There’s a great Global Leader Experience taking place right here in Edinburgh in Innovative Learning Week 2016.
This event is inspired by Common Purpose which runs leadership development programmes in cities across the world that enable people to work together to solve common problems.
(And we know PPLS students develop great problem-solving skills – philosophy grad Lee has written previously about how useful his philosophy-based approach is to solving business problems , and Yorath tells us about how useful his LEL degree is in change-management in the Civil Service.)
100 UoE students will have the opportunity to work together over 4 days to explore a major world challenge from a local perspective – it involves a partnership between the University, City of Edinburgh Council and The Wheatley Group.
You’ll have the opportunity to:
- learn from leaders from business, government and NGOs
- discover how a city works and doesn’t work
- develop Cultural Intelligence as you learn from each other
- generate innovative solutions to the Challenge which are presented to city leaders.
This kind of opportunity does not come around very often, and it is completely free. Be warned, you have to be committed – it isn’t something you can sign up for and then not attend at the last minute, but then that makes it all the more worthwhile.
The deadline for applications is December 14th.