Issue #198 * June 2018

International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #198 * June 2018
Asheville, NC USA



Guest Editorial
Goals and Visions for the 2018-2019 Term
Ethelbert O. Umeh

It is my greatest delight, honor and privilege to stand before you deeply inspired and touched by your congratulatory messages, inspiration and ideas. My heart is filled with joy for the confidence you placed in me to serve you as Board President.
I have no reservation to honor that trust, I most humbly accept my nomination as President of this great organization. International Institute for Global Leadership, IIGL USA is committed to training erudite community leaders, high impact change makers and transformational change agents in the world.

Thank you our immediate past president, Felix Iziomoh for graciously preparing, mentoring and guiding me at every step during the one year I served as Vice President. I must confess that I had sufficient time to prepare for this office. Your ideas, inspiration and wisdom were exceptionally professional, and they will continue to guide me to noble paths. I will build on your amazing legacies. As President emeritus and advisory member of the board, I look forward having you and harnessing your quality ideas in our regular monthly board meetings.

To our dear Donors, you are our pride; your donations made it possible. You have given us unprecedented opportunity to be useful to ourselves, our communities and the world around us. Thank you for upholding and restoring human dignity by investing in our collective future.

Let’s join hands together to make this happen again. We have come to serve sincerely. We want to assure you that your expectations will never be cut short. You have been wonderful. Our distinguished donors, we will listen attentively to your admonitions always, we are open for fresh ideas on how to take our organization to the next level.
To our students and alumni community, I salute all of you, who are tackling some of the global toughest challenges in your various dynamic communities. I am happy that some of you are doing your work not just for recognition, often with little or no resources, but because you share a vision of a better, connected world. Some of you are working to reduce poverty through agriculture, some are on leadership development, some are working with children with special disabilities, some are on working on teen’s mentorship, youth development, education and literacy, coaching, girl child education, resisting poverty and cycles of violence in the world. We are truly a global network of change makers. Thank you for donating yourselves for these noble tasks. I am proud of you all.

I am determined to make a difference while following the great footsteps of leaders before me. Let us all work together for IIGL that can deliver more and become more for the good of humanity. I am very optimistic about the future of our global organization. I am very certain that the new crop of inspired leaders, working as a team will do more, become more and achieve more. I have faith in this team. I have come to serve. We cannot do it alone, we need each other at every point, please let’s keep the vision of IIGL alive by supporting this new board members as always.
These are ideas I think we should be working on in this new term:
Coming up with huge ideas on how to continuously raise FUNDS for IIGL. I believe this is KEY (and I think we should consider partnering with individual donors, private and corporate organizations both locally and internationally to make this happen)
Holding a face-to-face meeting/ convention of IIGL Global family.
Periodically promoting IIGL activities on our various social channels; Facebook, twitter, blogs etc. (I am already doing this in my little capacity, and I find joy in it).
Making IIGL visible by attracting students in countries where we don’t have students at the moment.
Speaking about IIGL to our friends, circles and various speaking engagements- because any person anywhere in the world has a lot to benefit from IIGL.
Holding regional students workshops, conferences, or networking with each other periodically
Bonding with the alumni community, so that we can be more connected and helpful to our institution.

What Others Are Saying
Afere Lawrence (Nigeria)

I can’t remember the precise date but I know it was late 2005 when I had the opportunity to hear about IIGL. I was restless until I was able to submit my application to Michael. The first 2 books I read in IIGL opened me to a new perspective about life and why I am here. Prior to that time (before I became an IIGL student) I was studying hard as an undergraduate so I could some day get a job that pays well maybe in the oil and gas or bank. Take care of my families (nuclear and extended), save money for the future, buy a car, and work for money till I die. In 2015, after I began to study at IIGL, my life changed. I realized that the true meaning and reason for me being here is to live for others/live to make a difference. I realized God put me here for a purpose. I discovered true meaning of life! Here I am today living truly! IIGL is highly instrumental to the establishment of my organization, Springboard – a platform of organic farmers. And a network of producers and rural entrepreneurs with over 2,000 farmers and 500 rural entrepreneurs. Today, I want to appreciate Michael and all supporters of IIGL for establishing IIGL. I do not know what else I would be doing with my life at this moment if I did not meet IIGL in 2005!

(Lawrence is an IIGL Graduate)

What Our Students Are Reading

Mother Teresa By: Kathryn Spink $8.99
Many have called her a saint. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India’s highest civilian honor, the Jewel of India, in 1980. Pope John Paul II declared her “Blessed,” beatifying her in 2003. For nearly fifty years at the head of Calcutta’s Missionaries of Charity, the Albanian-born Agnes GonxhaBojaxhiu, better known as Mother Teresa, advocated for the poor and homeless, ministered to the sick, provided hospice for the afflicted, and embodied the very essence of humanitarianism. Now, revised and updated, Kathryn Spink’s definitive, authorized biography is “simply the best around,” according to James Martin, SJ, author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything. “Thoroughly researched, sensitively written and unfailingly inspiring, Kathryn Spink’s book should be, after Mother Teresa’s own writings, your first resource for understanding one of the greatest saints in Christian history.”
Students/Graduates In Action
Congratulations Roger!
Former IIGL French Speaking Director and IIGL student Roger Yomba (Cote d’Ivoire/USA) completed his MBA in May from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA with outstanding grades. Roger is the Co-founder and CEO of Pragly’s LLC and is a Strategy and Risk Management Coach. Roger celebrated the milestone with his wife Gloria and three children! Congratulations!

Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation

TED is a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics from science to business to global issues in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers and
a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long. In fact, everything from the Conferences to the TED Talks to the projects sparked by the TED Prize, from the global TEDx community to the TED-Ed lesson series is driven by this goal: How can TED best spread great ideas? The TED agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.


Announcing the 2018-2019 Officers and Board Members
Thank you to those Officers and Board Members that have completed their leadership positions for 2018-2019. It was another successful year in building a strong team of student/graduate leadership. A special thank you to Felix Iziomoh (President) and Ujunwa Osayi Lynda (Recording Secretary) for completing their third and final terms as Officers. Also, gratitude to Ziyad Abdule (Ethiopia), Ayoade Anthony (Nigeria) and Afere Lawrence (Nigeria) as outgoing Officer and board members. Here are the 2018-2019 Board of Directors:
Ethelbert Umeh (Nigeria) President
Emmanuel Iziomoh (Nigeria) Vice President
Aishatu Ibrahim (Nigeria) Corresponding Secretary
Vivian Muciri (Kenya) Recording Secretary
Lynne Murguia (USA/AZ) Treasurer
Board Members
Japheth E. Aizebeoje (Nigeria)
Ujunwa Osayi Lynda (Nigeria)
Nwakuma Dominic Paul (Nigeria)
Aloys Hakizimana (Rwanda)
Charles Kabera (Rwanda)
Juliette A. Engole (Uganda)
Kathleen Oweegon (USA/NM)

Meet Our New Students

We had 2 new students this month

Emmanual Felix (Nigeria)
I attended the following schools: Nigerian Law School (Kano campus) 2016-2017 with a B.L. Second Class Lower Division. The Relevant Coursework I took was: Corporate Law Practice, Property Law Practice, Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation and Professional Ethics and Skills. I also attended the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus 2011-2016 with a LL.B (Honors) Second Class Upper Division. My relevant Coursework is: Nigerian Legal System, Law of Contract, Law of Consumer Protection, Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Law of Arbitration, Law of Taxation, Company Law, Banking Law Government Day Secondary School Lissam 2003-2009; WASSC and NECO Certificates.

Ukwandu Ogechi Perpetua (Nigeria)
I am from Imo State, which is in the Eastern part of Nigeria. I am a mother who is so passionate about creating an enabling and loving environment for my kids and the community I lived in. I am the first in a family of 7 and so naturally I command respect and have this loving personality that people find endearing, approachable and appreciating. I believe in equality and that everyone is same irrespective of religion, tribe or color. I hate seeing people being maltreated and I don’t like negative thoughts, people and vibes as I try to dissociate myself from such. I believe in equality, respect, justice as well as giving a good education to our girls because they can soothe and calm the wave of hatred and violence if given that which they deserve. I love reading and writing, traveling, meeting like minds, photography, inter netting, music and films.

To view complete profiles, Click Here

Visionary Leadership
Student Progress
We had 5 students from 1 country complete a total of 10 books in May. These students were from Nigeria.

George Ebeh (Nigeria)
* Keys to Success
Felix Emmanuel (Nigeria)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Chinonso Ericson Judith (Nigeria)
* Real Magic
* The New Dynamics of Winning
Ude Nkechika Perpetua (Nigeria)
* How to Win Friends and Influence People
* Real Magic
* The New Dynamics of Winning
Ukwandu Ogechi Perpetua (Nigeria)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull

New Enrollments
5 enrolled in May
18 enrolled in 2018

Book Assessments
10 in May
49 in 2018

Books Shipped
0 in April
19 in 2018

Cost of Books
$0 in April
$380.81 in 2018

You Make It Possible
We extend a special thanks to the following individuals and/or organizations who contributed to IIGL last month. Your ongoing support makes this work possible.

Deb Silver (Israel)
Wanda Gail Campbell and Mike Tilley (USA/AL)
Lynne Murguia (USA/AZ)
John Hornecker (USA/NC)
Michael Lightweaver (USA/NC)
David Banner (USA/WI)
Deb Rosen (USA/WI)
Patrice Zorn (USA/WI)

Make A Difference
Dream Team 22
Please join Dream Team 22 as our goal is to have 220 people contributing $22 per month. We understand that money is energy and that to sustain and build IIGL we need a lot of people pouring their energy into this endeavor on a regular basis. We also know that not everyone can afford to commit $22 a month – especially our students, who live in countries with economies in which this amount can be equal to a weeks’ salary. So we are offering two options for those who wish to become a part of the Dream Team. One can commit to a $22 a month contribution or to spending 22 seconds each day holding the vision of IIGL becoming financially sustainable by the end of 2016.

Will you join the Dream Team and help us create an energetic foundation to support the transformational work of IIGL? You can really make a difference in the world by making a modest contribution of time or money. To make the $22 a month commitment or a one time donation, click the link below. To become a member of the Dream Team 22 by committing 22 second a day to help us hold the vision, contact Deb for details:

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