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March 15, 2021

Leading Education: Forming Leaders of Change

As part of its Custom Programs offerings, LALP collaborated with the Varkey Foundation (Argentina) and Leading Education for the first time to offer a program to young leaders between the ages of 20 and 35 dedicated to enacting changes in educational systems. This program combined theoretical training in fundamental disciplines of the educational sector with methodological tools to enable change through intervention in different work environments.  

Leading Education: Forming Leaders of Change
Leading Education: Forming Leaders of Change

By Miguel Mendoza (C'23)

This first four-month program offered specialized leadership in education training guided by a selection of international professionals with distinguished experience in the educational sector. Among these seasoned professionals was Ricardo Ernst, executive director of LALP and Georgetown University professor, who participated as a guest lecturer in the first edition of this program, which is part of LALP's Custom Program Offerings. The curriculum dwelled into the main characteristics of Latin American educational systems through a combination of expository classes, moments of exchange between students and protagonists, and challenges related to the tasks that students will have to carry out. 

In addition to learning about leadership and effective policies in education, participants in the program had the opportunity to join a network made up of 200 other participants from over 15 different Latin American countries. 

Leading Education welcomed students to be part of a network with influence on the region's educational agenda and become leaders of change who, by getting involved today, can transform what awaits tomorrow. 

The program was held from April through July 2021, synchronously, every two weeks, on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. ARG / 4:00 p.m. MEX and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. ARG / 8:00 a.m. MEX. This training was complemented with meetings as well as individual and group projects conducted asynchronously throughout the week. 

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