Well, we are officially over halfway through 2022… WOW! As we cruise into the second half of the year, now is a good time to ask yourself how you are going to make what remains of 2022 just as meaningful as the first half. Specifically, we want to know, when was the last time you made a concerted effort, or put yourself out there, in the name of your own professional development? It can be hard! And maybe even a little scary. But if you don’t advocate for yourself, who will? Deciding to advance your professional skills is step one. Step two… is how?
The Global Leadership League has you covered! The League offers numerous opportunities to connect with other professional peers, join in on industry relevant discussions, and have leaders from the global education field help guide you and offer their feedback. We want to spotlight a few of the different programs The League offers which could help you take your career to the next level and finish out the remainder of the year with some oomph:
Career Connections: Whether you're working on a presentation, looking for someone to brainstorm with outside of your organization, or just simply looking for some perspective, Career Connections is the place for you.
Career Connections is a members-only benefit that pairs experienced League members (Guides) with other members (Explorers) who want to learn from their expertise regarding a professional challenge, while both parties forge a meaningful professional relationship and expand their network. We aim to connect members who are active in a variety of fields including but not limited to:
· Education Abroad
· International Students & Scholars
· International Enrollment Management
· Campus Programming
· and more!
Coffee Connect: Join us monthly for a chance to learn more about the League! Grab a drink and join the Partnerships team to get a taste of what the League has to offer; this opportunity is open to all interested non-members and members.
There are 3 versions of this meeting:
1. In 'Learn about the League' we'll spend some time giving an overview of the League’s programs, provide a fun and topical ‘taster’ and enjoy the company of new colleagues. Plus, you will have time for Q&A.
2. In 'Mentor Highlight' we'll focus on our ever-popular Mentor Circles and Career Connections program; creating space to connect and provide brief information about joining the League to non-members.
3. In 'Senior Leader' we'll create time, space and support for Senior Leaders to connect with each other to discuss the most pressing topics facing the field, our organizations and teams.
We’ll meet online for 30 minutes the second Tuesday of the month at 1pm EST (USA).
The League Lasso: The League Lasso is a trusted space for members to inspire, create, and share their stories and writings with others. Members are invited to create a piece of writing. The genre is open to all forms of the writing enterprise. The writing piece can be of professional nature or a personal outlet. Submit your work prior and then discuss online as a group. We support each other! Here are few examples (as a source of inspiration, not limitation!):
· cover letter
· purpose statement for graduate school
· proposal for funding a new program
· letter to your congressional representative for advocacy
· short story
· letter to your high school senior before they leave for college
Mentor Circles: One of the cornerstones of a successful business model is collaboration. Whether around the table with colleagues from your own company or in a board room with professionals from around the field, there is value in bringing different perspectives to the table. The League understands the value of this process and recognizes that facilitating these conversations can take time and effort, so we’ve created Mentor Circles.
Take the opportunity to learn and grow with other professionals in international education on topics such as Blazing Your Career Trail and Designing a Well-Lived Life. Sessions commence three or four times a year, and groups are made up of 3-5 individuals per session. This is a members only benefit.
The Chat Box: Are you seeking colleagues who can relate to our new professional and personal realities? Has your employment situation unexpectedly changed? Are you eager to connect with new networks in the absence of conferences, work travel and your office?
Dial into The Chat Box! Join us for 60-minute discussion groups on Zoom that tackle ‘real-time, real-issue’ learning, empathizing and problem-solving with other League members, including:
· Leading and Managing in This New World
· The Virtual Professional
· My Career: Now & Future
· Taking Care of You
· What’s Next for Global Education
Chat Box programs are hosted and scheduled across three regions – Pacific Rim, Europe and the Americas – maximizing time zones and cross-cultural contexts.
Audio recordings, Top Takeaways and relevant League resources are available for Members after login.
The League is proud to offer these different opportunities to our members and we love being a part of the plan for people who are leveling up their professional development. Don’t wait, join The League now and make the most of the remainder of 2022 while you still can! Learn more about joining.
The mission of the Global Leadership League is to ignite change across the global education field by empowering, connecting, and training leaders. We invite you to reach out to us here or learn more about becoming a member.