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Global Social Leaders Catalyst is a unique intensive leadership course designed to develop your leadership skills, your understanding of global issues enabling you to plan a project and become a leader in your life and society.

We are inviting students who will be aged 14-17 (as of October 2016) from schools around the world to apply.

The programme will take place at The Scindia School, an Indian boarding school for boys, established in 1897, and situated in the historic Gwalior Fort, in the city of Gwalior. Click here to find out more about this incredible school, our host for the programme.

Future Foundations, Scindia School and the Wellington Leadership Institute are delivering Global Social Leaders for the first time in India this year.

The course will run from Monday 24th to Friday 28th October 2016.

Schools should click here to register interest in nominating students.  Students should click here to apply.

For those travelling from outside of India, students are invited to arrive on Sunday 23rd and depart on Saturday 29th October. There is an optional excursion on the 29th and 30th October, further details on the excursion will be provided to successful applicants.

*Please note, the programme is subject to minimum numbers signing up to attend.

Overview of the course:

The Global Social Leaders (GSL) Catalyst programme is a transformational five-day leadership experience developed by Future Foundations and the Wellington Leadership Institute based on our twelve-day annual GSL World Summit held in the UK, click here to find out more.

You will receive powerful leadership training, inspiring talks and the chance to make deep connections with your fellow participants.  You will develop a social action project plan which you will work with fellow participants to deliver after the programme.  We will keep in touch with you and provide further support and guidance on your project.

The programme is taking place at the same time as the Indian festival of Diwali.  This is a great opportunity to visit India.

Future Foundations team of expert facilitators from the United Kingdom will visit India to deliver the programme Scindia School.  We will be supported by students who have attended our GSL World Summit in the Summer of 2016 from Scindia School.

There are limited places on the programme.  All students will need to click here to apply to take part.  The deadline for applications is 15th August 2016. Following the application deadline we will select students and offer places. Successful applicants will have seven days to accept their place. If not accepted, places will be offered to the waiting list.

Course Fees:

The course fee is £770 for the course and onsite accommodation at Scindia School including evening activities.  Alternative, students can pay £890 for the course and accommodation at a local hotel with twin room accommodation.

There will be an additional optional fee for arriving the day before the programme and for the optional excursions post-programme to the Taj Mahal, Agra-Jaipur-Delhi  or Agra-Fathe Pur Sikri.  Further details will be provided to successful applicants outlining details of the excursions and options.

For those travelling from outside of India, you will need to allow for flights, visa and immunizations. Scindia School can arrange transfers from Delhi to the school and advise on travel options.

We invite schools sending students to bring a teacher, the cost to attend will be the accommodation.

If you have any questions please email: 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Why is Global Social Leaders an amazing experience? See for yourself…

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4 reasons why being part of a Global Social Leaders programme will change your life:

1. Develop yourself and your leadership skills

This programme allows you to:

  • Build on current strengths and identify areas of improvement

  • Improve your self-confidence and language skills

  • Develop your leadership techniques and teamwork skills

  • Discover new skills and talents you did not know you had

  • Benefit from small group and personal coaching time


2. Deepen and develop friendships with like-minded peers

Exchange ideas and experiences with like-minded peers.

Deepen and develop friendships and connections.

 Join a global network of young leaders who have taken part in our programme.


3. Make a difference

Take your life to the next level and design and manage a social change project of your choice within a short time frame. Take this back to your community and make real, tangible change. Here are some of the successes of previous years:

  • Refugee classes – Jordan

  • Malnutrition Reduction – Kenya

  • Teaching English – China

  • Micro Finance – Australia

  • Organ donation – India

  • Creating healthier young minds – USA

4. Have FUN!

The programme is designed not only to develop your leadership skills and enable you to make social change, but also to have fun!


If you have any questions, please contact us by email: