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LALP Custom Programs

The Latin America Leadership Program (LALP) partners with institutions and companies to design distinct leadership programs based on their professional development needs and business objectives. Programs are implemented on campus or throughout the region, in an in-person or virtual format.

LALP has several advantages when it comes to developing and executing leadership programs, including:

  • focus on training leaders to transform the world;
  • commitment to values, critical thought, and public ethics;
  • special affinity with and relationship to Latin America, its challenges and opportunities;
  • strategically located in Washington, DC, with access to public institutions and high-level experts; and
  • network of contacts with professors, U.S. public and private sector leaders, and emerging leaders in Latin America.

Our partners have included: Ambev (Brazil), Sanofi Avenits (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 (Argentina), and IREX (U.S.A.).

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:

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).

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).

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).

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).

In the region:

Immune Coding Institute

A semester-long course in the Humanities with individual coaching for Immune Coding Institute (Spain).

Innovation and Leadership in Government (ILG) Brazil 

Based on Georgetown’s ILG model, 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. The third edition of ILG Brazil was held in Brasilia from November 5 to December 5, 2018, as a three-module 10-day program designed for high-level public policy leaders from Brazil and sponsored by Microsoft. ILG 4.0 and 5.0. were implemented virtually.


YLAI 2021

Georgetown University's Latin America Leadership Program received 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 capacity and advance their entrepreneurial ideas to contribute to social and economic development in their communities and region.

​Leading Education: Forming Leaders of Change

A four-month program that offers young leaders between the ages of 20 and 35 who are dedicated to enacting changes in educational systems. This program combines theoretical training in fundamental disciplines of the educational sector with methodological tools to enable change through intervention in different work environments. 

ILG Brazil 4.0 

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  is scheduled to be implemented virtually during fall 2021 in partnership with ENAP thanks to the generous support of Microsoft Latin America.

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.

Leadership in Public Innovation

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.