Global Leadership Forum to Recognize the Winners of the Leadership 500 Awards

Aurora, Ontario — In its 30th year of publication, Leadership Excellence Essentials, a wholly owned product of, is the most widely distributed Leadership publication available globally, and delivered to more than 240,000 professionals each month.

Every year, Leadership Excellence identifies and recognizes the top 500 leadership development programs. Nominations are open for the Leadership 500 Awards ranking the top leaders around the world. This year’s rankings and winners will be announced at the Global Leadership Forum, in Vail, Colorado April 9-11, 2014 and published in the May Leadership Excellence publication, as well as the website. The top ten winners in each of eight categories will be acknowledged.

The categories available for ranking are:
1. Small business or organization (Under 99 employees)
2. Midsize business or organization (100-999 employees)
3. Large business (1,000 employees and more)
4. Educational institution (University, Business School, Technical Trade School)
5. Non-Profit organization
6. Government/Military organization
7. Small independent consultant, trainer, or coach (under 5 consultants)
8. Large consulting group (5 consultants or more)

Nominate a company or a leadership development firm:

In addition to the awards, attendees to the Global Leadership Forum are invited to assist in planning for the Global Leadership Initiative in 2015, where top content and speakers will be selected and broadcast out to hundreds of host sites globally. This year’s 2014 event will focus on building the business plan for a massive global event in 2015, with plans to simulcast the event to over 1 million business people, thus creating the ‘Oscars’ of Leadership.

The goal for planning the 2015 event with many of the top thought leaders at the 2014 event is to ensure the support of global leadership, to make content accessible on any device as well as affordable for any use case, and to maintain the high quality content that is associated with the world’s top leaders. is looking for volunteers and committee members to assist in planning the 2015 event as well as host sites and global distribution partners. To apply to be a host site/distribution partner, visit

For the first time ever, technology has enabled to globally broadcast keynotes and sessions live and add interactive participation to ensure leadership training is not a one time effort. Being an effective leader is an art and takes practice. This global event, coupled with a personal development app, enables leaders from any country to practice and track their leadership skills for three to five minutes a day. A Personal Excellence App will be launched at the Vail conference.

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