McCain World Leaders Program 2023 for Rising Leaders (Totally-funded to the US)

McCain World Leaders Program 2023 for Rising Leaders (Totally-funded to the US). Apply beneath!

Utility Deadline: fifteenth January 2023

To be taken at (nation): This system is 10 months lengthy and begins in early February and runs by way of late October. Contributors are anticipated to take part in all digital and in-person applications for all the program yr. Please notice that this system begin and finish dates could shift in 2022 as a result of ongoing COVID-19 world journey restrictions. Please discuss with our Covid-19 coverage right here for extra data.


In regards to the McCain World Leaders Program: The McCain World Leaders Program helps character-driven leaders from world wide who embody Senator John McCain’s legacy of serving a trigger larger than oneself.  Structured as a 10-month fellowship and experiential studying expertise, every cohort will embody 25 various leaders from world wide who’re working “within the area” to advance democracy, human rights and freedom. This system is designed to advance every Chief’s private {and professional} management journey and impression by offering coaching, sources and entry to extremely related regional and world networks with the objective of making ready in the present day’s leaders to fulfill tomorrow’s challenges.

Kind: Coaching/Fellowship

Eligibility: Candidates needs to be mid-career professionals, possess working proficiency in English, and actively work on the main focus challenge areas of this system.  Aspiring McCain World Leaders (MGLs) ought to work in a management function of their area, and actively be “within the area” striving to enact change of their dwelling communities.  Candidates needs to be dedicated to serving a trigger larger than oneself and needs to be invested in full participation in digital engagements, in-person applications and put up program alumni actions. There isn’t any minimal instructional requirement.

Variety of Awards: 20

Worth of McCain World Leaders Program: 

  • The McCain Institute gives every NGL a stipend that covers all customary residing prices for a yr. Every participant receives the stipend quantity month-to-month, protecting bills comparable to lease, utilities, meals and every other common prices;
  • The stipend quantity varies relying on the price of residing within the participant’s placement metropolis. Added to the stipend is journey allowance that NGLs could use for skilled journey in assist of their LAP’s throughout this system yr;
  • The general stipend is separate from this system associated price, comparable to journey to and from management coaching modules, module lodgings, and per diem at some point of program modules are lined by The McCain Institute individually;
  • Per visa laws The McCain Institute additionally covers medical health insurance and staff comp.
  • Following the preliminary coaching and training module in Washington, NGLs depart for his or her placements websites throughout the US to professionally develop in areas related to their future objectives whereas offering a broadening expertise. All placement websites are chosen by The McCain Institute.

Period of McCain World Leaders Program:


Leaders will take part in three memorable in-person occasions, which shall be enhanced by on-line studying which incorporates expert-led sensible expertise coaching and an built-in management growth curriculum which is impressed by Senator McCain’s legacy and emphasizes peer-mentoring and group problem-solving.

The McCain Management Curriculum:  All through this system, Leaders take part in a curriculum that’s administered each on-line and in particular person.  The curriculum is designed to include classes and experiences from Senator McCain’s life, to bolster and increase in-person engagements and to deal with neighborhood constructing and group problem-solving.  A central tenet of the curriculum is a dynamic peer-mentorship mannequin, by way of which the Leaders assist one another’s journeys straight.  The curriculum will assist every chief chart their very own journey as a changemaker whereas additionally imparting actual world expertise that can help leaders as they tackle a few of the most tough challenges dealing with their dwelling nation and area.

Spring 2023

The Management Expertise (Sedona, Arizona and Washington, D.C.): The primary in-person occasion of this system, the Management Expertise, brings collectively all individuals on the sidelines of the annual McCain Institute Sedona Discussion board in Sedona, AZ., and in Washington, D.C.  The ten-day lengthy program exposes leaders to the rules that guided Senator McCain’s management strategy and connects them with specialists of their core thematic areas and with key decision-makers.  Leaders can even work collectively and with specialists to determine their very own management philosophy and objectives.

Summer time 2023

The Changemaker Tour (Host Nation in Every Area):  The second in-person occasion of this system convenes every regional cohort for five-day regional research excursions that present publicity to that area’s thematic space in a number nation and focuses on creating focused regional connections and networks, whereas offering the chance to debate options and concepts associated to the theme.  Leaders shall be inspired, however not required, to discover regional skilled collaborations – the McCain Institute will actively assist any ensuing collaborations.  There shall be one Changemaker Tour for the individuals in every respective area.

Fall 2023

The Legacy Expertise (Vietnam):  The capstone program of the 10-month journey will, for a second time, deliver all Leaders collectively in a rustic of significance to Senator McCain’s personal management journey. The Legacy Expertise will happen in Vietnam and study the journey and relationship between Senator McCain and the folks of Vietnam.  Throughout this seven-day journey, Leaders will convene to replicate on their expertise throughout this system, share how their very own management philosophies have advanced, discover skilled collaborations, define the following steps of their management journey and study concerning the sources that they’ll entry as program alumni.

The right way to Apply for McCain World Leaders Program: 

You will need to undergo the FAQs for additional data earlier than making use of.

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