Every year the Leadership Collective focuses on a unique theme relating to global connectivity and leadership. This year we are excited to announce the theme of Adaptive Resilience in a Changing World. By visiting communities in India that are creating solutions to modern global challenges, we will see people adapting to climate change, to poverty, to social and political trends, and to a world that is changing faster than it ever has. Students will also reflect on how their own ability to adapt while traveling relates to their ability to contribute to their own community’s current and future resilience.
Over five months, with four months of pre-departure engagement and one month of in-country experiential learning, 25 students will work together to build a holistic understanding of the theme. The in-country experience will take place at various sites across India. 2018 also brings two new exciting components for the Leadership Collective. For one, the 2018 program is open to students from around the world. We’re also building a mobile application to increase access, learning outcomes, and collaboration through technology.