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Imagine Villagers from over 35 countries living, working, and learning together. The Global Village is an intensive, immersive program with a rich set of experiences that you can customize to achieve your leadership aspirations. 

When you register for GV 2021, you will receive an invitation to GV Virtual – new virtual programming that begins in summer 2020 and continues throughout the year at no additional cost. GV Virtual includes experiences and optional opportunities designed for our 2021 Villagers across the globe, focused on connecting, sharing, learning and (of course) fun.

Questions about joining GV Virtual and Global Village 2021? Email Wagner Previato, Manager, Recruiting and Partnerships.

Global Village 2021 runs June 26 to July 31, 2021.

Establish your own goals and objectives in this unique five week program and exit with new mindsets and skill sets in ethical leadership, entrepreneurship, cross-cultural collaboration and communication. This experience is not about learning sessions, classes, discussions or lectures, but rather real work projects and interactive experiences. Seize the opportunity to map your customized action plan just as you envision it. 

Iacocca Global Village 2021 Program Update

Published February 2, 2021

With so much continuing uncertainty in the world, we know you have many questions about what Summer 2021 will look like. We want you to know that we are committed to a great Global Village 2021 (our 25th anniversary Village!) and that this Village will happen, whether in-person, virtual or (most likely) some combination of both. We are now working through some amazing opportunities and options and will be updating you all soon. For now, please plan on a Village that begins in GV Virtual today and save the five-week residency period (June 26-July 31) for your intensive Global Village summer experience. More to come!

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Consulting/Design Projects

Work in a cross-cultural team for an international or U.S. based client to capture new opportunities and propose solutions to critical problems. The project demands and deadlines are real, and so are the expectations of success and value delivered to the client. Learn cross-cultural leadership, teamwork, project management and presentation skills through total immersion in your diverse international team.

Workshops and Interactive Sessions

Engage on critical topics affecting organizational strategy and performance, professional skills and future trends with experienced facilitators from all over the world. Choose from more than 25 options to customize your program for your professional goals and objectives. 

Topics include:

  • Entrepreneurship and Leadership
  • Global Networking and Multicultural Understanding
  • Next Generation Organizations and Sector Knowledge
  • Personal Development

Regional Site Visits

Visit local organizations, from startup entrepreneurial ventures and family-owned companies, to large global corporations and social enterprises. Meet organization leaders and explore their best practices, innovations and organizational dynamics in action. 

Leaders in Residence and Virtual Visitors

Engage in discussion with leaders of all kinds from large and small corporations, professional firms, family-owned businesses and start-up companies. These leaders-in-residence share paths to success, learning from failures, strategic partnerships, negotiation tips and their vision for the future. Dynamic panel discussions focus on globalization, leadership, and alumni leadership.        

New York and Washington, DC

Visit two of the United States’ iconic cities to experience leadership on a global scale. Tour major multinational businesses and meet with leaders at organizations like:

  • Bloomberg
  • Google
  • Izar Capital Group
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • United Nations
  • U.S. Capitol
  • World Bank

Country Presentations and Culture Nights

Hone leadership presentation and speaking skills by sharing your country’s best business practices and pitch it as a potential for investment. And share the non-business culture of your country—music, dress, performance and food—at three social Culture Nights.

Villager-Led Sessions

Propose your own session to discuss global topics, hold an informal group seminar or share your expertise.