Preparing Global Leaders Academy, 24 - 30 August 2015, Amman, Jordan

Publish Date: Jun 24, 2015

Deadline: Jul 01, 2015

Event Dates: from Aug 24, 2015 12:00 to Aug 30, 2015 12:00

The Preparing Global Leaders Academy (PGLA) is a component school of the Preparing Global Leaders Foundation (PGLF) an educational non-profit dedicated to changing the paradigm of leadership through intensive institutes, seminars and summits worldwide. PGLF is currently composed of three schools: Preparing Global Leaders Summit (PGLS) in Russia, Preparing Global Leaders Institute (PGLI) in Macedonia and Preparing Global Leaders Academy (PGLA) in Jordan. The delegates have hailed from over 100 countries in the world, representing all 6 continents. Our mission is to create a global network of scholar-leaders ready to take on the global challenges through a change of the leadership paradigm, especially in the face of increasing international tensions and politics of mistrust. Recent events have demonstrated the importance of responsible leadership and effective communication, as well as challenges associated with collaborative decision-making.

PGLA is a one week program taking place in Amman, Jordan. Participants will benefit academically and socially as they will work closely with other young leaders from around the world and build everlasting relationships. Delegates will listen to world-class professors, politicians, diplomats, and other distinguished speakers. They will also participate in a number of simulations including parliamentary, speech-making, diplomatic and business competitions. Delegates will also witness the ancient beauty of Jordan including the Baptism site, Petra (named as one of the Seven Wonders of the World), The Dead Sea (the lowest point on earth and home of the world’s largest natural spa), as well as many other of Jordan’s attractions both natural and manmade.


Applications are considered and decisions rendered on a rolling basis. We encourage students to apply as early as possible as many spaces will be filled prior to the July 1, 2015 deadline. Applying early will also allow students to book flights earlier and will allow more time to obtain a visa if necessary.


The tuition of PGLA is 1000 US dollars (USD). This fee includes lodging, 21 meals, transport within Jordan, Wadi Rum camping, Dead Sea events, and the certificate curriculum. Financial aid is available for delegates who cannot cover the full cost.


1. Download the PGLA application form: WORD DOC | PDF 
2. Fill out the application. Save it along with a copy of your resume (recommended) and letter of recommendation (option) in a single Zip file.
3. Attach the Zip file to an email sent to

The founder of Preparing Global Leaders Foundation and the academic director of PGLA is Sam Potolicchio a faculty member at Georgetown University and New York University as well the University of National Economy and Public Administration of the Presidential Administration. Potolicchio was named by the Princeton Review as one of the “Best Professors in America” in 2012, the only one chosen from his field and won the K. Patricia Cross Award from the American Association of Colleges and Universities as one of the future leaders of American higher education in 2011. He is an adviser to governments and top officials all over the globe.

Why Jordan?

Jordan is considered one of the safest countries in the Middle East with a community known for its cultural and intellectual background and acceptance for other cultures, a perfect combination to host an international leadership institute. It is in the heart of the Middle East, but it is also located on the edges of Asia, Africa and Europe. Because its location, Jordan is a bridge between civilizations, between the desert and the sea, between the east and the west. Contact us:

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