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Preparing Global Leaders Forum in Bulgaria

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Application is now оpen for the Preparing Global Leaders Forum (PGLF) that will take place from 11th to 18th August on the premises of the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) in the city of Blagoevgrad. The program for young leaders will gather talented students and young professionals from all around the world alongside with leading professors from top universities such as Georgetown, Oxford and the Sorbonne as well as guest speakers from Bulgaria. Scholarships are available for top candidates. Visit the website of the program for all application requirements:

Deadline if you need a visa: Monday, 01 June 2019, GMT 23.59 *

Deadline if you do NOT need a visa: Monday, 8 July 2019, GMT 23.59 *

* Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis (first come, first served) until all spots are filled

PGLF is an international network with local programs in countries like Russia, Croatia, Jordan, Brazil and more than 1000 Alumni participants from over 100 countries worldwide. PGLF mission is to cultivate and prepare a network of innovative leaders who excel at bridging across diverse disciplines, demographics, and divides. The focus of the Bulgarian program would be the divide between the public, the non-governmental and the business sector.

The program targets students and young professionals between 18 and 35 years who are eager to develop their leadership skills. The courses emphasize on skills for negotiations and influencing others, presentational and public speaking skills, effective decision-making, leadership and communication, preparation for job interviews, psychology of the global leadership. The classes would include plenty of simulations, working in groups and presenting the results of completed tasks. Each participant is to receive a certificate for successfully finishing the program.

The leadership academy organizers’ team is part of the global PGLF network with years of experience in a number of leadership programs around the globe. With this new project in Bulgaria the volunteers of the “Global Leaders” Foundation aim to share good practices and be in service of the new generation of young talents with special focus on youth from EU Member States and the Balkans.

PGLF is dedicated towards training leaders who can solve seemingly intractable problems, by fostering cultural fluency, a cross-disciplinary restlessness, and a comfort with uncertainty. We have specifically designed our programs to cultivate innovative leaders who have the vision, judgement, humility, character and empathic curiosity that is the necessary foundation for effective leadership today. I am glad to be able start a program in Bulgaria as well because here we have found a wonderful location and tremendous talent.”,said PGLF founder Prof. Sam Potolicchio, who is also among the main lecturers.

Prof. Sam Potolicchiois Director of Global Education at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and Professor and Department Chairman at the Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow, Russia.

Potolicchio has been named one of the “Best Professors in America” by the Princeton Review and a future leader of higher education by the Association of Colleges and Universities. He is recognized as one of the best American educators with the OZY Educator Award. Mr. Potolicchio is a leading advisor and coacher of a number of CEOs and civil servants worldwide. He is also the founder of the first Global Leadership program taught in English in the Russian Federation.

More about the program, the criteria for participation and the deadlines for applying could be found on the PGLF Bulgaria website: