Global Pluralism in Practice

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Thrive in a Multicultural World: Understanding Yourself and Your World to Create Change Where it Matters Most

Discover Global Leadership that Transcends Borders, Fosters Unity, and Overcomes Our Greatest Challenges: In a world that wants to focus on the differences that divide us, we need leaders and leadership that can bring us together. Your leadership is needed to create change where it counts the most. In the Global Pluralism in Practice course, you’ll gain the tools needed to advance justice and create human connections despite differences between cultures and across borders. You’ll learn how our past has contributed to the issues our societies face today. Discover ways to transform multicultural barriers while forging connections with diverse individuals, all across the globe.

100% Online/Distance

Beginning to Intermediate

Approx. 20 Hours to Complete


Class Size

Up to 25, working in groups of 6 or less

Flexible, dynamic, online learning for the needs of now

Discover authentic leadership with easy to access virtual modules. Explore at your own pace, learning wherever and whenever you want. Our unique online learning software gives you total control.

You’re learning online, but you won’t be learning alone.

Connect with classmates during weekly virtual lessons. Forge friendships with young adults just like you, located all around the globe.

You’ll benefit from our two decades of expertise in global leadership development courses. For these times when we can’t meet in person, virtual learning offers a nearly identical learning experience.  You’ll be taught the same proven framework through the same engaging methods and have access to the same outstanding community. Virtual leadership courses with iLEAP will provide meaningful experiences that have the power to change your life.

Self-Awareness and inclusion to create a positive future

Society has changed drastically over the last 100 years. Applying leadership methods from the past is no longer effective. We must adapt to the realities of the connected and digital world to create meaningful change. You must learn a new way of leading. A more inclusive way of communicating, not just with those we know, but also those we have yet to meet. Using the wrong tools to build relationships, to lead groups, to navigate an interconnected world, invites conflict and misunderstanding. Without change, we will continue to see profound negative effects on our lives and our world.

Global Pluralism in Practice will help you gain the perspective to better understand yourself and the world. You’ll explore the framework and tools needed to tackle the challenging issues we face today. You’ll practice applying these tools to navigate the highly polarized situations facing leaders right now. Discovering how to best use your unique talents and values. You’ll see how you’re a critical part of moving society forward.

Global perspective with personalized attention

At iLEAP, we’re dedicated to creating a positive learning community. That’s why we limit enrollment for every course. You’ll work in small groups, able to engage fully and learn from your peers. Our instructors are dedicated to your success. You’ll get focused individual attention when you need it.

Be the antidote to forces dividing the world

Deepen your understanding of the issues, yourself, and what it takes to be a global leader. If you want to gain the skills needed to challenge inequality…if you desire a more inclusive world…if you’re committed to change, then let Global Pluralism in Practice help you transcend borders, becoming the leader the world needs now.

Global Pluralism in Practice Topic Overview:

  • Equity and Inclusion: Deepen your understanding of the meaning of equity and inclusion and how to advance it in your life.
  • Social Construction: How do humans look at the world? How do we come to believe what is true for us?
  • Identity Formation: What makes you who you are? What shapes your identity?
  • Storytelling: Discover your personal story and how it relates to the stories of others and the larger society.
  • Personal History: Learn about your personal history and the micro and macro focus that informs who you are.
  • Global Leadership: Expand your cultural understanding and develop skills for leading across borders.

Why Learn with iLEAP and Western Washington University?

  • Outstanding Faculty from Around the World
  • Designed for Non-Native English Speakers
  • Global Community for Collaboration and Networking
  • Real-World skills to help achieve your future goals
  • Certificate from an American University
  • Personalized Attention

Course Length: 4 weeks

Global Pluralism in Practice is led by all iLEAP GLA faculty

Each GLA course is created in collaboration with experts and professionals from around the world. Our faculty have years of experience teaching and working across cultures and, most importantly, know how to nurture and facilitate learning within each individual participant.


Featured Faculty

Mya Fisher, MA, PhD

Credentials: Principal and Founder at Global Education Diversity Dialogues
Languages: English, Japanese

Mya’s Perspective: “In the Global Pluralism course, participants explore challenging social issues through their personal, lived experiences. Our collective ability to engage complicated topics such as identity, justice, and equity is a vital leadership skill as we face global challenges that require cross-cultural communication and understanding.”

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(Last revised 10/14/20)

Course Details:

Sections & Dates for Global Pluralism in Practice in 2020:

  • November 22 to December 14

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