I co-founded Global Leadership Adventures in 2004 to help address what I saw as a pressing need for the world: a need for a new generation of leaders that is able to tackle the challenges of the increasingly inter-connected world we live in.
The greatest challenges over the next few decades are problems that can only be solved through global cooperation. Think about it: climate change, the energy crisis, poverty, HIV/AIDS, and terrorism are challenges that cannot be solved without engaging actors from various corners of the world in the solution. I realized that there was an urgent need to develop a new breed of leader that has deep personal connections to peers across the world, and that has had first-hand experience of global issues such as poverty, climate change, HIV/AIDs.
This is what inspired me to launch GLA – a vehicle for developing these leaders who will lead the world into the 21st century.
– Fred Swaniker