This session would highlight scholars and practitioners connected to a diversity of UArctic institutions who are creating, hosting, and/or developing programs that educate and support next generation Arctic leaders. These programs, which currently enlist a diversity of global students from secondary school through early career academia, share focus on fostering international collaboration and developing skills for more inclusive and collaborative scholarship and community engagement, greater awareness of Arctic and global policy, the importance of respectful and reciprocal communication, the importance of diplomacy, and how the future of the Arctic is critical to addressing global challenges, including achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The goal of the session would be to create greater awareness of these programs and to share best practices around pedagogy as well as experiences in promoting inclusiveness, advancing diversity and indigenous representation, and ensuring gender equity.  A list of organizations to which the convener** would send requests for presenters, panelists, and discussants would include (but not be limited to):
- the Fulbright Arctic Initiative;
- the Arctic Youth Ambassadors program;
- the UArctic Model Arctic Council Thematic Network leads;
- the new UArctic Science Diplomacy Thematic Network leads;
- the 2017 Science & Diplomacy in the Arctic Workshop (**co-led by convener);
- leadership of the 2017 "Arctic Change - Global Challenge: Workshop for Emerging Leaders;"
- the Arctic Frontiers' Emerging Leaders program;
- the Arctic Climate Change Emerging Leaders (ACCEL) Program;
- the Joint Science Expedition Program (JSEP).