BASED ON REAL PROBLEMS
Our focus lays on the real world problems, while we constantly strive to combine theory and practice. Each GLLS learning experience has a relevance to real world context.
Communicating with people and listening to their stories is crucial to understand real problems, which constitutes the basis of social impact. Problems exist in relation to people, and for this reason human centered research and design must be a part of the solution process.
SYSTEMATIC AND HOLISTIC
Nothing exists in isolation. The complex structure of the problems must be considered when addressing a social challenge. Experiences and perspectives of the stakeholders should be considered during the process.
Being action oriented is vital in the process of moving from idea to manifestation. Effective tools such as observation and research cannot have any impact on problems unless their outputs are transformed into action and practice. Therefore, GLLS curriculum help students to combine head, heart and hand throughout their work in the program.
The complex challenges of the 21st century requires a new kind of leadership approach which is more authentic and participatory. GLLS holistic leadership approach combines personal, relational and systemic dimensions of leadership development.
GROUNDED ON COLLABORATION
21st century social issues are multidimensional which makes it impossible for an individual to create change on their own. There is a rise in the need to collaborate. The contribution of an individual is significant only when it is combined with others.