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January 27, 2020

GCL 2020: 14 Years of GCL

Georgetown University's Latin America Leadership Program (LALP) opened the 14th edition of its Global Competitiveness Leadership Program (GCL) on January 27, 2020, at Georgetown University. The program is organized by LALP in collaboration with the Office of Executive Education of the McDonough School of Business.

The 2020 cohort is composed of 19 men and 19 women spanning 19 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

GCL 2020 will participate in a 10-week experiential learning program, which consists of academic courses and case studies on Latin America, leadership, ethics, entrepreneurship, communication, organizational management, globalization and competitiveness, innovation, technology, and big data. Sessions include classes with Georgetown faculty and visiting faculty from other institutions, and discussions with high-profile guest speakers. Throughout the ten weeks of the program, participants take part in peer-to-peer learning and team-building sessions, which are both fun and educational to promote a greater understanding of the individual and others to create lasting bonds among the group. In addition, GCL 2020 participants will have the opportunity to visit important multilateral institutions, think tanks, and other local institutions to discuss important issues with leading experts in Washington, DC.

An important component of the GCL program is the applied project. GCL 2020 participants are to develop and advance a high-impact project to be implemented in their country of origin upon their return. These projects should be executable and viable projects that may produce a multiplier effect that benefits the country’s development. GCL 2020 projects include social democracy, media, vulnerable communities, AI for effective public policies, legal services, access to health services, women empowerment, disability inclusion, gender and human rights, services to seniors, education, food programs, social innovation, university programs, human resources, sports programs, employment programs, rural development, arts & culture, financial sustainability, organic food production, agroforestry, financial literacy, technology education.

All are welcome to participate in the following pitch presentations to be held at the Lohrfink Auditorium of the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University:

- Final Pitch Presentations - March 30, 2020

- Finalists Pitch Showcase - April 1, 2020

- GCL 2020 Graduation - April 2, 2020

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