International Institute For Global Leadership Inc

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Address:

PO Box 18909 % Michael Lightweaver Asheville NC 28814 USA

Mission:

The International Institute For Global Leadership is a tuition-free, internet based education program which provides a curriculum in consciousness designed to prepare students to become personally empowered, consciously aware, high-integrity and heart-centered leaders in their communities and the world. The study program is open to participants of any age and from anywhere in the world.

Results:

We currently have 125 students from 27 countries. We currently average shipping over 500 books a year to our students and have shipped over 2,800 books related to personal empowerment to our students over the past seven years for which they are required to write an assessment as to how the information affects their day-to-day life. Each of their profiles, photos and book assessments are posted on our website.

Target demographics:

Although our studies are available to anyone of any age, anywhere in the world, most of our current students are young Africans in their 20's $ 30's.

Geographic areas served:

International

Programs:

The program is divided into different levels of study. The introductory level consists of two small books which are emailed to the student. When these have been completed, the student enters Level One studies. Levels One & Two – which focus on personal empowerment - consist of seven books each. Level Three, devoted to personal assessment and goal setting, consists of written exercises. In Levels Four, Five & Six a student may choose seven books for each level from a selection of more than 400 books in 17 subject areas. The upper levels offer students many opportunities for advanced guided studies, internships, etc. according to their personal interests and life goals. More details about each level are available on the curriculum page of our website: http://www.global-leadership.com/curriculum/index.htm

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Rating: 3 stars  

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"What do you want out of life?" If someone had asked me this same question two decades ago, my response would have been vague and varied. But that is before I enrolled as a student of the Leadership Institute. Like most people, I had no particular goal to achieve in life. I merely drifted along, trying this and the other, sort of like playing a game of hide and seek with life. The first two books from the Institute Jonathan Seagull and As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen, wet my appetite to seek answers to the three fundamental basic life questions.

"Who am I?" This question deals with identity. "Why am I here?" This question examines purpose, and "Where am I gong?" This question probes issues on destiny. But it wasn't until I read "Psycho Cybernetics 2000, A Complete Update of Maxwell Maltz Classic" by Bobbe Sommer and Brian Tracy's excellent book on Goals, that inner transitional transformation began to take effect in my life.

I was dying to grow up and be my own man; only, I did not know or plan what that my own grown up person would do to make a difference in society. Then, I turned 21, had my freedom and I thought,

"Ah now this is life," but freedom too has its limitations. Later on I contemplated getting married and gaining societal status quo to raise a family. But never in my wildest of dreams did I stop or pause to think that every step of the way, although ushering in the desires of my heart, also pushed me closer to the edge and end of he road in life.

Earlier in life, I made many poor decisions, took uncalculated risks and lived on the margin. Opportunities were there in plenty to make good my life, but I did not reach out and grab them deluding myself better ones are yet to come my way in future.

Back in the innocent days, everything seemed so pure, so perfect and so purposeful. But that is before life experiences came charging, changing the course and direction of my entire life. In the prime of youth, I had no known role models to emulate like today's youth boast of. Caught in a tangle web of illiteracy on the one hand and tradition on the other of parent's lifestyle, at least the parents were closer to the old school of thought where culture reigned supreme. The two illiteracy and tradition along with other life's pressures greatly influenced and shaped the course of my life. Although a lot of interesting developments have since taken place, many of the mistakes could have been avoided had I the right guidance and counseling from the beginning. I consider belonging to a 'lost generation' whose appetite for the good things in life turned into a burden instead of a blessing.

