Welcome from the Director - Dr. Gabriel Ogunmokun
Welcome to the official web-site of the University of the Virgin Islands Global Institute for Leadership and Management Development - GILMD (previously known as Summer Institute for Future Global Leaders in the Caribbean). As you surf through the information about the Institute, we hope you will be enriched by the vision of academic and industry leaders, the aspirations of youths and leaders from across the globe, and the human spirit that brings us together in the quest for effective leadership and management in this dynamic global environment.

Background
In the summer of 1995, the University of the Virgin Islands, in collaboration with the University of the West Indies and Inter American University launched the Summer Institute for Future Global Leaders in the Caribbean (now called Global Institute for Leadership and Management Development - GILMD).

Leadership and Management Courses
Given that effective leadership and management are vital for running any organization successfully, I would like to encourage you to apply to study either the BUS 400 or BUS 540 course designed to provide training and education from a multi-disciplinary perspective to equip current and future leaders and managers anywhere in the world who are passionate about making a difference!  This is also an opportunity for students from the USVI and other countries to network, visit businesses and historical sites, as well as participate in a Cultural/Talent Night, etc.  The 2015 GILMD program will be held from May 27 - June 10 at the St. Thomas UVI Campus in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

BUS 400 (Undergraduate Course)
This course is designed to examine the major dimensions of global leadership and management from a multidisciplinary perspective. It aims to equip participants with vital knowledge and functional skills necessary for leadership and management roles in the global business environment that is being constantly shaped by global forces of technology, commerce, and communication. Participants will learn how to apply, analyze and evaluate important theories, concepts, and models pertaining to global leadership and management development. The course is suitable for students in business, education, liberal arts, social science, nursing, science, mathematics, psychology, social sciences, tourism and hospitality, social work, public administration, communication etc., who wish to pursue leadership and management roles in their respective career disciplines.
Course Credits -  3 Credits

BUS 540 (Graduate Course)
This intensive course focuses on leadership and management from a global strategic planning, and decision making perspective. It aims to equip participants with vital knowledge and functional skills necessary to assume leadership and management roles in the global business environment that is being constantly shaped by global forces of technology, commerce, and communication. Participants will learn how to apply, analyze and evaluate important theories, concepts, and models pertaining to global leadership and management development. The course is suitable for students in business, education, liberal arts, social science, nursing, science, mathematics, psychology, social sciences, tourism and hospitality, social work, public administration, communication etc., who wish to pursue leadership and management roles in their respective career disciplines.
Course Credits - 3 Credits

Conference in May 2015
Given that organizations in this competitive local and global environment need leaders and managers who are able to effectively and efficiently lead, plan, organize, select appropriate staff, direct, co-ordinate, budget and evaluate situations, I would like to encourage you to attend the May 2015 International Conference on Leadership, Management and Strategic Development that the Global Institute is hosting. Conference theme, track areas, submission of papers, registration fee, etc can be found on the conference page of this website.

Who can attend our programs and conferences?
Academics and non-academic staff, as well as university/college students, and any person interested in leadership and management development in any industry and sector of the economy (including people in agriculture, construction, education, fishing, finance, forestry, insurance, hotels, restaurants, health care, manufacturing, mining, retail, real estate, trade, transportation, tourism, government and semi-government organizations) can apply to attend our programs and the 2015 conference.

The activities of the Global Institute for Leadership and Management Development (GILMD) are designed to provide tremendous benefits to you and to the local and global communities.

We look forward to your participation!

Dr. Gabriel Ogunmokun
Director of the Global Institute for Leadership and Management Development
University of the Virgin Islands, Albert A. Sheen Campus
RR1 Box 10000, Kingshill, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, 00850-9781
Tel. (340) 220-1150
Email address: gogunmo@uvi.eduogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com