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ITC/ILO Global Leadership Academy 2020 for Changemakers Worldwide

To address this question, the Global Leadership Academy (GLAC) together with the International Training Center of the International Labour Organization (ITC/ILO) offer an online collaboration platform for learning and co-creation to engage change makers from civil society, private and public sector in a multi-stakeholder dialogue process, a Leadership and Innovation Lab. The Lab experience differentiates from traditional online approaches of MOOCs, online courses and other similar formats.

Application Deadline: 22nd July 2020 At 23:59:59 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

About the Award: How can Artificial Intelligence support us to better prepare for future transformational development?

There are ongoing debates on how exponential technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) are already shaping all spheres of life, including workspaces and competencies needed to be strengthened in future technological societies. These will change the very nature of work as we see more automated technologies assisting, augmenting and in some cases replacing workforces. The skills needed for the future workplace are going to change.

In the time of global disruption, such as the recent pandemic outbreak of COVID-19, social change is inevitable and is unleashing opportunities for transformation. We are bound to social distancing, to work remotely, to decide fast according to growing local and global data sets. Future scenario discussions already call for sustainable behavioural change considering this acute crisis but also bearing in mind the complex challenges such as climate change and speeding species extinction, potential resource conflicts, economic systems instabilities, and fast assimilation of digital tools in all spheres of life. Times of disruption also open opportunities for faster comprehensive behavioural change and adaptation that may lead to more sustainable systemic development on a medium and long-term perspective.

It’s not a course, yet you will have the opportunity to learn!

It’s not an online meeting, yet you will have the opportunity to engage in conversations!

It’s not a conference panel, yet we would like you to share your testimonial!

We create spaces for global leaders and change agents to learn with and from participants with very diverse experiences, expertise and backgrounds, understanding different needs, limitation and opportunities – to change the perspective and come up with innovative solutions. That means diverse expertise and experience is already in the group of participants and not only brought by trainers. The unique value of the dialogue process is enabling learning for actionable change to be truly taken to scale, reaching a globally diverse audience of leaders. Being equipped with comprehensive tools that are essential for taking your idea to the next level and develop a clear and feasible plan that will help your initiative become reality and create tangible impact.

Type: Training

Eligibility: The Lab is open to all interested change-makers who are fluent in English and available to commit 3 hours per week. To assure the most engaging experience, the number of participants will be limited.

  • Diversity is a prerequisite to overcome professional silos and to address the broad spectrum of effects surrounding AI, you will meet with people you usually don’t meet at other occasions. Hence, we seek to ensure a balanced and diverse group considering the following criteria:
  • Diversity in professional expertise from the private and public sector, and civil society
  • Socio cultural and geographical diversity
  • Broad age range
  • Balanced gender
  • High interest in the use of AI, digital natives and non-natives

Eligible Countries: Any

To be Taken at (Country): Online & offline (TBC)

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award:

Online participation: free to all participants

Deep dive workshop: participation fees, meals and drinks during the meeting are covered by the Global Leadership Academy.

Why sign up?

The Lab offers:

  • 3 months of tailored and interactive virtual sessions
  • Connections to global leaders and change agents
  • Peer-to-peer coaching and mentorship from AI experts
  • Strengthening technical and business capacity
  • Access to AI resources
  • Support to refining your AI related idea

Duration of Award: The Lab is a 3-month online journey, from August to November 2020

How to Apply: You can easily apply using the form below.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
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