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Total Certificate: $2,500 USD (Residential = Staying at Regent University)

$750 (Non-Residential = Not Staying at Regent University)

$500 (Optional Washington D.C. Tour for Non-Residential Participants)

$1,250 (Non-Residential + Washington D.C. Tour)

$2,125 (Regent University and CBN Residential Discount)

NOTE: Proof of Regent/CBN status will be required.

$1,235 (Regent University and CBN Non-Residential + Washington D.C. Tour Discount)

NOTE: Proof of Regent/CBN status will be required.

Regent/CBN employees call or email for discount code. 757.352.4650 or

Additional Note:
Students are required to attend all courses to earn the Certificate.

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LIP2000 - International Leadership Institute


New Dates TBD l Regent University Campus

This global program will prepare participants to be groundbreaking leaders.

As the scholars of today begin to emerge into positions of influence within their communities, it is important they prepare to be strong leaders. Regent University created the International Leadership Institute to teach them how to serve society with values that promote understanding among diverse cultures, perspective to address complex challenges and courage to seek what is good.

Hosted in the United States, this two-week program attracts students from many different countries and backgrounds. Participants will learn about leading in a global context and navigating the challenges they will encounter in that arena. Instructors use a versatile approach
that combines classroom, experiential and field learning to educate about leadership, culture and social awareness.

Program Highlights:

  • Leadership Development
  • Global Exchange Roundtable
  • Culminating Project
  • Loca Learning Excursions and Outings to Thomas Jefferson Monticello, Virginia Beach Aquarium, Spirit of Norfolk Boat Cruise and more
  • Washington, D.C. Tour (Visit and discover Great Falls, Stephen Udvar-Hazy Center, Embassy Night, The Jefferson, World War II, and Lincoln Memorials, Library of Congress, National Harbor and more.)

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants will learn how to apply effective leadership principles to future and current leadership endeavors.
  2. Based on the results of a leadership assessment students will determine what type of leader they are and further explore areas in which they can grow as an influential and effective leader.
  3. Participants will learn the importance of leading with a global perspective.
  4. Students have a chance to develop lasting relationships with participants from other represented countries.

Who Can Attend:

High School and College Students ages 17 - 24.

The International Community (Asia, South Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Caribbean’s, Europe, Western Hemisphere) United States, Hampton Roads, D.C. Metropolitan Area.

Course Description:

  • Awakening the Leader in You:

    Awaking the Leader in You focuses on each student’s ability to discover their leadership potential and further aids the student’s capability to release a dynamic form of leadership to change the world.

  • Executive Leadership in the Public Sector:

    Executive Leadership in the Public Sector addresses the need to equip and train leaders in the public sector on how to manage and make sound and strategic decisions when faced with global and national challenges. This course develops student’s leadership skills to prepare them for service in foreign government ministries, public management, education, technology and more.

  • Fundamentals of Effective Leadership:

    Is leadership really about being the head of a group? Learn how effective leadership can only be reached when a leader’s goal is to see his people reach their full potential. Join Dr. Doris Gomez as she explains the meaning of servant leadership, and the impact that good leadership can have in someone’s life.

  • Global Legal Systems and the Rule of Law:

    Global Legal Systems and the Rule of Law focuses on the importance of International and National Cooperation to achieve peace, security and human rights. This course further explores the interconnection of legal frameworks and the rule of law to achieving the sustainability and economic growth of nation-states.

  • Ucipher Leadership Assessment Workshop:

    Using the UCipher Executive instrument, a fully-validated leadership assessment, participants will complete an online questionnaire designed to help leaders become more self-aware and focused on their strengths and ideal roles. Unlocking multiple dimensions, the assessment will converge and define a full, unique perspective of an individual's leadership profile. Additionally, it provides insight in context to relationship with others and organizational culture fit.

  • Effective Communication in Leadership:

    Communication is extremely important in any sphere of influence. However, it is possible to communicate and get undesirable results due to bad practices. This course will explore strategies and principles of effective communication for leaders. Students will learn the do’s and don’ts for good communication and will also learn about tools and practices that aid in communicating effectively.