Four years of high school were behind a future of new and exciting life awaited a head, so I thought. There were days the body literally floated on the wings of the wind, anticipating freedom that would finally become part of my adult life. From here on, life would be pure pleasure, I contemplated. Whatever the heart wanted it would have; party from dusk to dawn, disturbing the bones on the dance floor until there is no strength left in the body to move a muscle. Go after girls with gusto selecting ones for friendship fun and future relationship. But none of these things really satisfied the longing and emptiness in my heat. There were also set backs to contend with such as lack of finances to have the good times roll. All I wanted was to live to the fullest for the moment. Literally unchecked personal freedom was coming through my ears, my eyes bulging with desire for the good things, the heart running away with all kinds and manner of excitement.

I lived on the fast lane to nowhere, but a life of dissolution, disappointment and despair. Parent's precautions sounded hollow, boring and sounded like music to the ears during my teenage tough.

I thought I had it all
Till I lost it all
And I had to begin again all over.

If only someone had whispered behind my wet ears and warned me of the looming danger of trying to take all of life into my teeth or someone placed one self improvement book before me; perhaps the records of my life would have been set straight then.

Every last one is endowed with great potential for success, the difference comes in what one does with whatever one perceives as a heart desire. In my case, it was the discovery of the potential of creative writing. Once I knew the importance of setting and sticking to goals, improving on the knowledge and skills, creative writing became my number one goal in life.

Reading books from the Leadership Institute, I realized, there are no rehearsals in life, it is the real thing and I am the main character in the storyline of the drama that is my life. It is bad not to know when one makes exit from this world; equally worse when that time finds you unprepared as is usually the case with many. But, it is worst that you can't come back to right the wrongs or put final touches to unfinished businesses. In either case of entrance or exit, in or out of this world, one has little choice or control over. However, one has a wide range and variety of choices to make while still alive upon this planet earth. The sad thing is like most people, I made many wrong choices and was going through life enraged instead of enjoying all that life has to offer.

First, I had to come to terms with and accept the reality of the new challenges in my life. Second, I had take stock and look at my life a fresh. Third, I had to make appropriate adjustments. Walking that road has been tough, trying and torturous. There are those who successfully make necessary changes and cope beautifully with whatever difficulties life throws at them. I am not one of them. Fourth, I had to set new goals.

Once I became aware of the importance of setting and sticking to my goals until they are achieved, life has had a different ring to it. Not all my goals have been fulfilled but I am confident they will be in time judging from the experience of the ones that have been achieved.

Fifth, I had to deliberately take attention off myself, off my frustrations and off my disappointments and purposely concentrate on available opportunities still waiting in life. None of these adjustments come easy and cheap. It took some doing to come to these realizations and time has been the greatest healer.

Today, I am committed to being a participant not a spectator in the game of life. I no longer stand by and watch as others scale the ladder of success, wishing I could be the one. I also no longer sit back and simply expect a better life awaits out there somewhere for me. Wishful thinking I discovered doesn't cut it for success in life. Once life tossed me out of the warm nest of my comfort zone through painful past experiences, I now know better.

In a short essay such as this one, it would be difficult if not impossible to include all of life's practical lessons I have learnt in the first two levels of study from this institute. However, the two books mentioned above along with others, laid the foundation of the impact of the course on my personal and professional life, increased my demand for goal oriented results and made me conscious of the involvement of others my pursuit for a successful life.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

IIGL have been very good and beneficial to me by assisting with raising global awareness through raising the standards of literacy among its students members.

 
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I am DOGBO KOFI FAFALI a Togolese living in GHANA. I officially joined IIGL on the 14th MAy 2011 after a friend has revealed to me the intellectual benefits of the American-based Institute. Even though English is a second language for Francophone students like me, I didn't give chance to the linguistic barrier to stop my ambition. Unfortunately I didn't get any university degree before becoming a university-dropout but IIGL has opened my eyes and is giving me hope as I keep on reading its books. I was so delighted as I read Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude, I call this book ''my Bible". Today because of IIGL I am equipped with knowledge to live a successful business and marital life. Before, I thought wealth possession is the gift of destiny but IIGL lets me believe that it is possible with anybody who carries stubborn vision backed by determination. THANKS IIGL, LONG LIVE THE SPONSORS.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

In 2001 when I planted the tiny seed of an idea for a course in personal empowerment and transformation - that became IIGL - I had no idea that it would grow into what it has become today and touch so many lives in so many ways. It is with a deep sense of gratitude and humility that I have watched it continue to grow since I stepped out of the leadership position at the end of 2012. When I see so much suffering in the world and the blindness of those who attempt to kill unresourcefull ideas with guns & bombs, instead of better ideas, I am reminded of how valuable IIGL continues to be in lighting a candle - however small - instead of cursing the darkness.

