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We were delighted to welcome nearly 200 students from 21 countries to our second COBIS GSL World Catalyst.

The COBIS GSL World Catalyst took place from 12-14 November 2021. During the weekend, students explored the idea of leadership, learnt about local and global issues, and considered what they could do in their own communities to make a positive impact.  Students were invited to take on an independent challenge during the 30 days following the weekend to address an issue that they feel passionate about in their local community. These projects were shared and celebrated during the graduation ceremony in December. Find out more about some of the Independent Challenges that the students completed here.


The programme has been designed by Future Foundations and the Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute. 

Aims and Objectives

  • Make meaningful global connections
  • Wellbeing and resilience
  • Future world of work skills: the 4 Cs or 21st century learning
  • Transformative competencies
  • Social action and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Programme Learning Modules

  • Wellbeing and resilience
  • Reflection
  • Global and local issues
  • Leading yourself and others
  • Pursuing your passions
  • Deepening your understanding of the 17 UN Global Goals
  • Wellbeing
  • Communicating your message
  • Toolkit for action

Programme Design

  • Fully interactive live sessions facilitated by expert trained coaches
  • Collaborative sessions
  • Reflective coaching practices
  • Global discussions
  • E-certificate for completion of course
  • E-certificate for completion of evidenced challenges