Guiding today's leaders to their next big thing

There is amazing work already being done here in New York and around the world to reduce poverty, sustain food systems and build more resilient communities. Here at Global Development, we support emerging leaders and empower them as they make a lasting impact on their communities.

Our training and professional development programs engage with learners from all walks of life — from mid-career professionals who are experts in their respective industries to high school students who are just beginning to explore the world. We believe in uniting individuals who have a passion to participate in unique, life-changing learning opportunities. 

Education is a life-long journey. 

There is always more to learn. More to experience. More to innovate. Our fellowship and training opportunities take your career to the next level. 

A posed group photo on campus

Professional enrichment in leadership and management for experienced mid-career professionals from developing countries in the fields of agriculture, environmental and natural resource management, biotechnology, and city and regional planning

Lead NY alumni in Cuba

Leadership training for professionals in the food, agriculture and natural resource sectors in New York State and the Northeast through seminars, workshops and field travel

Student tours Cornell lab

High school students engage with local leaders and experts on critical global challenges, participate in hands-on activities, and explore exciting ways to make a difference in New York and around the world

hands in soil

Capacity building at CGIAR centers for CALS faculty and graduate students to incorporate international experience and knowledge into their teaching, research and outreach activities.

Women gather around containers of water in Nepal

A graduate student research travel grant to support projects focused on advancing women in agriculture through research and education