Developing Leadership to Transform Your Community

The Global Social Change Leadership Institute brings together student leaders and recent college graduates from across the United States and around the world to develop the knowledge and skills to effectively advance social justice in their communities.

The Institute is offered by the Research Center for Leadership in Action, an academic center at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School for Public Service, a nationally top-ranked school for public affairs.

Participants learn from experienced public service professionals at the forefront of policy reform and advocacy, coalition building, direct service, and community organizing.

Through interactive workshops, participants evaluate their own leadership values and strengths, dialogue with other emerging leaders working in a variety of cultural and political contexts, and deepen their understanding of how to have an impact on current issues such as international development, migration policy, innovation in the arts, and work with youth.

What Participants Have Said about the Institute

"It was a transformational experience for me as a leader. It enabled me to connect with myself, my core values and my passion."
"The Institute truly has the power to create leaders who can lead global social change and transform communities."
"The social community that has been formed these past two weeks has been absolutely incredible! I have attended many leadership conferences/sessions but this one has and probably always will be #1 in my book."
"I feel so much more inspired to take action and initiate projects and ideas that I'm passionate about. I feel more confident in myself as a leader."
"I developed a renewed sense of focus on community initiative."
"Extraordinary professors and teachers."
"It made me passionate about being a leader and creating social change."