At Global Governance, we want our students to think out of the box and exit their comfort zone, thinking imaginatively, developing creative solutions to complex challenges and adapting to changing circumstances and new constraints.
To enable them to do so, the programme structure is aimed at developing "Soft Skills" among students: team building, leadership skills, cross cultural diversity management, role-playing in a firm, project management and negotiation skills.
This is why first year students attend the courses:
- Upon arrival, students will be exposed to "Team Building", led by Paolo Augugliaro. Stereotypes and prejudices generate distances and exclusions. This workshop has a double aim: speed up the socialization process among the participants and focus the attention on the mechanisms of opposing groups. The methodology is based on the alternation of several approaches with indoor and outdoor lessons.
"Applied English: Speech and Performance", led by Professor Douglas Brown and Hauwa Ibrahim. The aim of the course is to strengthen each student’s confidence and skills with spoken and written English generally, as well as to build up their communication skills for both academic situations and working in a professional environment. The themes of self-management and team-working will run through all of the course topics.
- "Group Interaction and Leadership", led by Professor Gen. Fernando Giancotti of the Italian Aur Force. The aim of the course is to develop a cognitive approach apt to promptly understand and elaborate on leadership issues, starting from small group dynamics up to the strategic leadership level, key for governance of complex systems. Conflict management and negotiation concepts and techniques are addressed as enablers of effective collective interaction.
- "How to write an academic paper": led by Professor Stephanie Kae Richards. This course introduces the skills needed to write well-organized essays, focusing specifically on argumentative essays. Topics covered include thesis statement development, paragraph and overall paper structure, organizing and outlining, paraphrasing and summarizing, and citation and documentation standards.
In the second year more mandatory social skills are taught and debated in the 6 credit course of Effective skills and behaviors at work held by Proff. K-K Meyer-Ross and Prof. Paola Mascaro. In it, students will first learn about adaptability and flexibility at work and strengthen their own emotional intelligence, as well as learn how to interact professionally, lead a team, communicate within an international team context and apply work ethics. Also, students will learn how to practice skills and behaviors to support their professional experience and growth through some of the key components of a business organizations: goals setting, performance and time management, live and perform in a teamwork environment, ethic & compliance game rules, personal branding.
Third year courses are offered according to students' preference. This year, our students have the opportunity to attend several workshops:
"Project Management": led by Erdem Ergin. The job market relies increasingly on new ideas and products/services to strive. But not all new ideas are useful, and even fewer get executed. This workshop covers 2 topics: creative thinking, defined as the process of developing new ideas with an added-value. And project cycle, the structured process of developing an idea into reality. The workshop will be mostly applied work, with complements of theoretical knowledge.
- The Transition Management Programme led by Gianmarco Machiorlatti (which includes Endings and Beginnings workshop and Group Coaching sessions) is based on a model which considers the transition as a strategic (and inevitable) phase in every change management situation. For 3rd-year students the completion of their GG B.A. is the first of many changes they will go through in their personal and professional life. Being capable of managing these changes instead of being caught in the tide of events can be a great asset to them now and in the future. Students will be presented the fundamentals of the Transition Management model and some individual and group exercises to experience what managing a transition with a structured and comprehensive approach means, and the significant role that the emotional and inner dimensions play in this approach. During the different phases of the workshop and in the following group coaching sessions, a new method and the relevant tools will be introduced, which will help the students to see under a different perspective the human and educational path they have walked during the 3 years of the BA, to handle what they will have to leave behind, to identify what for each of them will be the new beginnings at the end of their GG B.A. This method and their new skills will be a precious tool kit for them to be able to effectively deal with future change situations.
- "Digital Marketing": The aim of the workshop is to introduce students to digital marketing, through lectures, examples and case studies. Students will discover the main digital trends and how to deal with them; we will focus on how students can use free data from the web to analyse trends, social behaviour and user intents and how to identify global trends and differencies betweeen countries through digital data, in order to build a data-driven digital communication plan.