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LALP Custom Programs

Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. We are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni, and professionals dedicated to real world applications of our research, scholarship, faith, and service. Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Today, Georgetown sits at the global crossroads of commerce and policy, in Washington DC. While much has changed in 200 years, our mission, which is to prepare and educate leaders whether for business, government, or not-for-profit organizations, remains the same. 

Since its first programs launched, the Latin America Leadership Program (LALP) has aimed to educate, connect, and inspire Latin American emergent leaders in the pursuit of the university’s mission of teaching and service for the common good. LALP collaborates with public, non-profit, and private organizations to design tailor-made leadership experiential programs that respond to each organization's professional development needs and objectives. Programs are implemented on campus, virtually, or throughout the region. 

Since 2016, LALP has welcomed over 500 custom program participants from all over the Iberoamerican region. LALP has several distinct advantages when it comes to developing and executing leadership programs, including:

  • focus on training leaders to transform the world;
  • commitment to Georgetown's core values, critical thought, and public ethics;
  • special affinity with and relationship to Latin America, deep understanding  of its current challenges and opportunities;
  • strategically located in Washington, DC, with access to public institutions and high-level experts; and
  • network of contacts spanning Georgetown University faculty and researchers, guest lecturers, public, multilateral, private, and social sector leaders, and a growing LALP alumni network spanning Ibero-America.

If you want to learn more about developing a custom program for your company, university, or organization, please contact us at lalp@georgetown.edu.

LALP Custom Program Partners: 

  • Fundacion Varkey and Leading Education (Argentina)

  • Ambev (Brazil)

  • Centro de Estudos Sociedade e Tecnologia and the Escola Nacional de Administração Pública (Brazil)

  • Microsoft (Brazil)

  • The Mayor's Office of Bogota (Colombia)

  • Barna Business School (Dominican Republic)

  • The Chamber of Vocational Centers (El Salvador)

  • CAF Development Bank for Latin America (LATAM and the Caribbean)

  • Sanofi Aventis (Mexico and Panama)

  • Citibanamex (Mexico)

  • Fundacion Botin (Spain)

  • Immune Coding Institute (Spain)

  • HUGE Business and Investment Council (U.S.A.)

  • YLAI/Department of State and IREX (U.S.A.)

  • PMI Global (U.S.A.)

  • Jeffrey Group/Astrazeneca (U.S.- LATAM)

A Glimpse of Our Custom Programs

​On Campus:

  • CAF Incubation Bootcamp | Governance and Public Innovation Diploma for Leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean

  • The Diploma in Governance and Public Innovation for Leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean is organized and taught by CAF in conjunction with 17 universities in the region. With this six-month program, CAF seeks to contribute to institutional strengthening through the training of leaders in the region, in the effective performance of their functions, from a perspective that seeks to ensure an adequate balance of political, economic, social, climate, and gender. The 2022 diploma culminated with a 3-day Incubation Bootcamp at Georgetown University for a select cohort representing the best projects of the program.

  • Barna International Weekend 

  • An annual four-day workshop at Georgetown University for graduate students from Escuela de Alta Dirección Barna to provide participants with analytical frameworks and tools to generate and implement innovative public policies. In collaboration with Barna Business School (Dominican Republic). This program was implemented in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

  • Program for the Strengthening of the Public Sector in Latin America

  • A four-day workshop for undergraduate students from different Latin American countries interested in pursuing a career in the public sector. The students were part of a broader program sponsored by Fundación Botin and spent one week in Washington D.C. within the program. The seminar helped students understand and analyze regional challenges in relation to public administration through multidisciplinary sessions, as well as gain a broad perspective of public policy by exploring history, analyzing the latest research, and examining new trends. In collaboration with Fundacion Botin (Spain). The program was implemented in 2019.

  • Health Journalism Leadership Seminar

  • This annual program was designed to equip Mexican health journalists with new knowledge, meaningful insights, and practical tools and networks to maximize their impact by increasing awareness about public health issues. In collaboration with Sanofi (Mexico). The program was implemented in 2016 and 2017.

  • Smart Drinking and Responsible Consumption of Alcohol 

  • The two-and-a-half-day program allowed stakeholders across sectors—including academia, the private sector, civil society, and government leaders—to actively explore evidence-based and related solutions for positively shifting social norms and individual behaviors around alcohol use in Brazil. In partnership with Ambev (Brazil). This program was implemented in 2016.

  • AstraZeneca Health Journalist Leadership Program

  • This program was designed for health journalists interested in exploring leadership in a world post-COVID, public health communications, and journalism topics. The program was developed for the Jeffrey group to equip journalists with new knowledge and skills, tools, and practical networks for promoting the media as agents of change in society, particularly in relation to public health issues. The program was held on campus from September 28 through September 30, 2022, and virtually from October 1 through October 31, 2022.

In the region:

  • Innovation and Leadership in Government (ILG) Brazil 1.0., 2.0 & 3.0
  • Since 2016, LALP has designed an annual custom program in coordination with the Centro de Estudos Sociedade e Tecnologia (CEST) at the Universidade de São Paulo and the Escola Nacional de Administração Pública (ENAP) in Brazil for Brazilian high-level public leaders. ILG 4.0 and 5.0. were implemented virtually. due to the pandemic (refer to virtual programs).

