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LALP Custom Programs

In collaboration with the McDonough School of Business Executive Education Office, 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.

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 include: 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), among others.

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

Some 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 

A 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 implements every year a 10-day 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.

The goals of this program are:

  • Foundations: Strengthen foundations of principles of governance and analyze emerging challenges and issues to develop new frameworks for addressing policy issues.
  • Innovation in Policy Development: Provide tools for the elaboration and evaluation of viable public policies with a high impact for society.
  • Diverse Perspectives: Analyze innovative best practices in the implementation and impact of public policies in diverse countries, taking into consideration the inclusion of different sectors to develop truly integral policies.
  • Using New Technologies: Empowering public policy leaders to leverage the latest technology for the benefit of society.
  • Transformational Leadership: Fortify leadership skills on an individual level, to promote agents of change within the government who will impact the organizational culture and greater society.

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.