Hesselbein Global Academy

Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement aims to produce a cadre of experienced, ethical leaders equipped to address critical issues throughout the world. Through dynamic global mentorship, training, and service opportunities, student leaders of today will become the business, community, and government leaders of tomorrow

What is the Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement? 

Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement aims to produce a cadre of experienced, ethical leaders equipped to address critical issues throughout the world. Through dynamic global mentorship, training, and service opportunities, student leaders of today will become the business, community, and government leaders of tomorrow. 

Why does the Hesselbein Global Academy need your support? 

The Hesselbein Global Academy draws together 50 of the top student leaders from around the world for an annual four-day student leadership summit at the University of Pittsburgh. Participants receive training and mentorship from professionals who are experts in the fields of business, government, education, and not-for-profit. The students and mentors explore critical topics in leadership and undertake community engagement projects in collaboration with Pittsburgh-area organizations.

Hesselbein Global AcademySince 2009, the Academy has hosted over 450 participants from 72 countries.  In 2017, 100% of participants agreed that they felt more prepared to work in a global setting and also agreed that they increased their personal leadership skills as a result of the Summit.  You can hear more about the impact of the Summit from the participants themselves by viewing our 2017 Summit video. For more information about the Summit, please visit: www.hesselbein.pitt.edu

Your gift will help ensure that each selected participant will receive a full scholarship to attend (which includes housing and meals during the Summit) as well as a travel stipend.

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