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ProLíder 2021 >> Your Routine at ProLíder

Your Routine as a ProLíder Participant

Your involvement with ProLíder starts well before classes begin. We have prepared a methodology that includes you in high-level discussions, which will take place with different numbers of people, so that you both witness and contribute to the construction of in-depth knowledge.

Materials to prepare

You will receive, before your training, materials that will help you understand, in a profound manner, the subject matter of the next class. The materials are dense and written by experts in their respective areas. You will gain a capacity to study and search for new materials, which will help you make the necessary connections with your personal background.

Summaries and Group Discussions

After reading the previous materials, you will prepare a summary that will help you structure the ideas mentally and take a position on what you have read. These summaries will accumulate over the course of the training, so that, at the end of ProLíder, you will have a personal library of your own.


After preparing the summary, you will be allocated to a small group of participants who have prepared their own study materials. The group changes from week to week, so that you always come in contact with the peers whom you least interact with, and therefore have more opportunities to deepen your connections with them.


In group discussion, you will be able to express your opinion on the topics of discussion and debate with your classmates. That debate will be in-depth, in which you will be able to build knowledge from your connections and those of other participants, creating a unique environment that will help you meet new perspectives and ideas, from people as committed and talented as you.


These groups are made of 3 to 5 people, in order to create an intimate environment so that everyone can talk freely and listen to each other.

ProLíder Classes

You have completed your studies and your summaries. You’ve also debated the matter with some of your classmates. Now, it's time to take your notes and perspective - and those of your group - to the whole class.


ProLíder classes are done in an "inverted classroom" format - this means that the teacher guides a debate, instead of giving a lecture-style lesson. Therefore, your summaries and discussions will put you in a position to be able to discuss and learn from the best references on subjects such as inequality, technology, energy, health, economics, education, and several other subjects that are covered in the program.


Learning Reports

Once the classes are finished, you will prepare a Learning Report - a short document that will help you affix your impressions and new ideas. You will also be able to continue discussing the subjects you are most interested in and continue to learn.


ProLíder is an initiative carried out by Instituto Four.