Welcome to Global Social Leaders (GSL)

Congratulations, you have secured a place on our GSL Catalyst @ Home Summer programme.

You will be joining a programme that will will change your summer.  You will be inspired, challenged and welcomed into a global movement.

This page contains key information to help you to start to prepare for participation so please read carefully! 

PLEASE NOTE – Further updates will be published on this page…

The Programme

  • DURATION

    A 5-day live course (part time 3 hours per day delivered in the mornings on week days) followed by the option to complete independent challenges in your own time, with scheduled times to access support.

  • DATES

    The one-week (5 days) live course has three options available – you will have chosen your week during registration

    • 27th-31st July
    • 3rd-7th August
    • 10th-14th August
  • INDEPENDENT CHALLENGES & AWARDS

    After taking part in the ‘one-week’ live course you will be supported to complete independent challenges, with live support from the GSL team.  

    We will provide a schedule of when you can access support and additional sessions.

    You will be able to complete the challenges in your own time.  The deadline for completion is 31st August 2020. 

Timeline

  • PHASE ONE

    CATALYST COURSE | LIVE SESSIONS

    15 hours of live, interactive learning in one week that suits you.

    Monday to Friday 9.45 to 12.45

  • PHASE TWO

    CHALLENGES

    Choose to take part in independent challenges over the summer in your own time.

    Drawing on the UN’s SDGs, you will be challenged to learn and act. We will focus on People and Planet. You will be supported to take local Place-based action(s).

    Our team will support students to independently learn and complete challenges in their own time

    Challenges are available to complete following Phase One.

    We will be available to provide support and guidance from 3rd to 21st August.

  • PHASE THREE

    CELEBRATION GRADUATION/AFTER THE PROGRAMME

    All students who complete Phase 1 will receive a certificate.

    All students who complete one or more challenges in Phase two, will receive an additional certificate for each challenge.

    All evidence of completion must be submitted by 31st August 2020.

    After the programme, you will be invited to enter the GSL Global Goals Competition.

    Graduation event via Zoom will take place on 15th September

Timetable – Phase 1 – Catalyst Course

This timetable will be run live on Zoom from 9.45 to 12:45 Monday to Friday on the following dates:

  • 27th to 31st July
  • 3rd to 7th August
  • 10th to 14th August

This is a draft timetable and is subject to change.  The latest version of the timetable will be published on this page so please check it closer to the start time of the programme. The start, breaks and finish time are fixed.

Timetable – phase 2 – challenges

We will provide support at the scheduled times in the timetable above. We encourage you to join for our welcome and closing session as a minimum (If you are unable to attend these sessions will be recorded and shared with you).

Each day join us for tea-break (bring your own!) and chat with our team and ask live any questions to the GSL team.  We encourage students to complete at least one. Some will choose to do one per week. Others will complete more than one in a week. It’s your choice, we have provided a framework so you pick what challenges and support you need.

Each Wednesday we will have a Wellbeing workshop led live by one of our facilitators.

Phase 2 will officially end on Friday 21st August, however we will give access to all content and you will have until 31st August to complete challenges and complete our end of programme report.  This is required to graduate and receive your certificates of completion.

We will offer this support during the following dates:

    • 3rd to 7th August
    • 10th to 14th August
    • 17th to 21st August
DAY 1 – MONDAYDAY 2 – TUESDAYDAY 3 – WEDNESDAYDAY 4 – THURSDAYDAY 5 – FRIDAY
10:15People, Planet or Place Challenge introduction (Live)INDEPENDENT LEARNING – time to work on your selected challenge(s) in your own timeWELLBEING WORKSHOP – LIVE WORKSHOPINDEPENDENT LEARNING – time to work on your selected challenge(s) in your own timeINDEPENDENT LEARNING – time to work on your selected challenge(s) in your own time
11:15 – 11:45Challenge guest speakerQ & A – tearoomQ & A – tearoomQ & A – tearoomINDEPENDENT LEARNING – time to work on your selected challenge(s) in your own time
12:00 – 12:30Challenge Q and AINDEPENDENT LEARNING – time to work on your selected challenge(s) in your own timeINDEPENDENT LEARNING – time to work on your selected challenge(s) in your own timeINDEPENDENT LEARNING – time to work on your selected challenge(s) in your own timeCELEBRATE & CONNECT (Live session)

PHASE 3 – Graduation

Our graduation will take place online – on Tuesday, 15 September 2020 from 6pm to 7pm.

