WorldChange Leadership Retreats

4 days of hands-on leadership and learning to take on world change, 1 leader at a time

Being a WorldChanger takes fierce courage and dedication – and a little bit of expertise. While we all yearn to change the world, making it actually happen can feel insurmountable. Aina Giving’s WorldChange Leadership Retreats are four-day, life-changing experiences, to courageously explore your own impact-driven leadership and challenge your perceived limits. Each retreat forms a 10 to 24-person bond of community in the wilderness and forges your new path to truly taking on world change. Set in beautiful environments worldwide, Aina Giving’s retreats test and push you to let go of the status quo and accept your position as a true WorldChanger.

Fiercely Yourself. Courageously Doing. Alongside Others.

You will live through visceral, hands-on experiences with local communities in need, be pushed and expanded in the wilds of nature, and led through a journey of leadership expansion – diving in and taking on truly high-impact quests. This face-to-face immersion with some of the toughest challenges facing our world will set you on a leadership path of conviction and community to be a player on the stage of world change. You will interact with some of the most cutting-edge leaders in international aid, and will leave with all of the tools and techniques you need to find and work with the most incredible NGOs in the world.

You will be expected to attend every day, show up with 100% dedication, and lean into the tribe as you each explore your own world change leadership. By doing so, you will gain the fierce courage to dive into the hard, daunting issues that you know you should be helping. No longer will you sit on the sidelines wishing the world would change – you will leave knowing exactly what is calling to you, and how you can make it a reality.

There is no mandate on background, culture, professional training, or personal identity. Aina Giving has trained and certified WorldChange Leaders in all walks of life – from stay-at-home moms to C-Suite executives, from the biggest cities of America and Europe to the most rural communities of Africa and India. There is no “appropriate box” for our participants – we only demand that you throw down and throw in fiercely as yourself.

Get the Tools

By working with the cutting-edge leaders in today’s NGOs, you will be gaining all of the tools on how to find an ethical, sustainable NGO partner, develop a program that they will say yes to, and create the change that you wish to see in the world. Take the opportunity to become an Aina Giving Associate and train world change leaders in governments, organizations, and schools worldwide.

Grow Your Tribe

Build a network with the leaders in WorldChange and get connected with influence-builders within International Aid, Government Services, and Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Programs. Take your place in the company of the people that are truly changing the world – and build your impact with their support.

Become a Leader

Grow together through interactive experiences, learning, and networking with international and local NGOs to explore your own quest and gain the tools to find, screen, and create together with a high-impact, sustainable, and ethical NGOs.

Stretch Yourself

Your experience in this retreat will not be alone – because world change is not a solitary experience. You will grow and stretch yourself as a leader with communities in need, becoming a partner with them as you mutually learn from each other. This experience is jointly owned between yourself and your world – and you will be expected to be open to the challenge.

Get Certified

Through over 60 hours of intense, hands-on training, you will leave this retreat as a trained Aina Giving Ambassador, the prestigious certification recognized by NGOs worldwide. Our certification comes with our 100% backing, and opens doors with NGOs around the world to develop community-led programs and initiatives.

"Aina Giving’s WorldChangers are solving today’s problems – from volun-tourism to human trafficking to childhood health issues, Aina Giving’s partnership model is the future of NGO Programs."

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