GLLab

The Pyramid Model of Global Leadership

Building Blocks of Global competency by Bird & Osland, 2004

The Pyramid Model of Global Leadership (Osland, 2008; Bird & Osland, 2004) is based on empirical research and developed in consultation with world-renowned experts.

Growing Tomorrow's Global Leaders in Silicon Valley

The GLLab (Global Leadership Laboratory) is a state-of-the-art Global Leadership assessment center. As GLAC's training arm, the GLLab tests and researches techniques for developing global leadership competencies. The GLLab works in conjunction with external partners to research and disseminate the best methods for developing globalleaders.

The GLLab provides assessment, training modules, and experiential learning opportunities to educate students and managers to be more effective in global contexts. Our leadership competency model is the Pyramid Model of Global Leadership (Osland, 2008; Bird & Osland, 2004) used in corporate training programs. Our training modules are based on empirical research and developed in consultation with world-renowned experts. The GLLab is a beta-site for training companies. The international diversity of the Bay Area and SJSU's student body is leveraged through community-based learning projects and leadership opportunities.

  • If you're an undergraduate at San José State University, consider registering for BUS165A and the Global Leadership Passport Program.
  • If you're a graduate student or MBA Open University student at San José State University, register for Bus 297D, Global Leadership and Innovation.
  • Undergraduates at SJSU: Consider registering for BUS165A, Global Leadership Passport Program, or the interdisciplinary Global Leadership & Innovation Minor.
  • Graduate or MBA Open University students at SJSU:  We welcome you to register for BUS 262A, Global Leadership and Innovation or the Advanced Global Leadership Certificate.

German-US Global Leadership Lab

Since 2009, International HRM students from Leuphana University have joined SJSU MBA-One students for an annual week-long GLLAB.  The exchange features includes guest speakers and company visits.  The Germans stay with neighborhood families for an immersion experience.

GLLab Programs for Other Universities

Student groups from other universities travel to San José State University to take part in GLLab programs. If you're interested in arranging these programs, please contact us at glac-group@sjsu.edu