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The McCain Global Leaders Program 2024(Fully-funded and open to all nationalities)
Welcome to the McCain Global Leaders Program, a transformative 12-month fellowship designed to cultivate character-driven leaders dedicated to causes greater than themselves. This immersive experience, inspired by the legacy of Senator John McCain, seeks to empower a diverse cohort of 25 leaders worldwide who are actively engaged in advancing democracy, human rights, and freedom.
Mission and Vision
At the heart of the McCain Global Leaders Program is the commitment to shaping leaders who can effectively address the challenges of tomorrow. The program is meticulously structured to provide training, resources, and unparalleled access to regional and global networks. This holistic approach aims to propel today’s leaders into impactful roles, equipped with the tools necessary to navigate and overcome the complexities of our ever-evolving world.
Thematic Focus: Defending Democracy
The 2024 cohort will focus on defending democracy, considering the escalating threats posed by authoritarianism, disinformation, polarization, violent extremism, and conflict. Embracing Senator McCain’s legacy, leaders will delve into the primary challenges to democracy, explore potential solutions, and strive to ensure the future stability of democracies worldwide.
Global Connection and Impact
To address the dynamic global landscape, the program adopts a regional and global approach. Each cohort member will engage in both regional and global programming, fostering connections with a targeted professional peer group in their home region while simultaneously building a diverse global network.
Leaders are selected through a competitive, open recruitment process. The program places emphasis on diversity, encompassing gender, ethnicity, persons with disabilities, political viewpoint, economic background, and education. While there is no strict age requirement, leaders typically range from 25 to 40 years old.
Cohort 2024 Programming Schedule
The McCain Leadership Curriculum forms the backbone of the program, integrating online and in-person sessions. This curriculum draws inspiration from Senator McCain’s life, promoting community building, group problem-solving, and a dynamic peer-mentorship model.
Fall 2024 (Annapolis, M.D. and Washington, D.C.)
The Leadership Experience, a 10-day in-person event, exposes leaders to Senator McCain’s leadership principles, connects them with thematic experts, and facilitates the establishment of individual leadership philosophies and goals.
The Changemaker Tour, hosted in each region, brings regional cohorts together for a five-day study tour, focusing on defending democracy. This event encourages the exploration of regional professional collaborations actively supported by the McCain Institute.
The Legacy Experience in Vietnam serves as the capstone event, bringing all leaders together to reflect on their journey, share evolving leadership philosophies, explore collaborations, and plan the next steps of their leadership journey.
The application window for the 2024 cohort is now open, with a deadline of March 15, 2024. If you are a leader dedicated to defending democracy and eager to contribute to a global network of changemakers, we invite you to apply here.
For any inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.