An Asynchronous Online Course
Join this online course from wherever you are, whenever you’d like, and begin your journey towards becoming a global leader.
Register for this program and you’ll gain access to 8-10 hours of program content that you can go through at your own pace. Go back as many times as you need to review the content and access it from wherever you are: all you need is an internet connection.
About this Program
Becoming a Global Leader is an online program that provides high school students the opportunity to explore their own pathway to leadership through reflection on a speaker series of leaders working on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Leaders share their own personal journeys to uncover their personal purpose through careers of meaning working on various global issues. Guided and inspired by individual speakers’ stories, students work towards a final statement of purpose that outlines their journey to Becoming a Global Leader. Students completing the course often find the final statement useful for future college admissions or other applications.
SyllabusFind out more about the contents of the course.
In this section, students get an overview of what the course will look like, as well as an overview of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and a framework for leadership. This is the foundation that will allow students to take advantage of the rest of the course!
In this module, we will introduce the method students will use to synthesize their reflections and learning after going through the course. Students will produce an essay at the end of the course where they reflect not of singular moments, but rather of their life thus far, and where they would like to take it going forward. Secondly, the Leadership journey is about their individual experience of leadership, and what they’ve learned about the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they feel are necessary to exercise leadership.
Students hear from six different leaders who are passionate about the SDGs and are directly working to tackle the challenges and complexities inherent within one goal. Find out more about each leader by scrolling down to the “Who Are the Speakers?” section on this page.
Once students have listened to and learned from six different leaders whose work focuses on one particular UN Sustainable Development Goal, they will have the opportunity to reflect on what they’ve heard so far in this course and consider the implications for themselves and their own leadership journey. Students will find clear prompts and instructions on how to structure their Leadership Journey Statement and get writing!
Students will have the opportunity to review their essay with a leader from the Envoys team, who will help them polish it and make it a very strong piece to allow them to move forward with their next step, which can be a college application, an application for a gap year program, or anything they may need.
This add on has an extra cost of $100 USD.
Who are the Speakers?
Who are the leaders students will hear from and what SDGs are they tackling?
Manjula Dissanayake is the founder of Educate Lanka Foundation, whose mission is to empower economically disadvantaged children and youth by enhancing their access to education, mentoring, and employment opportunities in Sri Lanka.
Andrea Coché Mendoza
As Director of Monitoring and Evaluation at MAIA Impact, Andrea works to support MAIA’s mission of empowering indigenous girls in Guatemala. By investing in girls, MAIA is creating a generation of empowered leaders who have the knowledge and resources they need to lead choice-filled lives, break cycles of poverty, and ignite transformational change in their communities.
Melissa Revotskie is the regional program officer at Water for People, where she works to support Water for People’s Water and Sanitation programs in Africa. Water For People exists to promote the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments.
María Paula Martinez
María Paula Martinez is the Executive Director of Save the Children Colombia. In the U.S. and around the world, Save the Children does whatever it takes — every day and in times of crisis — to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
Shara works for Bloomberg Philanthropies advancing the organization’s philanthropic work in support of taking action on climate change. She also served on Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 Presidential Campaign Climate Policy team. Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Environment program brings together a wide range of partners, including cities, businesses, public health and environmental advocates, and citizen’s groups, to address some of the most serious threats to our environment, including climate change and overfishing.
Danyi Prieto is a Biologist & Biology Teacher at Colegio Tilatá, in Bogotá, Colombia, with longtime experience in environmental education, wildlife conservation and community development projects in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama and Colombia. He currently teaches sixth and seventh grade biology.
What you can expect from our leaders:
BECOMING A GLOBAL LEADER ONLINE COURSE
Price in US Dollars. This includes access to all the course content, including interviews with guest speakers, writing prompts and exercises, writing tips and advice, and more.
OPTIONAL ESSAY COACHING ADD ON
Price in US Dollars. This includes a one-hour 1-on-1 virtual session where an Envoys leader will review your essay with you and help you polish it. You will find instructions to sign up at the end of the course.
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Frequently Asked Questions
This is an asynchronous course, which means you will get a link to the content in your email once you register, and you can go through it at your own pace.
If you choose to add on the essay review section you will be offered time slots to schedule the 1-on-1 review session with your coach, which would be the only synchronous moment of the course.
The program costs $149 USD.
Click on the “SIGN UP” button in the “Register Today” section above this FAQ and fill out the form.
This session is OPTIONAL and has an extra cost of $100 USD. You do not need to register for the add on right away. You will find instructions on how to do this at the end of the course.
This course will be on Canvas, a platform Envoys uses for all its online courses. The introductory module includes a section to get familiar with the platform, but if you encounter any issues or have any questions about it as you go along, please let us know! We will be happy to help.
This course is designed for high school students who are looking to become global leaders.
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