It’s time to face the difficult truth. Today’s leaders have not taken the necessary action to slow, let alone reverse, global warming – it is happening now and we are only beginning to feel the impact on our daily lives.
The world is undergoing the most drastic climate changes and sea-level rises to date, which will cause severe economic, political, and societal disruption in unprecedented ways. Current and future leaders are not prepared to make decisions, reform policy, and reshape our world when the time comes.
SCOPE: Young global citizens do not comprehend the scope of the challenge ahead and become disenfranchised by the sheer weight of the problem
INTENT: World leaders have not shown genuine intent to reform policies and address ongoing global warming
PREPARE: Existing leadership development programs are focused on leading in the current circumstance. They do not prepare leaders for the upcoming drastic changes, post +2ºC
GLOBAL: Regional leadership programs lack the global perspective needed to address large scale global issues
The Global Leadership Forum is responding to the need of companies and organizations to develop their next generation leaders and to successfully address complex global issues with local action plans. The 6-day forum held in Ottawa will bring together young innovative leaders from around the world to engage with Canadian and Indigenous leaders in a modern, hands-on, engagement-rich forum.
We are seeking 40 young, impact-driven, and demonstrated global leaders with an interest in the future of leadership, a desire for change and concern about global warming.
There are no educational background requirements. We seek participants who have demonstrated leadership abilities, and interests in social development.
A desire to make a difference is the key driver.
We welcome participants from all countries and backgrounds who are environmentally-conscious leaders. Diversity is our strength.
The Forum is an engaging and productive retreat that delivers an exceptional leadership framework.
Our Empower, Experience, Explore, and Enjoy philosophy provides you with a unique experience and interweaves education with an exploration of Canada’s capital and exposure to global perspectives.
Our interactive educational programs are community-based and customized with the goal of providing young professionals with the motivation, tools, and resources to grow into the leaders of the future. We believe that we have a responsibility to bring our expertise in delivering world-class leadership development to a broader audience globally while preparing young leaders for an uncertain future.
Participants will leave with …
Mindtrust helps leaders grow by creating opportunities to learn together, share experiences and build life-long relationships. The Leadership Development Program was launched in 2005 in partnership with the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University and the Telfer School of Management at University of Ottawa for 60 fourth-year students. Algonquin College joined the program in 2015 increasing the number of participants to 80 each year. This program has been running each winter term for the past 15 years with more than 900 alumni. Our mission is to advance leadership excellence by creating opportunities to learn together, share experiences and build lifelong relationships.
Visit Mindtrust Leadership to find out more about this innovative program.