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The Global Leadership Advancement Center: Developing Global Leadership Expertise in a University Setting

Advances in Global Leadership

ISBN: 978-1-78714-699-0, eISBN: 978-1-78714-698-3

ISSN: 1535-1203

Publication date: 21 July 2017

Abstract

San Jose State University’s (SJSU’s) Global Leadership Advancement Center (GLAC) was established in 2007 in response to a reported scarcity of global leaders in all sectors. Its mission is to advance, foster, and disseminate knowledge on global leadership and its development. The center created various programs in three focal areas: Knowledge Creation and Dissemination, Development and Training, and the Social Innovation Initiative. We briefly explain the assessment center, the GLLab (Global Leadership Laboratory), used to varying degrees in all development programs and courses. This chapter describes in detail three of GLAC’s innovative global leadership efforts and their theoretical foundations – an undergraduate global leadership course, the GLLab Exchange Program, and the Global Leadership Passport Program. All GLAC programs are based on research and best practices, which are referenced.

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Osland, J.S., Dunn-Jensen, L.M., Nam, K.-A. and Wells, P. (2017), "The Global Leadership Advancement Center: Developing Global Leadership Expertise in a University Setting", Advances in Global Leadership (Advances in Global Leadership, Vol. 10), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 221-249. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1535-120320170000010012

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