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The Institute of Global Leadership

We are developing tomorrow's leaders today. Global leadership students are engaged as courageous, integrous, and Christ-like influencers in a rapidly changing world.

Students cultivate a leadership mindset and develop skills that translate across a variety of fields, including business, law, healthcare, engineering, performing arts, non-profits, and public service.  A global perspective is cultivated through developing cultural competencies and greater awareness of international challenges.  


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To nurture and grow ethical servant-leaders with a global perspective.


Students develop an awareness of the overlapping spheres in an ever-increasingly connected world. They dive deep into issues like health care, education, the economy, and business and law and how policies and practices affect the global population. Students have distinct opportunities to work with recognized world-class leaders and partner with humanitarian organizations on international projects.



Pathways and Passions

Law Pathway
For students who choose the law pathway, courses in public speaking and debate, law, and psychology provides a foundational understanding of how to formulate and structure an effective argument, whether written or oral. Students benefit from guest speakers and mentors from a wide variety of careers within the legal field, including private practice, public service, and non-profits. 
Beyond the Classroom

The Institute offers extra-curriculars to augment the classroom experience. Currently, students enjoy the Distinguished Speaker Series, internships, speech and debate team, mock trial team and the Wharton High School Investment Competition. Future opportunities include: OC Endowment Portfolio Management, the National Economics Challenge and the National Personal Finance Challenge

United Nations Sustainable Goals
The capstone course is a student-directed action-research project where students design their own learning experience, aimed at a SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound) goal. Unique to the capstone project is a commitment to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Students will conduct research around one of the goals and seek to contribute to understanding and solving some of these daunting global challenges.  
Business Pathway

For students in the business pathway, special emphasis courses in entrepreneurship, finance, and economics provide a foundational understanding of the business world around them and introduce a cohesive framework for strategic decision-making. Students work collaboratively in teams to pitch their own entrepreneurial proposals, model and monitor real economic conditions and become financially literate.

The Global Leadership Institute classes have given me the opportunity to see my potential and investigate my passions. The courses have trained me to see issues on a global scale but recognize these issues as something I have the agency to address and the ability to change.