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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:
Build your global perspectives with workshops and events hosted by leading professionals
Earn microcredentials and digital badges to further develop your leadership capabilities
Develop your employable skills through our global leadership conferences
Network with global leaders, employers and young professionals.
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.
The Global Virtual Summit for Career and Skill Development is Canada’s largest virtual youth skills summit and in 2023, we engaged with over 10,000 students and young professionals from around the world.
This panel inspired and equipped attendees to embrace challenges, navigate uncertainty, and find meaning in their work. This panel featured experts and thought leaders who shared their insights on how to develop a challenge mindset, find purpose and fulfillment in one's career, and make a positive impact in the world.
This workshop featured successful women leaders who had overcome significant obstacles and barriers in their careers and personal lives. They shared their experiences and best practices, highlighting the skills and attitudes that had helped them to persevere through adversity and emerge as strong, effective leaders.
This workshop explored the potential opportunities and challenges that these technologies presented for businesses, workers, and society at large. Attendees learned about the latest trends in automation and AI, and how they were impacting industries such as education, healthcare, finance, and manufacturing.
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.”
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.
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.
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.