Issue #222 *June 2020

International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #222 *June 2020
Asheville, NC USA



Guest Editorial

IIGL Officers Share Vision for 2020-2021 Term
Ethelbert O. Umeh (Nigeria)


I thank the 2020-2021 Executive Officers and Board members that will be serving alongside with me from USA, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Rwanda.
Special thanks to outgoing Board Members, Juliette Engole and Hattie Opondo from Uganda, and a hearty welcome to new Board members – Judith Royer from USA,
Oluwatosin Chidubem Adeosun from Nigeria and
Cheu Pswarayi from Zimbabwe. I admire your courage, tenacity, dedication and sincerity of purpose to take this laudable leadership task.

Your deep commitment of IIGL’s primary mission of providing a tuition-free education to individuals who wish to become high-integrity, heart-centered and conscious leaders in their communities and the world are undoubtedly satisfactory. Also, I extend my
awesome thanks to the immediate Past Vice President,
Iziomoh B. Emmanuel from Nigeria for your optimism, dedication to duty and selfless.

In the last one term, IIGL produced 4 brand new graduates, bringing the overall number to 31 graduates from 11 countries plus about 20+ new enrollments, and 20+ students who moved from one level of study to another. Today, IIGL has 110 active students in over 30 countries. I am confident to say that IIGL Board of Directors will never rest on their oars. We will continue to connect, network and inspire change makers that will bring transformational change to their communities.

Personally, it is fulfilling and enriching that my conversation with
Mohamed Y. Dualeh, a young African leader from Somalia whom I met during the 2019 African Changemakers Fellowship program facilitated new IIGL enrollments from Somalia. Previously, we had no students from Somalia.

My personal vision for this new term is to continue to build a great IIGL by:
• Connecting, inspiring and networking with many inactive students, getting them back on track through various awareness creation.
• Continual inspiration and celebration of our students and graduates’ achievements.
• Re-Structuring IIGL for Peak Performance
• Hosting an International Conference in Nigeria in 2021
• Mentoring my successor, Vivian Muciri from Kenya for IIGL Presidency in 2021
• Connecting, and inspiring our students and graduates to continue in their change making initiatives in their communities.
Here are some visions from the other Officers for the new term:
Vice President – Vivian Muciri (Kenya): My vision is to constantly dedicate my time and skill towards seeing the broader mission achieved by getting more students engaged to support Ethelbert achieve his mission, and to train for the post of the President in 2021.

Corresponding Secretary – Kathleen Oweegon (USA/OR): My vision is for IIGL to find more efficient and inclusive communication technologies that are within our financial capabilities. I also envision each Officer having someone to mentor as their successor, so that we have smooth successions, with the successors feeling fully empowered to take their new roles.

Recording Secretary – Japheth E. Aizebeoje (Nigeria): My vision is to ensure that proper record is taken during board meetings and support Ethelbert and Vivian to achieve their broad vision for IIGL.

Treasurer – Lynne Murguia (USA/AZ): My vision for IIGL has remained the same since its inception: to transform planetary society by training like-minded people as leaders from the very beginning (school) -adulthood, in responsibility for all levels of society in which they interact. This was an outgrowth of working with Micro-Credit in developing countries and the realization that such evolution was dependent upon transforming leadership, itself.

Ethelbert shared, “I sincerely appreciate God for the grace of being formerly an IIGL student, confronting my challenges to becoming the fastest graduate ever in the history of IIGL and now serving as Board President for 3rd term as empowered by our Bylaws. I pray God to bless, approve and stamp our collective 2020-2021 vision. I am very optimistic they will be realized through God who strengths us. I pray that IIGL will continue to be a light to the world, a beacon of positive revolution, a home where goodwill towards all is nurtured in order to bring new hope to our individual lives, families, communities and the entire world.”