It will celebrate the end of this programme and we will share details on how to get involved in our GSL Global Goals Competition (free to participate).

This day will also be the opening of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 75). On this day, you will receive your named e-certificates – for completion of the 5-day GSL Catalyst Course and for the challenges you complete*

SAVE THE DATE | 15TH SEPTEMBER 2020 | 18:00 to 19:00

*Evidence of completion will be required by Monday 31st August 2020

HOW TO JOIN THE LIVE ONLINE SESSIONS

Before the live programme sessions start you will be emailed private Zoom links and further instructions for how to log in.

We will be adding to this welcome page further details and announcements on our guest speakers, and challenge partners…

You will not be able to join without your parents signing the Parental Consent Form and you need to have read our Code of Conduct before signing the Code of Conduct Agreement, to keep you safe online. These forms will have been sent to the email address you provided in your registration form.

ONLINE SAFETY

Your safety on our programmes is our main priority. We aim to create an inclusive, safe and enjoyable experience for young people participating in the programme online, please read the points below.

  • We require all participants to agree to a Code of Conduct. This will have been sent out after you have registered and will need to be signed before the programme starts.
  • Part of the Code of Conduct sets expectations that participants never share the details of the programme links with anyone else.
  • We set the privacy settings of the Zoom rooms to only admit people who have been registered for the event, including a waiting room to manage who enters. With the Host having the ability to remove those without authorisation to access the room.
  • We will not be sharing the invitation details to the programme publicly via social media or our website to ensure that unauthorised people do not have access.
  • We will talk to you at the start of the programme about staying safe online, and create a group agreement on behaviour on the programme.
  • Our facilitators are always present in the main Zoom room and our Safeguarding team will be available throughout the programme.
  • We will use the security settings for the platform in line with best practice for safeguarding and wellbeing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

COBIS GSL World Catalyst

In order to gain the most of your online learning experience, we recommend you participate in the discussion. Please if possible have your camera and microphone switched on when you go to breakout rooms. Our facilitators will tell you when to get ready for discussions. Please note, some of the session will be focused on launch and develop successful projects; gaining greater impact in your community; and topical debates which will help with your communication and persuasive skills. There will be other topics of discussion based on the requests we receive, for example an informal forum may be set up to for participants to connect with their global peers and exchange shared interests around similar SDG goals and community projects they are currently involved with. 

It’s important that you know what you are signing up to take part in!  This programme involves both independent learning with sessions to completed on an online learning platform, as well as live online sessions with a GSL Coach. 

There are no tests to complete the programme (phew!) or to participate in the programme. You will through have all the content in English.  

As part of the programme, you will have Live Online Sessions with a GSL Coach leading, and with other participants joining from different countries. Please be aware that we will be using Zoom for Live Online Sessions.

When you register, you need to select which time you will attend the Live Online Sessions for the programme.  There are two time zone options: 

08:00 to 11:45 UK Time 

or

15:00 to 18:45 UK Time

Please make sure you attend the full slot we have allocated – just in case we have to change the start slightly. 

 

The programme is all in English, and we do not provide translations of the materials.  Hopefully in the future we will be able to release a programme that is suitable for a variety of levels of English. 

We would suggest that you need to have a CEFR level (Common European Framework of Reference) of B2 or above (C1/ C2) to join this programme. 

We do not ask you to do a test to show your level, so please be aware that this is important you are sure you are happy!  If you are concerned about this, please get in touch with our team before you register. 

There are some free online tests if you want to check your level. 

We will not record sessions as a default as the live sessions are made to be interactive and involve all participants. 
In exceptional circumstances, we can discuss the possibility of recording a live session depending on the content and gaining additional consent from parents. Please note, we will need adequate notice if you need to miss an online session.

All materials will be accessible on the online learning platform. As such, you will need access to the internet as well as a webcam for live sessions. Please note, these materials must not be shared with your friends, classmates and teachers.

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MEET THE GSL TEAM

AMY

HEAD OF GLOBAL SOCIAL LEADERS

KATY & EMMIE

CO-DIRECTORS, WELLINGTON LEADERSHIP & COACHING INSTITUTE

JON

CEO, FUTURE FOUNDATIONS

NOOR

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

MICHELLE

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

JAKUB

GLOBAL OUTREACH AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

LUCY

SENIOR PROJECT & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

ALICE

PROJECT COORDINATOR

ELLA

PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR