Global Leadership Forum
Global Washington is partnering with the Global Leadership Forum (GLF) to provide an intensive professional development program for globally-oriented leaders in social purpose roles in philanthropy, education, government, non-profits, and for-profits. Peer cohorts meet over seven months and address management, leadership, and organizational development topics that are decided by the cohort. Topics can include such areas as program evaluation, strategic planning, identifying leadership styles, board relations, and cultural competencies. An emphasis is placed on building a trusted peer community where creative problem solving and real-time application of topics results in personal and organizational growth. Nominations and registration for mid-career and senior leaders is happening now. For more information go to www.glfglobal.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 12: America’s Role in the World: Why Leading Globally Matters for Washington
Join us for a dynamic breakfast discussion with Representative Derek Kilmer who will focus on how American diplomacy and leadership in global affairs benefit Washington state.
Representative Derek Kilmer
U.S House of Representatives
Monday, March 12
8:00am – 9:30am
1320 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, Washington 98402
Price: Free to attend. Breakfast included. Registration REQUIRED
Mar 7: Learning to Leap – Educational Advancement in the Digital Age
Mona Foundation and Global Washington will co-sponsor a session with Rebecca Winthrop, Senior Fellow and Director of Brookings Institution on Wednesday March 7th, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. By 2030 50% of the workforce, particularly the poor and women, will not have the skills they need to economically prosper in our changing digital and AI- driven economy. Rebecca will speak to her most recent research and report, “Can We Leapfrog? The Potential of Education Innovations to Rapidly Accelerate Progress,” on innovation and the potential to “leapfrog” education systems around the globe to provide breadth of skills for all learners.
Senior Fellow and Director
Rebecca Winthrop is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Universal Education. She is the former head of education for the International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian aid NGO. Her research focuses on education in the developing world, with special attention to the skills children need to succeed in life, and improving quality learning for the most marginalized children and youth, including girls and children affected by extreme violence.
Dr. Winthrop works to promote equitable learning issues for young people in developing countries. She advises governments, international institutions, foundations, and corporations on education and development issues, and provides guidance to a number of important education policy actors. Prior to joining Brookings in June 2009, Dr. Winthrop spent 15 years working in the field of education for displaced and migrant communities, most recently as the head of education for the International Rescue Committee. There she was responsible for the organizations’ education work in over 20 conflict-affected countries. She has been actively involved in developing the evidence base around and global attention to education in the developing world. In her prior position she helped develop global policy for the education in emergencies field, especially around the development of global minimum standards for education in contexts of armed conflict and state fragility.
Wednesday, March 7
10am – 12pm
1601 Fifth Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98101
Feb 22: Networking Happy Hour with Friends of GlobalWA, WGHA and World Affairs Council
Join us for the first Happy Hour of the year in a new venue! Meet others in the Seattle area who are engaged with or interested in international development. No registration required!
FREE to attend.
Thursday, February 22
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Old Stove Brewing Co.
1525 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Nov 29: GlobalWA Annual Conference – Renewing Global Leadership
Some see our increasing global interdependence as a necessary driver of economic growth, peace, and stability. For others, however, it is a source of increased conflict, economic inequality and social strife. What type of leadership is called for? What are the roles of international non-profits, global companies, leading academic institutes, philanthropists and our U.S. government?
With this year’s conference theme Renewing Global Leadership, the conference will examine these questions from a multi-stakeholder approach and a common vision of creating a more equitable, healthy, and prosperous world. Conference sessions will highlight the economic, political and cultural impact of globalization, as well as the growing need for global leaders to adapt to an evolving global order.
Wednesday, November 29 // 8:00am – 5:00pm
Bell Harbor International Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121
$250 (members) // $350 (non-members)
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