Global Leadership Remote Challenge FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions for the 2020 Remote Global Leadership Challenge 

I already applied to the original program – what do I need to do? 

At this time, all you need to do is wait for us to finish reviewing applications and we will notify you of your status. 

I just applied to the program, when will I know if I am accepted? 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We will review applications as quickly as we can and notify you of our decision within 10 days of your application submission.  

I have been notified of my acceptance, what do I do now?  

Once you are notified of your admission you need to confirm your participation. Confirmation and payment must be submitted within two weeks of your admission. Once you submit your confirmation you will receive details on how to pay the program fee.  

What is the last possible day to register for the program? 

June 1, 2020. 

What technology do I need to participate in this program? What platforms will instruction be on? 

The program will use a combination of Zoom for lectures, workshops, group discussions and collaborations and another alternative platform for document sharing and curriculum delivery (TBD). We will ensure that all applicants can access the platforms used and that there are not any conflicting problems with licenses due to country restrictions. To be able to fully participate students will need access to a computer/tablet with video and audio capability and internet access.  

How will the schedule be structured?  

The program schedule will be broken into two main categories for engagement and learning.  

Synchronous Sessions: This is where all participants are “logged on” together in real time and learning together synchronously. Synchronous work sessions will not occur every day of the program. Most sessions will last approximately 4 hours, but will not Time spent synchronously will include (but may not be limited to) 

  • Lectures 
  • Workshops 
  • Discussing current topics 
  • Working collaboratively together 
  • Final presentations 
  • Total synchronous time of the program: Approx. 25 hours 

Asynchronous Work: This is work which students will be required to complete independently and on their own schedule with opportunities to post work and engage with other’s virtually. Asynchronous work time makes up all other hours of the program. Asynchronous work session will include (but may not be limited to)  

  • Leadership exercises 
  • Research 
  • Proposal development 
  • Assignments & personal reflection 
  • Additional community interaction 
  • Estimated asynchronous work time: Approx. 40 hours 
  • In total, the Remote Global Leadership Program will be roughly:  
  • 30% organized synchronous work 
  • 70% asynchronous work 

How will the program schedule manage different time zones?  

Part of learning how to collaborate globally is navigating differences in time zones. This flexibility is key to international work and is a valuable professional skill. When students are notified of their acceptance to the program, they will be informed of the synchronous hours for their time zone. By committing to the program, you are committing to attending the synchronous hours for your time zone. Some students may have to attend sessions that are late in the evening, or very early in the morning. Again, this is part of learning how to collaborate globally. Please do not commit to the program if you cannot commit to attending the synchronous learning sessions.