Canada's Largest Virtual Youth Skills Summit -
June 2023

Global Emerging Leadership Programs.

Our vision is to bridge the gap between relevant skills and new careers

Global Emerging Leadership Programs (GELP) is a social enterprise aimed at developing leadership programs for students and young professionals through skill development, education abroad opportunities, leadership conferences, mentorship and guidance programs. With GELP you can achieve:

  • Global Perspectives

    Build your global perspectives with workshops and events hosted by leading professionals

  • Microcredentials & Digital Badges

    Earn microcredentials and digital badges to further develop your leadership capabilities

  • Employable Skills

    Develop your employable skills through our global leadership conferences

  • Networking

    Network with global leaders, employers and young professionals.

Multi-City Tour

2022 Global Marketplace:
Leadership Programs in India

The Global Marketplace took  Indigenous Elders, Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, Academic Researchers, Academic Professionals, and Social Innovators to conduct leadership programs across India between November 16 - December 4 2022.

Introducing GELP's Inclusion Partner:
Jagriti School for Blind Girls

On November 18, 2022, the GELP Global Delegation visited the Jagriti School for Blind Girls and coordinated a leadership program with some of the amazing students at the school. Students participated in experiential workshops, and alums of the school shared their experiences and career journeys! We look forward towards building this new partnership.


Global Virtual Summit Highlights

The 2022 Global Summit for Career and Skill Development had 1500+ delegates participating around the world across 15 countries in 4 different continents. Over 3000+ reflections were submitted by participants as a result of their participation in the Summit.

Opening remarks from Canadian Senator Mobina Jaffer

Delegates were officially welcomed by Mobina S. B. Jaffer, QC. She is a Canadian Senator representing British Columbia and the first South Asian woman appointed to the upper house of parliament.

Leadership Panel - South Asia & Canada

Post-secondary Presidents, Vice Chancellors and Executives from around the world discussed "What is new leadership and how does new leadership succeed in the digital age?" and "What are the new skills and careers emerging within their respective local economies?"

Future of Work - The influence of disruptive technologies

Disruptive technologies impact and change the ways in which we operate our ways of working and being. This workshop took a deep dive on new tech and its influence on the future of work. This session highlighted new trends of disruptive technologies in the workspace and how delegates can embrace change and conquer these challenges.

Global Awards
Participating Countries
Summit Reflections
Social Reach

Global Summit Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making the 2022 Global Summit for Career and Skill Development a success!

Presenting Sponsor

Summit Sponsors

Global Leadership Award:
Nôthé Wasté

On May 6, 2022, the Global Emerging Leadership Programs (GELP) honoured Vivek Savkur, Founder of BC-India Business Network (BCIBN) with GELP’s first annual Global Leadership Award, named Nôthé Wasté. An official award announcement will be presented at the 2022 Global Summit for Career & Skill Development in June.

“Nôthé Wasté refers to good spirit. In Nakota values a good spirit refers to a person who is kind, humble, honouring of others, respectful of all our relations, human and beyond.”

- Elder Wilson Bearhead, 2022
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Global Testimonials

Check out some of the impacts and stories related to testimonials for those involved and/or connected to GELP.

In life we often come across opportunities that help us develop as a person. For me that has been GELP. It has equipped me with the relevant skills to develop further as a person and professional in a new country.

Malika Minotra

Excited to learn about this opportunity that  is focused on connection, especially with people across the globe. During the pandemic everyone was isolated and lacking social interactions. GELP provided a platform to re-evaluate where we're at and how we should move forward to develop essential employment skills.

Victoria Bowns

Universities provide technical and theory based learning but the practical soft skills required by most employers are not necessarily included in the standard curriculum. GELP provides a platform for students and young professional to learn and showcase these valuable skills that are essential to their career development.

Hardik Jadvani