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Global Leaders for a Better Tomorrow. A Unique Outward Bound International Program To Foster Cross-Border Understanding, Compassion and Collaboration Among Emerging Leaders.

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global leaders for a better tomorrow

Global Leadersfor a Better Tomorrow

A Unique Outward Bound International Program

To Foster Cross-Border Understanding, Compassion and

Collaboration Among Emerging Leaders.

“.. while the world is being globalized, shrunk and tied together ever more closely in technological terms, this has not been accompanied by a better understanding between cultures, countries and civilizations. There is a mismatch.”

Thomas Friedman

New York Times

“The question often posed by developing countries is, why can't a homogenous global culture incorporate all cultures and not only push for the western way of social, cultural and economic lives.

Is it not necessary for fostering greater understanding to acknowledge and embrace the diversities of the world we live in?”

Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia

Effective Leaders with global perspectives are increasingly needed in all sectors as the world becomes increasingly closer.
Outward Bound International has been a leader in fostering global understanding and collaboration for the past 65 years.

In 2005, over 200,000 individuals

and over 150 corporations, governments, NGO’s

and international organizations

experienced Outward Bound in one of over200 schools in 32 countries.

What if today’s world leaders

had first met

on an Outward Bound expedition?

What if the next generation of leaders

first met

on an Outward Bound expedition?

global leaders for a better tomorrow program concept
Global Leaders for a Better Tomorrow Program Concept

Selected emerging leaders representing the world’s socio-economic, political, ethnic, religious and cultural diversity…

Overcoming wilderness challenges together on…

A powerful experiential expeditionary program with…

A unique leadership curriculum

… Resulting in a network of leaders who possess
  • an appreciation of international human diversity,
  • increased ability to collaborate and resolve issues and
  • a sense of responsibility to provide service to all world citizens.
participant selection criteria
Participant Selection Criteria
  • Participants will be the next generation of leaders who are now emerging and will likely have to “cross borders” in their future leadership work.
  • Age range will generally be 30’s through 40’s
  • Participants will have significant accomplishments already in their chosen field e.g. business, government, education, social service, etc.
  • The group will represent a global constituency – geography, race, religion, gender, politics.
  • Participants will often come from pairs of countries that have issues or in pairs from a country within which significant issues exist.
phase 1 2006 pilot programs
Phase 1: 2006 Pilot Programs
  • Three pilot programs are planned for 2006.
  • Each program will include a remarkable group of 20 emerging leaders from around the world will come together to:
  • Learn practical tools from thought leaders on “leading beyond borders”
  • Engage with local leadership in meaningful exchange
  • Demonstrate the possibilities of a very diverse international team by overcoming wilderness challenges.
  • The first pilot program with be an expedition summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Subsequent programs will originate from Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Each program will by covered by the international media (broadcast / print), live internet and a documentary film is being made on Kilimanjaro.
kilimanjaro pilot program curriculum
Kilimanjaro Pilot Program Curriculum

Initial Phase (3 Days) - Seminar Global Leadership Principles with Mark Gerzon, founder Global Leaders Network

Adventure Phase (6 Days) Team Ascent of Kilimanjaro, applying Leadership Principles

Service Phase (3 Days) Involvement with local Tanzanian leaders in a leadership project aiding the community

phase 2 program rollout
Phase 2: Program Rollout
  • Multiple global and regional programs per year, contingent on diversified global funding through grants and corporate cause-related sponsorships.
  • Broader target groups; regional leadership development, NGO’s, multi-national corporations, associations and universities.
  • Alumni will form an expanding, engaged group of enlightened global leaders - as members of The Outward Bound Leadership Network – to continue collaborating and working together on a variety of issues and programs.
global leaders network gln
Global Leaders Network (GLN)

Global Leaders Network is a worldwide partner of Outward Bound in this program.

  • Promotes cross-cultural, cross-ideological leadership.
  • Consists of 22 high level, multi-national practitioners of

collaboration, organizational development, dialogue, and

conflict resolution.

  • Broad successful experience with government,

academia, civic & corporate sectors on 5 continents.

  • GLN founder, Mark Gerzon will participate in the first

pilot program and other GLN leaders will be part of

each program.

Outward Bound is a non-profit 501-3c organization.

This program depends entirely on funding from supporting organizations in order to achieve its goals.

We are seeking a small number of organizations to share the vision and fund the program.

There are four principal ways to help fund the program:

  • Program Underwriting by philanthropic organizations
  • Corporate Cause- Related Sponsorship
  • Individual Scholarships
  • Tailored Programs for Organizations or Corporations
1 program underwriting by philanthropic organizations
1. Program Underwriting by Philanthropic Organizations
  • Initial program development and a portion of the first pilot program has been donated by the A. K. Watson Foundation.
  • Partial or full underwriting opportunities are available for the Kilimanjaro, China, USA and Singapore pilot programs as well as the program rollout around the world.
  • Full identification of underwriting organizations will be provided in all PR and communications worldwide.
2 corporate cause related sponsorship
2. Corporate Cause-Related Sponsorship
  • This program is a classic cause-related marketing opportunity for enlightened corporations who wish to identify with important global issues in a meaningful manner.
  • We seek a small number of corporations to participate in sponsoring the pilot and rollout phases of the program.
  • Full identification in all PR and communications would be provided in all channels worldwide.
  • Sponsoring corporations would be allowed use of Outward Bound brand and program to market their sponsorship.
3 individual scholarships
3. Individual Scholarships
  • Any organization or corporation may wish to sponsor individuals to participate in the program.
  • These individuals must satisfy the program requirements and can come from the program applicant pool or the sponsoring organization.
4 tailored programs for organizations or corporations
4. Tailored Programs for Organizations or Corporations
  • An organization or corporation may wish to sponsor their own Global Leaders Program with their own people.
  • In this case, Outward Bound would tailor the program to meet specific needs, within the framework of the program’s goals and curriculum.
Global Leaders for a Better Tomorrow

Join Us for a New Kind of Adventure!

for more information visit
For more information visit: -

  • Emerging leader profiles
  • Application Process
  • Details of Kilimanjaro Program

Rory Donaldson

OBI Global Leaders Program Director

136 Mitchell Hill Road

Lyme, CT 06371 USA

Telephone: +1 860 304 3178

E-mail: [email protected]