Advanced Certificate in
Global Citizenship & Leadership
.. preparing emerging leaders to think globally and to act locally
January – July 2024
Title: Global Citizenship & Leadership Program – GCLP
Duration: 6 months
Who Should Apply
Youths with a minimum of National Diploma are encouraged to apply for this program. Those within the ages of 20-27 and females of up to 30 years will be given admission preference.
Youths possess energy, enthusiasm, morality and drive to contribute to the development of society. Many young adults in Africa want to make a difference, but they often feel powerless and lack opportunity to contribute. They complain that formal education rarely prepares them to see the global picture; where they fit in, and how they can become instruments of social-political and socio-economic change in their world.
Global Citizenship and Leadership Program – GCLP – is an integrated educational leadership program that prepares youths for the challenges of leadership in an increasingly globalized world. GCLP helps participants to build a set of core assets and competencies to enable them function effectively as global citizens.
Over a period of one year, students in GCLP are engaged in lectures, research, educational visits and problem solving activities and volunteer work.
GCLP is predicated on three principles
Individual/collective responsibility for global change
The Mission of GCLP is to answer four questions
- How youths develop a holistic thinking capacity necessary to understanding the intricacies of world affairs?
- How can we use leadership education to create a new set of leaders concerned about moral and ethical issues?
- How can Africa’s youths become instruments of social change especially in preventing conflicts and political corruption?
- How can youths be motivated to take local actions that promote global citizenship beginning from their immediate environments?
Admission is open to undergraduate students in tertiary institution in Africa.
During the period students take online classes, carry out individual research on chosen topical issues, work together in teams to solve identified problems, embark on educational visits local/international, and carry out specific community service project.
The Course has five key components, which are:
Theoretical Course work – Candidates are required to attend onsite or online classes via dedicated platforms.
Concepts Study/Seminar Presentation – Candidates are required to conduct in-depth study of a few concepts, prepare a paper on one topic, and make presentation on it in online Class, for assessment.
Mentoring Engagement – Candidates are engaged in practical mentorship assignment for a period of 3 months as part of the program
Social Impact Project – The Class is expected to organize and implement a social impact project that demonstrates their commitment to social responsibility.
Study Tour/Field Trip – Students are expected to participate in a field trip that could organized within the country or outside the country. Details and cost implications for the trip will made provided upon registration, depending on the location to be visited.
The Program will be delivered online and on onsite, one weekend in a month, at our Study Centres in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt. More Centres are opening and will be made available in due course. Classes also hold online at self-paced rate for all students.
Those who complete the program will be issued a Proficiency Certificate in Global Citizenship & Leadership from FLED International Leadership Institute.
For more information, contact
The Director of Programs
Faculty of Education & Development Studies
FLED International Leadership Institute
Plot MF 57 Cadastral Zone, Karu Site
Abuja – Nigeria
Tel/Whatsapp: +234-708 015 7176