Congratulations…

to all young leaders who have completed the programme!

Morning Graduation Event

Afternoon Graduation event

“The three most important things that I have learned is to be myself, be confident, and to always value others opinions.”

“I loved meeting new people, hearing their voices and interacting with people from across the world. It helped me gain even more confidence as I have never met so many people at once.”

“I enjoyed it because I got to increase my confidence and I got to talk to new people.”

“I learnt I should always be open minded to new opportunities and experiences otherwise I won’t be able to properly succeed.”

“I enjoyed talking to people and building my confidence on how to be a leader. GSL has helped me understand myself A LOT more.”

Student Registration

You can sign up for the programme as an individual or as part of a school group booking. School group bookings are only available if more than 5 students from your school are registered. It is therefore important that you check with your school before selecting this option to ensure that you are eligible to register as part of group. Registration is open until 5th November 2020 and places are limited. 

To complete the student registration form you will need your personal email address, your parent or guardian contact details. We will contact you via email with all future communication about the programme, and log in details.

Individual Bookings:

After completing the registration form you and your parent/guardian will receive an email with a link directing you to our Shopping Cart to pay for the programme. Please note, your parents need to complete the payment by 9th of October to benefit from the Early Bird price.

Once we receive the payment you and your parents will be asked to complete our onboarding forms including Code of Conduct agreement and Parent Consent Form. We strongly encourage you to complete those forms as early as possible and no later than 5th November 2020.

School Group Bookings:

After completing the registration form you and your parent/guardian should contact your school to arrange the payment for the programme. We will invoice the schools for the number of places once this has been decided.

Please note, your parents need to complete the payment to the school by 9th of October to benefit from the Early Bird price.

Once we receive the payment from the school you and your parents will be asked to complete our onboarding forms including Code of Conduct agreement and Parent Consent Form. We strongly encourage you to complete those forms as early as possible and no later than 5th November 2020.

School Registration

COBIS GSL World Catalyst is a fantastic opportunity for students age 11-18. There are two ways schools can get involved in the programme. Please note, this opportunity is only open for COBIS member schools.

Promote the programme at your school – students book as individuals

We invite schools to share this opportunity with students, and they can register with us direct as individuals and pay their own course fees. 

We will provide you with a recruitment toolkit to help you to promote the course to your students, this will include all the necessary promotional materials such as, posters, email templates, letter to parents and more.

Please complete the expression of interest form by clicking the button below.

Organise a school group

If you would like your students to benefit from a discounted price on the programme you can organise a school group booking. We will support you each step of the way via email to make it as easy as possible. We can also arrange a virtual meeting to discuss the details of your booking. 

  • Step 1: Complete the expression of interest form below
  • Step 2: Promote the programme using our recruitment toolkit
  • Step 3: Confirm number of students and collect payment from your students parents
  • Step 4: Pay your invoice

What’s included in the price?

  • INDIVIDUAL BOOKING FULL PRICE

  • 12 Live Online Sessions
  • All programme session materials
  • Access to content post-programme
  • Access to independent challenges with support of our team
  • 30 Day Challenge
  • Invitation to join GSL Fellowship
  • Participation in Global Goals Competition
  • Certificate of completion
    Certificate of completion of Individual Challenges (Evidence required)
  • Online Graduation
  • £220
  • per student (price includes VAT)
  • SCHOOL GROUP BOOKING PRICE PER STUDENT

    6+ STUDENTS

  • 12 Live Online Sessions
  • All programme session materials
  • Access to content post-programme
  • Access to independent challenges with support of our team
  • 30 Day Challenge
  • Invitation to join GSL Fellowship
  • Participation in Global Goals Competition
  • Certificate of completion
    Certificate of completion of Individual Challenges (Evidence required)
  • Online Graduation
  • £195
  • per student (price includes VAT).

Aims and Outcomes

  • Future World of Work Skills: The Four Cs of 21st century learning

The future employment landscape is always changing, and there are lots of choices facing young people around education, jobs and their future!  We want to support you to build these skills on our courses by focusing on The Four C’s. 

“If today’s students want to compete in this global society, they must be proficient communicators, creators, critical thinkers, and collaborators (the “Four Cs”). Students need to master additional subject areas, including foreign languages, the arts, geography, science, and social studies.  Educators must complement all of those subjects with the “Four Cs” to prepare young people for the global workforce”

[Extract from research carried out by the National Education Association]. 

  • OECD Learning Compass

We have shaped our programme based on The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Learning Compass which has focused on what knowledge, skills, attitudes and values students need today to thrive in and shape their world. 

The COBIS GSL World Catalyst is shaped to focus on building knowledge, skills attitudes and values through independent learning as well as live sessions connecting young people.  We believe in building the right attitude and values in young people as the foundation for GSL programmes. 

Reflection is a key component to any GSL programme, as part of the learning processencouraging young people to reflect on their experience throughout the programme, their own individual learning and building their insight. “We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” [Dewey (1933:78)] 

The Learning Compass highlights the need for students to learn to navigate by themselves through unfamiliar contexts” [OECD Learning Compass 2030]. 

  • Transformative competencies

The OECD highlight the need to acquire three transformative competencies to help shape the future we want: creating new value, reconciling tensions and dilemmas, and taking responsibility. 

When young people create new value, they ask questions, collaborate with others and try to think “outside the box” in order to find innovative solutions. This blends a sense of purpose with critical thinking and creativity 

Young people need to be able to balance contradictory or seemingly incompatible logics and demands, and become comfortable with complexity and ambiguity. This requires empathy and respect. 

Young people who have the capacity to take responsibility for their actions have a strong moral compass that allows for considered reflection, working with others and respecting the planet. 

[OECD Learning Compass 2030] 

  • Wellbeing

We are in unprecedented times. Now more than ever we need to learn to navigate ourselves to changing contexts and adapt in ways that ensure wellbeing. The COBIS GSL World Catalyst is an opportunity to learn new skills, develop the right mindset and prepare for the future we want. 

We believe it is important to give time and space to develop good mental health and wellbeing.  We will work with the young people on the programme to develop their own toolkit they can open anytime in the future when they need it. 

  • Social Action and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. 

The COBIS GSL World Catalyst will challenge students to THINK GLOBAL and ACT LOCAL, examining the issues behind the Goals and understanding the part they can play by joining the biggest attempt in the history of the human race to make the world a better place. 

We also feel that connecting young people from different countries and backgrounds will help shape meaningful discussions on issues as well creating collaborative solutions as Global Citizens. 

Many young people are already running their own projects in their school or community, and the aim of the programme is to build and develop knowledge around the SDGs.  We will help you to either improve existing projects or start new ones.  We will focus on areas such as understanding the users, measuring impact and how to make a project more sustainable. 

AFTER THE PROGRAMME

PARTICIPANTS ARE INVITED TO ENTER A GLOBAL COMPETITION

After the programme, you will be challenged to start your own social action project working in a team of 3 to 7 students which will make tangible changes within school and the community (local, national or global).

You will be invited to enter the GSL Global Goals Competition.

Frequently Asked Questions

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5000+

young leaders around the world

1100+

reported social action projects

600+

schools involved in GSL programmes

100+

countries