedication to creating positive global change
- Learn to be a significant global leader
- Networking opportunities with current students, faculty, staff and Stetson alumni
- Create positive social change in the local and global communities
- Mentor emerging Stetson leaders
- Enrich your resume
- Enhance and personalize your learning experience inside and outside the classroom. Choose your own:
- Study Aboard program
- Credit-bearing course from a pre-defined list
- Alternative Break experience
- Service-learning opportunities and
- Leadership involvement
Stetson University's Global Leadership Program is modeled after the Social Change Model for Leadership Development (HERI 1994) and the Global Leadership Competency Model (Maia 2012; see below). Both models focus on building leadership capacities in three interrelating dimensions with the ultimate goal of creating positive social change: individual, group, and societal/community dimensions.
The program also aligns with Stetson University's core values: personal growth, intellectual development and global citizenship. The curriculum of the program is aimed at developing the following competencies in global leaders:
- Global Knowledge: The rigorous dedication to continually explore systemic societal issues and simultaneously embrace global histories and current events.
- Authenticity: The ongoing drive to increase self-knowledge, self-awareness, a deep understanding of one's own cultural norms and expectations. This involves living and acting in alignment with one's values and beliefs with passion and integrity.
- Global Mindset: An open-minded attitude including the appreciation for cultural diversity, empathy for other viewpoints, acknowledging the significance of differing cultural perspectives and being comfortable with ambiguity.
- Intercultural Relationship Building: The ability to communicate, collaborate and build trusting, personal relationships with individuals across different cultural contexts as well as inspiring individuals to co-create produce positive social change. This includes strengthening the relationship by valuing, respecting, and managing cross-cultural contradictions.
- Collective Envisioning: The ability to create and articulate a shared, common vision for the group that serves as a catalyst for cultural and strategic change.
- Global Citizenship: Active involvement in local and global communities as well as an individual life-long commitment to positive global change. This includes personal and social responsibility to promote community engagement, diversity and inclusion, environmental responsibility, and social justice.
For more details please contact Ana Maia at email@example.com.