Global Leadership & Innovation Virtual Program

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The Global Leadership & Innovation Virtual Program is a two-week interactive online training ground for aspiring global leaders and innovators.

Overall amazing, show stopping, never done before experience.
January 2021 GL&I Program Participant

In our ever-more interconnected world, effective leaders are in high demand — especially leaders who can drive innovative solutions to complex global challenges in virtual and remote work environments. University students and professionals need training in the skills that will propel them to new heights of leadership and innovation, enabling them to collaborate with diverse people from around the globe, and to leverage this diversity as an asset and a competitive edge.

CILP’s  Global Leadership and Innovation (GL&I) Virtual Program answers the call. Grounded in empirical research on what makes successful global leaders and innovators, GL&I delivers key global leadership and innovation skills through a combination of highly interactive virtual learning, project-based simulations, discussions, and reflections.

Program Dates: TBD


  • Strengthen skills for effectively leading globally diverse teams in remote work environments.

  • Build innovation skills rooted in design thinking to stay competitive in the global marketplace.

  • Develop knowledge of key concepts and competencies related to global leadership and innovation.

  • Enhance understanding of how cultural differences impact communication and collaboration for high-performing teams.

  • Understand the brain science behind effective leadership and innovation.


  • 20 hours of live instruction, 8+ hours of self-paced learning, and 7+ hours of collaborative group challenges and simulations.

  • Receive a certificate and digital badge from International House Berkeley

  • Engage with leaders at companies and startups in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Silicon Valley

  • Access a global network of aspiring leaders and innovators

  • Develop life-long leadership skills, equipping you to lead diverse times and drive innovation in academic and professional contexts

  • Learn from expert UC Berkeley instructors and facilitators

Global Leadership & Innovation (GL&I) Virtual Program - July 19-30 2021

I very much recommend this course to students especially those who are willing to learn to think differently, to be creative, to challenge themselves. You think you know already a lot about team work, intercultural challenges and innovation? You don't. This program shows you that we can all learn so much from each other every day and that while living in these strange times, global leadership skills are key when change is just right around the corner for everyone. It is overall a great chance to apply theory directly with a design thinking challenge and to learn a lot for your own future challenges.
January 2021 GL&I Program Participant
I felt like I was transported to the future where people are conscious enough to be curious about different cultures and willing to show up ready to do the work to improve their personal understanding as well as explore ways on how to be a better global community member. I loved all the tangible tools provided, I know I will continue to use them to help me be a better global community member and leader.
January 2021 GL&I Program Participant
I am very honored to be part of this incredible experience at a time when the world profoundly needs courageous, wise and ethical leadership in terms of creating meaningful change in this unprecedented situation that the pandemic has created.
July 2020 GL&I Program Participant

Program Fee

749 USD Student Rate

949 USD Professional Rate