Global Leadership

Global Leadership is designed to introduce participants to leadership practices and inspire greater clarity in their lives. The integrated curriculum balances classroom learning with a professional group project and different site visits to Seattle-based businesses and organizations pursuing social good.

Location: Seattle

Duration: 3 weeks

English Level:

We will have an
Info Session at Tokyo
October 2019!

Program Overview

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Participants learn about leadership through integrated seminars taught by experienced leaders in the field. The seminars are very participatory and enable them to deepen their understanding about how to initiate and lead social innovation in their businesses and communities and, more importantly, where their passion lies for being a part of this work.

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Seminar Topics:Styles of Leadership, Global Leadership, Authentic Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, Ladder of Inference, …

Past Guest Speakers:Samaritan × Social Innovation, The Sustainable Collective × Food Sustainability, …


Individual Reflection

An essential piece of this program will be to create the space for participants to explore more deeply the kinds of personal questions that form who we are as people and as leaders.

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Participants will be given a number of prompts and assignments that help them to come to greater clarity on who they are and how they want to shape their future.

iLEAP’s Reflection Cycle

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group projects

Group Project

Participants are assigned to work in a group in partnership with a Seattle-based social business, institution, agency or nonprofit organization working in a field relevant to their interest.

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The Group Projects takes place over multiple hours during the 3 weeks of the program. The specifics of the Project work will vary from placement to placement and the needs of the collaborating business or organization.

Examples of Past Group Projects: Ventures, Goodwill, Northwest Center, Tilth Alliance, Social Venture Partners International, Japanese Cultural Community Center of Washington, International Living Future Institute, Ten Thousand Villages, One World Now!, and Pro-Use Produce.

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Site Visits

Participants attend a number of Site Visits to local organizations and businesses who are engaged in various forms of social good–including around Fair Trade, organic foods, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, women’s issues, homelessness, and more.

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These visits offer participants a unique opportunity to witness business practice from the “inside” and speak directly with those leading this work.

Examples of past Site Visits: Farestart, Seattle Mariners, Theo Chocolate, Starbucks, Microsoft, Tully’s Coffee, Woodland Park Zoo, and PCC.

iLEAP Advisor session


We work closely with each participant to help them cultivate clarity around personal and professional direction through personalized advising. This is an opportunity for participants to better understand themselves, their dreams, and the way forward for their lives.

We are at Impact Hub Seattle!


Impact Hub Seattle  is a co-working space & community of locally rooted organisations and entrepreneurs that are passionate about advancing social good.

During programs, our participants will be able to access Impact Hub Seattle‘s space and facilites! Come join us and experience all the magic this community has to offer!

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Watch and learn more about our Global Leadership Program

Upcoming Programs:

(3 weeks ea)

Summer 2020

  • (Arrive in Japan August 22)

  • (Arrive in Japan September 12)

Early Bird Discount!

  • Apply within September 2019 and receive $1000 USD off!
  • Apply within October 2019 and receive $500 USD off!
  • Apply within November 2019 and receive $300 USD off!

*Payment of application fee required.


Information Session:

Info Session in Tokyo

Info Session for Rikkyo University Students

If you are unable to make these dates, contact us for an 1-on-1 online info session! 


Feel free to contact us with any inquiries about the program.