UCD Smurfit School's Global Leadership Programme (GLP) offers students the opportunity to engage in a diverse range of co-curricular activities. It's all about helping students become an impactful leader with a global mindset. The programme is open to all MSc and MAcc students. The programme is designed to build students capacity for effective personal and organisational leadership.

Built on a foundation of three pillars – student leadership, workplace skills and career planning – the GLP empowers students to create a personalised path to their own leadership development. To successfully complete the programme and be awarded a Global Leadership Programme Certificate, students engage in at least one co-curricular activity under each of the three GLP pillars and demonstrate the learning and leadership development gained from this activity.

GLP framework

The Global Leadership Programme gives you the opportunity to engage in co-curricular activities that best reflect your own developmental needs, leadership growth and career aspirations.  See here for some examples of activities that participants on the programme have engaged in.

GLP Examples of Activities

View our brochure to learn more about the Global Leadership Programme. 

Timelines and Deliverables GLP

Learn more about GLP from current students as they share their experiences of completing the programme.

Student Testimonials - Global Leadership Programme



Information Webinar

A Global Leadership Programme information webinar for incoming 2021/22 students will be held on Wednesday 11th August (11.00am-12.00 noon Irish Time). We hope that you will join us to learn more about this unique programme.

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Dr Linda Dowling-Hetherington

Dr Linda Dowling-Hetherington

Director of Assurance of Learning

Academic Lead, Global Leadership Programme

For more information on the Global Leadership Programme, please contact Dr Linda Dowling-Hetherington.

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