Global Leadership Academy

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The immense challenges we face as a global community require a fundamental shift in our thinking. This applies especially to those in positions of leadership who are called on to identify and implement effective, sustainable solutions to complex problems. These leaders make vital decisions and point the way to the future, so they need to consider their standpoints carefully and responsibly.

In today’s environment, the key to effective solutions lies in outstanding innovatory and leadership skills. Decision-makers around the world must be ready to jettison conventional ways of thinking and create space for new ways of doing things. They must be able to think globally and be willing to bring about positive change within their own area of influence.

The Global Leadership Academy's interdisciplinary and practice-oriented offerings are aimed at improving the innovative capacity and leadership skills of decision-makers from the fields of policy-making, business, higher education and research, and civil society, who come together to look at global issues from a completely different angle. Gaining fresh perspectives allows them to implement the necessary change processes in their spheres of influence.

This global project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is a central component in GIZ’s range of services for international human capacity development. The networks it builds among the individual participants and the participating organisations broaden their options for contributing effectively and sustainably to change.

The ‘Global Wellbeing Lab’ dialogue process brings together leaders from around the world to take an in-depth look at issues of global wellbeing and sustainability. Foto: Yukelson