Global Leadership Challenge (GLC) 2023 Application for Young Leaders

Global Leadership Challenge (GLC) 2023 Application for Young Leaders

The Global Leadership Challenge 2023 will convene 100 young leaders selected through an open application process. 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 all sessions of GLC 2023 will be fully-virtual.


  • Become part of a diverse global community of young, responsible leaders 

  • Engage with world-renowned academics and senior business and policy leaders

  • Develop SDG 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

  • Receive bespoke leadership training and mentorship offered by the Oxford Character Project

  • Possibility to receive Entrepreneurship Coaching with EWOR Academy to build your venture

  • Win an invitation to attend the 53rd St Gallen Symposium in May 2024 as Leaders of Tomorrow, if your team is one of the top performing teams.

Earn aCertificate of Achievement
All active participants will receive an official Certificate of Achievement from the University of Oxford and the St. Gallen Symposium.

Attend the 53rd St. Gallen Symposium
The winning team will be offered to join the 53rd St. Gallen Symposium in May 2024 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 successful participation, 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.

Eligibility criteria

  • 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 7-11 December 2023 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 28 September 2023

Deadline 1 November 2023

Announcement of the GLC 2023 Members

Mid November 2023

Global Leadership Challenge (GLC) 2023 Application for Young Leaders

If you apply for GLC 2023, 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.


About Israel Wellington Jeremiah

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