Application Process Thanks for your interest in the Global Leadership Forum (GLF) — a program of in-depth reflection in a community of colleagues to promote personal and professional leadership growth.
There are two steps to apply for participation in a GLF cohort -- completing the application and a 30-minute conversation with the Managing Director. You may do the steps in the order of your choosing. To schedule a meeting with the Managing Director, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for participation in the Global Leadership Forum can be submitted online at any time and should be submitted as early as possible before the beginning of the next available cohort.
Friday in October (exact date TBD): Kick off retreat, 9am - 4:30pm
November 2022 - April 2023: Sessions # 2-8
Mid-career Leader Cohort Start date: TBD 2023
Selection Criteria GLF participants are recruited through direct invitation, referrals, self-nomination and requests for participation from appropriate organizations and individuals.
Selection to a GLF cohort is based on:
Demonstrated commitment to addressing global injustice and poverty.
Leadership potential, current or future.
Well-articulated need that can be addressed through the program.
Commitment to co-create the cohort dynamic.
Willingness to be fully present and vulnerable with the group experience.
Demonstration of a growth mindset with regards to personal and leadership development.
Initial breadth of awareness of key areas of organizational development.
Tuition Tuition for cohorts beginning Winter 2022 is $2,575. This can be paid either by the cohort participant, their employer, or both. It is strongly encouraged that a participant's employer support their participation in the Global Leadership Forum, at least in part.
Tuition is due by the date of your first cohort meeting. However, if cost is a barrier, we still encourage you to apply. Payment plans and limited scholarships (maximum award $1,500) are available for those with this need, especially those who have been historically underrepresented in global development leadership including BIPOC, those with origins in the Global South, and folks from small to mid-sized organizations. The amount of scholarship available depends on the need in each cohort and we are willing to work with each cohort member to address their specific financial concerns.
For those who are able, paying the full tuition makes it possible for others with less systemic privilege and access to become full and participating members of our learning community.
Additional inquiries regarding the application process and requests for financial assistance can be sent to GLF Managing Director, Kim Rakow Bernier at email@example.com.