Global Leadership

Global Leadership Development

Building leadership skills and enhancing the capacity of individuals and organizations to address local and global challenges constitute a vital part of IIE's mission. The long-term and short-term training programs arranged by the Institute connect students and professionals with peers and colleagues around the world and prepare them for leadership on a host of urgent topics and issues – from climate change and renewable energy to terrorism and interfaith dialogue – essential to advancing peace and prosperity for all.

  • TTNGO Professionals Conference

    NGO Management Capacity Building

    In partnership with the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and the JB Fernandes Memorial Trust I, IIE brings together NGO, CBO and civil society professionals working within Trinidad and Tobago for a biannual conference and occasional seminars. These events allow professionals to meet, network and share best practices.

  • Empowering Women Worldwide

    Empowering Women Worldwide

    The Institute is committed to increasing opportunities for women worldwide to pursue higher education and serve as effective and influential leaders in the public and private sectors. This is critical to achieving wide-scale gender equity around the world. IIE works to engage women from under-served groups and those who may not otherwise have access to leadership training and professional development opportunities, resulting in significant social and economic returns.

  • Advancing Social Justice

    Advancing Social Justice

    For the past decade, the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP) has sought to increase access and equity in higher education, while building the leadership abilities of a new generation of transformational leaders.

  • Developing Professionals through Short-Term Visits

    Developing Professionals through Short-Term Visits

    Through the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by IIE, a growing number of current and emerging foreign leaders participated in carefully designed short-term visits to the United States. Reflecting the international visitors' professional interests and supporting the foreign policy goals of the United States, the wide ranging programs have included visits by cultural preservationists to U.S. national monuments and visits by civic leaders to volunteer organizations.

  • Giving Teachers a World View

    Giving Teachers a World View

    Professional study tours help teachers bring an awareness of world cultures and global and environmental issues to their classrooms and students. Teachers travel overseas to learn about other cultures, interact with peers from host countries and build links with host institutions in order to deepen their students' knowledge of the world.

Program Spotlight
  • Global E3

    Global E3 allows engineering students at member universities to enjoy a fulfilling study abroad experience.

  • GE Foundation Logo

    Supporting outstanding students in higher education in fourteen countries around the world.

  • Baker Hughes Foundation

    Providing selected students scholarships towards the completion of their undergraduate degrees in Angola.

  • ExxonMobil

    ExxonMobil Middle East and North Africa Scholars Program helps to develop highly skilled and culturally adept individuals.


Jonah Kokodyniak
Deputy Vice President,
Strategic Development

Institute of International Education
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New York, NY 10017 USA
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