April 15, 2011
Brandon Middleton-Pratt (’12) selected as Leader of Tomorrow in St. Gallen Symposium
Brandon Middleton-Pratt (’12) has been selected to participate in the St. Gallen Symposium at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Every year, the prestigious program selects 100 enrolled graduate students as Leaders of Tomorrow to participate in the symposium with 400 current international and business leaders, as well as academic elites.
The St. Gallen Symposium is the world’s largest student competition of its kind, attracting students from around the world. The Symposium has been held in Switzerland for over 40 years, attracting decision-makers from the fields of business, society, politics and science to engage in collaborative dialog amongst generations and nations.
“I am truly humbled to have even been considered for such an award and terribly excited by the opportunity to meet so many academic, business and political elites in this kind of setting,” said Middleton-Pratt.
Leaders of Tomorrow are selected from an international essay competition, in which the top 100 essay contributors are invited to the symposium. Three essays from this pool are then selected for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award. This year’s essay prompt called for new leadership models capable of addressing twenty-first century problems. Middleton-Pratt’s essay, “Concurrency Leadership,” outlined a model for leadership that focused on decentralized decision making, informational velocity, and sustainable leadership approaches for institutions.
“I imagine there will be an astronomical amount of collective wisdom present at the symposium,” said Middleton-Pratt, who hopes to gain a broader perspective of future career paths through his participation at the symposium. “I plan to take in as much of it as I can.”