What Others Are Saying

Cheurombo Pswarayi (Zimbabwe)

What have I learned, How have I Changed

I remember reading my first book in the studies, the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. The concept of transformation of excelling, of being in a different realm than others and having the abilities to go beyond the ordinary truck a cord with me at that time. I’m yet to repeat the book but the impression it gave me made me commit to reading “self-help and self-improvement books.” I had always held onto the notion that reading such types of books was for individuals who’re too scared to map out their own lives, or discover on their own what life has to offer. The empowerment and self-belief I had though made me want to go through as many such books as possible. I made a commitment to finish the studies as quickly as possible and have the experience under my belt.

I’ve accepted how much life can be simplified by leveraging other people’s insights, experience and expertise. Reading the books that I have in Levels One and Two have given me access to this resource at no charge at all. I find myself speaking with authority over subjects of positivity and influencing and this is derived from the books I’ve read.
I’ve grown in my confidence in self. I used to be very timid and unsure about myself. I’m the person who’d listen to a debate and then look to the other people to voice their opinions first so that I can shape mine and then just echo what they say. That is now a thing of the past. I’m unafraid to speak first, or to express different opinions to those I respect. My confidence in my successes have led me to lead my team with more authority. A fact I truly enjoy. The confidence boost is also closely linked to the self-acceptance.

These two years of going through Levels One and Two (way more than what was supposed to be!) I have had other opportunities and experiences availing themselves to me and I can affirm that my experience, acceptance and making the most of the opportunities have been shaped in no small way by the books I’ve been reading. I’ve been more receptive to my environment without being angry at situations. I appreciate all the more how the people I meet and interact with are not a mistake. Each individual plays a role in shaping me up to be the person .I’m generally more knowledgeable than I was 2 years ago before I’d started the course. The totally new knowledge I now have includes the art of mind mapping, the art of influencing and the accurate way to set goals. I have also improved my communication skills and effectiveness and efficiency.
Surprisingly, because I didn’t expect this from an online course, I have been able to increase my network. Last year I was contacted by a gentleman from the USA who’d seen my profile on the website. He was visiting Zimbabwe with his son and wanted to meet up to hear about my work. We had the opportunity to have coffee and discuss my work and his. It was awesome, inspiring and uplifting. During this COVID 19 lockdown we’ve communicate as well and the offer to support in any initiatives being undertaken in Zimbabwe has been extended. I’m overjoyed by this. I’m also proud to say that I have been elected to be on the board of IIGL! It’s a huge honor, I feel this kind of network of individuals whom I sincerely respect because most have completed this course is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I intend to serve and contribute positively. My interaction and feedback from Deb has always been positive, encouraging and motivating. I sincerely feel like she has my back, I hope to have hers in some way at some point as well. With regards to my personality my patience and tolerance levels have increased. I used to be impatient with people whom I viewed as not understanding of the person I am. Being aware of the tendencies has helped.

(Cheu is a Level Three Student and New IIGL Board Member)

What our Students are Reading

The Intention Experiment $10.99
Using cutting-edge research conducted at Princeton, MIT, Stanford, and many other prestigious universities and laboratories, The Intention Experiment reveals that the universe is connected by a vast quantum energy field. Thought generates its own palpable energy, which you can use to improve your life and, when harnessed together with an interconnected group, to change the world. In The Intention Experiment, internationally bestselling author Lynne McTaggart takes you on a gripping, mind-blowing journey to the furthest reaches of consciousness. As she narrates the exciting developments in the science of intention, she also profiles the colorful scientists and renowned pioneers who study the effects of focused group intention on scientifically quantifiable targets animal, plant, and human.

McTaggart offers a practical program to get in touch with your own thoughts, to increase the activity and strength of your intentions, and to begin achieving real change in your life. You are then invited to participate in an unprecedented experiment: Using The Intention Experiment website to coordinate your involvement and track results, you and other participants around the world will focus your power of intention on specific targets, giving you the opportunity to become a part of scientific history. A new Afterword by the author recounts the successes of the several Intention Experiments so far.

Students/Graduates In Action

Congratulations to IIGL Students!
Congratulations to the IIGL students who have had work promotions, new jobs and school graduations so far in 2020! On behalf of the Board of Directors, long time contributors and myself, we are very proud of all that you are doing! The list is quite long so please accept our “group praise” for all of your achievements so far in 2020!

Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation

The Therapeutic Landscapes Network
The Therapeutic Landscapes Network is a knowledge base and gathering space about healing gardens, restorative landscapes, and other green spaces that promote health and well-being. They are an international, multidisciplinary community of designers, health and human service providers, scholars, and gardeners. Though their focus is broad, their primary emphasis is on evidence-based design in healthcare settings. Their mission statement is: “Connecting people with information…people…nature.”


Announcing the 2020-2021 Officers and Board Members
Thank you to those Officers and Board Members that have completed their leadership positions for 2019-2020. It was another successful year in building a strong team of student/graduate leadership. A special thank you to Juliette Engole (Uganda) and Harriet Opondo (Uganda) who completed their terms. Also, gratitude to Emmanuel Iziomoh (Nigeria) and Charles Kabera (Rwanda) as outgoing Officers and Board members. Here are the 2020-2021 newly elected Board of Directors:

Ethelbert Umeh (Nigeria) President
Vivian Muciri (Kenya) Vice President
Kathleen Oweegon (USA/OR) Corresponding Secretary
Japheth E. Aizebeoje (Nigeria) Recording Secretary
Lynne Murguia (USA/AZ) Treasurer
Board Members
Aishatu Ibrahim (Nigeria)
Adeosun Oluwatosin Isaac (Nigeria)
Emmanuel Iziomoh (Nigeria)
Ujunwa Osayi Lynda (Nigeria)
Nwakuma Dominic Paul (Nigeria)
Charles Kabera (Rwanda)
David Banner (USA/WI)
Judith Royer (USA/WI)
Cheurombo Pswarayi (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
Udeme Idem (Nigeria)
I am the founder of Elite Coach (Africa). The Elite Coach Africa is a leading non profit organization that promotes personal and corporate leadership through her training and seminars. We believe everyone has leadership potential to drive social change, make an impact and be a change agent. A platform for leadership potentials discovery, and builders of society, church, business leaders through training, coaching and mentoring. I am the organizer of Kogi Leadership Summit. I am a graduate of Electrical Electronics Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, NAF- Base Kaduna, where she finished as the best graduating student. I am a member of Nigerian Association of Technologist in Engineering (NATE). I hold a professional Certificates on Reliability and Maintenance Engineering, Diploma in Operations Management, Diploma in Public Relations and Certificate in Leadership skills in Business.

To view complete profiles, Click Here

Visionary Leadership
Student Progress
Student Progress
We had 11 students from 6 countries complete a total of 12 books in May. These students were from Ghana, Lesotho, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Jibril Abdul Razak (Ghana)
* PsychoCybernetics
Bob Maepe (Lesotho)
* Success through PMA
Mantsebeng Suzan Maepe (Lesotho)
* Unlimited Power
James Trotman (Liberia)
* The Governor
Ahua Bem Gura (Nigeria)
* The Intention Experiment
Udeme Idem (Nigeria)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Adeosun Oluwatosin Isaac (Nigeria)
* Investing for Dummies
Okorie Eusebius Tobechukwu (Nigeria)
* Critical Thinking
Bernard Ndhlovu (Zimbabwe)
* Maximum Achievement
Cheurombo Pswarayi (Zimbabwe)
* Goal Setting 101

The following Students completed one level of study this month

Mantsebeng Suzan Maepe (Lesotho) completed Level Two
Okorie Eusebius Tobechukwu (Nigeria) completed Level Four
Cheurombo Pswarayi (Zimbabwe) completed Level Two

New Enrollments
3 enrolled in May
20 enrolled in 2020

Book Assessments
12 in May
70 in 2020

Books Shipped
0 in May
12 in 2020

Cost of Books
$0 in May
$254.17 in 2020

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)
Judith Royer (USA/SC)
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 2018.

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:

Checks on US banks, payable to the International Institute For Global Leadership, can be mailed to IIGL, 11537 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI 53092 USA. Contributions may also be made by credit card by clicking the link below. Contributions are tax deductible under the 501 (c) 3 tax code of the United States Internal Revenue Service.

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