The Institute for Global Leadership holds affiliations with organizations whose values and goals resonate with ours.

It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact for its Sustainable Development Goals–17 goals to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. The Institute has been a participant in the United Nations Global Compact, committed to its 10 Principles since 2003. To date, there are more than 12,000 signatories from 170 countries.

Institute for Global Leadership founder, CEO and director Virginia Swain is a member of the Academy for Leaders, a program of the Center for Courage & Renewal, founded by Parker J. Palmer. In 2017, she was selected to participate in a six-month-long process to reflect on her work, renew her energy and passion, and strengthen her leadership within a community of practice. Additionally, she was invited to participate in an Invitational leadership weekend retreat with Parker Palmer.

Virginia Swain is certified in the ChangeWise Leadership Agility 360.

Virginia Swain is on the Global Advisory Board of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, whose yearly USA conference is at Columbia University.

The United Nations Resolution for the Culture of Peace and the Programme of Action was adopted unanimously within the General Assembly on September 13, 1999. Since 1999, The Global Movement for the Culture of Peace (GMCoP), founded by Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, has steadily worked to support peacemakers of all ages and nationalities. The Institute for Global Leadership embraces the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace through all of its activities.

The Center for Global Community and World Law, co-founded with Joseph P. Baratta and directed by Virginia, established the Culture of Peace Initiative in 2007, and is now under the Institute for Global Leadership. The Institute for Global Leadership is a member of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace,  and the World Federalist Movement-Institute of Global Policy.

Virginia Swain is a member of the Transcend Network of Invited Peace Scholars and PractitionersUnited Nations Association of the USA, the American Counseling Association, National Coalition of Dialogue and Deliberation,  Spiritual Directors International,  Arts Worcester as well as the Alliance for Climate Protection.

After taking a course on the Fundamentals of World Café at Fielding Graduate University in 2016, Virginia founded America’s Soul Café and the Global Soul Café.

Virginia Swain attended the online inaugural Obama Foundation Summit.  She represents the Association of World Citizens at the United Nations.