The Global Leadership Challenge 2022 will convene 100 young leaders selected through an open application process in Oxford, St. Gallen, and around the world. Applicants will be evaluated on their commitment to responsible leadership and passion for engaging with complex global challenges. We are looking for a diverse group of postgraduate students and young professionals who are ready to rise to the challenges of our time and develop themselves as the responsible leaders our world desperately needs now.
GLC Members can participate virtually from around the world and most sessions of GLC will be online. Those joining us from Oxford and St. Gallen will be attending sessions on 12 May in-person.
What's in it for you?
Become part of a diverse global community of young, responsible leaders
Engage with world-renowned academics and senior business and policy leaders
Develop action projects that address some of the most pressing global challenges using design thinking principles
Learn to lead in a way that not only advances personal ambition but actively seeks the wider good of society
Earn an official Certificate of Achievement
Possibility to receive bespoke leadership training and mentorship offered by the Oxford Character Project
Possibility to receive Entrepreneurship Coaching with EWOR Academy to build your venture
Possibility to attend the 52nd St. Gallen Symposium in May 2023 as Leaders of Tomorrow
Certificate of Achievement
All active participants will receive an official Certificate of Achievement from the University of Oxford and the St. Gallen Symposium.
52nd St. Gallen Symposium
The winning team will be offered to join the 52nd St. Gallen Symposium on 4-5 May 2023 as Leaders of Tomorrow and engage in cross-generational dialogue with senior leaders.
As Leaders of Tomorrow, their expenses for travel and accommodation will be fully covered. After the conference, they will join a global network of emerging thinkers and changemakers.
Receive exclusive mentorship after GLC
After GLC, GLC Members can apply for further mentoring in two tracks: “entrepreneurship” (with EWOR Education) to learn skills and competencies towards building their own ventures, and “leadership development” (with the Oxford Character Project at the University of Oxford) to reflect on their own purpose and grow as a future leader.
You are a student (currently enrolled in a Masters or a PhD programme) or a young professional (aged between 21-30 years).
You have finished your undergraduate studies.
You have already demonstrated your commitment to responsible leadership through extra-curricular activities and/or work experience.
You are committed to investing around five half-days from 8-12 December 2022 in GLC.
Active participation in GLC sessions is mandatory to receive a Certificate of Achievement.
We welcome applications from around the world and from all academic disciplines.
Application launches on
17 August 2022
24 October 2022
Announcement of the GLC 2022 Members
Early November 2022
Catherine McDonald, GLC Member 2020
"The Global Leadership Challenge provided
an incredible and inspiring opportunity to engage on the topic of responsible leadership, through global dialogue and action-oriented challenges.”
Weza Bombo João, GLC Member 2020
"Captivating, enriching and challenging -
this is the one of a kind experience I had at the Global Leadership Challenge."
If you apply for GLC 2022, following a successful application process, you will be placed in a diverse group with four other GLC members. Your preferences will be taken into account for the allocation of the challenge area. You can mention other applicants you'd like to be matched with in a group.