Education and leadership formation

The ICLN exists to educate, empower and connect in global fellowship a new generation of courageous Christian leaders of unwavering professionalism, serving in or for public office, whilst operating and cooperating effectively in a complicated and crisis-ridden world. Our mission is not to find the solutions; we provide the setting and decision-making tools for the right people to do so.

Any Christian (current or aspiring) public office holder or policy expert knows that the exemplary leadership, integrity and professionalism required of them today needs ongoing intellectual and faith formation as well as peer support. Our Academy offers specially designed courses throughout the year, allowing for flexible timing arrangements and manageable time investment required for preparation and participation, whether online or onsite. We offer:

  • Certificate Program: a core curriculum of 12 courses is to be completed online and/or onsite over a period of two years in a career-accompanying setup, leading to an official ICLN Academy Certificate in Public Leadership Studies. Core curriculum courses are: Christian Leadership in Public Office (I+II), Principles of Law and Justice (I +II), Politics & Conscience, Christian Anthropology, Freedom of Conscience, Religion and Security of Person: How to Enforce Globally Embattled Fundamental Rights, Catholic Social Teaching for Political Leaders, History of the 20th Century, The Purpose of Education and the Role of the State, Catechism of the Catholic Church (I+II) and an Elective topic concluding paper. Details on current course offerings are available below.
  • Degree Program: This program requires prior completion of the ICLN Certificate Program as described above. Courses passed as part of the certificate Program can be credited towards the Degree Program, thus substantially reducing the workload. The Degree Program curriculum of courses is taught in a career-accompanying setup with blocked residential (three extended weekends), self-study and online modules to be completed over a period of approximately 18 months and a concluding thesis, leading to a pontifically accredited “Masters in Law, Economics and Politics”, granted by ITI Catholic University in Austria in cooperation with the ICLN Academy. Comparable in setup with an Executive MBA program.
  • Special Courses: focused online or onsite courses upon request or offered specifically related to current affairs. Certificate Program courses can also be attended individually.

Each Academy Webinar session lasts 50-minutes. Reading material will be provided in advance. The cost per 7-session Academy course is EURO 450,-. Registration, payment information and online access is available by clicking on the desired course title above. Any of the above-described core curriculum Academy courses are also available on-location. Contact us for more information.

The ICLN Academy podcast channel “The Educated Leader” focuses on questions of leadership, law, politics and ethics and is free of charge: You may also access our podcasts through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon and various other channels.

Our exclusive Individual Mentoring Program is aimed at providing leaders in public office with focused and individualized accompaniment on a regular basis through one-on-one meetings with Dr. Christiaan Alting von Geusau, President and CEO of ICLN and an experienced mentor to political leaders around the world. Meetings take place in-person and through regular phone calls and video meetings. The primary objectives of the individual mentoring program are to help the leader develop a professional vision and resulting mission (1), to set out a clear strategy on how to follow that mission (2) and then help them to consistently implement it (3). This includes the mentor following the mentored person in his or her professional endeavors and providing running feedback as well as relevant reading material and other opportunities that allow for a process of permanent personal and professional formation and growth. Contact us for a detailed mentoring overview and pricing.