The Meridian Global Leadership Institute advances the understanding of global issues and develops the unique organizational and personal competencies needed to compete successfully and contribute effectively in the ever-evolving global environment.
Our programs provide the knowledge, insights, skills, and tools that can make the difference between success and failure when operating or launching new initiatives across borders.
Our programs prepare your participants to:
- Understand the complex interplay of economic, political, social, and cultural forces that impact global competitiveness and effectiveness
- Manage global risks while seizing global opportunities
- Increase speed to market and time to value of global initiatives
- Shape and implement global strategies to enhance operational performance and organizational resiliency
- Meet heightened economic and social responsibilities as competition intensifies and stakeholder expectations increase
- Establish a culture of innovation and adoption of best practices, drawing on ideas and initiatives from multiple cultures and spheres
- Gain insight and influence through effective external affairs and communication strategies and tactics
- Achieve results through strategic alliances and partnerships
For more than five decades, Meridian International Center’s conferences, briefings, leadership exchanges, and educational programs have provided world-renowned forums for knowledge sharing and relationship building. Distinguished leaders from business, government, and the diplomatic community, as well as emerging leaders from every country, have come together at Meridian to learn through exchange, networking, and dialogue.
Meridian has also worked with diverse clients to develop global leadership approaches, intercultural awareness, and country and regional insights for executives, managers, and individual contributors.
Now, the Meridian Global Leadership Institute’s educational programs and events enable wider private- and public-sector audiences to learn from one another and from individuals and organizations shaping best thinking and practice on a global scale.
We offer focused, practical, cost-effective opportunities to acquire the insights, skills, and tools needed to work effectively in the global environment.
Educational programs, conferences, and workshops. High-impact educational sessions available through a mix of classroom, virtual, and blended delivery formats. Sessions are based on leading-edge adult learning approaches and can be customized to address specific global audiences and challenges.
Communities of interest and practice. Online forums that foster networking, knowledge sharing, continuous learning, team development, and ongoing dissemination and application of best practices.
Leadership exchanges and study tours. Events that allow wider audiences to benefit from “the Meridian experience.” Participants engage with top policy makers, thought leaders, and organizations and individuals who are driving innovation and shaping best practices throughout the globe. They build relationships and find solutions through face-to-face dialogue and shared experiences.
All programs offer insights and experience from expert faculty—true leadership perspective from individuals who are highly respected and accomplished in their industries and fields.
Our programs will benefit any current or emerging business leader whose strategic or operational responsibilities extend across borders. They are designed for executives and managers at all levels from:
- Major corporations with extensive multinational operations
- Small to medium-sized businesses looking for a competitive edge as they move into global markets
- International corporations seeking to navigate the U.S. business environment
- Government agencies and NGOs undertaking multinational initiatives
All programs are offered in public session on the Meridian campus in downtown Washington, D.C., or at a nearby location. In addition, any program may be tailored or customized for delivery on site at your facilities or via e-learning.
ESSENTIALS OF GLOBAL LEADERSHIP
April 22–25, 2013
October 7–10, 2013
Develops the unique perspectives and competencies needed to navigate the complexities of and succeed in today’s global business environment—including cultural intelligence, geopolitical risk acumen, government and external relations savvy, public diplomacy and communication skill, and sustainability and social responsibility insight.
DEVELOPING CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE
Blended learning sessions begin May 6, 2013.
Prepares participants to work effectively in all cultural contexts. Enables them to recognize the influence of culture and to bridge and transcend cultural differences when interacting with colleagues, subordinates, customers, suppliers, partners, and other stakeholders.
POSITIONING YOUR ORGANIZATION FOR GLOBAL SUCCESS
October 21–23, 2013
Teaches proven, contemporary approaches and tools for shaping perceptions, managing issues, creating effective dialogue, and building strong alliances with external audiences and stakeholders including government officials, analysts, NGOs, the media, and the public.
LEADING THE GLOBAL ORGANIZATION
Two-session program: May 20–23, 2013, and September 23–26. 2013
Enables senior leaders to hone their ability to formulate and implement global strategy, manage innovation, lead sustainability initiatives, form public-private partnerships, and guide public diplomacy and government relations practices as they shape their organizations' global futures. Offers stimulating interactions with peers and thought leaders from multiple sectors and disciplines.
2 days; dates to be announced
Builds leadership capabilities including communicating a compelling vision, creating and implementing sound strategy, inspiring others, building powerful teams, ensuring alignment, foreseeing opportunities, and managing change.
APPLIED PUBLIC-SECTOR LEADERSHIP
2-1/2 days; dates to be announced
Prepares public sector and diplomatic leaders for success in the critical areas of capacity building, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Develops personal leadership competencies.
These targeted, “dashboard” style, one-day sessions provide updates and insights on critical social, economic, and political developments, risks, and trends. They develop the in-depth, real-time understanding required by individuals preparing to work in new environments and business units or teams preparing to enter new markets or launch new initiatives.
Inside Briefings are available for stand-alone delivery or as add-on modules to our other programs.
Regional offerings include: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia.
Country offerings include: Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, United States.
Custom-developed for your executives and managers, these programs combine targeted learning sessions and special events at Meridian with a strategically designed itinerary of meetings, site visits, and cultural experiences.
For more information please contact Bill Yarnoff,
Executive Director, Meridian Global Leadership Institute: