A Revolutionary Leadership Program for
Schools, Students and Educators


Demonstrate Self and Situational Awareness


Inspire others


Transform Communities

gcLi Academy


Empower students to become leaders who effect positive change.

gcLi Academy


We envision schools where each child has the leadership capacity to ignite the power of diverse teams for the benefit of all. 


The Problem:

We have an urgent need to cultivate the leadership potential of all our students. 
When we ask our students to define leadership, they often hold an enduring cultural bias. They typically believe that leadership involves setting a specific example of an outspoken person who gives orders to others. In fact, any person can lead, and everyone can acquire the broad range of skills and behaviors necessary to lead a group effectively. 

The Solution:

The foundation of our approach to leadership education is the development of self-awareness.
The Leadership Academy begins with a deep dive into the ways in which an individual’s identifiers and dispositions shape their interactions with others. Frequent dialogue is central to the process, as students become adept at receiving and giving feedback with consistent practice.

We take the cultivation of a growth mindset to the teaching of group dynamics. Creating shared values and caring for others are critical to a team’s functionality, productivity, and creativity. We immerse students in real world situations, allowing them to take the initiative. Experientially, they begin to discover the importance of leading with humility, resilience and compassion.

The collaboration between teacher and student is the hallmark of our revolutionary approach.
Teachers are integral to the process of developing student leaders. At the Leadership Academy, we include faculty in our eight-week course: they observe their students in action, learn strategies for facilitating leadership activities, and immerse themselves in the cutting-edge resources of the Pedagogy of Leadership®. By working together, students and teachers build cultures of inclusive leadership at their schools.

The Program:

Students will learn:

  • Understand how their actions affect those around them with self-and situational- awareness.
  • Foster safety on teams so as to maximize engagement, productivity and creativity.
  • Utilize shared experiences as an opportunity to explore and develop leadership behaviors and give and receive feedback.

Faculty will learn:

  • A personal framework for recognizing, promoting, and eliciting student leadership.
  • Tools and tips for facilitating student and faculty leadership activities
  • How to give highly effective feedback.
  • Strategies for building cultures of inclusive leadership
  • How to include leadership education in advisory. (something that refers to open session without naming it)