The Institute for Global Leadership holds affiliations with organizations whose values and goals resonate with ours.  A sampling of our present and past affiliations are below.

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+.

 Virginia Swain and/or The Institute for Global Leadership is a member of the

Alliance for Peacebuilding

Listen First Coalition


Friends Committee on National Legislation

Imagine Worcester and the World Television Show

Worcester Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Family Mediation Center (an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation)

Mediators Beyond Borders

World Federalist Movement-Institute of Global Policy

International Association of Facilitators

United Nations Association of the USA

Academic Council of the United Nations

Transcend International: A Peace Development Environment Networ

National Coalition of Deliberation and Dialogue

Torch International

The Institute for Global Leadership was 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, Founder and director Virginia Swain was 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 on the Global Advisory Board of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, whose yearly USA conference is at Columbia University in December of each year.  She is a graduate of the Summer Peacebuilding Institute at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

Virginia Swain is certified in the ChangeWise Leadership Agility 360 and under the Institute for Global Leadership, Virginia is a Senior Associate at Changewise.   Changewise Principal, Bill Joiner, is the co-author of the book Leadership Agility.

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 was a member of the World Cafe Community Table.

Virginia Swain attended the online inaugural Obama Foundation Summit.