Global governance initiative
ggi flagship fellowship program is for young professionals interested to build an exceptional career in policy consulting, International development AND management consulting
it is a launchpad designed to crush your goals and build a remarkably impactful career along with an extraordinary network from across the world.
Why GGI IMPACT FELLOWSHIP
Most things that we believe were “invented” by universities were actually discovered by tinkering and later legitimized by some type of formalization. The knowledge we get by tinkering, via trial and error, experience, and the workings of time is vastly superior to that obtained through passive learning.
Impact Fellowship at Global Governance Initiative combines a grounding in foundational policy and business skills with contextual knowledge of the forces driving the Policy Consulting, International Development and Management Consulting, .
Comparable to a dual MBA-MPP Degree, 6 months- 1-year Impact Fellowship allows young leaders to develop deep competency in international business practices, and a nuanced understanding of core areas that impact Public Policy, including geopolitics, climate change, sustainability, tech ethics, and economics.
With Impact Fellowship, the world is your classroom
Today's Global Leaders must be able to successfully navigate different cultures, economies, and industries. To help impact fellows develop these crucial capabilities, GGI has carefully designed a portfolio of immersive, experiential courses that take place across sectors and industries. This is achieved in 3 stages :
Stage 1 - Upskilling
Context is a critical component of sound decision-making in the world of consulting and international development - and breadth of knowledge is what creates great analytical thinkers and leaders. GGI prepares Impact Fellows to be future leaders by honing skills that allow them to connect the dots across many different areas including policy consulting, management consulting & sustainability, product management & tech ethics, impact investing, liberal arts, and core Business perspectives - via GGI's trademarked Masterclasses.
In this stage, Impact Fellows also have access to the personalized Career Development Program of the Global Governance Initiative. This learning component is critical for those interested to work in organizations such as McKinsey, BCG, Bain, United Nations, World Bank, inter-alia. Many of the Masterclasses are usually taken by incumbent partners and leadership of such organizations.
The Career Development Program further consists of two pillars.
1. Hands-on Case Solving Sessions
GGI Impact Fellows learn the art and science of problem-solving in a closed ecosystem along with a CV and cover letter hacks. GGI mentors who lead these sessions are handpicked from top firms such as McKinsey, BCG, Bain, United Nations, Tesla, etc.
2. Microlearning Experience and Buddy System
GGI has crafted and designed a micro-learning AI-based experience via Schrödinger (by GGI) It is an interactive hand-picked, real-life - case simulator that allows fellows to practice cases and interview at a time that works best for them. The tool has been a game-changer for many GGI fellows - who credit their success for getting into top-notch consulting firms to Schrödinger.
GGI impact Fellows are also made part of a rotating buddy system - where they practice cases, network, and build bonds with other members of this incredible community at Global Governance Initiative.
Stage 2 - Skin in the Game
In order to understand the world, you have to have skin in the game. The world of Consulting and International Development is unpredictable and adventurous. Impact Fellows are put in tough spots where they refine their craft by leading Live Consulting Assignments and by publishing consulting-style research papers under the Council on Sustainable Development.
Theoretical learnings, intertwined with practical experiences are what make the Impact Fellowship unique. Passionate Fellows, and their mentors - delve into the hard of questions of international business, and public policy in this stage.
It is because of the experiential learning component, Impact Fellows are able to successfully outshine others in their Consulting Interviews.
Stage 3 - Community, Networking Nights, and Wellness Sessions
It is often said that if you have nothing in your life, but you have at least one person who cares for you unconditionally, it will do wonders for your self-esteem. For Impact Fellows that one person is the entire community at Global Governance Initiative.
Impact Fellows get exclusive access to office hours with the leadership of the Global Governance Initiative. They attend monthly inner circle meetings, networking events with fellows from across industries and sectors. And they also provided an ecosystem - where their mental health is given paramount importance.
Even though the journey of an Impact Fellow formally ends in 6 months. But Fellows - as GGI Alumni will always have access to the inclusive, supportive, respectful, and collaborative ecosystem of the Global Governance Initiative for the rest of their lives. Impact Fellows also enjoy access to the exclusive partnerships that GGI continuously builds with leading organizations, Business and Policy Schools.
GGI Impact Fellowship is Crème de la crème of the Global Governance Initiative network. Through core Masterclasses, flexible curriculum, and consulting style projects - Impact Fellowship provides a deep dive into the world of social impact consulting, management consulting, and international development.
GGI Impact Fellowship is personalized and tailored-made, and a detailed schedule is shared only after the Initial Founders Call.
Impact Fellows are also made part of the GGI's Growing network through its various technology portals that comprise an international and diverse network of GGI Delegates, Impact Scholars, fellows, and mentors spread across 4 continents.
Life After Impact Fellowship
There is no "typical" GGI career path. Our diverse alumni span sectors, industries, and geographies, and interests range from political risk analysis to banking to consulting in the emerging markets to policy work in international organizations.
Impact Fellowship has positioned GGI Alumni for careers in a variety of sectors. Examples include :
Large Management Consulting Firms such as The Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey, Bain & Company;
International Organizations such as United Nations, and the International Finance Corporation;
Social Impact Consulting Groups like Bridgespan, FSG.
Large Multinationals such as Amazon, Unilever, and Procter & Gamle;
Organizations focussed on developing market interests such as Dalberg.
Many large employers find that Impact Fellowship from Global Governance Initiative prepares Young Professionals not only for General Management Positions but also for jobs within governmental affairs, environmental affairs, other functional areas that necessitate an education that goes beyond traditional business skills.
Impact Fellows at Global Governance Initiative are positioned to have a deep understanding of the complexity of national and local situations.
WORLD'S BEST LEADERS WILL TEACH YOU MASTERCLASSES AT GGI
From Rajat Gupta (First non-American Indian, Global CEO, Mckinsey & Co.), Martin Reeves (Global Chairman, BCG Henderson Institute), Arun Maira (Former BCG India Chairman & Member, Planning Commission), Barnik Chitran (India CEO, Arthur D. Little) to Arindam Bhattacharya (Managing Director & Senior Partner, BCG), Bhaskar Chakravorti (Dean, IBGC Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy), Puneet Chandowk (President, South Asia, Amazon AWS), Charles Conn ( Advisor, Rhodes Scholar & Patagonia)- these are few of the top 80+ industry leaders who have taken interactive Harvard case style Masterclasses at Global Governance Initiative.
you learn via case method & network to become an ethical leader in business & society
Critical reasoning, social & emotional intelligence is becoming more crucial as intelligent machines take over more physical, repetitive, and basic cognitive tasks. GGI's live Masterclasses exactly fix the top 3 identified soft skills gaps as reported by World Economic Forum - 1. Problem Solving, Critical Reasoning, innovation, creativity 2. Ability to deal with complexity
HARVARD CASE METHOD
Driven by experiential learnin through real case based teaching and heavily interactive & live feedback based problem solving
Global leaders from New York, Paris, San Fransico, London to New Delhi, Tel Aviv, Jakarta, Chicago etc. impart learnings on industry and career building
SPIRIT OF THE TRIBE
All our Masterclasses are designed to ensure peer to peer-based learning; our people grow by growing others.
LEADING WITH INTERITY
All GGI Masterclasses are curated with a sharp focus on responsible capitalism and ethics by involving leaders, not managers.
you learn along with diverse community who adds to your perspective
Fellows are directly mentored by industry practitioners at every step. Mentor led education to interweave learning with working, instead of seeing these as separate things. The fellowship selection process is rigorous and is an invite-only program.