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.

I felt that this course helped me expand my previously narrow mind set. I was exposed to lots of different ways of thinking and approaching issues that I would not have otherwise come across.
Student in 2020 Global Leadership & Innovation Program

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.

CIL’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: January 4 - 15, 2021


  • 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

It was great to interact with people from so many parts of the world, it brings you out of your comfort zone. It allows you to be more introspective about your behaviors and understand others.
Student in the Global Leadership & Innovation Program

Program Fee & Information Sessions

Program Fee

749 USD Student Rate

949 USD Professional Rate

Upcoming Information Sessions

October 20th @ 8:30am PT

November 3rd @ 4pm PT 

November 23rd @ 8:30am PT

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