The “Preparing Global Leaders Summit” (PGLS) is a premiere international educational program for the best young professionals in the world. The program seeks to prepare aspiring global scholar-leaders with the tools that are necessary for effective leadership in an increasingly complex world. PGLS is a component school of Preparing Global Leaders Foundation (PGLF), an educational non-profit foundation dedicated to change the paradigm of leadership through intensive institutes, seminars and summits.
Students and young professionals take short courses from internationally recognized faculties and participate in a range of leadership simulations. Specifically, participants will learn how to develop an opposable, interdisciplinary mind with an ability to work with and across ideological, national, religious, class and racial differences. They will learn how to communicate effectively, think both critically and creatively with a particular emphasis on how to advance the global public good.
Organized by the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, PGLS will welcome award-winning professors of an international repute to teach courses on leadership, negotiations, public speaking, advertising, public policy decision-making, demography, as well as identity and the politics of membership. Delegates will then apply their theoretical knowledge in interactive constitutional, diplomatic and public policy oriented simulations that will foster important leadership skills and help prepare our delegates for real-world challenges.
PGLS delegates will have the opportunity to socialize with bright, young, motivated students and professionals from 30+ countries. Attendees will also benefit from immersion in the host country during a 7-day stay in one of the world’s most dynamic cities – Moscow, and get a taste of the Russian culture through a guided tour, a warm welcome by the Russian colleagues, and a visit to the Russian ballet.
At the end of our summit a graduation ceremony will be held in order to commemorate the successful completion of the rigorous program and signify the importance of the established relationships.
In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:
Citizens of any country in the world are eligible to apply.
Applicants born from 1979 onward are eligible to apply.
All applicants must be either pursuing an BA/MA/MSc/PhD or have already completed their educational programs.
Young professionals with higher education (university level) are also encouraged to apply.
Applicants may apply for financial support from PGLS. Scholarships are based on merit, civic involvement, and motivation. Applicants applying for a scholarship should enclose a brief scholarship statement to their application (included in the application form).Self-financed students pay the full cost of the program, which is 1200 USD. Tuition, study materials, housing, daily breakfast and lunch, two formal dinners, and visa support (invitation letter) is included in the cost of the program.All participants are responsible for their travel arrangements and associated insurance costs.
A completed registration form (available for download below) is necessary to register and be considered for participation in the Preparing Global Leader Summit (PGLS). Please, fill the form out in English, including the titles and names of the programs you have completed/participated in. In addition, please attach your CV (resume) in a.pdf format to the application. A confirmation letter will be sent to the applicant by e-mail upon the acceptance of your application. Admission decision letters will be sent to all accepted applicants via e-mail by July 4. Category B** applicants submitting their applications until July 15 will be accepted on a rolling basis, and will, therefore, receive their admission decision letters by July 17. Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted. The PGLS can grant refunds if an admitted applicant decide against participation due to unforeseen circumstances. However, refunds will only be granted if a cancellation and refund request are received by July 10, 2014. Should you need more information, do not hesitate to contact the program administration board via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
*Category A: applicants who hold a citizenship of a country that needs VISA to enter Russia.
**Category B: applicants who hold a citizenship of a country that does not need VISA to enter Russia.
CV (in .pdf format)
Passport photo (jPEG format)
Letter of Support (optional)
A completed application form with all support documents (optional documents are not required) should be sent to e-mail: email@example.com with a subject title: PGLS 2014 Application Form. Please note that admission to the summit is made on a rolling basis, therefore, earlier applications will receive priority consideration. Should you have additional queries regarding the admission process or any other concerns related to PGLS 2014, do not hesitate to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Priority deadline is May 26, 2014. Applicants in need of scholarship support are urged to apply before the priority deadline. While scholarship support is available after the early deadline, it is allocated on a rolling basis and earlier applications are given priority.
Final deadline for Category A applicants is July 1, 2014.