Issue #246 *May 2022

International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #246 *May 2022
Asheville, NC USA



Leading Ourselves through Changing Times
Deb Rosen (USA/WI)



The past 2 years have been quite unpredictable! One of the learning outcomes of IIGL is to set goals and intentions for personal empowerment and well being. Personally, there have been a few new daily goals and intentions I’ve committed to for my own wellness that I wanted to share! They are:

First, I set intention for the upcoming day! Before I get out if bed each morning, I set intention even at the least in a general sense for a great day for me, for my highest and best to be co-created and then I consciously give gratitude to all that I have and know!

Next, I have a favorite songs list that I choose from throughout the day regardless of what I’m doing especially while completing household chores and computer work! The songs are from all different time periods and genres! They are all available for free on You Tube!

Third, I color every day even if it’s just for 5-10 minutes! I have different books I choose from and mostly use colored pencils and glitter markers! Sometimes I close my eyes and free draw just to see what comes through on a blank page!

Fourth, I exercise, at a minimum for 10-15 minutes a day. It makes a huge difference in my overall attitude and feeling! Every day I do yoga stretches and walk or bike ride even if it’s just walking close to my house.

Also, I check on a friend or family member each day that may be in need of support. I talk with and share a laugh with at least one person every day for connection purposes!

Finally, I have a joy list and do one thing from it everyday even if it’s simple like smell a flower, make myself a nice meal and watch the sun rise and set!

What Others Are Saying

David Banner (USA/WI)
I am a Professor Emeritus and Faculty Mentor in Leadership and Organizational Change. I was on the IIGL Board and a donor for several years. I just turned 80 so I “retired.” They do magnificent work, especially in the African nations, educating potential leaders in the art and practice of leadership. They have graduated many students who are now practicing transformational leadership in their home countries. I give IIGL the Highest rating!

(Shared on the Great Nonprofits IIGL page)

What are Students are Reading

The Power of Now ($7.99)
It’s no wonder that The Power of Now has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 30 foreign languages. Much more than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light. In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, “the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death. Mapping is a simple technique for success. It has helped individuals achieve success.”

Students/Graduates In Action

Springboard Continues to Flourish!
Recently IIGL Graduate and Former Officer, Lawrence Afere (Nigeria) and his wife Helen shared the following message:
Dear supporters and friends of Springboard,
I am happy to take you on a short, interesting tour of Springboard’s activities during the first quarter 2022. Definitely, it has been a busy and rewarding quarter which we are grateful for. Please read the newsletter here. I hope your heart will be uplifted with the updates from the fields all the way from Springboard Nigeria. I appreciate you for your support and partnership in empowering rural people and communities in Nigeria. If you want to be added to their email list, contact them at:

Congratulations Lawrence and Helen on your continued development and success!

Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation
Think Resilience
Think Resilience is an online course about responding to our sustainability crises by building community resilience. It consists of four hours of video lectures exploring the interrelated crises of the 21st century from climate change to economics to social injustice and how we as citizens, students, and community leaders can respond to them with local resilience-building actions.
You will:
Deepen your understanding of the interactions between human and Earth systems.
Become a better practitioner and advocate for sustainability.
Make clearer sense of the complex issues humanity is facing.
Learn how to take action to build community resilience.

2022 IIGL Annual Meeting Date Set for May 7
IIGL will be holding its Annual Meeting on Saturday May 7, 2022 via Zoom. Please look for a reminder on the IIGL Message Board for directions sent by Kathleen Oweegon (IIGL Corresponding Secretary) about how to join the meeting via Zoom. This reminder email will be sent by May 5 and will include the timing for the meeting. Email Deb or simply reply to this newsletter if you have questions. All financial contributors, graduates and active students are invited!

Select The International Institute For Global Leadership on!
Just a reminder that each time you shop, at no cost to you on, a portion of your purchase can be donated to IIGL. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to IIGL! Share this link: and ask your family, employees, and friends to bookmark this link so all their eligible shopping will benefit the International Institute For Global Leadership Inc. Disbursements are made to IIGL on a quarterly basis from Amazon.

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 were no new students this month

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

Aynalem Hadra (Ethiopia)
* How to Win Friends and Influence People
Anastasia Oguche Elebiju (Nigeria)
* Awaken the Giant Within
Ahua Bem Gura (Nigeria)
* A New Earth
Udeme Idem (Nigeria)
* The Leader who had No Title
Ericson Chinonso Judith (Nigeria)
* PsychoCybernetics
Adebayo Christianah Kemi (Nigeria)
* Keys to Success
Atinuke Obikoya (Nigeria)
*Success through a Positive Mental Attitude
Ajeigbe Aremu Jimi Rexford (Nigeria)
* Creating your Path through Leadership
Nkaka Victor (Rwanda)
* The 5 Second Rule
Cheurombo Pswaray (Zimbabwe)
* Building the Bridge as you Walk On It

The following students completed one Level or more of Study this month
Ahua Bem Gura (Nigeria) completed Level Four
Chinonso Ericson Judith (Nigeria) completed Level One

New Enrollments
2 enrolled in April
5 enrolled in 2022

Book Assessments
10 in April
38 in 2022

Books Shipped
6 in April
6 in 2022

Cost of Books
$127.56 in April
$127.56 in 2022

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)
John Hornecker (USA/NC)
Michael Lightweaver (USA/NC)
Kathleen Oweegon (USA/OR)
Judith Royer (USA/SC)
Harri Hoffmann Family Foundation (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 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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