Issue #234 *June 2021

International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #234 *June 2021
Asheville, NC USA



Greetings from the New IIGL President!
Vivian Muciri (Kenya)




Its my greatest delight and honor for the trust and faith IIGL has bestowed in me as the incoming president. I have served in the board of IIGL within different capacity and am grateful for the confidence that Ethelbert had in me, and nominated me to serve in the board and now to serve as the president respectively.

Serving at the board, I have experienced lot of opportunities and challenges, and with my acceptance to serve as the president, I know the position is no different and my role is to ensure that IIGL is able to achieve its vision. My role is also to ensure that the goals and objectives of the board are carried throughout my tenure. I believe that the journey will not be a smooth one, if I am to walk it alone. However, I know I am not alone as I serve this institution but have the support of our outgoing president Ethelbert and the rest of the board members currently serving in different capacity.

Let me take this opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous achievement and adorable initiatives of Ethelbert. During his tenure there has been 8 new graduates, the institution was able to recruit 52 new students, and have a total of 49 students moving from one level to another. Our social media presence increased. We were able to complete and publish a testimonial book and consecutively won the great nonprofit award just to mention a few. The greatest achievement I have seen with the outgoing president is ensuring networking and collaboration among IIGL fraternity. This has been achieved through various initiatives such as the zoom check-in that has been done twice, hosting of leadership master class, formation of IIGL alumni and Kenya IIGL chapter WhatApp groups respectively. Ethelbert had also mentioned, “that his primary vision is to promote gender balance within the institution.” Hence I consider one of his greatest achievements is upon the end of his tenure majority of the officers on the board are female. Most importantly, he nominated me to take the role of the president after him, and prepared me for the role.

Ethelbert indeed you are an inspiration, and I am challenged by your legacy as I take up this role after you. I pledge to continue doing the great work you had begun and finalize the pending objectives that were not achieved during your tenure, due to one reason or another. My primary focus will be to ensure that the conference that you were planning happens as long as the circumstance will allow for it. My goal for my term of leadership will be primary focused on collaboration and networking among students, graduates and donors’ hence building strong alliance and visibility for IIGL in respective countries and platform. Leading to increased opportunity for new student joining the program, more graduate channeled from the institution and access to resource mobilization avenues. With the current board am sure we shall do much better and take the institution to greater heights.

To individuals who are part of IIGL in one form or another as a board we still want to say that, this journey we cannot make alone as leaders, but it is through your support, critics and encouragement that we make this institution become much better and transform the lives within our sphere of influence. Always remember, “One book can change a mind. One mind can change the world.” Let us all serve within our capacity as leaders so that we can become the change we want to see in the world. Thank you all, God bless you, and continue to be the change that the world needs right now. God bless you all.

What Others Are Saying

IIGL Officers Share their 2021-2022 Visions

President: Vivian Muciri (Kenya) shared:
“It is a privilege and honor to serve as the president of IIGL, following Ethelbert, my key objective will be to ensure that the pending objectives and goal he had as the President that he was not able to finish and that they get done. My primary vision shall be focus on networking, collaboration and visibility of IIGL, biding to increase recruitment of students, proper team work, peer to peer support among students and graduates to ensure continuality and the increase of funding. With the support of the rest of the board members, this can be done. In addition to focus on collaboration and networking among students, graduates, and donors. To build a strong alliance and visibility in respective countries and platforms, leading to new student enrollments, more graduations, and access to resource mobilization avenues for the institutions and student projects respectively.”

Vice President: Eze Lynda Osayi (Nigeria/United Kingdom) stated:
“I am grateful to have been nominated as the Vice president. While I support the President and other board members, I look for encouraging others to take their studies seriously and to increase IIGL membership. I hope to see IIGL grow and more graduates emerge from IIGL in this term.”

Corresponding Secretary: Kathleen Oweegon (USA/OR) expressed:
“I will continue to facilitate communication within the Board, between the Board and the IIGL community, and at IIGL meetings. I hope to be able to mentor more Board members in online meeting facilitation, so that they have these skills in their work and to empower the next Corresponding Secretary.”

Recording Secretary: Japheth E. Aizebeoje (Nigeria) said:
“I am happy to have been nominated to be the recording secretary for the second term. My primary vision is to ensure that I join forces together with my President and the Vice president to ensure their vision for IIGL 2021-2022 term. Personally I look forward to improving my role as the recording secretary IIGL; to do better and give more. I look forward coming up with series of visuals that we are going to use this time around to bring IIGL more visibility using the social media platforms and every other means available. I look forward to doing my best and to ensure that together as a team we all succeed.”

Treasurer: Lynne Murguia (USA/AZ) shared:
“My vision is to make absolutely sure that the best use of IIGL funding takes place.”
What are Students are Reading

Building the Bridge as you Walk on It ($9.99)
This book ells the personal stories of people who have embraced deep change and inspired author Robert Quinn to take his concept one step further and develop a new model of leadership; “the fundamental state of leadership.” The exploration of this transformative state is at the very heart of the book. Quinn shows how anyone can enter the fundamental state of leadership by engaging in the eight practices that center on the theme of ever-increasing integrity; reflective action, authentic engagement, appreciative inquiry, grounded vision, adaptive confidence, detached interdependence, responsible freedom, and tough love. After each chapter, Quinn challenges you to assess yourself with respect to each practice and to formulate a strategy for personal growth.

