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Current individual members will receive 10% off all renewals in their 2nd year until December 31, 2024.  

Now, more than ever, professionals need to connect and find safe space to solve our biggest and most challenging issues.  Join your entire team or just yourself and consider a gift membership for another professional who will benefit from this unique and impactful membership.

I’m curious. Who can join the League?

Membership to the Global Leadership League is open to those who are invested in advancing leadership skills in the field of international education. We welcome international education professionals of all levels and genders who are dedicated to this cause. We encourage individuals, managers, organizations, and allies who are interested to consider membership at the individual, group or Advocate level. Read more about our membership levels, costs and value (Join Now)

  • Individual Membership
  • Advocate and Supporter Group Membership

Okay, but…What do I get as a member that non-members don’t have access to?

There are distinct benefits to being a member. We have created easy-to-access programs for our members both online and in person.  We strive to be current with our program topics and engage professionals outside our field to elevate discussions.   Our Advocate group membership is the first of its kind offering UNLIMITED memberships for anyone in the organization.  And, unlike other group memberships, those who join through your group are treated as individuals and have immediate and easy access to all programs without needing an organizational administrator to pass along information.

For all members, here is a list of what your small investment will provide for you:

  • Free Webinars – offered approximately 4 times per year
  • Free Mentor Circle Programs offered at least 3 times per year for a appx. 4 month interval
  • Free The Chat Boxes - a vibrant online discussion offered every few weeks online
  • Free Career Connections Programs – sign up to be supported or to support others, offered twice per year
  • Free access to League resources including articles, Sophia Confidential (In the Vault), rare interviews from the field (Limelight Series), and opportunity to contribute and be seen on our upcoming kudos wall (On Fire)
  • Discounted entry to League Signature events (typically offered with a guest speaker & food/bev)
  • Meet other like-minded individuals when you select your Affinity Group(s) on your membership application. 

I saw this note about Affinity Groups… what are these?

Once you become a member, you can also join one or more of our Affinity Groups. These are communities designed to bring together League members with like interests, concerns and needs. This is not a separate membership category but rather a way for us to connect you to like minded people. The Affinity Groups include:

  • Early Career Professionals
  • New to Management
  • LGBT+
  • Parents Raising Children
  • Supporting Aging Parents
  • Professionals working outside the USA (different regions)
  • Professionals of Color
  • SIO & Senior Leaders

How do I volunteer to be part of the amazing group?

Our organization is thriving, growing and building upon its foundation. We would love to add more volunteers to our mix and invite you to put your name into our pool of interested volunteers. Submit your interest by writing to As we establish new positions we will reach out to this interested group.

Group Membership & Sponsorship

Is your organization invested in the future of leadership in international education?

“Employees who are 'engaged and thriving' are 59% less likely to look for a job with a different organization in the next 12 months.” Keeping a strong workplace culture is important regardless of the size or nature of your organization. - Bonusly

The Global Leadership League is an award-winning organization for professionals committed to global and higher education engagement. Our mission is to provide a vibrant, safe space for professional and personal development through community, knowledge, and learning from each other. We support our members towards their highest personal and professional advancement, no matter their level or position. 

With over 1400 members in over 40 countries, our members come from different backgrounds, abilities, levels of experience, and regions of the world. Our goal is to embrace this diversity and encourage partnerships across generations and experience levels for the benefit of all involved. We offer innovative virtual and in-person resources including mentoring circles, workshops, skill development and networking events. We focus on real-world applications of leadership strategies, honest conversations and finding solutions. 

Read this GROUP MEMBERSHIP PDF for a complete list of benefits.


Invoices are auto generated when you sign up for any of the membership categories and can be paid with credit card using the payment portal.   If you need to send a check or receive a different invoice, please contact the League at Membership is not accepted until the invoice is paid in full. Membership is based on your sign-up anniversary and renewal notices are sent out appx. 30 days prior to the membership expiring.

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Our members come from different backgrounds, abilities, levels of experience, and parts of the world. Our goal is to embrace this diversity and encourage relationships across generations and experience levels for the benefit of all involved. 

The Global Leadership League was started by a group of women in the field of international education for the purposes of advancing women’s leadership skills, knowledge, and connections.


Our Mission

The mission of the Global Leadership League is to ignite change across the global education field by empowering, connecting, and training leaders.  Become a Member