The Global Leadership Certificate Program (GLCP) consists of six components.
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Note: There are no prerequisites to sign-up for the GLCP.
ORIENTATION TO THE PROGRAM
What: A 90-minute meeting (offered once per quarter) that is designed to help you map out your vision for a successful completion of the Global Leadership Certificate Program (GLCP).
Goal: By the end of the session you will
What: Engage in two quarters* of intercultural involvement within a familiar context on the UCI campus or in the surrounding community. Options include, but are not limited to:
Goal: To step out of your comfort zone and gain insight into a culture, group, and/or individual that has perspectives different than your own.
How to Complete Requirement: Complete a mandatory reflection after each quarter of engagement. Click here for guidelines.
What: Develop leadership skills pertinent to your academic, career, and
Goal: To develop or improve specific leadership skills that will make you competitive in the global job market. Examples include: adaptability, analytical & critical thinking skills, creativity, conflict resolution, negotiating, networking, people management, strong communication skills, and any other specific
How to Complete Requirement: Complete a mandatory reflection after
What:Learn about another country and culture from the inside by studying abroad. Start planning your study abroad now by visiting the Study Abroad Center. A semester or year abroad are recommended, but summer or short-term UCI Experiential Learning is possible. Note: International students can use studying at UCI as their study abroad requirement.
Goal: To go beyond interculutural engagement at the local level and step out of your comfort zone even more! Continue to gain insight into a culture, group, and/or individual that has a perspective different than your own.
What: A 1.0 unit (P/NP) seminar that addresses issues relevant to global citizenship, current topics of global concern, and how you can engage as a global citizen. The seminar will also help you focus your international learning and leadership development into a Capstone Project of your choice.
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Goal: To expand your vision of what leadership means in a global context, define the global issues that are of concern to you, and help you prepare your capstone project.
What: Show what you've learned throughout your participation in the program and put it to use by completing a capstone project of your choice! There are three general options: Teaching, Research and Practical Application. This is the culmination of the program. Please refer to the following documents as needed:
Goal: To put into practice what you have learned throughout your participation in the GLCP and use your leadership skills in a meaningful way so that some population benefits from your project and in return you learn something from carrying out the project. In addition, it is expected that you will present your capstone project at the Annual GLCP Celebration & Awards Reception.
Quick tip: The capstone project typically takes about 3 quarters to complete, so please plan accordingly.
SEQUENCE OF PARTICIPATION
Reflections MUST be submitted within two weeks of completing any given requirement.