Calling Oxford postgraduates to join the Global Leadership Challenge 2021

Date: 27 September 2021

The Oxford Character Project launched its annual Global Leadership Challenge in partnership with the St Gallen Symposium. Designed as a week-long challenge for postgraduate students and young professionals, the GLC will help emerging leaders to grow in the wisdom and character required for responsible leadership that makes a difference in the world —leadership that doesn’t simply seek to fulfil personal ambition but furthers societies’ sustainable development.

From 9 - 15 December, GLC 2021 will focus on the "Power of Purpose" as its core theme. We will select 100 young leaders through an open application process and invite them to join the challenge in Oxford, St. Gallen, or virtually, depending on where they are based in. They will be invited to develop action projects that address at least one of the four Sustainable Development Goals below -

  • SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4: Quality Education
  • SDG 5: Gender Equality
  • SDG 13: Climate Action

At the end of GLC, participants will present their projects to a high-level jury. Three winning teams will receive exciting prizes, including a fully-funded trip to the St Gallen Symposium in May 2022 and access to exclusive leadership development opportunities offered by the Oxford Character Project. Please visit the GLC 2021 website to learn more and submit your application before the deadline - 24 October 2021!

GLC is a joint initiative of the Oxford Character Project at the University of Oxford and the St. Gallen Symposium, supported by the Lemann Foundation and the Templeton World Charity Foundation.

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