 
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As the founder and first director of IIGL I have been privileged to see the incredible transformation that these studies have brought about in the lives of our students. Unlike many really great non-profits which focus on outer circumstances, IIGL focuses on the inner world of attitude and belief with the understanding that our outer circumstances of life are a reflection of our attitude and beliefs about ourselves and the world we live in. This focus on the very foundation of personal and social change makes IIGL utterly unique and in a category by itself.

 
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The International Institute for Global Leadership is a one-of-a-kind program. Unlike most leadership training programs, it is not university or business based. Also, unlike most programs, it is freely available without cost to anyone anywhere in the world. IIGL's focus is on training heart-centered leaders who are committed to being planetary change agents. The program begins with personal empowerment as the foundation for true leadership. For this reason it's offers a curriculum in consciousness with books that help students wrestle with the fundamentals of life and discover our true potential for Greatness. The ultimate goal of the program is to assist students in becoming consciously aware, high-integrity and heart-centered leaders in their communities and the world. This is why I am a dedicated contributor.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

see it have more funding to enable it to do so much more of what it is already doing.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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I begain working with the International Institute for Global Leadership (IIGL); www.global-leadership.com in 2002. Each year I have gotten to know more students and contributors globally. We are one global family! My experience is remarkable and I know each of us is making a GREAT difference in planetary change by participating in IIGL!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

The IIGL Students could receive "live" leadership training and offices could be established in each of the African countries. IIGL could be funded for 100 plus years with 10 million dollar gift!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

IIGL is a great NGO which has helped me gain new knowledge through books I never would have easily accessed. Most importantly, the books are sent to me through e-mail (soft copy) at no cost to me. This is an NGO with a wonderful mission. I am thrilled to be a part of IIGL.

 
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IIGL is a unique organization to which I have found none yet like it. In my study with IIGL, my vision has broadened especially following being given access to books I ordinarily may never have been able to come across myself.
Most importantly, these books are made available to me in soft copy at no cost to me.
I am grateful to the dedicated board members and advisor's who have continued to push this great organization forward.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would create chapters for monthly meetings in various states so that the members can get to meet and know themselves.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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 The books I read in IIGL make me realize that the war against poverty, diseases, ignorance, backward ness, violence, and bad leadership in the world is basically mental, and freedom can only come by understanding the power of thoughts. The more I have a better understanding and new interpretation of spiritual issues which hitherto had not been so clear to me, the more I have the strenght to face my challenges and know the right things to do to become the change that I wish to see in the world.
 

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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5 people found this review helpful

i got to find out about the IIGl program from a friend of mine who has always challenged me to become a better person in life. he told me reading books could help me get to that person that i wanted to be and i sort of didn't believe him at first but decided to join the program anyway. i can now say that reading books does help a lot. the program has helped me to realize the importance of many things that i always took for granted for example defining one's goals in life and writing them down, having a positive attitude among others. the program has helped me to develop and improve on the relationships that i have with people around me especially with my family who i have had problems with in the past. i have great confidence, hope and self esteem in myself and my abilities. i am deeply grateful to the people that have made this possible for me in this program and i would encourage anyone and everyone to become enrolled in this program.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the great encouragement i receive from time to time from the other students and also from Michael (the emails)

Ways to make it better...

if there were ways to have an interaction or meeting with everyone involved in the program

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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