The Slade Gorton International Policy Center is accepting applications for its nine-month leadership development program at the Gorton Center Global Leaders Program, for up to 15 students in the Puget Sound area beginning October 2017 through June 2018. The program is open to undergraduate (juniors and seniors), graduate, and law school students. The mission of the program is to enhance students' ability to make a positive global impact in their respective fields of study. Students will have exposure to, and learn from, Senator Gorton's extensive public service career and significant contributions to Washington State and the nation. It includes leadership lessons from his time as a Washington State legislator, House Majority Leader, 3-term Washington State Attorney General, 3-term U.S. Senator, 9/11 Commission member and Washington State Redistricting Commission member. All program costs are covered and students of any academic major may apply.
"I am incredibly inspired that individuals with such high intellectual caliber as Senator Gorton and the guest speakers want to share their personal leadership experiences with us. I hope to spend my life and career living up to the high standards of intellect, motivation and inspiration that I have witnessed in the Global Leaders Program."
-Jenny, 2015-2016 GLP Participant
The Global Leaders Program consists of three main components:
1. Leadership Roundtables
Student participants will meet for two hours, once a month, starting October 2017, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Each meeting will be a private roundtable session to discuss a leadership or public policy issue with Senator Gorton and a guest speaker. Last year's speakers included:
Students will have the opportunity to receive personal career guidance from Senator Gorton and Gorton Center staff, and other leaders in the community.Through one-on-one meetings, career development training, and networking opportunities, the student will receive valuable career guidance and leadership training.
3. Policy Events
Students will be grouped into teams for the purposes of planning, organizing, and executing a policy event on a topic of their choice. Whether the program is a small roundtable or a large lecture, the event will be led by the students, under the guidance of the Gorton Center staff.
"The lessons I have learned in the Global Leaders program will serve me well throughout my career and my personal life."
-Jennifer, 2015-2016 GLP Participant
"The values that the Global Leaders Program emphasized include hard work, public service, integrity, leadership and inspiration. This experience has motivated me to lead a career that is centered on those values."
-Kevin, 2015-2016 GLP Participant
"The Global Leaders Program has only added fuel to fire in my pursuits to study partnerships, collaboration and innovation."
-Sean, 2013 GLP Participant
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