Global Leadership

Global Leadership Program

Want to be part of this exciting program this fall quarter? Discover your unique leadership potential. Cultivate the leader you want to be. Be part of an international - US student cohort and become global ready.

photo of four Green River College students wearing green Green River College graduation caps and gowns.

The Global Leadership Program will awaken your unique leadership potential. It will provide you with opportunities to gain insights into your leadership skills and intercultural beliefs through inventory questionnaires, strengths assessments, and guided self-discovery activities. You will be encouraged to analyze your individual results and to develop a practical personal development plan, which you will implement, use to review your progress, and revise when needed. In addition, you will attend three cross-cultural events and participate in one service-learning activity.

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)

You will receive a Global Leadership certificate upon successful completion of the program. This credential will reflect well upon you in many ways:

  • The Personal Statement letter when you submit your university transfer application
  • Your resume when you apply for a job in the future

During the program you will:

  • Be part of a global community while studying with international and US students
  • Attend a one-hour welcome session and four three-hour modules: Cross-Cultural Communication, Leadership Strengths, Full Potential Explorations, and Outward Mindset
  • Participate in three cultural activities
  • Give back to the community through a service-learning activity

Schedule for Fall 2019 

ModulesDates Presenter
1. Welcome and Orientation 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 3-4:30pm

 
  • Dr. Suzanne Johnson, GRC President
  • Dr. Vivette Beuster, Associate Dean of Extended Learning 
2. Getting to Know Each Other

Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 3-4:30pm

 
  • Dr. Vivette Beuster, Associate Dean of Extended Learning  
3. Intercultural Communication: Part 1

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 3-4:30pm

 
  • Nancy Kremer, Director of International Student Services & Operations
4. Intercultural Communication: Part 2 

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 3-4:30pm

 
  • Nancy Kremer, Director of International Student Services & Operations

5. Leadership Strengths: Part 1

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 3-4:30pm

 
  • Nancy Kremer, Director of International Student Services & Operations

6. Leadership Strengths: Part 2

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 3-4:30pm  
  • Nancy Kremer, Director of International Student Services & Operations 
7. Outward Mindset: Part 1   

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 3-4:30pm

 
  • Dr. Andaiye Qaasim, International Student Advisor and faculty
8. Outward Mindset: Part 2  

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 3-4:30pm

 
  • Dr. Andaiye Qaasim, International Student Advisor and faculty
9. Full Potential Explorations: Part 1

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 3-4:30pm 

 
  • Alvin Tai, Director of International Outreach 
10. Full Potential Explorations: Part 2

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 3-4:30pm

 
  • Alvin Tai, Director of International Outreach
11. Attend one cultural activity on campus

Attend any GRC cultural activities

 
 
  • On your own or with others
12. Leadership in Action

October 14-18, 2019

October 28-November 1, 2019

November 11-15, 2019

 
  • Work in teams on a leadership project at mutually agreed times
13. Service Learning Activity 

Time and date to be determined

 
  • Tawnya McLavey, Manager, International Visitors Program
14. Final Presentation

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 3-4:30pm

 
  • Dr. Vivette Beuster, Associate Dean of Extended Learning
  • Megan Swanson, Extended Learning Program Manager 
15. Completion Ceremony

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 3-4:30pm

 
  • Wendy Stewart, Vice President International Programs
  • Dr. Vivette Beuster, Associate Dean  of Extended Learning 
16. Mentoring

Twice during the quarter
Time and dates to be determined

 
  • Megan Swanson, Extended Learning Program Manager 

 

How to Apply

Global Leadership Program sponsored by International Programs.

Download Global Leadership Program Application Fall 2019.  If you have questions, please contact Vivette Beuster, Associate Dean of Extended Learning. First review of applications Thursday, September 26.  Final deadline Tuesday, October 1 at 5pm.

This program is open for new and current students.

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