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

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 Culture of Peace Initiative was established in 2007 by the Center for Global Community and World Law, co-founded by Joseph Baratta and Virginia Swain and is now part of the Institute for Global Leadership. Imagine Worcester and the World is a television show to enact the Culture of Peace Initiative in Worcester as part of Peace in our Cities SDG16+.

 The Institute for Global Leadership is a member of the World Federalist Movement-Institute of Global Policy,  the International Association of Facilitators, United Nations Association of the USA, Academic Council of the United Nations,  Spiritual Directors International, and Transcend International: A Peace Development Environment Network

The Institute for Global Leadership 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 and under the Institute for Global Leadership, Virginia is a senior consultant at Changewise whose Principal, Bill Joiner, was the co-author of the book Leadership Agilty.

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

Virginia Swain is a graduate of the Summer Peacebuilding Institute at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, a member of the Transcend Network of Invited Peace Scholars and PractitionersUnited Nations Association of the USA, the 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 Community and the Global Soul Community.  She is a member of the World Cafe Community Table.

Virginia Swain attended the online inaugural Obama Foundation Summit.