Global Leadership

Global Leadership Program

Discover your unique leadership potential. Learn from experts. Cultivate the leader you want to be and become global ready.

Global Leadership Program participants. First day.

FALL QUARTER 2021 Highlights

27 local and international students from 10 different countries participated in the Global Leaership Program "GLP" this quarter. Students received instruction in key leadership skills development, including Intercultural Communication, Inclusive Leadership, and Leading with Integrity. Guest lecturers included Dr. Suzanne Johnson and Wendy Stewart. The program culminated in group project capstone presentations, which allowed students to apply the leadership skills they learned earlier in the quarter. Their projects focused on how to improve online learning, faculty-student relationships, local/international student relationships and DE&I at GRC. The students had some really interesting ideas and we hope to find ways to share and implement them with faculty and across campus.

The sessions took place virtually, with the exception of the final presentations and graduation celebration, which was in-person. Some students zoomed in from abroad for the presentation, making it a multi-modal event.

Student quotes from Fall 2021:

"I've learned that I can do anything at all if I put my mind to it, and that problems are actually very easily solved if I get the help of other people and think critically. I will use all the knowledge and skills I have improved and accumulated throughout this project in my future life whenever I need to work in group settings or think critically in response to a certain problem."

"I learned that I could become a great leader if I stopped downplaying my skills. I'm still learning to be confident in my skills and speak about my concerns to others. This program has helped me realize that I have the qualities to become a great leader."

"I gained:
1. Critical thinking skills
2. Better time management
3. Better teamwork and leadership
4. Dedication and hardworking skills
5. New friends!"


This program looks into the core of one’s leadership potential from various aspects and demonstrates how gaining leadership skills is not only about becoming a leader but also about discovering yourself.” - Chia-I Chu (Joyce)

Apply for the Program

The Global Leadership Program is offered twice a year, in Fall and Spring quarters.

Eligibility: Open to all academic students (Local, International, Running Start) and Level 5 Intensive English Program students

Accepted participants will meet twice/week throughout the quarter, complete a group project, and earn a certificate of completion. 

Students must attend 80% of sessions to earn a certificate of completion. Additional work may be assinged to complete outside of meeting hours. 

Cost: Free!

Application: All students must submit an application explaining why you wish to be considered for the program. See link to the current application form in upper right corner of this webpage.

Deadline: March 24, 2023


Spring 2023 Schedule

Sessions will be hosted on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3pm to 4:30pm in person (on the GRC campus)

DatePresentersProfessional Title Topic
April 11

Megan Swanson

Assistant Director of International Education

Orientation and Community Building

 April 13

Nancy Kremer

GRC Director of International Student Services and Operations

Your Leadership Strengths

April 18

Dr. Suzanne Johnson &

Wendy Stewart

GRC President

GRC Vice President of International Programs and Extended Learning

Leading Your Team with Integrity 

April 20

Theon Alvarado

Transfer Education Planner

Inclusive Leadership

April 25

Paul Sanchez

Director of International Education

Intercultural Competencies

May 2 

 Dan Fergeuson, 

Paz Clearwater

Director of Student Activities & Engagement

Manager for Student Activities & Programs

Student Governance System and Group Project Work 
May 4

Megan Swanson & Jude Guo


  Group Project Assignment and Topic Selection
May 9, 11, 16, 18

Megan Swanson & Jude Guo

  Group Project Working sessions 
May 23 


  Public Presentation Skills
May 25 

Megan Swanson & Jude Guo

  Group Presentation Practice 

June 1


Students!  Final Group Presentations & Certificate Ceremony  


How to Apply

Global Leadership Program sponsored by International Programs.

Spring Application Deadline: March 24, 2023

To apply, complete an online application here: Online Form

If you need access to a Word or PDF application, email Jude Guo: 

Naomi van Roon

Global Leadership Participant: Fall 2018

Naomi van Roon -Global Leadership participant - class of fall 2018

“This program is all about finding qualities and aspects of yourselves that can make you a leader in multiple ways.”

Major: Natural Resouces
Country: The Netherlands

Pichpanharath Seng "Pich"

Global Leadership Participant: Fall 2018

Pich Seng from Cambodia stands in front of file folders in the IP office. She participated in the Global Leadership Program

“To be a leader is to initially learn about one another, collaborate, and work together in spite of our differences to achieve a communal goal. Through this collaboration and other activities provided by the program, I have built new friendships and opened up myself to an even larger sense of diversity through sharing ideas and opinions with my teammates on particular topics.” 

Major: Criminal Justice
Country: Cambodia