Online Learning

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Grow your Leadership Skills in just 2–3 hours a week

The leaders of today require a new set of skills to find solutions to current challenges.

In the Global Leadership Academy (GLA), you’ll learn a proven leadership model no matter where you are in the world. You’ll tap into your strengths and weaknesses, and discover your true calling. You’ll learn how to use the powerful tools of engaged listening and discernment to create meaningful change. After only a few weeks with us, you will build the skillset and capacity to lead with empathy in a rapidly changing world.

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Voices of Our Participants

I would recommend this course to those friends who are willing to create a positive impact in society understanding their identity and core values.

Shristi, from Nepal, Social Leadership Pilot, 2021

A kind courtesy to QS World Merit & iLEAP. I am grateful for the experience and insight. It was just refreshing meeting like minded individuals around the world.

Confidence, from Ghana, Social Leadership Pilot, 2021

The personal stories and videos about belonging really got me. It was really an eye opener. Now I’m inspired to tell my story and also help other people tell their story to create impact.

Ayomikun, Nigeria, Social Leadership Pilot, 2021

I had a rich and meaningful learning experience even though all of the sessions were online. I intend to demonstrate leadership in everyday life by unashamedly sharing my opinions and being a role model. I will not let others silence me, especially as a woman in our society.

Mia, United States, Women in Leadership, 2021

I learned that I need to first listen and understand the situation, then choose the leadership approach that is best applicable. I know being adaptable and agile will significantly help my future career in the medical field.

Fumiaki, Japan, Global Leadership 101, 2020


The iLEAP Global Leadership Academy (GLA) is a modern leadership training program for young adults who want to change the world. GLA nurtures leadership in young people and equips them with the personal and professional tools for transformation needed to address the challenges of the 21st century.

You will need a desktop or laptop computer and a stable internet connection. Course modules and virtual sessions can be accessed from any web browser.

Each course requires a different time commitment. Most of our courses are 3 to 4 weeks long and require 20-30 hours of time to complete.

We understand that emergencies come up and you might miss a session. Live virtual sessions will be recorded. All participants will have access to these recordings.

English fluency is NOT a requirement for the GLA.  While we offer English only courses, many courses also offer an English-hybrid option to help those with low-intermediate English skills. We will work with you to assess which course style is right for you.

Yes! iLEAP is excited to offer English language support through our partnership with Western Washington University. English for Transformational Leadership will help improve your English skills in preparation for any GLA course.

Yes! All participants in our GLA course will receive a certificate from Western Washington University upon completion.

Western Washington University (WWU) is a leading public institution in the United States. Through our partnership, we are able to offer Global Leadership Academy students an exceptional education and English instruction. Additionally, our partnership grants GLA students the ability to receive a certificate from an American University after completing certain courses.

iLEAP’s partnership with WWU spans both our distance programs (GLA) and in-person programs (Global Leadership Abroad). WWU has designed a special English Course for GLA students called English for Transformational Leadership through their Intensive English Program (IEP).