Common Purpose
Global Leader Experiences

This programme is open to students in Higher Education in Singapore and will be hosted at National University of Singapore (NUS) and FWD. 

Along with your fellow participants, you will play a part in tackling the biggest issues facing business, governments and society today. A GLE gives you real and practical experiences, broadens your horizons and challenges you to adapt and thrive in diverse situations. It equips you with the tools you need to lead change, now and in the future.

Upcoming dates:

Singapore GLE11 - 14 December 2017

Haobo Zhao, National University of Singapore Participant, Global Leader Experience Singapore 2016

“The programme is really enabling me to broaden my vision and to gain insights about how to generate ideas, initiate a thinking process, kick start a movement and seeking help to make it civically engaging and sustainable.” 

Join a Global Leader Experience

Join a Global Leader Experience (GLE) for university students and develop your leadership skills to help influence the future of the world, as well as establish a genuinely global network. 


This programme is open to students in Higher Education in Singapore and will be hosted with University partner, the National University of Singapore.

This programme is made possible through the kind support of Prudential, our Corporate Partner.

Who you could meet

Some of the organisations students could hear from and visit include:

  • BP
  • Homage
  • Magic Bus
  • Society for physically disabled
  • Unilever

Participants on the programme share what they have learnt

We are grateful for the support of the National University of Singapore as our University partner. 

NUS is a leading global university centred in Asia, influencing the future. Our mission is to to transform the way people think and do things through education, research and service.

We are grateful for the support of FWD insurance as our Corporate partner. 

FWD is breathing life back into the insurance business by offering products that speak to the needs of different people across different lifestyles. Whether it’s for life protection or for building wealth, we’re here to enable you to do more today and fear less about the future. To stop hesitating and start doing more of the things that excites you. We’re here to change the way you feel about insurance by helping you grab the things you want out of life. 

Erfan Karami, Student, University of Wollongong Participant, Global Leader Experience​ Sydney 2017

"Global Leaders Experience was by far one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I've ever had throughout my leadership journey. What I call a transition from 'comfort' zone to 'stretched' zone, GLE gave me the opportunity to be where I am challenged and exposed to new ideas and ways of looking at the world around us. Here, where I am standing right now, is where all the positive changes and flourish take place." 


How to apply

When and where?

Day 1: Singapore Institute of Management
Day 2: Various parts of the City
Day 3 & 4: National University of Singapore

How much?

Application Deadline
Sunday 19 November 2017 

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