Funding brief: The McCain Institute’s flagship program is the Next Generation Leaders (NGL) program, designed to identify, train, network and empower a diverse group of emerging, character-driven leaders from the United States and around the world. Applications and nominations are now open!
Geared to mid-career professionals, this yearlong, fully funded professional development program empowers emerging global leaders through the McCain Institute’s tailored professional development experience. The program offers a unique blend of professional development, exposure to top-level policymakers and formal training in leadership. At four junctures throughout the year, the program provides hands-on training focused on values, ethics and leadership, media and communications skills; and best practice examples of American business, political and civic life. A key aspect of the program is each NGL’s preparation of an individual Leadership Action Plan (LAP). Aimed at defining the tangible steps and actions the NGLs will take to bring about positive change in their home communities, the LAP becomes the central project of the development year.
Following the initial training and coaching module in Washington, NGLs depart for their placements sites across the United States to professionally develop in areas relevant to their future goals while providing a broadening experience. For example, an international journalist may receive placement in a major American newspaper city desk, a national government executive in a mayor’s office or a political activist in a community-based organization. All placement sites are chosen by the McCain Institute.
A critical element of NGL Program participation is the follow-through on each and every Leadership Action Plan. To track LAP success and maintain contact among NGLs and the McCain Institute, each participant becomes a member of the exclusive NGL Global Network. As the Institute links successive classes of leaders together, it creates an international network of advocates for common core values of security, economic opportunity, freedom and human dignity.
Donor Name: The McCain Institute
Funding name: The Next Generation Leaders (NGL) program
Deadline: February, 9th, 2018
Funding details link: http://ngl.mccaininstitute.org
● The McCain Institute provides each NGL a stipend that covers all standard living costs for a year. Each participant receives the stipend amount monthly, covering expenses such as rent, utilities, food and any other regular costs.
● The stipend amount varies depending on the cost of living in the participant’s placement city. Added to the stipend is travel allowance that NGLs may use for professional travel in support of their LAP’s during the program year.
● The overall stipend is separate from the program related cost, such as travel to and from leadership training modules, module lodgings and per diem for the duration of program modules are covered by the McCain Institute separately.
● Per visa regulations the McCain Institute also covers health insurance and workers comp.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: Not found
Project duration: The program is year-long and begins in early September and runs through the end of August of the following calendar year. Participants are expected to be in the United States for the entire program year and attend all four leadership development modules along with contributing at their placement organizations to gain the full NGL experience.
Eligible organization: As below
● The McCain Institute selects target countries and sectors that are specific to each program year. However, applicants from all countries and professional backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The key criteria for acceptance into the Program are leadership capacity and vision, your draft Leadership Action Plan, and fulfillment of all other eligibility requirements.
● Applicants should be in their mid-career (30 to 45 years old), possess working proficiency in English with a high-degree of professional, academic and work achievements.
● Aspiring Next Generation Leaders must demonstrate commitment to highest level of ethical leadership, show decisive recommendations that substantiate their leadership qualities, and make a commitment to return to their home environment at the end of the program year.
Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)
Submission mail: Not found
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