About the Latin America Leadership Program
Based in the Office of the Vice President for Global Engagement, Georgetown University’s Latin America Leadership Program (LALP) designs and implements innovative programs that connect and empower a new generation of socially responsible, innovative, and ethical leaders active in the public and private sectors and civil society. LALP houses two transformative leadership offerings—Global Competitiveness Leadership (GCL) and Innovation and Leadership in Government (ILG)—that aim to create deeper links between Georgetown University and the Latin American region in the pursuit of the university’s mission of teaching and service to the common good. Both programs are delivered in partnership with the McDonough School of Business Executive Education Department and engage faculty across the university.
LALP works closely with Georgetown University’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and with faculty and programs across the university, as well as with Georgetown’s Latin American Board, around three strategic areas: driving Latin American engagement, developing impact networks, and promoting transformational leadership.
Drive Latin American Engagement
- Washington, D.C.: 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, D.C.: 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 influence networks across all sectors including alumni, non-profit institutions, and universities, among others.
Promote Transformational Leadership
- Washington, D.C.: 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.
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:
Imparted by Georgetown University's distinguished faculty members and expert guest speakers, LALP awards leaders from Latin America with full and partial scholarships to participate in two high-impact flagship programs: Global Competitiveness Leadership (GCL) and the Innovation and Leadership in Government (ILG).
Based on the successful models of both the GCL and ILG programs, LALP partners with the McDonough School of Business Executive Education Department to design and implement custom programs both in Washington, D.C., and throughout the region. To date, Latin American leaders from the private and public sectors have turned to us to design their own program with distinguished faculty and flexible formats addressing their real-world challenges.
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.
LALP collaborates with other Georgetown University units and sponsors public dialogues 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.