Global Ambassadors Program Application

Leadership. Impact. The World. CCWA’s Global Ambassadors program for young professionals sparks global connections during an unforgettable global study trip and leadership development program. Be a part of Cleveland’s global future and join us for the 2024-2025 program!  
Global Leadership Grounded in Local Community
The Global Ambassadors program is a transformative year-long global leadership and professional development program for emerging leaders in Northeast Ohio. The program explores opportunities and challenges for global cities and strengthens the participants’ global competencies. The program combines CCWA’s interactive global leadership course (LEADS) with an international study tour to Finland and Spain to explore business, social, and policy issues that resonate with Northeast Ohio’s emerging professional leaders.
Imagining Cleveland’s Global Future

Global Ambassadors will participate in CCWA’s LEADS global leadership program to strengthen leadership development, cultural competency, and global awareness. Participants will meet weekly during the 8-week course in fall 2024 to explore how they can shape Northeast Ohio through a more global lens.

In winter-spring 2025, Global Ambassadors will participate in a series of roundtables to discuss economic development, sustainability, and community building to prepare for travel to Helsinki, Finland, and Madrid, Spain in May 2025 to widen their global perspectives on these issues. The study trip will explore economic development, sustainability, and community building through professional meetings, networking with young professionals in Europe, and cultural experiences. After travel, Global Ambassadors will engage in debrief activities to reflect on  lessons learned to bring back to Greater Cleveland.

Join CCWA and Become a Global Ambassador

Are you a young professional interested in shaping Northeast Ohio through a more global lens? Are you ready to explore the world and expand your perspective? Do you want to be a leader in today’s globalized world? If yes, this program is for you!

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Will this be your first time traveling outside of the United States? *
I confirm that I am between 25-35 years of age, at the time of application. *
I confirm that I have a minimum of 5 years of professional work experience, at the time of application. *
I commit to obtaining a valid passport through November 15, 2025, and I understand that I am responsible for passport and other travel documentation, including vaccination requirements. *
In addition to the international study trip from May 2-10, 2025 in Helsinki, Finland and Madrid, Spain, I commit to participating in eight pre-departure LEADS sessions, on Monday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm between September 30-November 18, 2024; six pre-departure orientation sessions in Spring 2025; and one debrief session post-international study trip. *
I commit to submitting a tuition for the program: *
I confirm that I am willing to participate in an interview as part of CCWA’s selection process. *
I commit to actively participating in the Global Ambassadors alumni group, if accepted. *
How did you find out about the Global Ambassadors program? *
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