Replicating the GCL Program Experience in Uruguay
In May and June 2019, the second edition of “Programa Líderes de Impacto Global” (PLIG) was held in Montevideo Uruguay, a project led by Felipe Paullier, GCL 2017 alumnus based on his experience at Georgetown University's Global Competitiveness Leadership Program.
PLIG, an innovative program that began in 2018 to empower young leaders in Uruguay, is a non-profit project that seeks to promote academic excellence and build bridges between agents from the different sectors in Uruguay. The first edition of PLIG which was held during Spring 2018 welcomed young leaders from the main political parties in Uruguay, major union groups, non-profit organizations (TECHO, Socialab, DESEM-Junior Achievement Uruguay), and young people from the private sector.
This year, in anticipation of Uruguay's 2019 elections, PLIG second edition is focusing exclusively on empowering the next generation of politicians. Through invitations to all the political parties in the country, a diverse and representative group has been formed.
In the 2019 edition, PLIG participants will have classes in leadership, negotiation and social sciences, and will discuss the main challenges that Uruguay will face in the next five years. The final session of the program will be a debate on the main public policy challenges in Uruguay, in which various GCL alumni will participate: Felipe Algorta (GCL 2011), Nicolás Albertoni (GCL 2012), Lucila Arboleya (GCL 2013) and Juan Martín Fernández (GCL 2018).
One of PLIG 2019 participants will be selected by their peers to travel to Washington DC to meet with Georgetown University's professors and students, as well as with international organizations and non-governmental organizations.
This initiative has the support of the Latin America Leadership Program of Georgetown and has been recognized again with the GCL Seal. PLIG is a project supported by Georgetown Alumni Uruguay (Non Profit Organization that brings together Georgetown Alumni in Uruguay) and IEEM the business school of Universidad de Montevideo.