Meridian / CBM Staff Exchange, Summer 2024

Photo of IVLP TeamMeridian is excited to announce the return of our IVLP Staff Exchange program this fall! 

As a means of strengthening our connections with local partner organizations, the Meridian Center for Global Leadership’s IVLP Team runs a staff exchange annually for the network of Global Ties U.S. Community Based Members (CBMs).  

This fall, Meridian will host a CBM staff member at Meridian for a week, offering a close-up view of our organizational management and programming best practices. We are also offering the opportunity for a CBM to host a Meridian staff member for 2 – 5 days. Possible dates are listed on the applications. 

 “A week spent with the Meridian team was an invaluable look at the organization, teamwork, and diversity of an organization. I gained deeper insight into the NPAs’ responsibilities and processes, something I could only make assumptions about in the past.” 

- Andrew Kovach, Cleveland Council for World Affairs 

 “All of the discussions, from budget management to proposal writing to communications to tips on using ORDIV were extraordinarily helpful, and I know that WorldDenver's IVLP programs will grow and improve as a result of this exchange." 

- Matt Britton, WorldDenver 

"My time at Meridian enabled me to expand my understanding of the IVLP network, engage directly with my colleagues at Meridian, and to share the resources that my community has to offer IVLP participants. It was a very impactful professional experience and I feel better prepared to program and welcome IVLP participants because of this opportunity."

- Madison Brooks, World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana

 Note the following details for a CBM member visiting Meridian: 

  • Meridian will cover airfare and airport transfers for the selected participant; 
  • Meridian will provide homestay or other accommodations; 
  • Meals and ground transportation during the week will be reimbursed; 
  • The participant is responsible for any additional expenses. 

If you would like to apply, please click the link below.

Application for CBM Staff Exchange.docx .pdf

Application for MCGL Staff Exchange.docx .pdf


Please email your completed application to:

Applications must be sent by Friday, April 5th, 2024. We look forward to hearing from you!