Learn New Skills.
\r\nMany people think that taking a leadership course is about learning to be a leader, and while this is true, it doesn’t begin to capture the multitude of skills you’ll learn in the Ideagen Future Global Leaders Academy. Learning to be a leader and global citizen requires mastering communication, relationship building, self-awareness, innovative thinking, and much more. Tackling the world’s most pressing challenges and driving progress for all requires collective action, fresh thinking, and leaders like you.
Engage with Other Leaders.
\r\nA fundamental part of leadership is learning to work with a team. In corporate, government, and global settings like the United Nations, these teams are often made up of other leaders just like you. Executive Teams, Boards, Cabinets, and Advisory Panels are groups of leaders brought together to solve problems. The Ideagen course will help you learn to actively engage and help the UN mobilize innovative ideas, technology, people, and cross-sector resources needed to deliver the 2030 Agenda.
Call to Action.
\r\nYour role is to learn about the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, to teach them to others and to take action wherever you live. These goals have the power to create a better world by 2030, by ending poverty, fighting inequality, and addressing the urgency of climate change. For the goals to be met, everyone needs to do, their part: governments, the private sector, civil society, and the general public.
\r\nLearning to be a good leader is an introspective process of growth and self-development. In the Ideagen course, you’ll be challenged to get outside of your comfort zone and learn to adapt to situations you’ve never experienced before. Challenge yourself and learn to collaborate in new ways to solve real-world problems.
Get a Head Start on College Applications.
\r\nLeadership and thoughtful civic engagement are skills that colleges and universities look for in potential college students. Demonstrate to your university of choice that you’ve challenged yourself in growing your leadership skills. Plus, we’re sure this experience will provide some great talking points for your college essays!
About Ideagen Future Global Leaders Academy
Summer Discovery has partnered with Ideagen, presented globally by Microsoft, to create a new platform for fostering the growth of global youth leaders around the world. This two-week course combines world-class academics with community, college success, and career exploration. During week one, global industry leaders will be teaching students about the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Week 2 will consist of the students forming teams to create a solution to one of the 17 goals. One of these teams will be selected to be recognized in the fall of 2020 by Ideagen at an awards gala at the Harvard Club in New York City.