Oriented on early to mid-career level, this year-long professional development experience empowers emerging global leaders. Each year, the McCain Institute selects up to 20 Next Generation Leaders – individuals from around the world, from every walk of life, who have demonstrated extraordinary character, commitment to core human values, and capacity for future leadership. Through our tailored professional development experience, these individuals will be ready to rise to the next level of leadership and change the world.
Next Generation Leaders begin their experience in Washington DC in the fall, with an orientation focused on Ethics, Values, and Leadership followed by assignments across the United States to professionally develop them in their chosen field.
In the winter, they convene in Tempe, Arizona to discuss their focus areas with the staff, faculty and students at Arizona State University while extending their professional and personal networks. After the ASU gathering, the Leaders return to their professional development sites to continue work in their relevant fields.
A spring trip to New York City provides an opportunity to meet with global, national and local leaders to discuss current issues and the Leaders’ work.
A capstone event returns the Next Generation Leaders to Washington DC at the end of their program where they present both orally and in writing the description of their year-long efforts and how they will apply their leadership and knowledge in the future.
After return home, Leaders will be connected in a professional and personal network as alumni of the McCain Institute Next Generation Leaders Program. To report back on their progress with their focus area of work, increase network awareness and return to the McCain Institute to present findings from their work.