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McCain Institute 2020 Next Generation Leaders Program for Emerging Leaders (Fully-funded to the US)

Applications are invited by the McCain Institute for its 2020-2021 Next Generation Leaders Program

The Next Generation Leaders program offers up to 20 emerging global leaders one year of targeted professional and personal development—with a core focus on values, ethics and leadership—in order to create a capable and lasting global network of character-driven leaders who shape the world we will inhabit in the future.

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.

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About McCain Institute

The McCain Institute for International Leadership is a Washington, D.C.-based think tank in cooperation with Arizona State University whose mission is to "advance leadership based on security, economic opportunity, freedom, and human dignity, in the United States and around the world. The institute was formed in 2012 and is named after U.S. Senator and 2008 Republican Party presidential nominee John McCain from Arizona. Based in Washington, D.C., the McCain Institute is part of Arizona State University. The current executive director of the McCain Institute is Kurt Volker. Its work is focus... read more


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Aim and Benefits of McCain Institute Next Generation Leaders Program for Emerging Leaders

  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. 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;
  4. Per visa regulations The McCain Institute also covers health insurance and workers comp.
  5. 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. All placement sites are chosen by The McCain Institute.

Requirements for McCain Institute Next Generation Leaders Program for Emerging Leaders Qualification

  1. The typical NGL is between 30 to 45 years old, mid-career professional with at least 10 years of professional experience and a high-degree of professional, academic and work achievements;
  2. Fluent in English and able to read and understand complex texts in English, give oral presentations in front of small and large audiences, build a professional network, and create personal relationships with colleagues;
  3. Must demonstrate commitment to highest level of ethical leadership, provide decisive recommendations that substantiate their leadership qualities, making a commitment to return to their home environment at the end of the program year;
  4. To determine if you are a competitive candidate for the NGL Program, please review the biographies of previous Leaders on the program webpage (link below)

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Application Deadline

February 7, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to McCain Institute on ngl.mccaininstitute.org to apply

To nominate a candidate, click here

For more details, visit McCain Institute website


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