United Planet is pleased to offer its inaugural open enrollment program on February 20-24, 2017, in Quito, Ecuador. Submit your application to join the program by Monday, December 12, 2016. Apply by Monday, November 7, 2016 to receive Early Decision pricing- $200 off the program fee!
The United Planet’s original UP Your Leadership™ experience develops your competencies as a global leader in an emerging market setting. Under the supervision of our world-class leadership coaches, you and your program team will fully immerse in the local community in Ecuador, collaborate for one week with NGOs and local leaders on an urgent business challenge, and demonstrate a commitment to corporate citizenship.
The UP Your Leadership™ experience is a challenging but supportive environment and encourages you and your team to think about problem-solving and corporate social responsibility in a global context. Our coaches facilitate a truly immersive experience based around three core actions:
Our UP Your Leadership™ executive coaches are experts in the field of leadership development and corporate social responsibility. Through one-on-one instruction and group workshops, they’ll help you understand yourself as a leader and achieve your full potential in a global workplace. Coupled with our dedicated staff in Ecuador, your program will be a comprehensive, fulfilling, and safe experience.
United Planet programs are immersive, authentic, comprehensive and provide you everything you’ll need to succeed. The program elements allow you to engage fully with a new culture, forge strong relationships, and challenge yourself. Most importantly, we partner with the community to ensure your experience will be important, relevant and helpful to the community you serve.
United Planet provides emergency travel and medical insurance for all volunteers. All Ecuador staff members participate in extensive health and safety training, and are available at all times by 24-hour phone line. Upon enrollment, you will receive a full emergency contact list. In addition, we register all of our volunteers with US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). We recommend booking a doctor’s appointment or visiting a travel health clinic a few months out to update your vaccinations.
Due to varying airline prices, United Planet does not arrange or cover the cost of flights to and from Ecuador. However, we arrange all ground transportation to and from the airport in Ecuador and will ensure that you arrive safely at your accommodations. We also arrange all local transportation in Ecuador during your program.