On January 19th the Roundtable will co-sponsor, along with the Vermont Council on World Affairs, a luncheon presentation by Adam Weinberg, CEO of the Brattleboro-based World Learning, an international non-profit that runs exchange, education and development programs in more than 70 countries. Weinberg’s presentation is entitled, “Cultivating Global Leadership.”
The meltdown of the EU, Occupy Wall Street, and the failure of the U.S. Congressional Super Committee, each raise questions about the lack of global leadership and the inability of contemporary organizations to address critical issues. Why? Clearly, we have a crisis of leadership. At the same time, over 50% of the world’s population is under the age of 25, giving us an opportunity to think anew about cultivating a generation that can be more effective. World Learning President and CEO, Adam Weinberg, will draw on World Learning’s work in over 70 countries to discuss the changing nature of leadership, the pitfalls and opportunities of modern institutions, and what we can do to ensure prosperity in the years ahead.
With a global network of world-class educators, development specialists and trainers, World Learning programs unlock the potential of people to create a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. Weinberg has expanded World Learning’s network to include nearly 200 programs with participants from more than 140 countries. Annual operating revenue at World Learning stands at approximately $108 million.
To register for the event, which will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, members and interested other parties are encouraged to click on http://vtroundtable.org/events/cultivating-global-leadership .