World Leadership School works with all levels of a school in order to reimagine learning and empower young leaders.
“Over the last decade, WLS has helped us launch travel programs, deepen our curriculum, and explore new ways of learning. We are a better school as a result.”
“I learned more about myself and discovered that being outside my comfort zone isn't so uncomfortable after all.”
“This was one of the best trips I have ever taken with students. I’ve been on a WLS program before, so I had high expectations, but this program blew me away. I am a HUGE fan of WLS’s vision and values.”
“Our partnership with the team at World Leadership School has been invaluable to the growth of ParishAbroad, our Global Education Program. Program logistics, risk management, marketing and curriculum are all areas where they have helped our program grow and evolve. They are a true partner in both purpose and mission.”
“Student travel is not an end, but a means for helping schools transform learning, alongside educator development and school consulting. We measure our ultimate impact based on the change we see in classroom learning.”
97% of faculty on World Leadership School travel programs are empowered to reimagine their classrooms and integrate project-based learning in the 21st century.
90% of students feel empowered to find solutions to global challenges.
Our Collaborative Leadership Programs immerse students and faculty in life-changing travel experiences focused on global issues and leadership. During these 10-21 day programs, participants immerse themselves in a rural community, get pushed off balance, and work alongside local students and community leaders to see things from new perspectives. This approach of “disconnect, decenter, and re-envision” is the foundation of our approach at World Leadership School. In certain countries, we offer two additional program types: NGO Partnerships, where students learn from innovative NGO leaders, and TabLab Partnerships, where students work inside schools as part of TabLab’s innovative efforts to “partner with rural schools to transform teaching and learning.”
Learning to teach in the 21st century is not about incremental skills development. It’s a mindset shift that requires new approaches to teaching. At World Leadership School, we help teachers use Project-Based Learning and other student-driven approaches in order to create vibrant learning environments. We work with teachers through Educator Development Travel Programs, where teachers embark on journeys of learning and discovery; In-Service Workshops, where we work with faculty groups around Project-Based Learning, global education, or purpose-based learning; and our Virtual Teacher Institute, where we offer one-on-one coaching to help educators create and deliver new learning experiences. We also offer Trip Leader Trainings, where faculty develop risk management and other skills for leading a safe and meaningful travel program. When properly coached and inspired, teachers can transform schools with their ideas and energy.
Through our consulting, we help schools develop global education programs that transform learning throughout the school. In our view, authentic global education is another name for the broad shift towards student-centered learning environments that emphasize student voice, collaboration, technology, and real-world experience. We believe that strategic planning should be a creative process that brings together faculty and other thought leaders across the community to envision new ideas. We believe that teachers need to drive school change initiatives, and the role of the administration is to provide vision, resources, and support. Once we have a vision in place, we help schools develop possible program components, including global diploma certificates, classroom curriculum, travel programs, and faculty training. We also help school leaders understand the basic building blocks of risk management through our Risk Management Workshops.