The Global Leadership Program (GLP) offers a transdisciplinary co-curriculum that promotes and recognizes international and global leadership, experience, and understanding. The GLP is open to all degree-seeking domestic and international undergraduate and graduate students at UNCG, regardless of discipline. Whether in the humanities, arts, natural or social sciences, or in the professional schools, the GLP complements UNCG’s ongoing commitment to internationalization and the cultivation of knowledge, skills, and dispositions that attend to global citizenship.

Steering Committee

About the Global Leadership Program (GLP)

Global Leadership Program Mission

As globally engaged citizens, UNCG graduates will increasingly be working in international and global contexts. Against the background of internationalization and globalization—the world as a collection of interacting entities with distinct socio-political, financial, and cultural identities and as an amalgam of planet-wide economies, technologies, and environments—they will need to understand, adapt to, and practice concepts that could only have been imagined a few years ago. Leadership, citizenship, and cross-cultural understanding have taken on new meanings and become essential compliments to the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of the successful citizen in our twenty-first century globalized world.
Global Leadership Program Requirements Cultural understanding, experiential learning and skills training embodied in the GLP will differentiate you as an individual prepared to assume a role as a global citizen. Participation in the GLP involves:
  • 5 Workshops: Minimum 5, to include 2 “elective” workshops + 3 core (required) workshops: Cross-Cultural Understanding, Leadership within a Global Context, and Beyond Borders: Becoming a Global Citizen.
  • Events: Regular attendance and networking at events with an international or global focus—e.g., lectures, films, concerts, festivals, presentations: minimum average of 2 per semester over the course of participation in the Program.
  • Engagement: Involvement in a range of international or global experiential opportunities at UNCG, in the community, and abroad: minimum 30 points.
  • Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI): All participants will complete the IDI virtual assessment and receive a one-on-one debrief with an IDI Qualified Administrator at UNCG to create an individualized plan to attempt to improve their intercultural competency throughout the course of the GLP.
  • E-Portfolio: Presentation of an end-of-Program electronic portfolio serving as a record of the above achievements that can be shared with prospective employers, advanced academic degree programs, and others.
Global Leadership Program Benefits
  • A framework for integrating study abroad and other internationally- or globally-focused experiences into personal, civic, academic, and/or professional growth;
  • an enhanced experience of intercultural relationships and how to understand and engage appropriately with cultural difference and commonality;
  • opportunities to develop leadership skills within an international and global context;
  • settings in which to enhance global awareness and develop socially responsible citizenship;
  • interaction with distinguished scholars and inspiring professionals;
  • a network of peers striving for personal, civic, academic, and/or professional development with an international and global focus.
For more information, please contact the GLP Coordinator at:
Global Leadership Program Testimonials

Simone Cappati, Political Science and International and Global Studies, Class of 2014

"I enrolled in the Global Leadership Program (GLP) because it presented me with the opportunity to hone my intercultural awareness and understanding while completing my degree as an international student at UNCG. Both the core and elective colloquia of the GLP offered valuable insights into what it means to become a truly global citizen and leader. The cross-cutting and transferable soft skills I acquired thanks to the program made a concrete difference in the first internships I landed upon graduation, which immediately catapulted me into the world of think tanks and international organizations. To this day, I find myself applying some of the lessons I learned during the GLP in my everyday life in my current employment for the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium."