In February 2016, The YGL gathered together in Florida to celebrate the university’s extraordinary momentum. They partook in a three-part retreat that offered time for membership to reflect on its accomplishments, drive the agenda for the future, enjoy a luncheon with the Northeastern University Center for Global Business, and gain inspiration through exploring Wynwood, an upcoming neighborhood with a fabulous art scene.
During this incredible event, the Young Global Leaders mapped out initiatives for the future. During discussions about Northeastern’s game-changing Empower: The Campaign for Northeastern University, the YGL took its goals to new heights and expanded its reach to members from countries around the world.
Members participated in an essence exercise intended to support the Academic Planning Process. The planning process called for extensive discussion of the ambitions for the university’s future. The YGL engaged in lively discussion around three important and exciting topics:
- What is the essence of Northeastern?
- What do we believe Northeastern should look like in 2025?
- How should Northeastern’s distinctive identity evolve to meet the challenges facing higher education?