“We are all practitioners more than anything else. There are lots of opportunities to notice something, and say ‘OK, I’m going to pick this up and make it happen.' Presidio Graduate School is my community. ” ~Karin M., MPA.
Educate and inspire a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world.
By nurturing innate leadership skills in diverse peoples with varying skills and interests, and fostering a supportive network among them, we will activate thousands of professionals across the globe and develop them into leaders who will design, lead, influence, and evolve prosperous enterprises for a sustainable future.
These values are infused in everything we do in and out of the classroom.
Students at PGS educate one another, in the classroom and beyond. They challenge each others assumptions, broaden each other’s range of experience and teach each other to see the world from varied perspectives. This vibrant lifelong network guides alumni through their careers and beyond.
PGS fosters an innovative and driven spirit. Ongoing engagement with key industry leaders as faculty, Change Agents in Residence, guest lecturers and trustees allows us a deeper perspective on leveraging innovation for the common good and prepares learners to design and lead pioneering enterprises, businesses and organizations.
Creating a better world requires the utmost integrity, courage and honesty. This is ingrained in our academics, operations, and relationships with students, alumni, faculty, accreditors, board members and the broader community.
Our community is inclusive. We collectively work in pursuit of social justice and the common good. We embrace all forms of diversity in our learners, staff, faculty and Board of Trustees. Our student-led Diversity & Social Justice Committee continually drives us toward further inclusion.
PGS is deeply committed to ecological and social sustainability, which infuses our pedagogy, curriculum and community. We prepare our learners to advance sustainability in businesses and organizations. As a leader in higher education, we seek to influence other universities to integrate sustainability into their program design.
While at PGS, learners experience a parallel journey of transformational leadership development and personal growth. Students understand theory, develop skills and gain the personal mastery needed to be instruments of the change they wish to see in the world.