In addition to the International Visitor Leadership Program, Global Ties KC hosts a number of large special programs each year. Types of programs include:
The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) empowers entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean through fellowships at businesses and organizations across the United States.
Since 1998, over 206 participants from Eurasian countries of the former Soviet Union have visited businesses in the Greater Kansas City area to learn about the ins-and-outs of the free market economy.
Each year, Global Ties U.S., community members, and the U.S. Department of State host a series of Diplomacy Begins Here Summits across the U.S. These summits bring together local, national, and international leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors.