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LALP Custom Programs

The Latin America Leadership Program (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 program participants from all over the Americas and Spain.

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 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 faculty, guest lecturers, U.S. public and private sector leaders, and emerging leaders in Latin America.

Some of our program partners include Ambev (Brazil), Sanofi Aventis (Panama, Mexico), Immune Coding Institute (Spain), Barna Business School (Dominican Republic), Universidad de Especialidades Espiritu Santo (Ecuador), Centro de Estudos Sociedade e Tecnologia and the Escola Nacional de Administração Pública (Brazil), The Mayor's Office of Bogota (Colombia), Citibanamex (Mexico), Fundacion Varkey and Leading Education(Argentina), YLAI/Department of State and IREX (U.S.A.), PMI Global (US-LATAM), and the Chamber of Vocational Centers (El Salvador).

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

A Glimpse of Our Custom Programs

​On Campus:

  • Governance and Public Innovation Diploma for Leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean

  • The Governance and Public Innovation Diploma for Leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean is organized and delivered by CAF in conjunction with 17 universities in the region. It seeks to contribute to institutional strengthening through the training of leaders in the region for the effective performance of their functions, from a perspective that seeks to ensure an appropriate balance of political, economic, social, climatic and gender variables. At the end of the 6 months, the best project will participate in a one-week in-person phase in Washington D.C. Implemented in 2022 in collaboration with The Development Bank of Latin America.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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).


  • Immune Coding Institute
    A semester-long course in the Humanities with individual coaching for Immune Coding Institute (Spain). The program was implemented in 2019.

  • 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. Program Dates: May 2, 2022 - June 1, 2022

  • 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
  • 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.