World Leadership Congress

img_2013wlc_aboutHOBY’s annual international youth leadership event, The World Leadership Congress (WLC), is a dynamic leadership program that brings together students (or “Ambassadors” as we like to call them at HOBY) from the U.S. and abroad.

This group of over 400 ambassadors, comprised of U.S. high school students and international students from all four corners of the globe, convene for a week-long, life-changing, educational and leadership skills building program.

About the World Leadership Congress

HOBY’s World Leadership Congress is designed to allow students to discover their own personal leadership potential while becoming responsible and responsive global citizens.

Participating students have the opportunity to engage with thought-leaders in a wide variety of fields. They also participate in hands-on leadership learning and activities in addition to service opportunities throughout the week. After the week long program, students leave inspired and motivated to articulate and accomplish their goals as well as make positive changes in their local and global community.

The 2016 WLC was held July 23-30 at Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL, USA.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has placed the WLC on its National Advisory List of Student Contests and Activities for 2015-2016.

HOBY strives to provide the WLC leadership development opportunity to as many students as possible. For information about becoming a sponsor of HOBY’s WLC, please call HOBY’s International Department at 818-851-3980.

2016 WLC Eligibility – U.S. Students

All U.S. high school sophomore students who are scheduled to attend one of HOBY’s leadership development seminars in spring 2016 are eligible to register for the 2014 World Leadership Congress (WLC). If a student would like to register for the WLC prior to attending a state leadership development seminar they may do so. The $1675 registration fee covers all meals, room and board, program expenses including materials, entrance fees and any ground transportation during the event. The registration fee does not cover airfare, visa or passport expenses, overseas partner costs for delegations, spending money or the optional post-WLC Chicago Tour Program.

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