Learn today. Lead forever. Get certified as a global leader.

Learn today. Lead forever.
Get certified as a global leader.

Do you want to learn how to make a real impact — the kind that changes lives and improves the world?

Key Club International offers the Global Leadership Certificate program for members. Through videos, assessments, resources and other activities, you’ll learn how to get your voice heard and your community’s concerns met.

You’ll have access to nearly 40 courses on topics including building meaningful relationships, strategic versus tactical leadership, self-awareness, inclusion, civic engagement and being an agent for change.

Work at your own pace to supercharge your leadership abilities.

The courses are based on Key Club’s core values of fellowship, leadership and service. You’ll strengthen traditional skills as well as in-demand soft skills such as emotional intelligence, empathy, resiliency and more.

Participants may also take part in special opportunities, such as the Global Leadership Certificate Master Class held during the Key Club International convention.

This program won’t just help you stand out as a candidate for colleges/grad school, trade schools or employers — it will help you become a stronger leader and changemaker.

Start your GLC courses today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for the Global Leadership Certificate?

There is no registration. Members can start immediately if their personal emails are included on their clubs’ rosters. Students can access the courses by clicking a hyperlink in Kiwanis Connect (Kiwanis.org/login). Step-by-step directions for starting the coursework are here.

What do I do if I cannot log into Kiwanis Connect?

First, make sure your club advisor or secretary has included your personal email on the club’s roster through the Membership Update Center. You may change or create a password to Kiwanis Connect by clicking on the Change Password link. If you still have issues, contact Kiwanis International Member Services at 1-317-875-8755, ext. 411 (U.S. and Canada). You can also email  or .

Will this program be held online weekly or on-demand (for example: Zoom or Google Meet)?

Global Leadership Certificate courses can be accessed through Kiwanis Connect (kiwanis.org/login). Courses are self-paced and can be accessed at any time. Students will need a web browser.

How long does it take to complete each course?

Course length varies, but most take about an hour to complete. To get the most value, we recommend an additional few hours for related activities, reflection and/or journaling.

How many hours per week are participants expected to spend on the course?

Courses are self-paced. Students can log in and log out of the Kiwanis Connect portal at their convenience..

Will participants receive community service hours from this program?

The Global Leadership Certificate does not count toward community service. But a number of the courses, if taken in conjunction with a service project, can enrich your learning and support you as you take a leadership role in that project.

Is there a cost to complete courses?

No! The cost is included in your membership, although your club must be in good standing for you to participate in the Global Leadership Certificate program. Grants from the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, Tomorrow Fund and Youth Opportunity Fund were awarded to initiate the program.

Do I get a certificate at the end of the program?

Yes! You will also receive a certificate after completing all the courses.

What work is required for completion?

Most courses involve watching a short video, reading content, completing a wrap-up activity or quiz, and engaging in personal reflection.

Global Leadership Certificate courses are currently offered in English only. The Global Leadership Certificate is supported by Kiwanis Children’s Fund grants from the Youth Opportunity and Tomorrow funds.