Next Generation Leader 2017 Cohort member Edlira Gjoni held her first Train the Trainer graduation in her native Albania. Twenty-two emerging Albanian leaders looking to tackle issues such as improving the quality of life for domestic violence victims and fighting violent extremism heard from McCain Institute Leadership Program Directors Ambassador Mike Polt and LTG (Ret.) Ben Freakley before they set off to implement their Leadership Action Plans (LAPs).

Back in 2018, the McCain Institute launched Train the Trainer, a program where Next Generation Leaders could engage with local leaders in their own communities with the toolkits and knowledge learned from the NGL program. For more information on the McCain Institute Next Generation Leaders program, please visit