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The Global Leadership Center

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Meet Director Dr. Matthew LeRiche and learn a bit about what we do at the Global Leadership Center

Our Mission

The Global Leadership Center strives to develop internationally-minded, locally-engaged leaders in all walks of life.

Our Vision

The Global Leadership Center (GLC) offers a two-year undergraduate certificate that prepares students to become lifelong learners in order to serve as internationally-minded, skilled, attuned, professional and experienced leaders in all walks of life (commercial, governmental and nongovernmental, educational, etc.). The GLC certificate is not a degree-granting academic discipline but a curricular and co-curricular program which enhances other disciplines.
The program prepares students to think critically and creatively, communicate clearly and logically, be flexible and non-dogmatic, embrace ambiguity and complexity, and understand the world's challenging commercial, political, religious, and cultural issues.

In the Global Leadership Center, students work in teams comprised of both Ohio University and foreign-based international students on real-world projects, usually with real-world clients (both in the USA and abroad), in a community-based education experience.

Saturday Symposium - Preparing Students to Enter the Workforce

Saturday, March 30 Symposium

The OHIO-Leipzig Transatlantic Summit

A result of years of collaboration between Ohio University and Universität Leipzig, the Ohio-Leipzig Transatlantic Summit brings together students from across multiple disciplines. The 2018 Summit focused on the opioid epidemic.

Read more about the OHIO-Leipzig Transatlantic Summit here.

Cambodia Trip

In May of 2017, the Global Leadership Center students took part in an amazing trip to Cambodia.

You can read about the trip here.

Student Testimonials

A recent graduate explains what the GLC has meant to her.

Apply now to be part of the GLC

Apply to be part of the GLC

Apply now to be part of the Global Leadership Center during the 2019-2020 academic year

GLC trip a life changing experience

GLC trip

Jonathan Baldwin joined the Global Leadership Center (GLC) to gain professional experience and leadership skills internationally. He gained that and much more during his trip to Cambodia in May of 2015.

Kyra Kurt Willner VisCom Gallery



The work of the late  Kyra Kurt Willner, who was a Global Leadership Center student and senior in the School of Visual Communication, is now on display in this online exhibit.