Programs that inspire and empower students to change the world

Collaborate with peers to solve real problems

Work with some of the nations best students while you address real challenges and solve real problems

International Business and Leadership Summit

A life-changing opportunity to work with businesses in the developing world

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Advanced Law and Trial Summit

A unique opportunity for immersion in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

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Meet with college admissions experts

Prepare for college with test preparation, scholarship and admissions assistance included in all programs

Explore career options with industry leaders

Explore career opportunities with leaders from organizations like the FBI, Exxon, the Secret Service, and on Capitol Hill

Connect with peers from across the country

Explore the nation's capital and have fun with peers from all over the U.S.

Prepare for college and your career ahead

Develop your leadership skills and prepare for careers in law, medecine, international development, or business

We Do Not Run Simulations. We Transform Lives.

Leadership Initiatives is a nonprofit designed to inspire and create the leaders of tomorrow, today. We accomplish this by exposing participating students to leading experts, elite career fairs, specialized mentors & exclusive tours. Pushing students to directly transform lives with the work they accomplish during the program.

Our long-term goal is to develop a generation of leaders that are poised to empower the world.

Work Directly With Leaders From The Following Institutions

State Department
World Bank
Peace Corps
U.S. Pentagon
NASA
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ACLU
DC Courts
DC Police
Advocates For Justice
national institutes of health
Red Cross
DHS Health
GU Hospital
Washington Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Elite Career Fairs

Leadership Initiatives host exclusive career fairs on the final night each conference. Students will have the opportunity to speak with leaders in multiple fields of study to help inspire students to learn more about what direction they would like to take in their lives.

Currently, Leadership Initiatives has lined up experts from: Capital Hill, State Department, Johns Hopkins, the Supreme Court, Secret Service, U.S. Military, NASA, World Bank, DC Appeals Court, Peace Corps, PNC Bank, Leadership Institute, Georgetown University, Doctors Without Boards, Dartmouth, the Nigerian Embassy, FBI, Exxon, National Institute of Health, GlobalGiving and many more.

Students are encouraged to meet with guests whose careers and/or fields of expertise best match their own interests. For example, students who have an interest in national security may elect to meet with officials from the U.S. Pentagon or students interested in Microbiology may choose to meet with officials from the National Institute of Health.

Work With Top Experts From Around The Globe

Ahmed Mohammed

Director of Talent Acquisition, Dartmouth College
Ahmed Mohammed

Director of Talent Acquisition, Dartmouth College

Simon Limage

Former-Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Programs at State Department
Simon Limage

Former-Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Programs at State Department

Elizabeth Ghandakly

Senior Corporate Counsel at Oracle
Elizabeth Ghandakly

Senior Corporate Counsel at Oracle

Dr. John D. Jacob, MD

Cardio-thoracic Surgery Fellow at Montefiore Health System
Dr. John D. Jacob, MD

Cardio-thoracic Surgery Fellow at Montefiore Health System

Sarah Stiles Ph.D.

Teaching Professor, Department of Sociology, Georgetown University
Sarah Stiles Ph.D.

Teaching Professor, Department of Sociology, Georgetown University

Brian N Wenny

SR. Scientist at NASA
Brian N Wenny

SR. Scientist at NASA

Whitney E. Derber

Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick LLP
Whitney E. Derber

Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick LLP

Bill Stefan

Principal Deputy Director, Corporate Applications Office, National Reconnaissance Office COMMS
Bill Stefan

Principal Deputy Director, Corporate Applications Office, National Reconnaissance Office COMMS

Carmine C. Carullo

Planning & Performance Analysis Manager, ExxonMobil Medicine & Occupational Health (Retired)
Carmine C. Carullo

Planning & Performance Analysis Manager, ExxonMobil Medicine & Occupational Health (Retired)

Chip Kunde

Vice President of Government Relations for Sysco
Chip Kunde

Vice President of Government Relations for Sysco

Penny Daniels

3D Communications-Executive Communications Coach
Penny Daniels

3D Communications-Executive Communications Coach

Steve Pressman

American Institute for Economic Research
Steve Pressman

American Institute for Economic Research

Katherine Kinzer

Director of Network Management at the International Youth Foundation
Katherine Kinzer

Director of Network Management at the International Youth Foundation

Antoine Eloi

Manager, Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson
Antoine Eloi

Manager, Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson

Nicolas Benore

Portfolio Manager, Senior Vice President at PNC Bank
Nicolas Benore

Portfolio Manager, Senior Vice President at PNC Bank


Exclusive Tours Of The State Department, National Institute of Health, Supreme Court and More

In addition to unparalleled access to mentors, experts and direct action students will select from a list of available locations on a “Choose Your Own Adventure” sessions! Students will meet with officials who will provide a private tour of places like the DC Appeals Court, Cancer research center at the National Institute of Health and the Israeli Embassy. These exclusive tours allow a small groups of students an opportunity to ask in-depth questions and make personal connections with top-tier institutions.

2018 International Leadership and Business Summit Exclusive Tours Include: 
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Embassy of Israel, Embassy of Austria, Embassy of Britain, Embassy of Egypt & Embassy of Italy


2018 Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Exclusive Tours Include: 
Supreme Court, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Metropolitan Police Department, The Public Defender Service, United States District Court for the District of Columbia & Washington D.C. Department of Correction


2018 Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit Exclusive Tours Include: 
National Institute of Health, MedStar Simulation Training & Education Lab, Center for Disease Control, Georgetown University School Of Medicine, Red Cross & The National Museum of Health and Medicine