At the GLI, our goal is simple. We want to help you- senior leader, high-performing individual, aspiring entrepreneur -to achieve your professional and personal goal, and enhance your organization's growth and sustainability.
At the Global Leadership Institute, we're committed to helping you enhance your leadership skills, grow your network, and give you the tools necessary to make an impact in your organization. Whether you're visiting our beautiful Boston College campus or participating in an international program, the GLI will work with you to reach your personal and professional goals and to facilitate your organization's success and sustainability through the future.
Four Pillars of Programing
At the GLI, you'll work with top Boston College faculty and cutting edge researchers. Programs are tailored for the needs and interests of our participants. Built around an American educational model of case analysis and discussion, participants have a chance to learn both from professors and from one another as they explore the topic at hand.
With deep roots in the Jesuit tradition, at Boston College the opportunity for reflection is a key tenet of the GLI experience. By stepping away from your day-to-day tasks, you'll be able to think critically about your role in your organization and find ways to grow in both your professional and personal life.
We understand the value of learning theory, but what will you do with that theory once you're time with the GLI is finished? In our capstone session, you'll develop insights on how to apply the ideas you learned during the program and put these into practice in your daily working life. Participants will leave energized and ready to hit the ground running with new ideas.
Boston College has one of the strongest alumni networks in the world, and with over 1,500 GLI participants, you'll join an elite global community. During your time here, you'll have the chance to hone your networking skills through receptions and site visits. And after the program alumni can stay connected through networking events and our online social media community.
We aim to improve society by promoting professional, accountable, efficient, and just practices and policies. The principles through which the GLI achieves its mission are:
GLI programing will enhance innovation, leadership, and management skills. Participants can expect to work with leading academics and learn from state-of-the-art research in management, education, the social and natural sciences, and humanities. Participants will also share their experiences and insights with their peers so that they can learn from one another, reflect on their professional and personal practices, and develop a working network of colleagues.
Participants should expect to connect with the Boston College community and develop their professional and personal relationships through programing. Our connection with our participants begins with listening to their thoughts and concerns, and matching their needs with our faculty expertise through professional development programing.
We work together to help improve the practices and policies of institutions and enhance the professional lives of our participants. As a team we to seek to live Boston College's motto, "Ever to Excel". While working to support our program participants, we also seek to develop the professional skills of our team members and reward good service.
We believe the process of learning is iterative and collaborative. Students and professors can learn together from one another's academic and professional expertise, and participants are asked to challenge and revisit their ideas throughout the course of the program. With one of the top business schools in the country, all GLI programs are taught by some of the leading faculty in business, management, strategy, and leadership in the country.
When our participants and faculty embrace our programing, Boston College becomes a safe and open place to learn; it becomes a place to disengage from everyday professional demands. Programing will help students and faculty share experiences and knowledge with one another. Boston College's classrooms, labs, libraries, and other spaces become places where people working together can promote a better, more accountable, efficient, and just society.
Every GLI program takes place in multiple communities to which we will contribute responsibly: Boston College, Chestnut Hill, and national and international professional communities. GLI wishes to be a force for positive action, bringing together leaders, educators, students, and the public. By helping people learn and share together, GLI can realize its mission and promote a better society.