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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 schools around the world to express interest in nominating students to participate.

Future Foundations and the Wellington Leadership Institute are delivering Global Social Leaders for the first time in China this December.

  • Wellington College International – Shanghai: 15th – 17th December 2016

School Expression of Interest

The Global Social Leaders (GSL) Catalyst programme is a transformational three-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.

Our team of expert facilitators from the United Kingdom will visit China to deliver the programme at Wellington College International, Shanghai.

For students, coming from outside of China, in addition to the three-day course there is the option to do a two-day excursion in China allowing you the opportunity to experience another culture prior to the programme. Further details will be provided if you are selected to take part.

There are limited places (we want to have a mix of students from the partner schools taking part) and all students will need to apply to take part.  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.

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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5 reasons why being part of a Global Social Leaders 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 your 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. Live in an inspiring venue

 We believe that environment plays a big part in helping you connect with your fellow students and getting the most out of the programme.

 The programmes are held at Wellington College International Shanghai and at Wellington College International Tianjin.


4. 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

5. 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!


Students attending Wellington College, UK (or soon to join) and Eagle House should click here to apply to take part in this programme.

Students attending the Wellington Academy students – click here to apply for a limited number of scholarships for this programme.

Students attending Wellington College International Schools in China should click here to apply to take part in this programme.

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