“I felt that this course helped me expand my previously narrow mind set. I was exposed to lots of different ways of thinking and approaching issues that I would not have otherwise come across.”
Student in 2020 Global Leadership & Innovation Program

About the Program

Download Program Syllabus & Brochure here!

In our ever-more interconnected world, effective leaders are in high demand — especially leaders who can drive innovative solutions to complex global challenges in virtual and remote work environments. University students and professionals need training in the skills that will propel them to new heights of leadership and innovation, enabling them to collaborate with diverse people from around the globe, and to leverage this diversity as an asset and a competitive edge.

CIL’s  Global Leadership and Innovation (GL&I) Virtual Program answers the call. Grounded in empirical research on what makes successful global leaders and innovators, GL&I delivers key global leadership and innovation skills through a combination of highly interactive virtual learning, project-based simulations, discussions, and reflections.

The Global Leadership & Innovation Virtual Program is a two-week interactive online training ground for aspiring individuals.



  • Strengthen skills for effectively leading globally diverse teams in remote work environments.
  • Build innovation skills rooted in design thinking to stay competitive in the global marketplace.
  • Develop knowledge of key concepts and competencies related to global leadership and innovation.
  • Enhance understanding of how cultural differences impact communication and collaboration for high-performing teams.
  • Understand the brain science behind effective leadership and innovation.


  • 20 hours of live instruction, 8+ hours of self-paced learning, and 7+ hours of collaborative group challenges and simulations.
  • Receive a certificate and digital badge from International House Berkeley
  • Engage with leaders at companies and startups in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Silicon Valley
  • Access a global network of aspiring leaders and innovators
  • Develop life-long leadership skills, equipping you to lead diverse times and drive innovation in academic and professional contexts
  • Learn from expert UC Berkeley instructors and facilitators


For more information, please click here to visit the program’s website.

Program Dates

Online Program Dates: January 4 – 15, 2021

Tuition and Accommodation Fees & Payment

749 USD  If 5 students enroll in the program, each enrolled student will receive a discount of 150 USD, 6 students and above will receive a 200 USD discount. Please contact with cil@berkeley.edu  for detailed information

Please note that application and payment will be done to UC Berkeley directly.


OIP does NOT provide a scholarship for this program.

Application Deadline and Info Sessions

Click here to submit your application by the Extended Deadline: December 11!

Participants will receive a certificate of completion. There is no credit transfer available.


Before you submit your application, make sure you have read The Global Leadership & Innovation Virtual Program Syllabus and brochure!

To apply, students are required to submit their application to UC Berkeley International House. Click here to submit your application by November 30!

Program Coordinator

Regarding all your questions about the course content, application status, fee discount and payment issues please directly contact with cil@berkeley.edu

Ms. Pelin Surmeli pesurmeli@ku.edu.tr is the main contact for the program at KU.