Students/Graduates In Action

IIGL Hosts Leadership Master Class!
A special thank you to President Emeritus Felix Iziomoh (Nigeria) for moderating and 2018-2021 President Ethelbert Umeh (Nigeria) for hosting the first Leadership Master Class in May! They shared, “The IIGL Leadership Master Class was a huge success. For 2 hours, participants which comprised some of our IIGL students, graduates, board members and guests had an exciting encounter with Juvenal Turatsinze from Rwanda on the theme “Formula for Accelerated Change.” The training was interactive, highly insightful, deeply impactful and spiced with case studies of how great leaders can accelerate change in organizations, thereby birthing sustainability model in their communities, businesses, and nations. This class was one of a kind and the participants witnessed a WOW experience! The class had a total of 20 participants from United States, Nigeria, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Liberia.”

Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation

The Sun Gazing Community
The Sun Gazing Community was born out of a growing awareness that suffering is an optional state of being. Through their postings, they have sought to encourage all those seeking spiritual progress in their daily journey. They shared, “We don’t profess to have all the answers. The wisdom of the great thinkers and seekers we have offered on Sun Gazing has illuminated pathways through which we can together continue to challenge and change patterns of thought, speech and behavior that impede our happiness. In so doing, we hope to become more useful members of a world so hungry for meaningful contact. Joy is there for the taking. In creating this website we hope to broaden the scope of what we have begun. Through mutual sharing, together we can continue on this path, working to change hate into love, judgment into tolerance, self-hate into self-respect, despair into hope, and isolation and loneliness into community.”


Announcing the 2021-2022 Officers and Board Members
Thank you to those Officers and Board Members that have completed their leadership positions for 2020-2021. It was another successful year in building a strong team of student/graduate leadership. A special thank you to Aishatu Ibrahim (Nigeria), Nwakuma Dominic Paul (Nigeria), David Banner (USA/WI) and Judith Royer (USA/SC)
who completed their terms. Also, gratitude to Ethelbert Umeh (Nigeria) and Felix Iziomoh (Nigeria) as outgoing Officers and Board members. Here are the 2021-2022 newly elected Board of Directors:

Vivian Muciri (Kenya) President
Eze, Ujunwa Lynda (Nigeria/United Kingdom) Vice President
Kathleen Oweegon (USA/OR) Corresponding Secretary
Japheth E. Aizebeoje (Nigeria) Recording Secretary
Lynne Murguia (USA/AZ) Treasurer

Board Members
Rexford Aremu Jimi Ajeigbe (Nigeria)
Ahua Bem Gura (Nigeria)
Udeme Idem (Nigeria)
Adeosun Oluwatosin Isaac (Nigeria)
Emmanuel Iziomoh (Nigeria)
Michael Kelechi (Nigeria/United Arab Emirates)
Charles Kabera (Rwanda)
Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi (Uganda)
Cheurombo Pswarayi (Zimbabwe)
Thomas Shereni (Zimbabwe)

IIGL Book Sales Continue…
The IIGL Board of Directors shared that the IIGL book, “Creating Your Path Through Leadership” book sales continue to provide a Royalty payment to IIGL each month. It has also helped new potential donors understand more about IIGL! The book is available both on Kindle and in Paperback on! Check it out! Here’s the link:…

Meet Our New Students

There was new student this month

Gebreegziabher Fana Kinfe (Ethiopia)
Open minded and positive thinker consultant and trainer with more than 8 years of successful experience in training, research and consultancy. Graduate in Economics from a recognized University, specialized in Leadership and Good Governance. Enthusiastic, Skilled in oral and written communication, as well as negotiation techniques. Experienced in delivering different trainings for Government organizations and Non-Government organizations (NGO’s) for Top, Middle and Lower level leaders such as: Transformative Leadership; Gender and Leadership; Change Management; Women Political Leadership and Candidates training; Leadership; Team Building; Coaching; Conflict Management; Team Building; Execution Skill; Decision Making; Emotional Intelligence; Training of Trainers; Monitoring and Evaluation Customer Service and Conflict Management..
To view complete profiles, Click Here

Visionary Leadership

Student Progress
We had 9 students from 4 countries complete a total of 10 books in May. These students were from Ethiopia, Liberia, Nigeria and Rwanda.

Gebreegziabher Fana Kinfe (Ethiopia)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull

James Trotman (Liberia)
* 360 Degree Leaders

Onyema Chiemeka Agusta (Nigeria)
* Giant Steps

Anastasia Oguche Elebiju (Nigeria)
* Psychcybernetics

Ahua Bem Gura (Nigeria)
* Conscious Acts of Creation

Michael Kelechi (Nigeria)
* Goal Setting 101

Ajeigbe Aremu Jimi Rexford (Nigeria)
* Goal Mapping

Rwinkesha Erasmus (Rwanda)
* PsychoCybernetics

Nkaka Victor (Rwanda)
* Awaken the Giant Within

The following Student completed a new level of study this month

James Trotman (Liberia) completed Level Six

New Enrollments
9 enrolled in May
30 enrolled in 2021

Book Assessments
10 in May
51 in 2021

Books Shipped
5 in May
5 in 2021

Cost of Books
$122.10 in May
$122.10 in 2021

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)
Lynne Murguia (USA/AZ)
Naomi Stauber (USA/GA)
John Hornecker (USA/NC)
Michael Lightweaver (USA/NC)
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 22 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 2021!

Please 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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