Global Competencies


for Lifelong Learning

Introduction

The Global Competencies for Lifelong Learning & Multilateral Leadership Program is a program that aims to prepare individuals to be proactive in their personal and professional lives. It also aims to prepare young leaders for future roles in society.

Today, leaders do not need to manage people and resources only, but they also need to be empathetic, knowledgeable, open, communicative, positive, assertive, humble, cooperative, team-oriented, and efficient. They have to feel accountable to their direct and indirect environments, and they participate and collaborate to achieve results, improve conditions, and solve problems, to positively impact the world. All of these characteristics have proven to be crucial in preparing future successful leaders.

This program is the result of a collaborative effort between faculty members and experts at the university. It aligns with our firm belief in institutional responsibility and community service, and from our cumulative institutional experience in education and building competencies and young personalities capable of working effectively in our contemporary world.

This program has also been prepared in line with two main strategies, the Saudi National Vision 2030 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This approach makes the program effective and appropriate, responding to the planned needs of Saudi Arabia and the world at large.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are grouped into seven core themes of the Inclusive Leadership Program. Each topic is addressed in depth as a separate unit, through carefully designed activities targeting youth and keen to improve their leadership capabilities.

The program is designed around the learner himself. It is a practical program that focuses on learning and practice by utilizing workshops, camps, studies, projects and competitions. This approach is highly motivating to the participant and allows the program to achieve goals in a more effective way.

The program's learning outcomes for each module are clearly defined, and these outcomes are measured using specific tools for quality and reporting purposes. This process is followed by obtaining certificates at different levels. Each workshop provides a certificate of participation. However, in terms of successful participation in more practical activities, a practitioner certificate or even an expert certificate is awarded, according to the trainer's evaluation. The highest level of participation in the program is granted upon completion of the final stage, which is the highest stage and qualifies the trainee for the Young Leader Certificate, which is the culmination of a comprehensive final project that comes after participating in 80% of this comprehensive program.

Program Overview

Vision

Encouraging young people to develop and use leadership skills through a program designed to encourage and empower young leaders.




Mission

Providing tools and opportunities to develop leadership skills for youth in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. and encourage youth through action-learning activities that can broaden their knowledge, equip them with skills, and empower them to become leaders of global change.

Objectives

  • Developing the skills of preparing vision and goals
  • Developing persuasive communication (negotiation, conflict resolution, professional communication, debate, campaigning, fundraising)
  • Develop the skill of building work teams, teamwork, cooperation skills, and understanding the meaning of fairness in dealing
  • Understanding and practicing leadership, empathy, sensitivity, awareness, and tolerance
  • Commitment to community service, volunteer work, and the practice of concepts of participation and responsibility
  • Developing a business mentality, critical and creative thinking, an approach to changing stereotyped systems, and future and forward-looking thinking
  • Taking care of physical and mental health, physical fitness, and general lifestyle
  • Practicing systems thinking, comprehensive understanding, and adopting comprehensive visions (at an angle of 360˚)
  • Reflective behavior
  • Lifelong learning, research methodologies, and fact-checking
  • Globalization, global citizenship, global issues, partnerships and concepts

Program Themes

Global Competencies

  • THEME 1- PROBLEM SOLVING  
  • THEME 2- CRITICAL THINKING  
  • THEME 3- CREATIVITY
  • THEME 4- COORDINATING WITH OTHERS  
  • THEME 5- PEOPLE MANAGEMENT  
  • THEME 6- JUDGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING 
  • THEME 7- SERVICE ORIENTATION  
  • THEME 8- EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE  
  • THEME 9- NEGOTIATION  
  • THEME 10- COGNITIVE FLEXIBILITY  

Multilateral Leadership

  • THEME 1- FIGHTING POVERTY (SDG 1-2)  
  • THEME 2- HEALTH AND WELLNESS (SDG 3-6)  
  • THEME 3- EDUCATION FOR ALL (SDG 4-5)  
  • THEME 4- SUSTAINABILITY (SDG 7-11-12)  
  • THEME 5- ENVIRONMENT (SDG 13-14-15)  
  • THEME 6- GOVERNANCE (SDG 16-17)  
  • THEME 7- INNOVATION (SDG 8-9)  

Program Outcomes

By the end of the program, participants will be able to demonstrate:

The usage of reasoning and critical thinking abilities

Problem solving abilities while addressing and assessing academic, social and professional issues

Knowledge, skills and attributes that allow them to work with different groups successfully

The ability to generate creative ideas

Traits of emotional intelligence

Knowledge, skills and attitudes for managing and leading people

The application of decision-making skills

The ability to apply service orientation skills

Attributes of cognitive flexible individuals

Knowledge, skills and attributes of successful negotiators

Program Certifications

The program certification scheme is detailed into four levels as follows:

LEVEL 1: PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATE

A Certificate of Participation will be given to all participants who have enrolled and successfully completed a workshop.

LEVEL 2: YOUNG PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE YPC

A Young Practitioner Certificate: The YPC will be given to any participant in a practical camp activity having met the camp pre-requisites and having successfully completed the extended camp program with positive assessment.

LEVEL 3: YOUNG EXPERT CERTIFICATE YEC

A Young Expert Certificate YEC will be given to any participant in a practical camp activity having met the camp pre-requisites and having successfully completed the extended camp program with positive assessment. In addition to being a practitioner, the participant should have shown exceptional engagement, community service, entrepreneurial action after the camp and has submitted a request to be considered for YEC based on follow-up engagement presented with evidence and recommendation letters from officials.

LEVEL 4: YOUTH LEADER CERTIFICATE YLC

A Youth Leader Certificate YLC will be given to participants who have participated in a minimum of 80% of condensed activities, with the adequate pre-requisites and successful achievement of 7 YPC with positive assessment. In addition to those certifications, the participants eligible for this level enroll in a Capstone Project selecting a project to which they will be assigned one or multiple advisors.

Program Duration

Duration of the comprehensive program, its activities, and the introductory course:

The comprehensive program is six months long. It depends on a number of other factors decided by management and partners. In all cases, each topic has 40 hours of training in addition to training camp on the weekend. Which makes 6 months full-time.

In some cases, the program will be offered as a full-time 3-week, introductory course with a total of 75 training hours or 96 hours, including the training camp.

The duration of one activity is as follows:

Workshop

1-2 days

Regional Camp

4-6 days

Local Camp

3-5 days

Final project

from two to four years.

Program Phases

Registration

Candidate Interview

Acceptance of Candidate

The start of induction program
(For 3 weeks)

Capmps
(For 3 days)

The comprehensive Program
(For 3 months)

Certificates Ceremony

Program Activities

The Program activities are hands-on, learner centered and non-traditional. They are designed by experts in the specific themes and are aimed at giving a well-rounded education about the topic plus equip the participants with skills and leadership competencies enhancing and building their profiles as leaders. Motivation and engagement are key to success.

Workshops

Innovation Camps

Service Camps

Simulation Camps

Hackathons

Competitions

Social Awareness Campaigns

Role Playing

Site Visits

Guest Lecture Session

Social Media



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