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The International and Multidisciplinary Postgraduate Diploma Program in Leadership,

 and PhD Degree-phase thesis focusing on Leadership Education Entrepreneurship,  

or the Design and Implementation of Leadership Development Programs,

or on Environmental Leadership Initiatives in Sustainability

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Admission process - PALS + PhD program


  Important notice: as of 1 January 2019 admission into the PALS+PhD possible only after having completed the INSIL-THIERRY master in leadership MA programme, and, for the PhD Class of 2025 at the latest. For information and guidance about the application/admission process, the availability of places,... please email a brief statement explaining why you wish to undertake the postgraduate studies, plus CV or resume. Before that please read the information found below, so that you could establish by yourself whether you would qualify for admission.     >> CONTACT


Application/admission criteria 


Apart from the set of application documents (a guideline will be povided), each postgraduate applicant has to meet a number of individual, professional, and educational requirements. The major ones are: 


the strong will or intrinsic drive (vocation, calling) of evolving towards a pivotal role in the field(s) of, mainly, human development, leadership education, environmental leadership, personal and/or organisational change. In a more general sense it ties in with the broader parameters of individual, organisational, community, or societal improvement or growth, and leadership development being the vortex thereof.


the firm statement of intent of establishing, at some point in the future (if not in the short or medium term), either a new leadership development center (school, institute, intra-organisational unit,...), or the transformation of an existing one (with the pertaining leadership and management roles); and/or, the design, implementation, delivery, and assessment of leadership development programmes, or on Environmental Leadership Initiatives.


  the demonstration of at least 10 years of relevant full-time professional experience, with a leadership component (i.e. experience in leading and/or education), and preferably after having obtained a masters degree.   


  (until December 2018: the master's degree, from a recognised university or institution of higher education). As of Jan 2019, graduates of the THIERRY master's programme or PALS programme can apply for admission for the PhD phase.  


harmonising professional activity and personal life, with study. The programme requires self-defined timing for learning, in the asynchronous (self-paced) mode. Successful completion of the PALS programme is of high value for the PhD stage in which the intrinsic motivation of the candidate is deemed very important.  


completing the PhD phase, including the oral defense, by June 2025 at the latest. 




With the aim of meeting the person-centredness and quality objectives of our programmes the number of places in the PALS programme at INSIL-THIERRY is, as of January 2019, capped at 8 participants [1]


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[1] The total number of places available is the norm-capacity for the given programme. In general there are 3 to 6 participant-places taken at any point during the year, plus 2 places that remain available year-round for rolling basis admissions. 



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