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).

A 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 and images 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.

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-discipline perspective to equip current and future leaders and managers anywhere in the world who are passionate about making a difference. The intensive course is designed for students and workers in any area of the following disciplines: business, education, liberal arts, social science, nursing, science, mathematics, psychology, social sciences, tourism and hospitality, social work, public administration, communication, etc.

Conference in May 2014
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 2014 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 2014 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