Set a Vision for Global Learning

In order to effectively help young people build global competence, it is crucial to create an environment that supports global learning in your program. Doing one or several globally focused activities is a start, but ultimately the best way to make global learning meaningful is to make it a broader part of your program’s mission and culture. One important step is to develop a mission statement and articulate a vision for the program wherein global competence is a clear priority. This section contains tools that help program directors move staff toward understanding why global competence is important, how to become a global learning role model for youth participants, and how to make global learning a part of everyday program rituals and routines.

To get started, download the Vision, Mission, Culture, and Environment (PDF) section from the Expanding Horizons Toolkit for Directors, including the related resources, staff meeting agendas, and training plans.