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Int'l Leadership Program


The International Leadership Program is a dynamic and immersive initiative designed to cultivate the next generation of global leaders equipped with the skills, knowledge, and experiences necessary to excel in diverse cultural contexts. This program offers a unique blend of intensive training, hands-on field experience, and practical application, empowering participants to navigate complex intercultural environments with confidence and effectiveness.

Intercultural Leadership Training

In this intensive three-day training, participants engage in interactive workshops, discussions, and experiential activities focused on developing cultural intelligence (CQ), cross-cultural communication skills, cultural sensitivity, conflict resolution strategies, and inclusive team-building. Through expert-led sessions and collaborative learning experiences, participants gain a deep understanding of cultural dynamics and learn how to leverage diversity as a strength in leadership.

Field Experience in International Workcamp

Participants embark on a transformative two-week journey to an international workcamp in diverse global locations. During this immersive experience, participants actively engage in community development projects alongside volunteers from around the world. Through hands-on involvement, observation of experienced leaders, and interaction with individuals from different cultural backgrounds, participants gain invaluable insights into leadership practices and dynamics in action.

Leadership in Practice

Following the field experience, participants transition into a two-week phase dedicated to applying their newfound knowledge and skills in real-world leadership scenarios. Whether individually or in groups, participants design and implement short-term projects or initiatives addressing local community needs or organizational challenges. Under the guidance of mentors, participants navigate the complexities of leadership, making tangible contributions and leaving a lasting impact on their communities.

Benefit of the Program

  • Enhanced Cultural Intelligence: Participants develop a heightened awareness and understanding of cultural nuances, enabling them to adapt their leadership approach effectively in diverse settings.
  • Improved Leadership Skills: Through experiential learning and practical application, participants hone their communication, conflict resolution, and team-building abilities, emerging as more confident and capable leaders.
  • Global Perspective: Exposure to international workcamps and cross-cultural interactions broadens participants’ worldview, fostering empathy, respect, and appreciation for cultural diversity.
  • Sustainable Impact: Participants leverage their leadership skills to initiate positive change within their communities, driving sustainable development and fostering social cohesion.

The International Leadership Program offers a transformative journey that transcends borders, empowering participants to lead with vision, empathy, and resilience in an increasingly interconnected world. Through immersive experiences and practical application, participants emerge as catalysts for positive change, committed to building a more inclusive, equitable, and harmonious global society.