Global Leadership

Global Leadership Program

Want to be part of this exciting program this spring 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 Spring 2019 
(All events will be in classroom CH-204)

1. Welcome and Orientation 

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

  • Suzanne Johnson, GRC President
  • Wendy Stewart, Vice President International Programs
  • Dr. Vivette Beuster, Associate Dean  of Extended Learning 
2. Leadership Strengths 

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 3-6pm

  • Jackie Li, Associate Director of International Advising 
3. Full Potential Explorations

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 3-6pm 

  • Alvin Tai, Director of International Outreach 
4. Outward Mindset 

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 3-6pm

  • Dr. Andaiye Qaasim, International Student Advisor and faculty

5. Intercultural Communication

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 3-6pm

  • Nancy Kremer, Director of International Student Services & Operations
6.  Attend one cultural activity on campus List of qualifying activities with dates will be provided   
7. Service learning activity   Time and date still to be determined 
  • Tawnya McLavey, Manager, International Visitors Program  
8. Final Presentation  Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 3-6pm 
  • Vivette Beuster, Associate Dean of Extended Learning
  • Megan Swanson, Extended Learning Program Manager 
9. Completion Ceremony 

Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 3-4pm

  • Wendy Stewart, Vice President International Programs
  • Dr. Vivette Beuster, Associate Dean  of Extended Learning 
10. 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 Spring 2019.  If you have questions, please contact Vivette Beuster, Associate Dean of Extended Learning. The deadline is Monday, March 4 at 5pm.

Please note that this program is for current students only.

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