Global Leadership Summer School

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Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DW, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
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We are delighted to host our second Global Leadership Summer School (GLSS) at the newly developed Cheng Tu Yung building at Jesus College from 26th to 30th June 2023.

The week-long programme for current Oxford students will convene 60 Masters and DPhil students from a wide range of academic disciplines and backgrounds. Coming from over 25 countries around the world, they bring extraordinarily diverse leadership experiences and global perspectives, which will form the basis of deep conversations about who they are as leaders and how they can become better.

Together, they will work on developing their intellectual and practical understanding of good leadership and put the learnings into practice. We hope the experience will help them to grow as leaders who are both effective and ethical, who furthers the good of society and enables others to flourish.

Throughout the programme, students will focus on different aspects of leadership and character development. We will spend the first day discussing good leadership and helping students to reimagine what leadership means. Afterward, they will go on a journey of exploring good leadership from the perspective of leading self, communities, and systems change. Finally, the week will come to a close with leadership practices to adopt for a flourishing future.

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In addition to the Oxford Character Project's Teaching team, the students will be joined by senior leaders from academia and industry. For example -

W. Paul Bowers, Former Chairman, President, and CEO, Georgia Power

Jack Roper, Head of Sustainability, Legal & General

Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google

Uzma Hamid-Dizier, Director of Responsible Business and Inclusion, Slaughter and May

Alexander Betts, Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, University of Oxford

Kate Sympson, Director, Systemcraft Institute

Isabella Mead, Head of Learning, Story Museum Oxford

Madeline Hewitson, Researcher, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

If you have any questions about the summer school, please write to us at