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The Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD)


The Global Institute for Leadership Development is Linkage’s proven program for transforming employees into first-class leaders that combines a five-day immersion experience with a year of ongoing education and support. Leadership Excellence magazine has named GILD’s rigorous curriculum the #1 leadership development program in the world for seven consecutive years. GILD is unlike other leadership development programs. It is a competency-based leadership development experience enrolled in by senior leaders, leadership teams, and emerging leaders. Only GILD combines the depth of an immersion learning workshop, the rigor of a university executive education program, and the pace and scale of a world-class conference to provide accelerated, transformational leadership growth in areas proven to help leaders deliver results. And GILD does not end when participants leave – participants take advantage of the year-long post-program support curriculum following the onsite experience. Follow this link for more information on GILD The foundation for GILD is Linkage’s High Impact Leadership Model™, a leadership competency model that was co-developed by Linkage and Warren Bennis. The result of an in-depth longitudinal study, the High Impact Leadership Model™ identifies the key competencies, skills, and responsibility areas proven to differentiate superior leaders from average leaders. GILD provides a more qualified and more comprehensive faculty than any other leadership development program. Every year, Linkage carefully recruits a diverse, world-class faculty that provides the expertise and coaching necessary to drive growth and development in all of the core areas of the High Impact Leadership Model™. This year’s faculty is a formal mix of the world’s greatest leaders—current and past CEOs, politicians, and humanitarians—world-renowned teachers— academics/gurus, musicians, and practitioners—and expert coaches and team facilitators.


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