Chania, Crete, Greece

Interdisciplinary Leadership Academy

when 17 July 2017 - 6 August 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1300

Develop a global mindset
Learn & Network with the Best
Experience “Leadership in practice”

An interdisciplinary course for young professionals to develop an understanding of the current geopolitical and geo-economic state of affairs that affect professional choices and mobility and build up the soft skills required, as asserted in present-day international business reports.

A prestigious faculty from top rated Universities of Europe, the United States and further, an international team of participants, a fabulous location, and a unique curriculum combine for a course that can shape a future!
The 2017 theme is “Making Sense of the New Global Disorder” and will focus on the current developments in geopolitics, economy and security, in three modules.

Module 1, July 17 – 23: Leader or Follower? on effective leadership traits, innovation, and public diplomacy
Module 2, July 24 – 30: The New Security Agenda on international security - contemporary security implications, and economic governance
Module 3, July 31 –August 6: Economy Redefined on geopolitical economics and international development
Module 2 integrates participation in the Chania Med Forum on Economy, Energy, Politics & Power, July 27 – 30
Cultural trips and exclusive VIP site visits are incorporated in the program.

Course leader

Dr. Aliki Mitsakos, M.D., Ph.D.

Target group

Ambitious perceptive College / University Students of all disciplines and regions.
Recent graduates that need to build their C.V.

Course aim

ILA envisions participants to acquire a geopolitical culture, understand the complex nature of modern international economy and develop the “soft skills” that will make them prominent in the job market, closing the “skills gap” reported by businesses.

Through a series of interdisciplinary courses, simulations and discussions, participants learn to identify connections among areas of international relations, economy, law, the International community and beyond. Active engagement in problem-solving that crosses ethnic, cultural, religious, regional, and global boundaries, will offer a strong point not only for international development but also for improving performance competently, as intercultural communication skills are recognized as a form of global communication, to meet with the increasing demands of professional markets going global or international.

Credits info

3 EC
Certificate of Attendance.
Forum Participation Certificate
1 credit US - 3 ECTS per module available upon successful completion.

Fee info

EUR 1300: Per one module
Includes all onsite expenses:
a. registration fee
b. tuition and educational material
c. accommodation on campus in double A/C rooms with private facilities
d. three meals per day (Cretan / Mediterranean cuisine)
e. field trips
f. special events
g. Sports facilities
h. Wi-Fi

Travel, visa, and personal expenses are not included.
EUR 3210: All three modules (3 weeks) all inclusive as above, except travel, visa and personal expenses.


A number of competitive scholarships for the program cost will be available on the basis of academic, leadership potential and need criteria.