World Affairs Global Leadership Institute

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP
INSTITUTE

Elevate your leadership potential with World Affairs’ Global Leadership Institute (GLI). GLI’s curriculum is tailored to assist professionals with navigating business in today’s increasingly interconnected world, providing its participants with a competitive edge in the international marketplace by enhancing cross-cultural awareness and developing leadership skills with a global perspective.

WHAT IS THE GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE?

GLI is a dynamic, three month-long cohort-based leadership development program from World Affairs. Over the course of four interactive sessions led by an expert trainer, participants in GLI build their cultural diplomacy and global fluency skills, increasing their comfort and effectiveness when working across international cultures.

LEARN

Gain insights from Terri Morrison, expert trainer and world-renowned author of the bestselling international business protocol guide, Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands®. Learn strategies for negotiation, supervision, and relationship-building across cultures and participate in an immersive international business dining etiquette experience.

MENTORSHIP

Enrich your GLI experience by opting into a three-month professional mentorship component where GLI participants are paired with a regional business leader. Gain insights from industry leaders, with guidelines provided on how to maximize the impact of this enriching relationship.

GIVE BACK

Put your cultural diplomacy training into action by engaging with students and faculty at one of World Affairs’ 100 partner schools. Contribute to the development of Philadelphia’s next generation of global leaders.

NETWORK & ENGAGE

Join a diverse cohort of professionals from various industries across the Philadelphia region. Cultivate relationships through session attendance, mentorship, volunteerism, and complimentary opportunities to engage with World Affairs public programming.

LEARN

Gain insights from Terri Morrison, expert trainer and world-renowned author of the bestselling international business protocol guide, Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands®. Learn strategies for negotiation, supervision, and relationship-building across cultures and participate in an immersive international business dining etiquette experience.

MENTORSHIP

Enrich your GLI experience by opting into a three-month professional mentorship component where GLI participants are paired with a regional business leader. Gain insights from industry leaders, with guidelines provided on how to maximize the impact of this enriching relationship.

GIVE BACK

Put your cultural diplomacy training into action by engaging with students and faculty at the Bodine High School for International Affairs, a public high school co-founded by World Affairs in 1981. Contribute to the development of Philadelphia’s next generation of global leaders.

NETWORK & ENGAGE

Join a diverse cohort of professionals from various industries across the Philadelphia region. Cultivate relationships through session attendance, mentorship, volunteerism, and complimentary opportunities to engage with World Affairs public programming.

LEARN

Gain insights from Terri Morrison, expert trainer and world-renowned author of the bestselling international business protocol guide, Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands®. Learn strategies for negotiation, supervision, and relationship-building across cultures and participate in an immersive international business dining etiquette experience.

MENTORSHIP

Enrich your GLI experience by opting into a three-month professional mentorship component where GLI participants are paired with a regional business leader. Gain insights from industry leaders, with guidelines provided on how to maximize the impact of this enriching relationship.

GIVE BACK

Put your cultural diplomacy training into action by engaging with students and faculty at the Bodine High School for International Affairs, a public high school co-founded by World Affairs in 1981. Contribute to the development of Philadelphia’s next generation of global leaders.

NETWORK & ENGAGE

Join a diverse cohort of professionals from various industries across the Philadelphia region. Cultivate relationships through session attendance, mentorship, volunteerism, and complimentary opportunities to engage with World Affairs public programming.
World Affairs Global Leadership Institute

WHO ARE GLI PARTICIPANTS?

Are you at the early-to-mid stage of your career, seeking to enhance your global fluency, leadership, and cultural diplomacy skills? Whether you find yourself jet-setting across the globe for work, leading virtual meetings with international clients, or managing relationships at the home office with colleagues from diverse backgrounds, GLI is designed for professionals like you. If you are based in the greater Philadelphia area and are ready to make the necessary time commitments, you’ll join a cohort of like-minded professionals dedicated to elevating their leadership potential on the world stage.

WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW?

Over the course of three months, participants will engage in four dynamic sessions in Philadelphia, as well as networking, mentorship, and volunteer opportunities.

SESSION 1: KICK OFF & CULTURAL DIPLOMACY TRAINING

  • Initial Greetings, Titles, Forms of Address
  • Non-Verbal Communication Across Cultures and the Significance of Silence
  • Taboo and Auspicious Symbols, Colors, Numbers, and Gestures

SESSION 2: INTERNATIONAL DINING ETIQUETTE DINNER

  • Global Dining Etiquette: From seating to cutlery to offering a toast
  • Delicacies, Décor, and Food Faux Pas

SESSION 3: IN-DEPTH CULTURAL DIPLOMACY TRAINING

  • Verbal Communication Skills: From subtle delivery of bad news to appropriate praise.
  • Establishing Trust & Building Relationships
  • Negotiating Techniques
  • Integrative Complexity and Cognitive Dissonance across Cultures

SESSION 4: IN-DEPTH CULTURAL DIPLOMACY TRAINING

  • International Sales & Marketing Variables
  • Egalitarian to Authoritarian Cultures
  • Diverse Approaches to Logic and Persuasion
  • Global Gift-Giving

ONGOING COMPONENTS INCLUDE:

  • Volunteering at a World Affairs partner school
  • Peer-to-peer networking
  • Mentorship from corporate leaders across the region
  • Complimentary access to world class speaker events and programs as you choose

WHO IS THE EXPERT TRAINER?

Terri Morrison is a widely acclaimed professional speaker and the author of ten books which have sold over 500,000 copies and have been translated into multiple languages. Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands® is one of INC. Magazine’s “7 Best Books on How to Negotiate” and is a Library Journal and Business Week “Best Business Book.” Her new book is published by the American Bar Association.

DEADLINES AND PROGRAM FEES

MAY 1, 2024

Application opens

JUNE 21, 2024

Application deadline

JULY 7, 2024

Registration deadline

JULY 31, 2024

Fee payments due

MAY 1, 2024

Application opens

JUNE 21, 2024

Application deadline

JULY 8, 2024

Registration deadline

JULY 31, 2024

Fee payments due for Fall 2024 cohort

MAY 1, 2024

Application opens

JUNE 21, 2024

Application deadline

JULY 7, 2024

Registration deadline

JULY 31, 2024

Fee payments due for Fall 2024 cohort

Program Fees

TAKE YOUR LEADERSHIP GLOBAL

Apply for World Affairs’ Global Leadership Institute today!

TAKE YOUR LEADERSHIP GLOBAL

Apply for World Affairs’ Global Leadership Institute today!

TAKE YOUR
LEADERSHIP GLOBAL

Apply for World Affairs’ Global Leadership Institute today!

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