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The call for the "Unveil the Hidden Presence: Trafficking in Women and Children" Lab is open until 28 February 2018!

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CEF Learning Insights:

"Reflections on driving change in a complex world" by Mareike Zenker

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Mareike Zenker of Global Leadership Academy elected as chair of Learn4Dev Network

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Activity of the Global Diplomacy Lab on August 31st ”From the Brandt Commission to the 2030 Agenda 40 years of common efforts for a peaceful, just and sustainable world”.

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The potential of knowledge-sharing and dialogue for change in development work: Watch the video of GLAC's contribution of behalf of the learn4dev network at the European Development Days 2017!

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The power of our WE-Africa Lab featured in South Africa’s Business Day

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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.