Leadership Initiatives

Summer Programs

International Leadership and Business Summit

Here’s how this transformational program works. You and your fellow student leaders will work in teams and collaborate with Nigerian business owners via Skype. Your team will consider a particular problem, research answers, develop a sustainable solution and assist in the implementation of the proposed solution. A Leadership Initiatives development expert from Bauchi State, Nigeria, will be on site at each program session to collaborate with you as you create achievable solutions.
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All students who participate in ILBS will receive an invitation to join Leadership Initiatives’ International Business Internship Program (IBIP). IBIP is a highly-competitive mentorship program where students will spend 12-24 months working closely with businesses in Nigeria. Students who join IBIP will receive college admissions assistance and benefits.
Along the way, your team will update your progress on a webpage (view an webpage presentation here). that will showcase your solutions and the progress your team has made. Each web page remains online for four years and is a valuable resource for you to highlight the results and impact of your collaboration as you pursue college admissions and scholarships.

At the end of the program, your team will present your challenge and solution to your peers, the program faculty and a panel of experts from Leadership Initiatives (watch an example presentation here). Teams with the top presentations and business solutions will be awarded a grant for their business partners in Nigeria to develop and enact their solutions over 12 to 18 months. Leadership Initiatives will create a promotional video showcasing the solutions of winning groups to use for college and scholarship and application assistance, four professional mentors and two college recommendations (one from your business partner and one from your Leadership Initiatives mentor).

In addition, all students who participate in ILBS will receive one year of free online SAT or ACT prep courses from TestRocker, scholarship application assistance from Scholly and professional editing services for five college essays of 650 words each professionally edited by our partners at University Initiatives.

Advanced Law and Internship Program

Here’s how this transformational program works. You and your fellow student leaders will work in teams to solve REAL-life cases, choices not limited to: a possession with the intent to distribute case, a robbery in the first degree, a domestic violence case, and a child custody (civil court team) case. Working hand in hand with actual clients, public defenders and prosecutors, you and your team will come up with ideas to approach the case.

Along the way, in the world-renowned Georgetown University Law Center, you will be able to sit in on lectures from the top professors on the ethics in defensive law and on the development of effective opening and compelling closing statements. You will meet officers from the District of Columbia Police Department where you will have a look at the daily process of law enforcement from the perspective of officers from the nation’s capital. To understand the gravitas of the impact you can make, you will be given the opportunity to speak with rightly and wrongly convicted individuals to learn how their lives were affected by their arrest, trial, and life behind bars.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to the visit the District Courts and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. You will have the choice of visiting a law tour: The United States Attorney’s Office District of Columbia, U.S. Department of Justice Tour, Superior Court of D.C. Tour, or the DC Court of Appeals Tour. On top of that, you will also be able to follow your choice of a sightseeing tour: Smithsonian tour of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian tour of the Natural History Museum, Smithsonian tour of the American History Museum, Smithsonian tour of the Natural History Museum, Smithsonian tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, or the National Mall Monument Walking tour visiting the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and more. Not only that, you will also be given the chance to go on a ride along with officers of the Washington Metropolitan Police Department!

At the end of the program, your team will present your cases to your peers, the defendant, defendant’s attorney, a retired federal judge, and a panel of judges. Teams with the top presentations and case approaches will have their solutions directly implemented into the Defendant Attorney’s case in defending the defendant.

All students participating in the Advanced Law and Internship Program will receive one year of free online SAT or ACT prep courses from TestRocker, scholarship application assistance from Scholly and professional editing services for five college essays of 650 words each professionally edited by our partners at University Initiatives.

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Here’s how this transformational program works. You will prepare throughout the week to take a final exam. Using VR goggles, you will be working with Medical Professionals in Nigeria to identify and diagnose REAL-life cases. The patients may be diagnosed with Malaria, Cholera, Yellow Fever, Malnutrition, Pneumonia, Meningitis, and Lower Respiratory infections.

You will participate in life-changing experiences such as learning how to categorize injuries, perform basic procedures in emergencies (basic wound care, knot tying, types of sutures, making slings), interview a patient, perform a Head-to-Toe examination, draw blood, use forceps, take blood pressure, use a scalpel, and more. Even more, you will have the opportunity to practice suturing with scissors and various knots on deceased pigs.

Beyond getting hands-on experience on critical components of medical education, you will be CPR, First Aid, and AED certified by the end of the program. Even more, you will also have the opportunity to meet with professionals to learn how to shape your future into a medical career.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to the visit the Georgetown Hospital, Supreme Court, and US Capitol. You will also have the choice of visiting a law tour: The United States Attorney’s Office District of Columbia, U.S. Department of Justice Tour, Superior Court of D.C. Tour, or the DC Court of Appeals Tour. On top of that, you will also be able to follow your choice of a sightseeing tour: Smithsonian tour of the Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian tour of the Natural History Museum, Smithsonian tour of the American History Museum, Smithsonian tour of the Natural History Museum, Smithsonian tour of the National Museum of Health and Science, Smithsonian tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, or the National Mall Monument Walking tour visiting the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and more.

All students participating in the International Medical Internship Program will receive one year of free online SAT or ACT prep courses from TestRocker, scholarship application assistance from Scholly and professional editing services for five college essays of 650 words each professionally edited by our partners at University Initiatives.

Work with Experts From Across The Globe

You and your peers will work with Leadership Initiatives Board, Advisory Board, mentoring team members and to help create solutions to your Nigerian business partner’s problems and for you to receive career advice. You may hear from expert mentors such as:

  • Chip Kunde, Vice President of Government Relations for Sysco
  • Wike Kaiser, Senior Vice President at Citigroup
  • Britt Lake, Chief Program Officer (acting) at GlobalGiving
  • Catherine Robinson, International Government Affairs at Pfizer
  • Bill Stefan, DoD Deputy for Enterprise Management
  • Penny Daniels, Strategist, Executive Communications Coach, Messaging, Speechwriting, Presentations for 3D Communications
  • Ahmed S. Mohammed, Director of Talent Acquisition, Dartmouth College – Hanover, NH
  • Steve Pressman, American Institute for Economic Research
  • Brian N Wenny SR. Scientist at NASA
  • Nicolas Benore, Portfolio Manager, Senior Vice President at PNC Bank
  • Elizabeth Ghandakly, Senior Corporate Counsel at Oracle
  • Rick Kuehn, Commander at 452 Airlift Control Flight, USAFR

  • Katherine Kinzer, Director of Network Management at the International Youth Foundation
  • Lynsie Hall, President & CEO, OmniLearn, LLC
  • Sarah C. Stiles, Teaching Professor, Department of Sociology, Georgetown University
  • Antoine Eloi, Manager, Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson
  • Simon Limage, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Programs at State Department
  • Whitney E.Derber, Kahn Zack Ehrlich and Lithwick LLP
  • Carmine C. Carullo, Planning & Performance Analysis Manager, ExxonMobil Medicine & Occupational Health (Retired)
  • Bryan Bernys, Leadership Institute Vice President of Campus Programs