Impact Story:

Being an experienced entrepreneur herself, Elizabeth Maloba works freelance as an organizational change and business growth facilitator. Her main concern is the reduction of youth unemployment.

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Urban Innovation and Leadership Lab Video:

Voices and results from our Urban Innovation and Leadership Lab

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Partner Insights:

Reflections on the first Anti-Human Trafficking Lab meeting in Nairobi by one of our co-facilitators Melanie Cheary

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Podcast by GDL Member Sabrina Schulz:

The difficult search for compromise at political summits and how it could be done better

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Social Media Launch:

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Impact Nelson Mandela Dialogues on Memory Work:

Introducing the methodology to Canada

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Migration Lab Video:

Voices and results from our Migration Lab

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Excited to announce the launch of our offical GLAC YouTube Channel

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Reporting on some change projects that were created in the Mandela Dialogues 2 and took off

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The Global Leadership Academy

The immense challenges we face as a global community require a fundamental shift in our thinking.

The Global Leadership Academy creates spaces in which decision-makers from the fields of policy-making, business, research and civil society come together to look at global challenges from a completely different angle.

Who we are

Leadership and Innovation Labs

Based on its years of experience, the Global Leadership Academy has developed an effective approach to enable change on a personal, organisational and systemic level – Leadership and Innovation Labs.

A Leadership and Innovation Lab is a space of dialogical knowledge sharing, connection and innovation dedicated to a particular societal challenge.

In a unique way, this approach addresses the intertwined relationship between leadership development of key change agents and the initiation of systemic change in organizations, networks and our societies.

What we do

Impressions from our labs

"We value the strategic insight and focus on leadership that the Global Leadership Academy brings. We are pleased to be partnering with you in the space of leadership and coalition building for development."


Dr. Ajay Tejasvi, Collaborative Leadership for Development, The World Bank

Our impact

The Global Leadership Academy enables change on a personal, organisational and systemic level.

Our members transfer insights and innovations into their home contexts in manifold ways: Through change projects, new cooperations, innovative leadership and much more.