offered bi-annually

An Introduction to Global Citizenship for Leaders from Western Countries

This 6-week, synchronous course is designed for social, civic, and religious leaders from Western countries seeking to understand and embrace global citizenship. Leaders will explore the historical origins, contemporary interpretations, common misconceptions, foundational principles, and modern benefits of global citizenship. Through engaging content, interactive activities, and compelling case studies, learners will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to lead with integrity in today's interconnected world.
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Course type:
This is a synchronous course with live instructor and learner interactions. This course does not include video conferencing calls as part of the curriculum.
Course Dates:
The course begins on Monday, October 7, 2024 with new material releasing each week. The course ends  the week of November 15, 2024.
course credentials:
Depending on the level of investment, learners can earn 3-5 certified CEUs by participating in this online course experience.

Why now? Why leaders? Why Westerners?

Now, more than ever before, social, civil, and religious leaders from the West need to understand global citizenship due to the unprecedented level of global interconnectedness and interdependence that defines our era. Issues such as climate change, migration, economic inequality, and pandemics transcend national borders. This requires collaborative and globally-minded solutions. By embracing global citizenship, Western leaders can foster greater cultural understanding, promote social and environmental justice, and build more inclusive and resilient communities. Understanding global citizenship is crucial for addressing the complex challenges of our time, ensuring that local actions contribute positively to global well-being, and fostering a world where cooperation and mutual respect prevail.
“I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.”
— SOCRATES (469-399 BC)

Course Objectives

By the end of this 6-week asynchronous course (October 7, 2024 - November 15, 2024) for social, civic, and religious leaders from Western countries, leaders will be able to:

Objective #1

Analyze the historical origins of global citizenship and its evolution in ancient civilizations such as Greece, Rome, India, and China.

Objective #2

Identify and discuss contemporary interpretations of global citizenship in the context of modernization and globalization.

Objective #3

Identify and critique commonly held misconceptions about global citizenship.

Objective #4

Articulate the core principles of global citizenship, including interdependence, social justice, sustainability, and cultural diversity.

Objective #5

Foster a mindset of empathy, ethical responsibility, and active participation as a global citizen.

Objective #6

Identify actionable steps to promote global citizenship by creating a personalized action plan to integrate the principles into their leadership practices.
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Discussion Forum

Leaders will participate in an online group discussion forum embedded in the course . 
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Reflective Essays

Leaders will submit brief reflective essays related to their leadership context for review and feedback.
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*Case Study Analysis

Leaders will review and respond to real world case studies on global citizenship.
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*Final Project

Leaders will develop an action plan on how to integrate global citizenship into their leadership roles.

Professional Portfolio Certificate Options:

  • Certificate of Completion
    - 3 Certified CEUs

    For leaders who complete the following:
    • Read and review all course content
    • Participate in discussion forums
    • Submit all reflective essays for review

  • Certificate in Global Citizenship for Leaders
    - 5 Certified CEUs

    For leaders who complete the following:
    • Read and review all content course
    • Participate in discussion forums
    • Submit all reflective essays for review
    • *Review and respond to case study analysis
    • *Submit final project for review