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Global Leadership Academy

Global Leadership Academy

The Global Leadership Academy prepares Arizona State University students to be globally-minded leaders and citizens for the 21st century. This hybrid program (Tempe campus + Zoom) offers guided interactive leadership workshops, exposing students to issues, which inspire them to facilitate change within their local communities. In-person attendance is strongly encouraged. Through cross-cultural communication, collaboration, empathy, and self-exploration, students learn to thrive in a diverse environment where values, ideas, opportunities, and people continually evolve with today's interconnected global community.


Global Leadership Academy (GLA) Kickoff  

GLA focuses on the practical application of leadership skills while building a theoretical understanding of leadership in a global context. 

Learn more about the Spring 2023 Global Leadership Academy by attending the GLA Kick-off event:

Friday, January 20, 2022

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. MST 

SSV Amphitheater - Student Services Building, Tempe + Zoom option

Enroll in our Canvas course now to join and receive workshop updates!


Global Leadership Academy (GLA) Spring 2023 Semester

Why join the GLA?

  • Excellent resume builder!
  • Networking opportunities both with students and staff.
  • Build and perfect skills in cross-cultural communication, collaboration, empathy, self-exploration, innovation, and more! Receive a Global Leadership Academy Certification 
    • - Specialization options: Leadership Skills, Global Challenges, or Entrepreneurial Mindset

Who should join?

  • Anyone interested in leadership with a global mindset! 

When and where are the workshops?

Please enroll in our Canvas course to find the date, time and location of each workshop or recorded session.

How do I join?

  • To join the Spring 2023 Global Leadership Academy, please self-enroll in the Canvas course by clicking here and if you can attend the Friday, January 20, 2023 kick-off! If you are unable to attend the kick-off, enroll in our canvas and watch the recording of the kick-off event

Participants are required to attend five (5) core workshops and four (4) elective workshops. These hybrid workshops are offered on Tempe campus with a Zoom option. However, in-person attendance is strongly encouraged.

In addition to attending the developmental workshops, participants will also need to attend at least two GLA approved global ASU events to earn the GLA certificate.

Expect to spend 20 to 30 hours on this program to receive the certification. This includes the 9 workshops, 2 global/multicultural events and time spent on short reflections. 

If you do not wish to receive the certification but would like to attend our events, please do. You will not need to submit our knowledge check forms on the Canvas course to receive attendance points. 

Core workshops include:

  • GLA Kickoff
  • Leadership skills (Multiple seminars and workshops available)
  • Global challenges  (Multiple seminars and workshops available)
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset (Multiple seminars and workshops available)
  • Leveraging your GLA certificate

Examples of GLA approved ASU events (must be multicultural or international):

  • Global Friends
  • Learn Arizona: Local and Global Culture
  • International Story Slam Night
  • All Global Peer Mentor Events
  • SILC Cafe
  • Heritage@ASU events

After each workshop, participants are encouraged to engage in conversations with peers in person or on the Canvas discussion boards. We also encourage participants to get to know each other and spend time building your leadership networks. 

GLA Certificate Celebration

At the end of the semester, we will all gather to celebrate all that you have learned throughout the course of the semester. Each student will receive their certificate of completion and celebrate with other participants.


Success at ASU: A Career and Professional Conference for Future Global Citizens

Success at ASU offers an opportunity for students to network with and learn from current ASU student leaders, as well as supporting faculty, staff, and alumni about their journeys as global leaders. Potential employers will also host panel discussions and professional and career building workshops. Participants will also have the option to showcase globally-minded projects. The conference is FREE to all ASU students, faculty, and staff.  Registration required.

Friday, March 24, 2023 

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MST

Location: MU 241B Ventana B, MU 228 Cochise, and La Paz

Click here to see the agenda and register for your sessions.