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The Advocacy Algorithm

(Starts Feb 15, 2023)

6 Weeks, 30 Lessons

The specialized knowledge provided in this in-depth course is what all successful NGO diplomats and advocates rely on in their outreach at the UN.

Don’t “stumble across” this information five years down the road. You know the UN is a constantly changing environment that works according to certain rules—spoken and unspoken. Get the basics down fast so you can get on with the REAL work you came here to do: Changing conversations and impacting global policy.

But you can’t accomplish that without learning the basics just like you can’t drive a Tesla down 5th Avenue without first learning the rules of the road and what to expect around you. The accelerator and brakes are the simple part!

Power Skills Lab

(Starts May 16, 2023)

45 Day Sprint

Master the Art & Science of People Skills and… change everything!

Personal & Professional.

This is a 45 day sprint with daily check-ins and a 2-intensives bookending individual and group work. This is the investment in you you will get an ROI on for the rest of your life!

Ultimate Negotiators MasterClass

(Starts Feb 17, 2023)

6 Weeks + 3-Day Implementation Intensive

Learn the mindset and 10 essential skills of transformative negotiations.

This must have trainings  for today’s change-makers ready to impact and transform!

Your capacity to engage crucial and high-stakes discussions with clarity and confidence is foundational for activists and advocates alike.


AI in Action

(April 20, 2023)

Free 90 Minute Lab

Join us for this exciting 90-minute “get started lab” where we will get you started leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to increase efficiency, drive impact, and transform the way you work.

Pluus we will guide you through the key principles and best practices for getting started with AI technologies in your organization.

The Mindset Express Course

1 Week, 4 Lessons, FREE

How you approach your work with diplomats, NGO partners and UN staff and agencies is what will make you or break you in the small UNHQ community. This is the work you need to do before you step into the UN the first time.

Get it right—or at least keep these 3 key points in mind as you do “get your feet wet” and you will be miles ahead of 80% of other NGO representatives.

The NGO Diplomat Mastermind

Private Sessions, Coaching, Intensives, Closed Group Access, By Application

Developing an effective UN strategy is not devised in one session or “told” to you by someone else. But having one that will work in the UN environment will catapult your organization’s strategy and impact.

This Mastermind is a small group of serious individuals that lasts 6-months—and you will wish it would last longer! Each of the (maximum of 12) individuals get private one-on-one sessions with Dr. Karen Judd Smith, access to weekly live online calls plus face-to-face intensives with other like-minded NGO representatives. Plus they have access to a closed “Transilient” Facebook Group so you can constantly get and give feedback, insight, connections and support to your fellow NGO diplomats, and much more.

Openings for the Mastermind are not scheduled in advance. So please fill out the form indicating your interest and we will get back to you.

Take A Course That Will Transform
Your Life - Your Work - Your World

Mastering NGO Diplomacy does not happen in one day.

BUT you can take cumulatively significant steps each and every day!

Online Training

Learn at your own rate, in your own time.



Your strategies will change as you see international organizations anew and better understand how they really work.

Not Your Usual Training

The NGO Academy trainers have years of successful advocacy at the UN & training in the science and art of influence & change leadership.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

"I am absolutely thrilling in your Advocacy Algorithm course for Global Citizens. I cannot thank you enough. I feel like I have been looking for this course my whole life!

... I am just so grateful you have produced this incredible product/learning adventure about what is one of the most important things in our world today, and would love to see more people taking advantage of it!

You have done a stellar job at creating something fun, full of valuable and accurate information, crisp and to the point so busy people can do it, and at the same time paced in such a way that the learning really integrates and sticks so that beyond being mere conceptual learning it can translate into action and wisdom. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

You are truly an answer to a prayer - I feel so lucky to have found your Facebook page and from there to your course. AMAZING!

With much gratitude..."

Sheva Carr

Delegate to the UN, Pathways to Peace

"In my years of seeing Karen in action, I have admired her for her clarity of thought and insights into how NGOs can work in and around the UN. She has the ability to distill the more complex ideas and turn them into concise, practicable steps that NGOs can connect to and do, saving invaluable time and money (or effort) in the process."

Reivick Giuliani

Impetus Trust, Great Britain

"There is no way this (the Advocacy Algorithm training) will not impact the many areas of my work: lobbying, public relations, as a businessman, development practitioner, project management, and 3rd sector activist"

Otunba 'Dele Ajayi-Smith

African Citizens Development Foundation, United Kingdom

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I access my materials at any time, forever?
Yes, you are free to get online at any time. Once you have signed up, you have access to whatever you have paid for, for life.
What is your refund policy?
We offer no-questions-asked refunds to all customers within 30 days of your purchase. If you are not satisfied with our product, then simply send us an email and we will refund your purchase right away. Our goal has always been to create a happy, thriving community. If you are not thrilled with the product or are not enjoying the experience, then we have no interest in forcing you to stay an unhappy member.
Can I download any files to listen to the offline?
Yes, at least that is, where we offer mp3 files. Offering mp3 files/audio files is standard for our premium products. That way you can listen and learn on the go.
Can I upgrade after signing up?
Yes, you can upgrade at any time after signing up. When you log in as a “basic” subscriber, you will see a notice regarding your current package and instructions on how to upgrade in your profile area.
The training site seems to be on a different domain?
Yes it is. But this changes little to nothing. You can always return to site and click on the “Login” button there, or simply go straight to the site.

Global Development Enterprise, LLC is a learning and consultation company that specializes in change leadership, NGO diplomacy, personal mastery and emotional fitness. So our training area is all in that spot rather then spread out over various domains and locations.

You might even find some of the personal mastery or change leadership training highly useful. Many have!

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