Programs that inspire and empower students to change the world

Advanced Law and Trial Summit

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

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International Business and Leadership Internship Summit

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

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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 Congress

Connect with peers from across the country

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

Collaborate with peers to solve real problems

Work with some of the nation's best students while addressing real challenges and solving real problems

Prepare for college and your career ahead

Develop your leadership skills and prepare for careers in law, medicine, 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

Dan Pond

Defense Attorney
Dan Pond

Defense Attorney

Dan Pond is a criminal defense attorney who has dedicated his career to working as a public defender representing indigent people at all stages of the criminal justice system, from initial arrest through trial and incarceration, and eventually back into

Roscoe C. Howard, Jr.

Partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Litigation Department
Roscoe C. Howard, Jr.

Partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Litigation Department

Roscoe C. Howard, Jr., is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Litigation Department in the Washington, D.C., office, where he is a member of the White Collar and Investigations Practice Group. His practice primarily focuses on white collar criminal matters,

Terry Birkel

Terry Birkel

Terry Birkel considers himself a “victim’s lawyer”. He has aggressively represented wronged people during his 37 year career in Washington private practice, obtaining recoveries exceeding $50 Million in litigated and negotiated awards for plaintiffs in employment, securities, business tort

Courtney Stewart

National Network for Returning Citizens
Courtney Stewart

National Network for Returning Citizens

Courtney Stewart is the Chairman of The National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens, Founder and CEO of Mentoring Works2. Inc. a nonprofit 501 c (3) and President of Stewart’s Cleaning Service, LLC. He serves on the Board of Directors for

Wanda G. Caporaletti

Attorney
Wanda G. Caporaletti

Attorney

Wanda Caporaletti is Of Counsel to Goodwin Weber PLLC, with an emphasis on workers compensation, personal injury, and family law matters.  She obtained a B.S. in Accounting from Salisbury State University, and a JD from the University of Baltimore Law

Annie Vinik

Annie Vinik

Annie Vinik joined Vinik EPS in 2014 after a thirteen-year career on college campuses. In her years as an academic advisor, Annie helped hundreds of students successfully transition to college life and now uses her experience and nuanced

Jonathan Glick

Jonathan Glick

Sophia Sim

George Washington Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid
Sophia Sim

George Washington Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid

Sophia Sim began her career in academic administration as the director of residency classification at the University of Maryland, College Park. While there, she served as advisor to

Susan Shifflett

Former Assistant Director of Admissions, Yale University
Susan Shifflett

Former Assistant Director of Admissions, Yale University

Born and raised in northern California, I am an ABC (American-born Chinese) of Hakka heritage, and speak Chinese and English. As an Assistant Director of Admissions at Yale University’s Undergraduate Admissions Office, I am very familiar with high schools in

Simon Limage

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

Former-Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Programs at State Department

Jacob Arndt Ph.D.

Chief Academic Officer
Jacob Arndt Ph.D.

Chief Academic Officer

Jake has lead Leadership Initiatives business creation programs in the Philippines in addition to creating and designing programs and mentoring business owners across the globe. He had a hand in creating the International Business Alliance Program and wrote curriculum for

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 C. Stiles, PhD, JD

Teaching Professor, Department of Sociology, Georgetown University
Sarah C. Stiles, PhD, JD

Teaching Professor, Department of Sociology, Georgetown University

Sarah Stiles joined the Georgetown University sociology faculty in 2007. Prior to that she taught at American University for eight years where she was Director of the Leadership Program in the School of Public Affairs. She met Marshall Bailly

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

Carmine C. Carullo

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

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

Bill Stefan

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

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

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