Confirm your place

We have received approval for this course from ADEC.  Please complete the following steps to confirm your place (by 21st January 2018). This programme is only open to students attending BSAK.  If you have any questions, contact

Following completing payment and the confirmation form we will email students (and parents) joining instructions for the course.


Global Social Leaders (GSL) Catalyst is a unique 3-day intensive leadership course, designed to develop your leadership skills and your understanding of global issues enabling you to plan a project and become a leader in your life and society. GSL is a transformational leadership experience developed by Future Foundations and the Wellington Leadership Institute that brings together young people who are driven to make social change on a global scale. In February 2018 we are running a GSL Catalyst programme to be hosted at British School Al Khubairat for students aged from 11 (Year 7) to 17 (Year 12).

Programme dates:

  • Sunday 11th February – Tuesday 13th February 2018 (non-residential)

Our expert Future Foundations British Facilitators will be visiting Abu Dhabi to deliver this programme.

The ultimate goals of the programme are to:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Nurture confidence
  • Empower the participants to go on to lead successful projects at their own school

The programme will aim to develop each participant’s personal understanding of different leadership styles, and how to show leadership for oneself, in school, and in the community.

Participants will develop their understanding of the global challenges we face and how, through partnership and innovation, we can solve them. They will be taken through real life cases to demonstrate good project management and how to create their own impactful projects to take on after the programme ends.

After the programme, the participants will be challenged to form a project team of between 3 and 7 students, to develop a project which is focused on one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals.  You will have the opportunity to enter a global competition developed in partnership with COBIS, with the chance to win places on our GSL Catalyst in China, in December 2018.  Click here for further information.


The British School AL KHUBAIRAT
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates


This is a prestigious annual 12-day residential programme at Wellington College in the UK.  Find out more about how you can reserve your place on the programme you’ll never forget.


Catalysts are our three- or five-day semi-residential programmes held in schools and colleges around the world.  Open to the public or specifically for your community: it’s entirely up to you.


GSL LaunchPad programmes are one day taster events, designed to develop your confidence, leadership and global understanding: the perfect stepping stone for the future


Enabling global action on a local scale,
GSL Societies are founded and run by GSL alumni.
Find out about GSL Societies near you or setting up your own.