Professional Development

July 31-August 3, 2018
during the Global
Citizens Youth Summit
Does not include lodging,
travel and select meals
Dr. Eimer Page
Director of Global Initiatives
Phillips Exeter Academy
Applications are due by
March 15, 2018



Program Details

The GCI Professional Development Seminar is a three-and-a-half-day program for educators to learn the GCI Method during the Global Citizens Youth Summit in and around the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

Educators observe and participate in discussion-based classes during the Summit, shadow Glocal Service Project groups and draft an ethics-based curriculum with guidance from GCI faculty.

*GCI is not affiliated with Harvard University.



Educators learn to design and implement an ethics-based curriculum grounded on project- and discussion-based methodologies that:

– Develop leadership skills for the 21st century
– Enhance global competence and citizenship
– Instill communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills
– Foster the design of creative solutions to social issues


Who Should Attend

We welcome secondary school educators from around the world interested in:

– First-hand experience of what an ethics-based curriculum looks like
– Witnessing a global cohort of students in action
– A highly individualized program with a small cohort of 12 educators
– Learning from the world’s foremost experts about how to facilitate discussion-based learning
– Developing a customized ethics-based curriculum to implement in their school
– Furthering their careers with the research-based GCI Method, reviewed annually by Harvard Graduate School of Education researchers, Phillips Exeter Academy faculty and other notable educators


Applications are due by March 15, 2018.



“The rapidly accelerating interdependence between local and global affairs, and the challenges and opportunities brought about by globalization, require discerning leaders from all walks of life and corners of the world who can collaborate in addressing these challenges. Global Citizens Initiative cultivates a diverse community of global leaders who can, together and in collaboration with others, meaningfully advance inclusion, freedom and justice for all, and tackle the challenges brought about by globalization, as identified in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is important work because we need, urgently, more leaders like these.”


Fernando M. Reimers
Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director Global Education Innovation Initiative and International Education Policy Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education