PRME Global Students (PGS) is a global platform for fruitful and creative collaboration, collective reflection, and joyful interactions between and beyond student organizations in the realm of responsible management education and sustainable development.
Student initiatives are influential drivers of change on campus, and all of our movements make a critical statement for the future we imagine. After every purposeful action, our voices get louder, and we increasingly move into the spotlight within and beyond our schools. But we cannot do all this work alone. And we are not alone.
The PGS Portfolio is composed of seven strategic projects:
- PGS Newsletter – Sign up here!
- Social Media
- Student Voice at the PRME Blog
- PGS Journey4Impact
- Careers Program
Student Ambassador Program
Each project is currently coordinated by one or two PGS Regional Leaders who lead their global taskforces that together are comprised of 42 students from 18 different countries. Please check all PGS Global Taskforce members here.
2021 Collaborative Development Process
To lead the programmatic development of a global network by and for students, the PRME Secretariat established the PGS Regional Leaders team with nine student leaders from all five continents (see more details here <link to Governance>). Together, the PGS Regional Leaders were able to map 312 operating student organizations within the PRME global community and actively engaged more than 40 of them in PGS’s programmatic development activities.Divided into Research and Design Phases, the PGS Collaborative Development Process engaged 65+ students from more than 25 countries to come together and co-create their own global network within PRME. From a network evolution perspective, the engaged students were simultaneously the pioneering ‘builders’ and the ultimate ‘users’ of the PGS network.
During the PGS Research Phase, students were gathered in 12 rounds of constructive global conversations called PGS Collective Circles. By engaging in a fruitful exchange of experiences, they shared the challenges faced by their organizations while taking action in the field and brainstormed potential ways for global cooperation that would ultimately benefit and empower their local student agency.
While hearing and learning from each other’s local affairs, participants agreed upon and established three strategic action-oriented directions entitled the PGS Fundamental Pillars – Awareness, Advocacy, and Collective Action.
The PGS Design Phase was comprised of 12 design think labs. The ultimate goal was to brainstorm a set of projects to address all three pillars' objectives. Once the PGS Portfolio was defined, we divide all participants into PGS Global Taskforces to develop and implement these projects by 2022.
Are you a student willing to come together with other student initiatives worldwide, share your experience, and begin an exploration together about what could ease and amplify the work you are doing?
Are you a professor enthusiastic about youth protagonism in global issues willing to contribute to PGS and get your students closer to our international network?
Please get in touch with the PGS Regional Leader in your continent (see Contact Us page) to get more information about how to engage with the PRME Global Students movement.
Students and/or their organizations can engage with the PGS movement in two exciting ways:
Active Engagement - "The Builders":
Students can apply to become PGS Regional Leaders or integrate the PGS Global Taskforces. In both positions, students will actively join efforts with other worldwide youth leaders to collaboratively build the PGS movement.
These are outstanding opportunities to engage with colleagues beyond your campus and countries, thus applying your knowledge and learning how to manage international projects and emphatically collaborate with contributors from diverse backgrounds. An extraordinary lab within the United Nations to develop the 21st Century Skills, which are much needed to advance sustainability and responsible management across the decades to go!
More details on the application processes are coming soon!
Passive Engagement - "The Users":
All networks are made by users who are equally vital as builders! So, if you don't have enough time or capacity to actively build PGS initiatives, we still need you! Please explore our projects as tools to empower your student agency and leverage the impact of your student organization!
OK, but, how may you engage?
See examples of user engagement below:
Looking for communication channels to promote your actions, activities, and projects? Share your student agency through the PGS Newsletter and Social Media!
Organizing an event and need help? Call PGS Talks for support!
Want to publish your recent research findings or write a provocative article about sustainable development? Share your ideas with the Student Voice at the PRME Blog!
Facing challenges in measuring the impact of your student organization? Get some insights from the PGS Journey4Impact!
Searching for more knowledge on corporate sustainability and SDGs? Apply to the PGS Student Ambassador Program and be trained by cutting-edge scholars from the PRME Working Groups.
Seeking an internship, scholarship, or job opportunity? Explore the services provided by the Careers Program.