WORLD LEADERSHIP CONGRESS

HOBY’s 2020 World Leadership Congress will take place virtually from July 27-31

Since 1968, the HOBY World Leadership Congress (WLC) has empowered students around the world to broaden their perspective and begin to see themselves as part of something larger—the global community we all share. As the global aspect on HOBY’s Pathway to Leadership, the WLC is a weeklong program designed to empower high school students juniors and seniors to become more mature, confident cognizant leaders and active global citizens.

More than 450 students from throughout the United States and around the world, including students from 14 countries participate in WLC each year, including Argentina, Albania, Mexico, Turkey, China, Spain, Bolivia, Taiwan, Korea, and the United Kingdom participate in WLC each year. Students leave the WLC feeling empowered and equipped with the leadership skills they need to reach achieve their goals and make meaningful contributions to society.

If you’re a high school student with a passion for leadership, community service or global issues, the World Leadership Congress is the program for you!

 
As part of the Virtual WLC, Ambassadors will:

  • Interact with global leaders through keynote speeches, presentations, and mentor meetings
  • Explore and exercise their leadership skills through interactive workshops and activities
  • Experience international diversity through mixed-culture student groups, global snapshots and international presentations
  • Build life-long relationships with other students and establish a global network of young people ready to make a positive impact on the world
  • Build their confidence through hands-on leadership development and experiential learning
  • Have the opportunity to earn college credit
ENROLL IN THE WLC FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you’ve still got questions regarding World Leadership Congress or any of HOBY’s programs, our Chief International Programs Officer, Cheryl Brenn, would be happy to hear from you. In addition, we encourage you to review the WLC's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) as well.

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CONTACT Cheryl

WORLD LEADERSHIP CONGRESS HIGHLIGHTS

For more than 50 years, the HOBY World Leadership Congress has been inspiring and empowering young people to become the next generation of global leaders.

Who Attends - Each year, more than 450 high school students (typically rising high school juniors and seniors) from nearly every state and up to 20 countries expand their leadership skills and global perspectives at the World Leadership Congress. The majority of participants have completed a HOBY State Leadership Seminar; however students who have participated in other leadership or service organizations are also eligible to attend the WLC.

What People Are Saying -
“My son loved it. He came away with ideas about what he would like to do, and ways to get it done. I am so pleased that he has had an opportunity to participate in HOBY. HOBY is a really great organization that fulfills a terrific need. Particularly now when the Internet has empowered so many to start effective and sustainable grass-roots movements, the HOBY program is positioned to help kids make their ideas effective. I am so pleased with the impact HOBY has had on my son.”

-Parent of a HOBY alumnus from California, USA

What to Expect - Students who attend HOBY’s World Leadership Congress (WLC):

  • Begin to discover their leadership skills and how to use them
  • Understand leadership and citizenship from a global perspective
  • Interact with leaders from across the U.S. and around the world
  • Experience multicultural diversity
  • Receive two college credits from George Mason University (optional)
  • Participate in community service projects
  • Collaborate with other students on team challenges
  • Build a global network of students, volunteers, and leaders
  • Discover how they can make a positive impact on the world

What's Next:
HOBY Youth Leadership programs serve to focus youth energies on positive activities, leading to increased self-esteem, leadership abilities, and the development of new skills. Young people need opportunities to learn about and discover their leadership skills in meaningful ways.

HOBY offers opportunities to a wide array of individuals on its Pathway to Leadership, including high school students, college students, and professional alumni (post-graduation) from all over the world. At HOBY, you become part of something bigger.


WORLD LEADERSHIP CONGRESS HIGHLIGHTS

For more than 50 years, the HOBY World Leadership Congress has been inspiring and empowering young people to become the next generation of global leaders.

Who Attends:
Each year, more than 450 high school students (typically rising high school juniors and seniors) from nearly every state and up to 20 countries expand their leadership skills and global perspectives at the World Leadership Congress. The majority of participants have completed a HOBY State Leadership Seminar; however students who have participated in other leadership or service organizations are also eligible to attend the WLC.

What People Are Saying:
My son loved it. He came away with ideas about what he would like to do, and ways to get it done. I am so pleased that he has had an opportunity to participate in HOBY. HOBY is a really great organization that fulfills a terrific need. Particularly now when the Internet has empowered so many to start effective and sustainable grass-roots movements, the HOBY program is positioned to help kids make their ideas effective. I am so pleased with the impact HOBY has had on my son.

-Parent of a HOBY alumnus from California

What To Expect - Students who attend HOBY’s World Leadership Congress (WLC):
Begin to discover their leadership skills and how to use them
Expand leadership skills from a global perspective
Interact with leaders from across the U.S. and around the world
Experience multicultural diversity
Receive two college credits from George Mason University (optional)
Participate in community service projects
Collaborate with other students on team challenges
Build a global network of students, volunteers, and leaders
Discover how they can make a positive impact on the world

What's Next:
HOBY Youth Leadership programs serve to focus youth energies on positive activities, leading to increased self-esteem, leadership abilities, and the development of new skills. Young people need opportunities to learn about and discover their leadership skills in meaningful ways.

HOBY offers opportunities to a wide array of individuals on its Pathway to Leadership, including high school students, college students, and professional alumni (post-graduation) from all over the world. At HOBY, you become part of something bigger.

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WLC ENROLLMENT

WLC 2020 will take place July 27 to July 31, 2020, and will take place virtually for the safety of our volunteers and ambassadors. Enrollment is currently OPEN and registrations will be accepted through July 10, 2020.

ENROLL IN THE WLC FAQ

 

INFORMATIONAL WEBINARS

Would you like more information on the 2020 World Leadership Congress? Or do you have questions you would like to ask? Join us for one of our WLC Webinars and learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Sign up below for one of the following webinars to reserve your spot and receive the webinar link:

  1. June 3 | 8pm EST
  2. June 8 | 7pm EST
  3. June 10 | 8pm EST
  4. June 15 | 7pm EST
  5. June 17 | 8pm EST
  6. June 22 | 7pm EST
  7. June 24 | 8pm EST
  8. June 29 | 7pm EST
  9. July 1 | 8pm EST

Dates are (listed above). Please select as many dates as you'd like to receive links for, along with any questions you may have so we can either answer them directly prior to the webinar or include them as part of the program:
SIGN UP TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

WORLD LEADERSHIP CONGRESS:
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Below is an overview of the most frequently asked questions about HOBY’s WLC. For the full list of FAQs, please click below.


COMPREHENSIVE FAQ

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