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In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Iacocca Institute is postponing Global Village (GV) 2020 until summer 2021.

All accepted candidates for GV 2020 will receive deferred acceptance to GV 2021.

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.

The Global Village Experience

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. 

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. 

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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.