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About the Latin America Leadership Program

Within Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, the Latin America Leadership Program (LALP) aims to educate, connect, and inspire regional leaders to create impact networks with a positive multiplier effect across Latin America and the Caribbean, pursuing the university’s mission of teaching and service for the common good. As such, LALP develops and implements regionally-focused innovative experiential executive education programs through four leadership pillars: business, public, social, and personal leadership.

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LALP currently houses three annual flagship programs— the Global Competitiveness Leadership (GCL) for young emergent social impact leaders across all sectors, the Innovation and Leadership in Government (ILG) for mid-level public managers and other individuals leading public initiatives in the region, and the Global Business Executive Leadership (GBEL) for business executives whose work impacts the Latin American and Caribbean region. These three annual offerings for leaders from the private, public, and social sectors, together with its custom programs designed for organizations across the region, its series of public dialogues, its publications, and its growing alumni networks, help foster deeper links between Georgetown University and Latin America while promoting responsible and transformative leadership and developing impact networks that create a positive multiplier effect across the region.

LALP engages faculty, researchers, program teams, and students across the university for its programs and initiatives. Some of LALP university partners include the Office of Executive Education at the McDonough School of Business,  Georgetown University Latin American Board, the Office of the VicePresident for Global EngagementGeorgetown Americas Institute, the Center for Latin American Studies,  and the Center for the Rule of Law in the Americas

Strategic Areas

  • Strengthen engagement between Georgetown and Latin America
  • Promote responsible and transformational leadership
  • Develop impact networks that create a positive multiplier effect across the region

Our Initiatives

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

Academic Programs 

Flagship Programs

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

Custom Programs

Based on the successful models of its annual program offerings, LALP implements tailored programs in Washington, DC, and throughout the region. These custom programs, 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 closely and supports its annual programs's alumni networks, which are active agents of change throughout the region. Members of these networks 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.


The Journal of Globalization, Competitiveness, and Governability, published by Georgetown University, aims to become a source of new ideas about the effects of globalization on the competitiveness and governability of businesses and countries in Latin America, and particularly on the tools available to managers and politicians to design better strategies to benefit their respective businesses and countries.

LALP Annual Reports

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