You are invited to register for a unique, intensive 2-week Summer Course held in May/June at the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas from May 23 - June 6, 2017. The course is conducted by the Global Institute for Leadership and Management Development (GILMD) and is equivalent to 3 credit points. Participants who successfully complete the course will be awarded a “Certificate in Global Leadership and Management Development.” 

Why Register? Given that effective leadership and management are vital for running any organization successfully, this special GILMD course is 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 in the world!  The course is suitable for students and workers in business, education, marketing, nursing, social work, liberal arts, tourism and hospitality, communication, science, public administration, IT, psychology, social sciences, engineering, mathematics, etc., who wish to pursue leadership and management roles in their respective career disciplines. 

 Course Duration: This 2-week intensive course involves a minimum of 55 hours comprising of lectures, case studies, role plays, discussions, seminars, group work, extracurricular activities (e.g. visitations to historical sites, social, cultural, governmental institutions and commercial centers)  Participants will also attend the “International Conference on Leadership, Management and Strategic Development” that is held at the beginning of the GILMD course and will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Student’s Comments about GILMD

  • "One of a transforming experience.”
  • "GILMD was just GREAT!”
  • "A friendly atmosphere so we can learn without stress.”
  • “I learned a lot of new skills about leadership and management.”
  • “Extremely wonderful and beneficial to me in so many ways. It has paved new paths for me in terms of networking and being able to grasp a plethora of information from our speakers and newly found friends.”
  • “One of the most influential leadership conferences that I’ve ever attended. All the sessions were relevant and they were all presented in professional and dynamic ways.”
  • “I’m glad that I was able to attend and expose myself to so much knowledge.”
  • “The experience and training will make me a great leader.”

Admission Requirements: To apply you must:

  • Be either in your third year of college (Junior) or fourth year (Senior), or enrolled in a Graduate program. A mature-aged person with substantial work experience can also apply for this course and qualify to be awarded the certificate upon the completion of the course but without receiving any credit points.
  • Be interested in pursuing a leadership and/or management role in your chosen vocation.
  • Be recommended by a faculty member, dean or advisor at your university or by your current employer or past employer.
  • Be proficient in English because all instruction is conducted in English.

Instructions for Application Completion:
Download and complete the Application Form and follow the stipulated instructions given on the form.
Due to popular request the application deadline is now April 27, 2017.

Note: Since different universities have different credit transfer policies, GILMD cannot guarantee transfer of credits to other universities.