Global Leadership - International Young Leaders

Inspiring Future Leaders in an ever-changing world!

The CISS Global Leadership Programme provides youth with the essential foundations to become better international young leaders in an ever-changing world. In-class lessons are taught by expert staff with a focus on providing students with essential communication, leadership, and decision-making skills. These competencies are further enhanced by specialized workshops – each with a different subject focus.

Leadership skills come to life when students discuss their ability to take positive action not only at local and global community levels, but also within their immediate campus community.  The course concludes with students making presentations on action  plans for projects they will pursue when they return home.

Global Leadership

Key Facts


  • CISS Toronto Campus
  • CISS Vancouver Campus

English Level

Intermediate – Advanced
(IELTS 4.0+)

Key Outcomes

  • Critical thinking
  • Global awareness
  • Teamwork skills

Session Length

3 weeks sessions


Student residence

Weekly Hours

20 Hours per week

Global Leadership

Programme Details

Learn and practice leadership skills that will be part of your life as a future leader.

Ideal Candidate
  • Intermediate to advanced English proficiency (equivalent to IELTS 4.0+)
  • Globally-minded students who are passionate about making positive change and who care about the world and the community where they live
  • Students who are prepared to participate fully in class discussions, projects, and presentations
Programme Outcomes
  • Improved self-awareness
  • Better critical thinking skills
  • Global awareness
  • Learn what it takes to be a leader
  • Valuable teamwork skills
  • Increased passion for change
  • Confidence with making presentations
  • Make new international friends
Modules and Themes


Leadership Skills Focuses on a variety of theories and meanings of leadership. Participants will examine the evolution of different leadership styles, including an exploration of the concept from an online perspective.
Communication Skills Students learn how to make an impact through effective expression. Concepts include conflict resolution, cross-cultural sensitivity, empathy, and the impact of media.
Problem Solving Skills A key component to becoming an effective leader is the ability to make positive and impactful decisions. The problem solving course teaches critical thinking skills needed to design and implement innovative solutions.
Specialty Workshops Students build on their knowledge through interactive workshops. Topics may include personal development, and values exploration.
Community Blocks The opportunity explore the concept of “community” from local and global perspectives. Students discuss the key issues and their ability to address these issues within the communities where they live, the global community, and in their immediate location at camp.
Week 1: You AT HOME
Week 2: You IN THE WORLD
Week 3: You AT CAMP
Project Planning Our ultimate goal is for each participant to extend their passion beyond the classroom and to demonstrate real evidence of their leadership potential. Students apply their new skills to create a project which can then be implemented in their own community. Projects are presented in the final class in week 3 of the course.
Project Planning opportunities take place throughout the course.


Programme Structure

Students in the Global Leadership course will take 20 hours of lessons, taught by qualified instructors.  Lessons will take place in the mornings at both the CISS Toronto and CISS Vancouver programmes.  Project planning takes place throughout the course.

After lessons are over, students will join in with the regularly activity and excursion schedule for the camp.  Activities and excursions take place in both the afternoon and evening and are designed to showcase the best of what each city has to offer.

Arrival   Jul-23 Jul-30 Aug-06
Jul-10 2 Weeks
$ 4,150
3 Weeks
$ 5,775
4 Weeks
$ 7,300
Jul-17   2 Weeks
$ 4,150
3 Weeks
$ 5,775
Jul-24     2 Weeks
$ 4,150

2024 Dates & Fees
Global Leadership – Toronto

July 20
August 10
June 30
3 Weeks
July 21
3 Weeks

2024 Dates & Fees
Global Leadership – Vancouver

July 27
July 07
3 Weeks

Extra Fees:

Extra Night Fee $250 Applies to all students who arrive early or depart late.
Extra Transfer Fee $125 Applies to all students who arrive or depart on non-scheduled dates.
Late Arrival/Early Departure Fee $125 Applies to all students with flights ARRIVING after 22:00 or DEPARTING before 09:00.
Unaccompanied Minor (UM) Fee $125 Applies to all students using the UM service with an airline.
Custodianship Fee $150 Applies to students who require any legal documents for visa purposes.

All fees are in Canadian Dollars.

*Canadian and US citizens currently residing in Canada or the United States are asked to contact CISS for domestic rates. Taxes are included. 


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