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SENIOR FELLOW PROFILE
AMERICAN LEADERSHIP FORUM

Global Leadership Alliance

Leveraging Leadership Skills for Success

With a mission of eradicating arbitration and litigation from the construction industry , Global Leadership Alliance ( GLA ) specializes in the development and implementation of Collaborative Dispute Mitigation systems for agencies , organizations and construction projects . GLA-certified neutral facilitators have worked on hundreds of infrastructure projects worldwide valued at over $ 50 billion . Founded in 2001 , this Sacramento-based consulting firm offers customized programs in construction partnering , facilitated dispute resolution , mediation , strategic planning , executive coaching and leadership development for infrastructure-heavy civil projects such as highways , airports , dams , wastewater treatment plants , transit stations and high-speed rail . GLA also provides services to transportation and water agencies and construction contractors . Founder , president and CEO Sam Hassoun is widely recognized and sought-after for his expertise as a highly trained and accomplished leader . He holds a certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution from UC Berkeley and is an international trainer , keynote speaker and presenter on partnering and leadership . He ’ s also an American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow , a member of ALF ’ s Class XI . Having benefited from the

training , exchange of ideas and networking through ALF , he combines those assets to drive success for his clients , associates and GLA . “ Our primary clients are repeat and referrals ,” Hassoun says . “ Nine out of 10 construction projects that we service are completed on time , within budget , with excellent safety records and receive multiple awards .” GLA has also been a recipient of many state , national and international Excellence in Partnering awards . Most recently , Hassoun was recognized by the Engineering News-Record as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers in the U . S . “ Our industries and communities need more bold and visionary leaders ,” Hassoun says . “ Very few people are born with such skills . For the rest of us , those skills can be developed and cultivated through leadership training and mentorship . We need to seek mentors and trainers at all stages of our lives and careers .”
“ Our industries and communities need more bold and visionary leaders . ... Those skills can be developed and cultivated through leadership training and mentorship .”
— Sam Hassoun , President and CEO
770 L St , Sacramento , CA 95814 I ( 916 ) 374-0455 gla . world
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