Developing Character-Driven Leaders

“We will not thrive in a world where our leadership and ideals are absent.”
Senator John McCain, National Constitution Center Liberty Medal Ceremony 2017

The McCain family’s legacy of character-driven leadership has impacted countless lives across the world. The leadership programs at the McCain Institute pay that legacy forward by aiming to close the global leadership gap. Through training programs which promote the values and ethics of character-driven leadership, the McCain Institute prepares the next generation of leaders who serve causes greater than themselves in an increasingly complex, globalized world.

Next Generation Leaders

Since 2013, the Next Generation Leaders program has trained 62 leaders from around the world in values, ethics and character-driven…

Leadership Innovators

The Leadership Innovators (L.I.) program, formerly known as Next Generation Professionals, is a highly customizable version of the McCain Institute’s…

Washington Policy Design Studio

Utilizing the extensive foreign and security policy expertise of the Institute’s leadership, along with the cutting-edge technology of the Decision…

Washington DC, USA skyline on the Potomac River with Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Arlington Memorial Bridge.

Master of Arts in International Affairs and Leadership

The Master of Arts in International Affairs and Leadership, offered by Arizona State University’s School of Politics and Global Studies,…

Sedona Forum 2016. Photo by Eric Draper

Leadership Insights

The McCain Institute convenes thought-leaders, decisionmakers, activists and diverse experts to share their insights on leadership and advice for the…

Leadership Programs: 2019 End of Year Newsletter