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About the Latin America Leadership Program

Based on the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University’s Latin America Leadership Program (LALP) develops innovative non-degree executive education programs that aim to educate, connect, and inspire Latin American emergent leaders in the pursuit of the university’s mission of teaching and service for the common good. LALP houses two annual flagship programs— the Global Competitiveness Leadership (GCL) and the Innovation and Leadership in Government (ILG)- and a variety of custom programs for organizations across the region and public dialogues and events that foster deeper links between Georgetown University and the Latin American region.

For its programs and other university-wide initiatives, LALP works closely with the McDonough School of Business Office of Executive Education,  Georgetown University Latin American Board, the Office of the Vice President of Global Engagement, Georgetown Americas Institute, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS),  and the Center for the Rule of Law in the Americas, among others. LALP engages faculty, staff, and students across the university to drive Latin American engagement, develop impact networks, and promote transformational and principled leadership across the region.

Strategic Areas

Drive Latin American Engagement

  • Washington, DC: Provide a university-wide platform and access to resources that enable research, discussion, and the study of issues relevant to the region.
  • Latin America: Advance Georgetown’s engagement strategy in the region through strategic alliances, initiatives, student and faculty recruitment, events, and fundraising.

Develop Impact Networks

  • Washington, DC: Leverage the collective strengths and networks of LALP and develop new alliances on campus and in Washington to advance university priorities and initiatives.
  • Latin America: Create opportunities for synergy between new and existing university networks across all sectors including alumni, non-profit institutions, and universities, among others.

Promote Transformational Leadership

  • Washington, DC: Sponsor scalable and transformational development programs as well as develop custom programs that reach leaders from the public-private and non-profit sectors.
  • Latin America: Invest in scalable programs throughout the region that leverage the university’s academic strengths and convening power.

Our Programs

LALP develops and implements innovative leadership programs, which promote strategic alliances and networks with transformational and transnational impact. Our efforts are divided into four key areas:

Flagship Programs

Imparted by Georgetown University's distinguished faculty members and expert guest speakers, LALP presents two annual leadership development programs for emerging leaders from Latin America, in collaboration with the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Office of Executive Education and with the support of the Latin American Board and other sponsors.

Custom Programs

Based on the successful models of both the GCL and ILG programs, LALP implements tailored programs in Washington, DC, and throughout the region. These programs, which are designed for companies, institutions, and universities to address the different challenges of the region have flexible formats to adjust to the needs of each institution and engage distinguished faculty from Georgetown University.

Alumni Networks

LALP works with and supports GCL and ILG alumni networks, which are active agents of change throughout the region. Members of these associations interact and support each other through an organized platform that allows and promotes the exchange of ideas and a greater impact through their diverse initiatives.

Events and Strategic Alliances

LALP collaborates with other Georgetown University units and external stakeholders to present a series of public dialogues, throughout the year, that bring together leaders from government, business, civil society, and the academy to address the key themes of governance and the rule of law, economic growth and innovation, and social and cultural inclusion related to Latin America.

LALP Annual Reports

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