As a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, your graduate education will enable you to develop depth in your chosen field of study, while the King Global Leadership Program will empower you to build breadth as a leader committed to serving others. We often describe this as the “T-shaped” scholar.
The King Global Leadership Program (KGLP), funded by a gift from Dorothy and Robert King, MBA ’60, augments your graduate education with a rich menu of offerings throughout your time at Stanford (and beyond). While your leadership experiences may stretch and challenge you while at Stanford, you will have your greatest impact in the future. As such, the KGLP takes the long view by empowering you today for the leader you will be tomorrow.
Leadership Development Methodology
We cultivate a diverse, multidisciplinary community of emerging leaders from around the world and guide you to collaborate, innovate, and communicate as you prepare to address the complex challenges facing society. You might consider the community of Knight-Hennessy Scholars like a foundation upon which we build the art of leadership.
Within this vibrant and supportive community, you will benefit from a three-part model to expand knowledge, develop skills, and strengthen character.
While knowledge and skills are essential, leading in the right way requires character and integrity. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program doesn’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach in developing leaders. Rather, we curate a wide range of opportunities so that in the course of your time as a scholar you will be able to obtain what you need to succeed as a leader; focusing on your intellectual, interpersonal, and intra-personal development.
Through an intentionally diverse blend of experiences and events, we create an environment within which you can develop and enhance your global perspective. As a scholar, you can expect to spend four to eight hours per week, on average, engaged in these activities. Some events will focus on one of the three elements of the KGLP model. Others may combine two, or even all three. By the end of your Knight-Hennessy Scholars experience, you should have gained a clear understanding of yourself and the leadership strengths you will bring to the organizations you serve or causes you advocate.
The primary vehicles to do this are as follows: