8th Annual Online Global Citizen Leadership Certificate Course

About the Course

TGCI’s Global Citizen Leadership Course builds the global citizen leadership skills of young and mid‐level development professionals in government, international agencies, and business, professional or nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). To date, 120 participants from 22 countries have successfully completed the course. Read below what participants have said about the course:

Course Content

The issues we will cover include: human rights, gender equity, sustainable development, and environmental stewardship, poverty reduction, good governance, and global peace and justice. You will learn what global citizens can do to address these issues within and across their countries, and how to analyze the strengths and weaknesses in the policies and programs of your country in these six domains.

Course faculty includes university and research experts and staff from The Global Citizens’ Initiative (https://www.theglobalcitizensinitiative.org). TGCI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the practice of global citizenship. Our course is intended to build a cadre of global citizen leaders who can play leadership roles in addressing global issues and improve the global citizenship status of their countries.

TGCI’S Introduction to Global Citizen Leadership Course will help you achieve the following four important professional learning goals:

  • Increased awareness and understanding of what it means to be a global citizen and a global citizen leader
  • Increase understanding of the inter-related global issues that confront our planet
  • Increased ability to advocate for the implementation of policies and standards that address these global issues within and across your countries
  • Increased ability to organize other citizens in your country in order to address global issues.

Past Participant Reviews

The main topics presented in the course were designed to invoke and awaken the human spirit in becoming aware of his role as an individual belonging into a globalized world.  The design and subject content of the course provided thought-provoking information that strikes the heart and the soul.  It made me want to do something about the global conditions affecting the disadvantaged population in other countries.

The main topics selected are very relevant and complement each other they are also highlights of global concerns.

The various reading materials, videos, website links provided a great source of informative materials to learn about the global condition, situation, and events occurring worldwide in real time and event mode.  The online go-to meeting provided the dynamic and realistic interaction in learning the course modules.