The iLEAP International Fellowship is a long-term investment in community-based leadership in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Each year, iLEAP selects 10 to 15 grass-roots leaders from around the world from a highly competitive pool of hundreds to join this unique, cross-cultural and global leadership training in Seattle. The program is highly integrated, with a balance between personal reflection and retreat, group learning and dialogue, and professional training in partnership, communication, and effective leadership. iLEAP Fellows return home to lead their communities with a renewed clarity and commitment to who they are, what they do, and how together we can change the world.
The Fellowship program is very rigorous and iLEAP invests in leaders who have a demonstrated life-long commitment to service and community and are at the point in their professional life where they can benefit from an extended period of reflection and inquiry combined with new ideas and relationships. We elect to bring these leaders to Seattle for the training because, guided by our Mission and Vision, we believe in the power of relationships to spark cross-cultural collaboration and creative partnerships toward positive, sustainable change, and that these grass-roots social leaders have a great deal to teach those in North America.