The Global Leaders and Prize timeline

Timeline for the Tällberg Foundation Global Leadership Prize & Workshop

Mid-August: The jury meets and deliberates.

By October 12: The 2016 Global Leaders are announced.

November 28-29A workshop and celebration of leaders and leadership. In November in Amsterdam, we will not only award the 2016 Tallberg Global Leadership prizes, but also bring together the Global Leaders of 2015 & 2016 with invited participants.


The Tällberg Foundation Global Leaders are women and men who demonstrate the kind of leadership demanded by the challenges of the 21st century: innovative, imaginative, flexible, systems-based, risk-taking and, above all, ethical. By honoring them, the Foundation not only seeks to nurture and extend their accomplishments, but also to encourage others to follow their examples.

Tällberg Global Leaders are nominated through an open, online process.  Anyone from any country from any discipline is eligible:  politicians, statesmen, scientists, educators, social entrepreneurs, educators, environmentalists, artists, religious and military figures, and others—literally anyone who meets the broad (and deliberately vague) criteria suggested above. Nominations were made during a two-month, open, online process. Anyone with internet access is eligible to nominate, and anyone from any country from any discipline is eligible for nomination. Only jurors are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. .

The nomination process for 2016 closed on 10 June. From the pool of nominees, the international jury will select the people who, in their judgment, best exemplify the types of leaders needed today.

The Tällberg Global Leaders are also eligible for the annual Tällberg Foundation Global Leadership Prizes, which carry a stipend of $50,000.  Last year the jury chose two prize winners: Jamila Afghani and Martín von Hildebrand.