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Students connect with peers from around the country, develop goals for the upcoming year, and hone strong leadership skills at the annual GlobeMed Leadership Institute.

Annual Leadership Institute

Rising chapter leaders kick off every school year in Evanston, IL at the GlobeMed Leadership Institute, a three-day weekend of intensive training and leadership development.

“The Leadership Institute not only provided strategies for being a better executive board and staff leader, but also great reflection points for knowing ourselves better and what motivates us.”
– Betsy Koehne, Truman State University ’12

The Annual GlobeMed Leadership Institute is a three-day training program for GlobeMed Chapter Presidents that enables them to develop the necessary skills and strategic plans for the year ahead. The Leadership Institute is held every fall at the beginning of the school year on Northwestern University’s campus in Evanston, IL.

The Leadership Institute equips students with the essential knowledge and resources to confidently step into the GlobeMed network. The weekend provides an opportunity for students to meet inspiring peers from across the country, prepare for an exciting year, and have a transformative experience on their path to becoming strong, partnership-centered leaders.


The Leadership Institute has three primary objectives:


Leadership Development
– Chapter Presidents strengthen and build their personal leadership and team management skills, engage in personal discernment, and clearly communicate GlobeMed to inspire others to action.

Strengthening Plans for Partnership
 – Chapter Co-Presidents think critically about the meaning and model of our partnerships as they plan for the upcoming academic year. They strategize how to position the relationship between their chapter and partner organization at the core of every chapter program (Campaigns, globalhealthU, Communication, and Community-Building) and create action plans to accomplish their goals.

Sharing Best Practices and Lessons Learned
– Chapter Co-Presidents come together to share best practices and learn from one another so that concepts, successful programs, and inspiring ideas will be brought back and implemented on their campuses.

In addition to learning from one another, Chapter Presidents have the opportunity to hear from professionals in the fields of leadership development, advocacy, and more. In the past, the Leadership Institute has been strengthened through the participation of individuals such as David Godsted from the Global Health Fellows Program II, Chris Gandy from MassMutual, Tom Kawalec from Accenture, Bella Bahhs from #LetUsBreathe Collective, Adam Goodman from Northwestern’s Center for Leadership, Ed Cardoza from Still Harbor, and Donna Barry from Partners in Health.