GGI continues to collaborate with the Iacocca Institute at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, USA, by sponsoring some of our young GGI professionals to attend their Global Village on the Move program in India in 2015.
Global Village on the Move is a highly acclaimed applied leadership and cross-cultural training program which takes place in different locations each year throughout the world. The program is specifically aimed towards young professionals, and seeks to integrate elements in leadership, entrepreneurial skills, business and industry knowledge together with the tools to build a powerful global network.
“DRDA has been fortunate to have two rising stars participate in the Global Village Program. We have seen personal and professional growth in their understanding of client service, teamwork, corporate and international culture and an expanded view of opportunities and markets. As a Firm our young leaders were energized and other staff are incentivized to continue their careers and development at DRDA. Our corporate culture and future is enhanced by participation in the Global Village Program. I encourage other Firms to reward themselves and their young leaders with this opportunity.”
-Doug Dickey, DRDA PLLC
GGI will sponsor five young professionals from our member firms to attend the Global Village on the Move program which will take place between October 19-29th, 2015 in Virar and Mumbai in India. The theme for this event is “Emergence of India as an Economic Power in the Global Marketplace”. The GGI sponsorship will include all of the classes, workshops, food and accommodation. Participants will have to make their own visa and travel arrangements to get to India, as these costs are not included in the scholarship.
The 2014 edition of the program took place in Kazan (Russia) and was a great success. During the nine days, the GGI delegates together with some 30 other attendees from 11 countries experienced exciting panel sessions, interesting presentations, lectures about Russian culture and sightseeing tours whilst at the same time improving their leadership, networking and team-working skills.
“I am profoundly grateful to have been a part of Global Village on the Move’s 2013 class. I had the unique and enlightening opportunity to learn and discuss business concepts, negotiation techniques, leadership skills, and entrepreneurial ideas amongst some of the world’s most talented leaders. Accountants, lawyers, business managers, and entrepreneurs from all over the world gathered in Shanghai, China to share their business ideas and cultural influences. I felt honored to be a part of such a wonderful group of intelligent and innovative people. Not only did I get to explore the beautiful history of Shanghai and other parts of Eastern China, I was inspired by the other participants in the program and I made friends across the globe! I am forever thankful to Geneva Group International for selecting me to be a part of Global Village on the Move.”
-Raven J. Akram, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.
Applications are open to all GGI member firms, and each firm may nominate only one candidate per firm. Candidates should be mid-level managers with at least three years’ experience (at the position, but not necessarily at the same firm) and young professionals (individuals with a professional qualification or an undergraduate degree). The recommended average age would be 22-35 years.
GGI will be looking for qualifications such as personal values, ethics, motivation, skills and the benefit that the applicant hopes to derive by attending and contributing to the program. There will be one scholarship awarded per region.
The deadline to submit your application for the program is Friday, April 3, 2015.
Completed application forms should be returned directly to Dr. Marco Izzo via email (Izzo@ggi.com) or fax (+41 44 2561811). The application form is also available in the internal area of the GGI website (Documents > Global Village on the Move) together with testimonials from previous programs.
We very much look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Marco Izzo.