​Virtual:

  • Young Lawyers For the Rule of Law in the Americas

  • The Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas at Georgetown Law (CAROLA) and the Latin America Leadership Program at Georgetown University (LALP) present an innovative virtual program for young lawyers with a vocation and commitment to promoting the Rule of Law in the Americas. The Young Lawyers for the Rule of Law in the Americas Program brings together a cadre of 40 young lawyers with diverse backgrounds from the region with a vocation to advance the Rule of Law in their home countries and commitment to regional collaboration, cross-sectoral engagement, and creative problem-solving. The program takes place during the month of May and the beginning of June, for 5 weeks, and to date has had two editions, in 2022 and 2023, thanks to the support of Philippe Stiernon, Georgetown University alumnus and member of the Latin American Board. Learn more about the second edition of the program here: https://lalp.georgetown.edu/news/second-edition-of-the-young-lawyers-for-the-rule-of-law-in-the-americas-program 

  • Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative-  YLAI 2021

  • Georgetown University's Latin America Leadership Program applied for and won a sub-award by the U.S. Department of State to be the Cohort Ambassador for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) - Washington DC. The 2021 program was developed by IREX in coordination with the Department of State, in collaboration with host institutions, city cohort ambassadors like LALP, and other partners.​ The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) is a U.S. Department of State Professional Fellows Program that empowers entrepreneurs and innovative civil society leaders from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada to strengthen their capacity and advance their entrepreneurial ideas to contribute to social and economic development in their communities and region. The program was originally scheduled for the summer of 2020 but was postponed to spring 2021 and implemented virtually due to the pandemic.

  • ​Leading Education: Forming Leaders of Change
  • LALP partnered with Fundacion Varkey in Argentina and Leading Education in 2021 to launch a new pilot program for young educational leaders committed to promoting innovative changes in the educational sector. This program combines theoretical training in fundamental disciplines of the educational sector with methodological tools to enable change through intervention in different work environments. The program is presented by Leading Education in collaboration with LALP in 2022. Registration fee discount offered to admitted LALP alumni. Apply at https://www.tfaforms.com/4875708
  • ILG Brazil 4.0 & ILG Brazil 5.0
  • ILG Brazil 4.0 offered senior public executives analytical parameters and tools to formulate and implement innovative public policies, as well as develop leadership skills to become agents of change in the state. It also promoted debates on several relevant topics such as globalization, competitiveness, governance, digital transformation, new technologies in the public sector, negotiation, and communication with different audiences. ILG Brazil 5.0 was implemented virtually in the fall of 2021 in partnership with ENAP thanks to the generous support of Microsoft Latin America.
  • Leadership in Public Innovation for Bogota 
  • LALP developed a virtual training program for public officials from the Bogotá Mayor's Office on innovation, management, and leadership development to address local challenges and needs in the context of Colombia. This program was held in 2021 and 2022.
  • Women in International Business
  • A program to foster leadership development for women in International Business in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in collaboration with the Cámara de Centros de Formación Profesional de El Salvador (CAPROSV) and the FECAEXCA consortium. The program seeks to develop the skills of women who lead exporting companies in Central America in the areas of trade, innovation, and entrepreneurship, among others; improve the practices used in the search for markets and innovation processes; and promote the mentoring and coaching process to strengthen women's networks and groups, as well as the training of new leaders in SMEs in Central America. The program was implemented in 2022.
  • Responsible Business Leadership Program
  • This unique leadership program was developed to educate young stakeholders of Citibanamex on innovation and responsible business. The program aims to provide a new generation of young leaders with cutting-edge knowledge and tools in business, commerce international, social responsibility, and sustainability, with a comprehensive vision of development. This program was implemented in 2021.
  • Nearshoring and Sustainable Investment in the Americas
  • Georgetown University’s Latin America Leadership Program at the McDonough School of Business and The Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas at Georgetown Law School collaborated with the HUGE Business and Investment Council, on a new program called Nearshoring and Sustainable Investment in the Americas. This course program explored how new regulatory frameworks and economic issues could benefit or challenge the Latin American region across different sectors while co-designing potential alternative solutions to applied scenarios and discussions.
  • Public Communications and Engagement Leadership Program
  • An online executive education program for 50 various leaders and stakeholders from PMI Global Services, Inc, (PMIGS) focused on Business Transformation, Strategic Alliances, and Corporate Leadership for the 21st Century. The program included 6 (six) Virtual Weekly Modules geared toward a) understanding how companies are responding to the global environment and developing sustainability practices based on creating economic value by creating societal value; b) Identifying and analyzing global business issues from socio-political, ethical, and sustainable perspectives to apply this foundational knowledge to important business issues; c) Identifying stakeholders and identifying opportunities to forge partnerships involving business, government, and non-profit organizations; d) Foster personal and professional development through focused capability building; and e) Promote communication skills through targeted talks in topics such as reputation management, crisis communications, communications strategic planning, media relations, and personal communication style. The program was held virtually from September 13 through October 20, 2022.
  • Immune Coding Institute
  • A semester-long course in the Humanities with individual coaching for Immune Coding Institute (Spain). The program was implemented in 2019.