Setup and contents of the MGG Academy

Schaubild (Knowledge/Leadership/Action)

The MGG Academy consists of a knowledge component, a leadership component, and an action component.

KNOWLEDGE: Academic modules, study trip and International Futures

The academic modules provide an academic and practice-oriented space for the creation of knowledge and serve as a platform for dialogue. They aim at deepening analytical proficiencies and the capacities for domestic and international policy-making in a global perspective. Topics range from instruments and actors of global governance to global challenges and potential solutions. Speakers include renowned scholars, practitioners and government representatives.

During a study trip to Brussels and Geneva, participants visit various international institutions, non-governmental organisations, and think tanks. These visits provide the opportunity to obtain practical insights into processes of international policy-making.

International Futures is a two-week seminar organised by the German Federal Foreign Office and German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin. It brings the MGG participants together with young diplomats from their home countries. The focus lies on the exploration of opportunities and challenges for diplomacy in the age of globalisation.

LEADERSHIP: Leadership modules, coaching and management skills

The leadership modules aim at strengthening individual and collective leadership competencies and support deep reflection on personal values and attitudes.

Coaching offers a space to support each participant in his/her individual learning process. Participants can reflect upon relevant questions, challenges and topics, e.g. their role in the group, the transfer of knowledge, future competency development and career plans, etc.

Management skills, such as presentation and moderation, are frequently needed in daily work processes such as team meetings, conferences and training sessions. Tailor-made/customised workshops support the participants in improving these skills.

ACTION: Project teams

The project teams provide a free learning space. The participants work in small teams on a collectively defined project related to Global Governance and transformational change. This component offers ample opportunities for in-depth discussions, expert interviews, excursions as well as for experiencing and reflecting on the challenges of international cooperation.