NGL Next Generation Leaders Program in United States | Fully Funded

NGL Next Generation Leaders Program in United States is now accepting applications from the emerging global leaders from United States and around the world.

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.

Host Country:
  • United States
Host Institute:
Program Location:
  • 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.
Program Duration:
  • The program is year-long and begins in early September and runs through the end of August of the following calendar year
  • A Leadership Action Plan (LAP) is a detailed plan of character-driven action for implementation that creates change in your home environment that impacts the public, private or social sector.  NGLs are expected to implement their LAP upon the conclusion of the initial program year.
Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria for the Next Generation Leaders Program (NGL is given below:

  • Applicants should be in their mid-career, possess working proficiency in English with a high-degree of professional, academic and work achievements from United States and around the world.
  • 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.
  • Participants should have a decade or more of career experience. There is no specific age requirement, however, typical NGLs range from 30 to 45 years old.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English. NGLs must be able to read and understand complex texts; give oral presentations in front of small and large audiences, build a professional network; and create personal relationships with colleagues, Institute staff and distinguished guests.
How to Apply:
  • Application Must be submitted online.
Application Deadline:
  • February 9, 2018.