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Byoungho Jin
Dr. Byoungho Jin
Global Leadership Program 2012-2013

The Global Leadership Program (GLP) is gaining momentum! So far this year, the GLP is proud to welcome twenty-seven new members and three program graduates in Spring 2012.
The Global Leadership Program held its first elective colloquium of the year on Thursday, October 18, 2012.  The workshop was led by Dr. Byoungho Jin, professor in the Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies in the Bryan School of Business and Economics. The colloquium explored the link between culture and our value systems, as investigated by researcher Geert Hofstede. Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory is one of the first attempts to explore the intersection of culture and psychology.  Dr. Jin led GLP students in thoroughly exploring the dimensions by exercising them in reality contexts, using cultural assimilator cases, and sharing personal observations and experiences.

Global Leadership Program Overview

The GLP is a collaboration between the International Programs Center, the Office of Leadership and Service Learning, International and Global Studies, and the Lloyd International Honors College.  The GLP is a program through which students can engage in meaningful international experiences while gaining knowledge and friendships that will guide them in their futures.

As part of the program, students attend a series of colloquia, or workshops, as well as international lectures and events.  In addition, students choose to participate in a variety of globally-themed activities with the goal of obtaining a total of 200 participation points by the time they graduate.  The points are  a measure of international involvement, but they allow a way for students to quantify their experiences.  In-depth experiences, such as a semester abroad, earn 100 points all at once.  At the other end of the spectrum, smaller events on campus, such as Café Olé or Friday Fest, earn 10 points at a time.  Students can also gain points to become a Peer Advisor and Liaison (PAL) to an international student.
After earning 200 points and attending all of the required colloquia and lectures, students put together an e-portfolio of their experiences.  The e-portfolio, with pictures of the student’s experiences and reflections on their meaning, is an impressive addition to the student’s resume upon graduation.  In addition, completion of the program is indicated on the student’s transcript.  Although no academic credit is assigned, completion of the program demonstrates that a student is interested in having a meaningful academic experience as well as learning outside of the classroom.  In an increasingly competitive job market, employers are looking for graduates who have done more than just attend classes. Completing the GLP demonstrates a potential for leadership and possession of the knowledge and skills needed to function internationally.

Participation is open to all students, both graduate and undergraduate.  Students may register for the program at any point in their academic career and points can be awarded retroactively for experiences that have happened during the past year. 

Could you be a global leader?
The Global Leadership Program (GLP)
offers students an extracurricular opportunity
to hone leadership skills in preparation for
global and multicultural careers.

Interested in participating?  A new cohort of GLP scholars begins every semester! 
Email glp@uncg.edu for more info about enrolling.

Mark your calendars for next spring’s core colloquia!  More events to come in the meantime.

Cross-Cultural Understanding  January 30, 5:15-7:30, 255 McIver Building
Leadership in a Global Context February 6, 5:15-7:30, 255 McIver Building
Beyond Borders: Global Citizenship February 13, 5:15-7:30, 255 McIver Building

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