2019 Model G20 Sydney Summit

Pioneer new ways to support our most valuable resource: people
September 28th – October 6th, 2019
Sydney, Australia

Human Capital and Economic Development

The Sydney Model G20 Summit explores our society’s most valuable resource: its people. Students will investigate how human capital fuels all development – economic, political, social, and cultural – and what nations must do to protect and cultivate their human resources. From educational systems to workplace policy, gender equality to labor laws, participants will examine the human side of global leadership and propose new ways to support the minds, bodies, and lives of the people in “their” nation.

*To register for the Model G20 Sydney Summit, all applicants are required to create a login on Knovva’s Student Portal

Connect with a global community of passionate, top-level peers
Network with world-class experts and educators
Meet government officials, delegates, and luminaries
Solve real-world problems through negotiations and policy
Gain hands-on experience in leadership and diplomacy
Connect with a global community of peers
Network with world-class experts and educators
Meet government officials, delegates, and luminaries
Solve real-world problems through negotiations and policy
Gain hands-on experience in leadership and diplomacy
World-class Speakers
21st-century Skills
Students From 20+ Countries
Cross-Cultural Understanding
Youth Empowerment

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how human capital impacts every level of a nation’s development, from economics to culture
  • Explore education’s role in human capital, including how to build and/or renovate K-12 education systems and foster lifelong learning for adults
  • Research gender equality in education and the labor market, as well as access to education and work for migrants and recognized refugees
  • Discover new ways to support citizens’ physical and mental wellness as a route to financial security
  • Propose solutions to the challenges faced by G20 nations, such as:
    • What elements will you prioritize, domestically and internationally, to grow the potential of your human resources?
    • How will you balance the potential benefits of cultivating human capital with required changes to laws, institutions, and culture?
    • What will be your human capital development strategies and who will be your partners?

Speakers

Ross Weissman
Academic Chair, Model G20 Youth Leadership Summit
M.S. in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Bio
Ross Weissman is Knovva Academy’s Chief Learning Officer. He works to leverage effective technologies, research and the strengths of dynamic teams to craft meaningful and impactful educational programming for students from around the world. Ross has worked as an educator and interventionist internationally and across social context throughout his professional career. Most recently, he worked at Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Medical School researching cross-cultural frameworks in educational and intervention design. He holds his master’s from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he also worked as a Teaching Fellow in graduate courses on human development and applied psychology.

Program Schedule

Day 1
9/28

Arrival

Day 2
9/29

Tour Sydney

Opening ceremony

Day 3
9/30

MG20 Training & Workshops

Keynote lecture: Human Capital and Artificial Intelligence
Workshop: Cross-Cultural Communication
Workshop: Asking the Right Questions
Workshop:Research and Writing Procedure Training

Day 4
10/1

MG20 Training & Workshops

Keynote Lecture: Equity in the “Developing” and “Developed” Worlds
Workshop: Public Speaking
Workshop: Strategic Thinking
Workshop: Negotiation
Policy Training

Day 5
10/2

MG20 Summit

Keynote Lecture: Education and Gender
Opening Conference
Country Strategy Session
Policy Working Group

Day 6
10/3

MG20 Summit

Panel Discussion: Human Capital in Comparative Perspective
Country Strategy Session
Policy Working Group

Day 7
10/4

MG20 Summit

Keynote Lecture: Carving Your Path: Decisions about Work, Study, and Living
Press Conference
Debrief
Award Ceremony
Celebration Party

Day 8
10/5

Sydney Tour

Day 9
10/6

Departure

Program Activities 9/28-10/6

  • Hands-on, problem-based learning
  • Real-world cases and impacts
  • Social action and business plans
  • Position paper
  • Award ceremony
  • Pre-program online training
  • Lifelong membership in Knovva’s Alumni Club
  • 3 meals per day during the program
  • 8 nights at a 4 star hotel
  • 2 days of local exploration and food experiences

Program Tuition: $2,800

*$250 discount for Early Bird registration by May 1st

SCHOLARSHIPS

___________

Merit-based

Full/Half sponsorship on program tuition

Separate application form, transcript, essays and other supporting documents required

FINANCIAL AID

___________

Need-based

Covers tuition plus travel tickets

Application form and financial supporting documents

OUTSTANDING AWARDS

___________

Performance-based

Total of $100K available to outstanding delegates and teams

Revealed by MG20 Committee at the end of the program

Enrollment Process

1
Registration
Regular online application opens. Scholarship online application open. Registration Closes: August 18th
2
Interview
Students book interview slots through the Knovva Calendar. Conversation with our cooperator
3
Decision
Acceptance letter issued. Scholarship decision is made based on availability.
4
Contract and Payment
Digital contract is provided. Online payment. Enrollment Closes: August 25th
5
Welcome Package
Welcome package with suggested academic readings. Travel and accommodation arrangements start
6
Pre-Departure Webinar
Information for parents and students to prepare for the trip
1
Registration
Online application process is now open
Scholarship online application is now open
Registration Closes: August 18th
2
Interview
Students book interview slots through the Knovva Calendar
Conversation with our cooperator
3
Decision
Acceptance letter issued
Scholarship decision is made based on availability.
4
Contract and Payment
Digital contract is provided
Online payment
Enrollment Closes: August 25th
5
Welcome Package
Welcome package with suggested academic readings.
Travel and accommodation arrangements start
6
Pre-Departure Webinar
Information for parents and students to prepare for the trip