Greenheart Leadership Conferences

Empower your exchange experience by attending Greenheart's leadership conferences in Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

Greenheart Leadership Conferences
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Greenheart International organizes two leadership conferences each year. These opportunities enable a wide range of Greenheart participants to cultivate leadership skills while broadening their global cultural understanding. Click to expand the tabs below to learn more about each conference.

Greenheart Global Leaders Conference

Enrich your exchange experience by developing your global leadership skills in Washington, D.C. With Greenheart’s Global Leaders Conference, all Greenheart participants, 18 years and older, are eligible to apply to spend a week in the nation’s capital to increase their understanding of American culture, volunteering, and creating action plans for global leadership.

GGLC Highlights

  • Network and engage with Greenheart participants and alumni from around the world, as you experience a true cross-cultural exchange! This conference brings together English speakers who have traveled with Greenheart Travel and participants who have come to the U.S. with Greenheart
  • Develop leadership skills through site visits and workshops with government, social, and cultural leaders in the Washington D.C. area
  • Experience Washington D.C. with a tour, entertainment, and a service-learning project.
  • Gain tools to translate your international experience into a mission-driven life and career

Fast Facts

  • Who can apply: The GGLC application is open to any current or past Greenheart participant who is 18 years or older
  • What are the costs: Participants receive a scholarship that covers all of the program costs, most meals, and up to $500 for domestic travel and $1000 for international travel.
  • When is the GGLC: The GGLC takes place each year in early August. This year the GGLC will be held from July 30th – August 4th, 2017.
  • Where is the GGLC: The GGLC takes place in Washington D.C

Applications are currently closed for the GGLC. Questions? Reach out to Nicole McCarthy at nmccarthy@greenheart.org or at 312-264-1616.

Junior Greenheart Global Leaders Conference

Similar to the Greenheart Global Leaders Conference in Washington D.C, the Jr. GGLC explores global leadership through social and environmental service, cultural exchange, and international advocacy. Eight participants from seven countries joined us in May 2017 for the first-ever Jr. GGLC. See more photos and live videos from the 2017 conference on our Facebook page

Jr. GGLC Highlights

  • Take part in meaningful discussion led by Greenheart staff
  • Practice and refine your presentation and public speaking skills by presenting to staff at Greenheart’s headquarters in Chicago.
  • Dive into Chicago culture by volunteering with a local organization
  • Enjoy sightseeing excursions to some of Chicago’s most iconic attractions.

Fast Facts

  • Who can apply: The Jr. GGLC application is open to any current or past Greenheart participant who is 18 years or under
  • What are the costs: Participants receive a full scholarship that covers all of the program and travel costs.
  • When is the Jr.GGLC: The Jr.GGLC takes place each year in early May.
  • Where is the GGLC: The GGLC takes place in Chicago, IL.

Applications are currently closed for the Jr. GGLC. Questions? Reach out to Nicole McCarthy at nmccarthy@greenheart.org or at 312-264-1616.