Global Leadership

Global Leadership is an intensive, in-person program for university students and young professional that introduces participants to leadership practices and inspires greater clarity in their lives. The integrated curriculum balances classroom learning with a professional group project and different site visits to businesses and organizations pursuing social good.

COVID-19 In-Person Learning Update

Due to COVID-19, we are not offering in-person programs in 2020.
Information on 2021 offerings will be available in fall 2020.

Location: Western Washington, USA

Duration: 3 weeks

English Level:

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 participants to deepen their understanding about leadership and, more importantly, how to grow their personal leadership.

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


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 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

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.

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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.

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Upcoming Programs:

At this time, due to COVID-19, we are not offering in-person programs in 2020. Please look at our distance learning offerings and check back in the fall for our 2021 schedule. Thank you for your interest!


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