Outside The Lines - Unlocking The Potential For Transformational Change
The Global Citizenship Conference (GCC) provides inspiration, tools and resources to promote global citizenship as a way to work together to solve today’s challenges around the world. This year, we’ve taken our approach to “collaborate across boundaries” to greater heights through an exciting partnership with Net Impact at the 2018 Net Impact Conference (NI18) in Phoenix!
Connected to the 2018 Net Impact Conference theme Outside the Lines, we aspire to unlock the potential for “transformational change that defy traditional expectations. We’ll dive deep into bold new trends and practices that challenge conventional wisdom, break barriers, and enable us to change the world.”
Over the course of seven days, we will explore, exchange and collaborate to unlock the potential for transformational change. There is a lot to look forward to at the #USAgcc2018!
The conference is embedded in experiential learning journey, starting with online activities in late July and concluding with the implementation of #100Acts of Global Citizenship designed during the GCC.
What to expect at the GCC happening 22-29 Oct 2018? Check out the program day by day and see for yourself!
(all GCC participants)
(Graduating Junior Fellows)
(Leadership Program Junior Fellows )
(all GCC participants)
(all GCC participants)
To get the GCC juices flowing, we invite you to join a refreshing activity to (re-)connect with participants from across the world.
Over the past year, Junior Fellows have worked with in global teams to coordinate and implement a series of activities to address a global issue on a local level. This session provides a platform to reflect on the ups and downs of their work and help transform failures successes into important lessons to take forward.
This session will be facilitated by Mana Taheri and Majo Juárez (HPI School of Design Thinking), along with Melton Fellow Juli Maier (Germany).
This workshop will be facilitated by Melton Fellows Lena Schmitz (Germany) and Francisca Cantos (Chile).
What have we learned? How have we felt? How can we be catalysts of transformative change?
Those and other impulse questions will help us unpack underlying insights from an intense day.
This session will be hosted by the Melton Foundation's Program Director Lars Dietzel.
This session will be hosted by the Melton Foundation's Program Coordinator Alafia Stewart.
As another intense day is coming to an end, we unpack insights, learnings and stories to be told.
Global Citizenship is about understanding and appreciating cultures - one’s own and that of others. During the Cultural Night, we set out to celebrate the cultural diversity at the GCC. Melton Fellows from around the world* come prepared to share different aspect of their culture in a fun and engaging way. It’s an experience for everyone to immerse themselves in local traditions and explore different world regions with all its senses!
* If you’re not connected with any of our partner universities or our Melton Foundation campus groups, but want to contribute to the celebration - get in touch!
Delegates from the 'Fellowship Model' and 'Policy & Governance' Design Teams present and discuss the proposals developed throughout the year.
How to describe this GCC: inspiring, transformational, empowering - all of the above? There is only one way to find out, and this is the space to pin it down.
With a brief review of the collective conference experience, this session aspires nothing less than to offer stepping stones to push the needle Outside The Lines.
As every journey begins with a first step, changing the world begins with small acts. #100Acts is launching participants into that journey!
This workshop helps you design and take action to tackle pressing global issues in simple yet meaningful ways in your workplace, family or anywhere else - and to bring global citizenship to life locally. Be prepared to become a game-changer in your community.
It’s a wrap, but not without a finale worthy of a grand GCC! It’s going to be a fun filled evening, with plenty of surprises for everyone, especially those Junior Fellows who are graduating from the Global Citizenship Program and transitioning into the Senior Fellows network.
Let’s laugh, chat, sing, dance … and celebrate the one reason that has brought everyone together: to enable and promote Global Citizenship.
The primary audience at our Global Citizenship Conference (GCC) is Melton Fellows, who are students or alumni of our partner universities in Chile, China, Germany, Ghana, India and the United States. Our Fellows are diverse in socio-economic background, race, ethnicity, religion, and political viewpoint. While some are in college, others are far along in their careers. They are curious and critical thinkers, interested in learning and sharing, plus fun to be with!
For specific questions or feedback pertaining to the GCC, feel free to contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.