Global Virtual Summit 2022

The Global Virtual Summit allowed delegates to engage with leaders around the globe in an interactive experiential online environment.


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.

Meaning of Work - Finding purpose in an overstimulated and hyperconnected world

This fireside chat helped to equip delegates with information and tools to understand the meaning of work and how to find purpose in an overstimulated world. Understanding the meaning of work and the importance of purpose is critical to personal and professional success.

Understanding Your Leadership Identity - Navigating a world of inequalities through an intersectional lens

In this workshop, delegates had the opportunity to engage in conversations around intersectional leadership involving gender, culture, ability, and privilege. Stories were shared about how leaders built resiliency in helping them to navigate through adversity and life circumstances.

Closing Ceremony - Build Your Story, Share Your Experience

Delegates joined Charlene Bearhead to conclude the summit festivities by demonstrating the conference theme, "Build your Story, Share your Experience". Charlene highlighted relevant topics that helped us to understand this new dimension of the skills economy.

Setting Your Intention - Mindfulness Session

Delegates were guided through a good intentions meditation with instructor Andre Arsenault. This meditation was focused on creating a safe and welcoming learning environment.

Traditional Welcome - Opening Ceremony

The 2022 Global Summit was opened by Elder Wilson, who set the intention of this global event and provided us with a traditional welcome from Canada.

Founder announces the Global Marketplace - India 2022

GELP's Founder and President, Omar Karim announces the Global Marketplace multi-city tour happening in India in November and December 2022.

Global Awards
Participating Countries
Summit Reflections
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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

Our Speakers

Cynthia Tang

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Consultant and CEO, Legacy of Connection

Andre Arsenault

Program Director, Westcoast Connection / Yoga Teacher, SATTVA School of Yoga

Elder Wilson Bearhead

Wilson Bearhead is Nakota: A member of the Wabamun Lake First Nation in Treaty 6 territory.

Canadian Senator Mobina Jaffer

Mobina S. B. Jaffer, QC is a Canadian Senator representing British Columbia. She is the first South Asian woman appointed to the Upper House.

Omar Karim

Founder and President, Global Emerging Leadership Programs (GELP)

Dr. Carrie Chassels

Special Advisor, Global Emerging Leadership Programs (GELP)

Sobhana Jaya-Madhavan

Associate Vice President, External Relations, Simon Fraser University

Dr. S. Vaidhyasubramaniam

Vice-Chancellor, SASTRA University

Prof R S S Mani

Vice President -Institutional Development ITM Group of Institutions

Dr. Nicole Vaugeois

Associate Vice President, Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity, Vancouver Island University

Sheldon Levy

President and Vice-Chancellor, University Canada West

Nabil Karim

Turner/TNT Sports Host/Reporter

Steve Eccles

Regional CEO and Dean, Vancouver at Northeastern University

Michael Running Wolf

Software Engineer, AI ethicist, and Founder of Indigenous in AI

Deepa Krishnamurthy

Senior Machine Learning Engineer at

Akshay Tyagi

Founder at workhack

Agasha Mutesasira

Singer / Songwriter


Singer / Songwriter

Victoria Vaughn

Singer / Songwriter

Harmeen Kaur

Traditional Dancer / Performer

Danielle Johnsrude

Director, Centre for Experiential Learning & Student Engagement, Vancouver Island University

Manu Sekar

CEO & Founder, HashHackCode

Nneka Otogbolu

Director, Communications and Equity Strategy Edmonton Community Foundation

Sakina Bedi

Spokesperson - National Federation of the Blind Maharashtra

Charlene Bearhead

Director, Reconciliation, Royal Canadian Geographical Society