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McCain Global Leaders: Leadership Impact

Through the support of a diverse range of changemakers, the impact of the McCain Institute’s Global Leadership Initiatives is felt around the world. Through programs such as the flagship leadership development program McCain Global Leaders, the former Next Generation Leaders program, the Train the Trainer Leadership Initiative, the Institute leverages its connection to Arizona State University and its extensive network of character-driven leaders across a variety of sectors to share leadership insights and to close the global leadership gap and help prepare today’s leaders to meet tomorrow’s challenges.  From seasoned heads of state to young, aspiring leaders still completing their formal education, the McCain Institute fosters the development of leaders of character and courage.

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COVID-19 In The Arena Grant

The COVID-19 In The Arena Grant is designed to support and encourage leadership in adversity from our NGLs located around the world.M

Catalyst Grant

The COVID-19 In The Arena Grant is designed to support and encourage leadership in adversity from our MGLs located around the world. As part of the McCain Global Leaders Program, the Catalyst Grant supports and encourages top achievement in the implementation of an MGL’s Leadership Action Plan. Catalyst Grants are annual monetary awards of up to $10,000. Awarded funds go toward further enhancing character-driven leadership and impact in the MGL’s home environment.

Train The Trainer

The Train the Trainer initiative provides McCain Global Leaders (MGLs) with a tailored training toolkit that increases the impact of their Leadership Action Plans and promotes character-driven leadership on an even larger scale. MGLs are officially trained in leadership by the McCain Institute and are certified and equipped as McCain Institute trainers. Each year, MGLs are expected to train a minimum of 100 people in character-driven leadership.

To aid MGLs in their leadership training work, the Institute provides them with a Train the Trainer toolkit. This toolkit condenses the knowledge MGLs acquire over the course of their year in the U.S. about values, ethics, and character-driven leadership into various certification levels, ranging from Basic to Advanced and determined by the length of the training. MGLs adapt elements of the Train the Trainer toolkit to fit their particular national environments and cultural settings. The McCain Institute provides branding and promotional materials while the MGLs garner local partnerships and support to deliver the training content.

Through the Train the Trainer Program, MGLs engage inspiring leaders on every continent, save Antarctica. They document their training efforts and share best practices across the MGL Global Network. Through this initiative, the McCain Institute aims to further strengthen our core leadership development mission to close the global character-driven leadership gap.

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McCain Institute Next Generation Leader Brings Positive Change to Marginalized Groups in Mongolia