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Latin American Leaders Finish First Six Weeks of Global Program

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Nearly 40 Latin professionals representing the Ibero-American region have completed the first half of the Global Competitiveness Leadership (GCL) Program’s 12-week curriculum at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Sponsored by Georgetown's Latin American Board (LAB), the GCL Program cultivates a new generation of socially responsible, innovative, and ethical leaders.

Over the last six weeks, participants have engaged in collaborative business strategy and leadership development exercises and heard from notable Latin leaders affiliated with Georgetown University. Chilean senator Patricio Walker attended a session to speak about the upcoming legislative agenda for Latin America. Alberto Beeck, LAB chairman, met GCL participants to share insights into leadership development and global business thinking. Beeck was most recently on campus to announce the launch of Georgetown’s Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation. Additionally, students participated in a team-building workshop led by GCL alumni Pavel Lau and Alma Ramirez, where they participated in activities like the trust fall and shared business development strategic challenges with their peers.

The Latin American Board and the Office of Executive Education work together to deliver the GCL Program, which has seen representation from 19 countries, grown its fellowship to 245 fellows, and produced close to 70 projects and initiatives benefiting business development for Latin America.

In the next six weeks, as they finish the program, GCL participants will conduct an in-depth Live Case Study exercise, challenging our young Latin leaders to develop comprehensive strategic papers on a company of their choosing based in Latin America. GCL participants will be assigned to groups, each representing a different company operating in Latin America, and will have to compete for the title of best strategic plan.

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