iLEAP exists to create more social justice and equity in the world and to lift up and sustain the community-based leaders who are the center of social change. We believe that, if we grow, transform, and connect these people that it will lead to stronger communities, countries, and less human suffering in the world.
iLEAP designs and delivers a transformational leadership experience that can be customized to fit a wide range of contexts (cultural, regional, issue, economic) and lengths of time. We partner with organizations and institutions who align with our mission, vision, and values to secure resources, identify the right participants, and create unique programs that are consistent with our mission and values. These programs may be funded as fee-for-service or through grant-making and may focus on a target population, issue, or part of the world.
iLEAP’s programming is organized into two hemispheres: iLEAP Global and iLEAP Japan. iLEAP Global primarily serves community-based, seasoned social leaders who are working in and rooted in Africa, Asia and Latin America. iLEAP Japan primarily serves emerging social leaders who are based in Japan.
Our training curricula are centered around learning themes of social innovation and leadership and balances personal inquiry and reflection with social action and collaboration. Each training integrates different learning modalities including reflective, didactic, experiential, and collaborative.
Our program participants are those who have demonstrated some or all of the following characteristics:
- Readiness of their internal and external worlds
- Leadership background and/or potential for impact
- Demonstrated passion, integrity, and urgency to create social change
- Mission & values fit with iLEAP.