Happy New Year

As the year ends, holiday season and the New Year are approaching, we would like to thank everybody for the cooperation, engagement and trust.
We wish everybody peaceful holidays and the best for the new year 2019! We look forward to the new year with open eyes, hearts and minds.

Your GLAC Team

Lab News

As part of Agenda 2030, we are currently working on a Lab for 2019 on basis of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Number 4: Quality Education. So be prepared and stay tuned for this upcoming dialogue process. Meanwhile check out GLAC's other labs.

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11th GFMD Summit Meeting

From December 5-7 the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) will take place in Marrakesh. The overarching theme will be “Honouring International Commitments to Unlock the Potential of All Migrants for Development”. On behalf of GLAC our colleague Claudia Apel will be there to represent our Migration Lab.

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Impact Story:

Maja Göpel is Secretary General of the German Advisory Council on Global Change. Its mission is to provide inspiring intellectual leadership and scientific advice for the German government and the wider public on possible pathways for sustainable global development.

As its Secretary General, Maja holds up to this promise.

Read her story

Anti-Trafficking Lab: 2nd session

Watch out for the second session of our Unveil the Hidden Presence: Trafficking in Women and Children - A Leadership and Innovation Lab. The stunning lab will take place from November 10-15 in London, UK.

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Impact Story:

Nipun Mehta is the founder of, a community with over 500,000 members that connects volunteers and their projects around the world.

Find out about his unique and fascinating journey towards compassion.


Read his story

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.