The YGP Learning Architecture on each Journey has kindly been developed by Professor Subramanian Rangan, Professor of Strategy, INSEAD. The learning architecture centers around YGP’s mission to ignite global curiosity, empathy and aspiration in the next generation. On each Learning Journey, the activities and facilitated reflections have been created upon the four cornerstones of our learning architecture – Travel, Adventure, Peer Interaction and Reflection.
The learning on a 3-week Learning Journey with YGP is partly based on intuitive learning that focuses on experience, engagement and dialogue in combination with facilitated reflections. You will learn through eye-level meetings, first-hand experiences, teamwork and peer-to-peer investigation and reflection as opposed to the formal learning setting you are familiar with from school and university. YGP presents you with a way to tap into the possibilities generated when young talents get together to share exciting experiences and new knowledge. On a Learning Journey, you will be given the opportunity to relate to your peers in a genuine and authentic environment, where learning and development are keywords – for everyone participating.
GLOBAL INSIGHTS AND CHALLENGES
On a 3-week Learning Journey, you will learn about some of the significant challenges and trends that shape the region you visit, as you will engage with fascinating people, businesses and organizations that will present you with vast global insights and new perspectives.
The Learning Journey also includes formal lectures on global issues such as globalization, human rights, social entrepreneurship, global business, climate change, circular economy and emotional intelligence. During the 3-week Learning Journey you will reflect upon your own view on responsible leadership in the next generation while stimulating your innovative reflection on global challenges.
To inspire you. And to be inspired by you.
A Learning Journey aims to challenge mental models, releasing you of prejudice and train your empathy, thereby allowing you to build a deeper appreciation for diversity. This will also give you a better understanding of your own cultural heritage. All in all, the focus on global insights and networking opportunities will contribute to your intercultural competencies.
GLOBAL EMPATHY & EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Interactions and eye-level meetings with young peers from different cultures can have long-lasting impacts and influence your mental models. It both builds and shapes your confidence and your understanding from a global perspective, when you share mind-opening experiences, take part in teamwork exercises and reflect on global issues together. Through the teamwork, you will develop relations and cross-culture friendships with peers from all over the world with different backgrounds, allowing you greater cultural understanding and emotional intelligence through formal coaching sessions.
Every day on the Learning Journey, you will engage in facilitated reflection activities, which are intended to give you time to reflect on the day’s many experiences and new insights, while also stimulating innovative reflection on global challenges. Facilitated reflections can take the form of:
- REFLECTION HOUR
Reflection hour will take place every evening on each Learning Journey, and it is meant as a time of reflection on the day’s learning and experiences. You and your peers will be asked to reflect individually, in smaller groups and together with the entire group.
BUZZ-talks are a time of peer-to-peer investigation, curiosity, and reflection that revolve around global issues and challenges, and/or cultural understanding. On the Learning Journey, BUZZ-talks can take place anywhere from a bus ride to the dinner table.
Teamwork activities play an important role on each Learning Journey. Teamwork is an opportunity to work closely together with your group of peers as well as local youth in a setting, which allows you to learn from each other.
- GLOBAL REFLECTIONS
Global Reflections has been developed by YGP as one way for the YGP Talent Networks to keep in touch and continue to inspire each other even long after the Learning Journey has ended.