Programs for Students
Global Leadership Passport Program
This unique student opportunity takes advantage of SJSU's global and cross-cultural co-curricular activities and courses to develop a global mindset and global leadership skills. After participating in courses or workshops that help students assess their skill level, they design a personal development plan. Students earn required passport stamps in global leadership competencies for approved courses, programs, experiences, projects, and e-portfolio reflections. Once they earn the requisite number and combination of stamps, they are awarded a stamped passport that explains the program requirements and benefits to prospective employers. The passport demonstrates that students are already trained to work in global organizations.
Who Can Apply: All SJSU undergraduate and graduate students
How to Enter the Program: Attend a 2 day Gateway workship ~OR~ register as usual for these academic courses.
Gateway Workshops: The next Gateway workshop will be held on Saturday, Sept 21, 2013. Please view the workshop flyer here.
Eligible Courses and Organizations: Various courses, clubs, organizations and programs are eligible of credit toward a GL Passport Program stamp. Supporting Courses for Passport.pdf lists SJSU courses and International Organizations and Programs.pdf list organizations and programs that can earn stamps in the GL Passport Program.
BUS165A Global Leadership: This course, designed for students who want to prepare themselves for global work, provides a basic introduction to global leadership and its development. Its primary objective is teaching students to work effectively with people from various cultures. The content and skills taught in this course are very important given today's global economy and diverse work force. Students are assessed and receive personal feedback on global leadership knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. Taught experientially, the course involves hands-on projects and behavioral tests that assess students' leadership progress. This is a management elective as well as a required course for the Interdisciplinary Global Leadership & Innovation minor. All majors welcome. Fall 2011 course meetings on Wednesday evenings 6-8:45 pm in BBC #323.
Bus262A Global Leadership and Innovation: This graduate course provides an in-depth study of global leadership and its development. It prepares students to work effectively in a complex global economy with people from various cultures. The leadership skills taught in this course are very important given today's global problems. The course utilizes modules from the GLLab and functions like an assessment center. Students receive a battery of assessments as well as personal feedback and coaching on global leadership knowledge, attitudes and competencies. The innovation aspect of the course addresses the way global leaders foster innovation and global change. Taught experientially, the course involves hands-on projects and behavioral tests that demonstrate students' leadership progress and ability to innovate. Available Spring 2012.
The GLLab Associates program is now also referred to as BUS262B Global Leadership Development.
Graduate students from various disciplines are selected and trained to facilitate
GLLab simulations and exercises. In addition to improving their own global leader
skills, they become more adept at listening, observing, giving feedback, and coaching
others. Associates develop projects that improve the GLLab and work closely with GLAC
To become an associate, download an application packet (GLLab Associates Application (pdf)). Upon acceptance, register for BUS298.
We are very grateful to these former Associates who helped to create the GLLab: Nate Morris, Yoshika Rexroad, Lauren Schuetz, Michael Whittington, Kriti Ashok, Brian Barnhart, Ramya Chintamanibhatla, Bryan Countermine, Andreea Florea, Karen Haggerty, Maria Jimenez Cespedes, Bridget Kelly, Rajendra Modkharkar, Yazmin Perez-Lopez, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Emalynn Robinson, Dianne Robinson, David Rudel, Anu Sairaj, Brittany Trice, and Ben Truong.
San Jose State offers a new unique minor that prepares students to be innovative leaders in domestic and global settings. Click on the link above for more details.