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The Global Leadership Program

Vision: The Global Leadership Program is an internationally-recognized program where students learn to become agents of courageous, ethical, and positive change, true to Quaker values.

The Global Leadership Program focuses on developing leadership skills and potential in each student from a global perspective, ensuring that our students are equipped to understand and address complex global issues through carefully planned curriculum, co-curricular opportunities, community service, authentic experiential learning opportunities, educational partnerships and cross-disciplinary independent projects.

Our students represent a diversity of cultures, religions, and perspectives and our residential program brings international students from many different countries to Pickering College. Students, from JK to Grade 12, learn from and work collaboratively with each other to be open-minded, develop mutual respect and a deeper understanding of other nations and cultures.

By working with others locally and globally through transformational partnerships, travel, exchanges, community service opportunities and technological communication, our students experience and appreciate what it means to be an active and responsible global citizen. The Global Leadership Program equips our students to pursue their passions, post-secondary studies and careers to be effective leaders in a globally competitive and rapidly changing, interconnected world.

Pickering College students who graduate from 2017 onwards will earn the Pickering College Global Leadership Diploma by meeting specific requirements that demonstrate that they are agents of courageous, ethical, and positive change, true to Quaker values. This diploma will meet and exceed the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), as detailed further in this guide. Students will reflect on their demonstrations of Global Leadership throughout their time at Pickering College, as well as complete a culminating demonstration on an interdisciplinary issue of their choice which includes an academic essay, a panel defense and a digital portfolio.

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