A next-generation acceleration program for newcomers with a strong ambition to penetrate strategic networks and influence the fields of civil society and public leadership in Europe.

A next-generation acceleration program for newcomers with a strong ambition
to penetrate strategic networks and influence the fields of civil society
and public leadership in Europe.

 

Emerging Leaders is a certifying program run by PLACE, a start-up specialized in newcomer talent, and The German Marshall Fund, a prestigious public policy thinktank fostering transatlantic leaders since 1972.

The economic world today is highly impacted by global challenges such as climate change, tech inclusion, gender equality, access to education and urban development. It needs new talents to navigate the changes associated with these phenomena.

Organizations in the fields of business, media and advocacy need women and men willing to embody new models of leadership. Newcomers, including migrants and refugees, bringing new insights and fresh solutions, are in a unique position to shape high-value answers to these topics. 

Emerging Leaders offers a new and dynamic pedagogy in service of new leadership roles.
Complete with certification by the German Marshall Fund, this opportunity includes:

Professional challenges with expert feedback

Production of a professional portfolio relevant for public leadership

Next-generation mentoring based on goal-setting and a personal coach

Immersion in strategic events with leaders in the sector

Self-driven learning supported by leading ed-tech platforms

During 8 months, from March to October 2020, emerging leaders will develop their vision of how they want to contribute to strategic networks and leading organizations. They will learn to apply best practices in the sector in practical, real-world situations. They will nurture their sense of initiative to make their mark in their future work environments.

Why is newcomer leadership a game-changer?

Because racially and ethnically diverse companies outperform industry norms by 35%

Because inclusive organizations are 1.7 times more likely to be innovation leaders in their market

Because organizations with diverse teams are 158% more likely to better design solutions for diverse groups

Partner with Emerging Leaders!

Looking to invest in and/or work with emerging leaders? Contact us to discover how your organization can become a part of the PLACE collective betting on the value of newcomer talent.

Apply to be an emerging leader!

Are you ready to showcase your skills? Are you ready to work alongside global leaders? Apply today and tell us what subject you would like to influence and how you plan on making it happen.