PROGRAM: Preparing Global Leaders Academy 2016, May 23-29, 2016

The Preparing Global Leaders Academy (PGLA) is a premiere international educational program for the best young professionals in the world. The program seeks to prepare aspiring global scholar-leaders with the tools that are necessary for effective leadership in an increasingly complex world. PGLA is a component school of Preparing Global Leaders Foundation (PGLF), an educational non-profit dedicated to changing the paradigm of leadership through intensive institutes, seminars, and summits.  PGLF operates programs currently in Russia, Macedonia, Croatia, and Jordan and its program alumni hail from over a hundred countries.

Students and young professionals take short courses from internationally recognized faculty and participate in a range of leadership simulations. Specifically, participants will learn how to develop an opposable, interdisciplinary mind with an ability to work with and across ideological, national, religious, class and racial differences. They will learn how to communicate effectively, think both critically and creatively with a particular emphasis on how to advance the global public good.

PGLA 2016 curricula and simulations will cover the following topics: negotiation, strategic thinking, public speaking, networking, persuasion, branding, and public policy.


Open to participants between the ages of 18-35 years old.


Tuition for PGLA 2016 is $1000 (USD). The fee includes accommodations, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, tutorial, tuition, Dead Sea day visit, Wadi Rum camping and transportation to and from the airport.

Scholarships are available. In order to be considered for financial aid, you should make sure to submit your application no later than April 1, 2016. Please, make sure to fill out the “scholarship” part of the application form, where you are asked to explain why you deserve to be awarded a scholarship for participation in PGLA.


  • Download the PGLA application form. (Click here)
  • Fill out the application. Save it along with a copy of your resume and letter of recommendation (optional) in a single Zip file.
  • Attach the Zip file to an email sent to [email protected].
  • You will receive a reply with their decision within 2 weeks of your application submission. Once you receive your admissions decision, you will have three weeks to confirm enrollment in the academy.


April 1, 2016 – priority scholarship application deadline

May 1, 2016 – regular application deadline

Apply here

School of Preparing Global Leaders Foundation (PGLF)