LeaderImpact Global Exchanges give business leaders an opportunity to give back by bringing their knowledge, influence, and expertise to marketplace leaders in other countries around the world.
Past trips have included destinations in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador and Panama.
UPCOMING GLOBAL EXCHANGES
If you want to impact a country, you must first reach its leaders. Working together with the Christian leaders of Paraguay to establish a sustainable outreach to unsaved marketplace leaders is a wonderful opportunity! As a member of this team you will be involved in evangelistic dinner parties, sector outreaches, LeaderImpact Forums and one on one opportunities with Paraguayan leaders.
Asuncion is one of the oldest cities in South America. The “Mother of Cities” was founded in 1537. The friendly Paraguayan capital has long been a centre of music, poetry and the arts, but only in recent years has Asunción been able to escape its long history of rule by dictators.
Economically, Asuncion is on the rise, and for five years running has been considered among the top South American cities for foreign investment. One of the factors that make this a unique opportunity is the fact that 65% of the population of Asuncion is under the age of 30. This is an incredible chance to reach and impact young leaders who are, and will continue to be, the primary influencers in the city. Additionally, the importance of agriculture in the Paraguayan economy, and higher education as a primary social focus are two key areas that we will have an opportunity to impact. Since more than 35% of the country’s total population live in the greater Asuncion area, this constitutes our greatest opportunity through LeaderImpact to truly influence a nation’s leadership for Jesus!
Team members will receive our best training in how to begin a spiritual conversation, share your personal faith story, lead someone to Christ and follow up with them. It’s all designed to increase your leadership confidence, empower you to take steps of faith and to make a difference back in your own Canadian city.
- Dates: November 1-10, 2019
- Fee to Register: $50/person
- Early Registration Deadline: June 15, 2019
- Registration Deadline: July 31, 2019
- Total Exchange Cost Per Person: $4,395 ($3,995 for early registration).
Cost includes flights, accommodations, breakfasts, Exchange ministry materials
- All amounts received are non-refundable donations to LeaderImpact. Donations to cover Exchange costs will be receipted and may be used for income tax purposes (Registration fee is not receipted and non-refundable).
PAST GLOBAL EXCHANGES
Santiago de Cali, usually known by its short name “Cali”, is the capital of the Valle del Cauca department, and the most populous city in southwest Colombia. As the only major Colombian city with access to the Pacific Coast, Cali is the main urban and economic centre in southwest Colombia, and has one of the fastest-growing economies in the country.
In April a team of 22 leaders from Winnipeg MB and Regina SK arrived in Panama City for a week of sharing and building relationships with local leaders. Fourteen speakers carried out more than 50 events over 3 days, with invitations to the Presidential Palace, Copa Airlines, and 3 Universities. As a result, hundreds of leaders connected with LeaderImpact for the first time.
Our team headed to the capital city of Ecuador for the first time in May 2015. Our leaders were excited to be part of this inaugural Global Exchange to Quito, the highest capital city in the world at 2800 meters. Quito is also Ecuador’s center for banking, business and politics. More than 2300 Ecuadorian leaders attended our events and heard how a relationship with God has made a real difference in our leaders’ lives.
November 2014 saw a group of over 30 leaders from Canada, many of them new to Global Exchanges, return to Medellín, one of our key cities in Latin America. Leaders from a variety of backgrounds were on this exchange, including executives with leading technology companies, entrepreneurs and business owners, lawyers, and politicians. This diverse group brought a tremendous wealth of experience and knowledge to share about their business and career experience, as well as many incredible testimonies to God’s impact in their lives.
In March 2014, a team of 35 leaders from Canada and the US arrived in the Panamanian capital, excited for the opportunities to connect and build relationships with local leaders. More than 1800 Panamanian leaders from all sectors of business and the military attended the many events held over the course of a week. Hundreds of lives were changed as a result of hearing a message of hope for living a life of significance in their professional and personal lives.
In November 2013, LeaderImpact sent another Global Exchange to Colombia—this time to Medellín, and Bogotá, Colombia’s capital, economic and cultural centre. This trip saw 30 marketplace leaders from across Canada traveling to Colombia for eight days of world-class training with local business leaders. Reaching the key leaders of Colombia will be a catalyst to moving LeaderImpact to new capital cities in South America.
Early in 2013, LeaderImpact sent a Global Exchange team of 33 business leaders from across North America to Medellín, Colombia. The team spent eight days sharing their expertise with local leaders through business forums, roundtable discussions, and one-on-ones. The week saw 2,500 Medellín business leaders filling venues for more than 70 events to hear our North American leaders share stories of struggle and success from their lives and businesses.