  • Civic Leadership and Responsibility:

    Civic Leadership and Responsibility focuses on how to assess the needs of a community and further create innovative methods and techniques to achieve a solution to communal issues. This course further examines one’s responsibility to practice and exercise their civic duties.

  • Global Exchange Roundtable:

    Fostering leadership development through cultural exchange programs allows the opportunity to equip and transform the next generation of global leaders. Therefore, PCE has developed a forum to encourage cultural dialogue surrounding global issues. Students will gain an array of global perspectives that emerge from the dialogue, which will further provide a greater understanding of global leadership.

  • Leading in the Modern World:

    The world around is constantly evolving, with solutions to age-old problems emerging while new issues simultaneously arise. Emerging leaders need to consider the future and how to act as a change agent. Join Dr. Bramwell Osula as he challenges leaders to strive for change and work towards a better tomorrow.

  • Ethics and Virtues In Leadership:

    Ethics are the moral principles that guide an individual’s or a group’s behavior. They construct the essence of what is right and wrong. Behaviors that uphold high morals are called virtues. In this course, we will see the significance of ethics and virtues in leadership. We will see how the principles and behavior of a leader direct and shape the environment that they influence. Students will observe the consequences of upholding virtues like prudence, self-control, courage, justice, etc. in different situations and analyze the way they impact leadership effectiveness. Students will also explore ethics at a personal level and values that must be upheld for the common good.

  • Culminating Project Presentation:

    Students have the opportunity to apply all the knowledge they acquired throughout the Leadership Institute and use it toward completing their Culminating Project assignment. Facilitated by lead Professor Dr. Osula participants receive feedback from a respected and subject matter expert in leadership.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can register?

People in high school or college from the age of 17 to 24 are welcome to register for the 2014 International Collegiate Leadership Institute.

How much does it cost?

Total Certificate: $2,500 USD Residential = Staying at Regent University (Price includes: deposit, tuition, lodging, three meals each day, weekend trips, all institute activities and transportation)

$750 Non-Residential = Not Staying at Regent University (Price includes: deposit, lunches and program materials)

$500 Optional Washington D.C. Tour for Non-Residential Participants

$1,250 Non-Residential + Washington D.C. Tour

$2,125 Regent University and CBN Residential Discount (Price includes: deposit, tuition, lodging, three meals each day, weekend trips, all institute activities and transportation)

NOTE: Proof of Regent/CBN status will be required.

$1,235 Regent University and CBN Non-Residential + Washington D.C. Tour Discount (Price includes: deposit, lunches and program materials)

NOTE: Proof of Regent/CBN status will be required.

Regent/CBN employees call or email us for discount code. 757.352.4650 or

How do I enroll?

  1. Download the forms below, fill them out and send them to
  2. Secure your spot with a $250 non-refundable deposit

Please click the first link below to download or view the schedule.

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Will I get a certificate?

Yes. You will get a certificate of completion at the end of the program.


Dr. Bramwell Osula

Dr. Bramwell Osula

Dr. Bramwell Osula is an applied human services practitioner with a wealth of experience that cuts across the areas of global leadership, cultural analysis, and consultant management. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology. His teaching, research, and consulting practice is the result of living explorations in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Canada, the United States, and Europe. Dr. Osula is active in a variety of leadership and other programs as a professor, consultant, trainer, and mentor.

He is a frequent participant in and organizer of training workshops and professional development seminars. His interests include leadership development, organizational diagnosis, consulting theory and practice, ethics, cross-cultural analyses, security and public policy. Prior to joining the faculty at Regent University, Dr. Osula served as director of business development for an IT consulting firm. He was also an adjunct faculty member at the City University of New York and College of Saint Elizabeth in New Jersey.


Dr. Kathleen PattersonDr. Kathleen Patterson

Dr. Patterson currently directs the Doctor of Strategic Leadership program and has been at Regent University since 1999, first, with the School of Leadership Studies and now, the School of Business & Leadership.
Dr. Patterson is noted as an expert on servant leadership. She coordinates an annual Servant Leadership Research Roundtable on the east coast in Virginia Beach, Virginia, at Regent University, where, each year both scholars and practitioners meet together to engage in servant leadership discourse. She also coordinates a west coast Servant Leadership Roundtable each year in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (ASBBS) conference.

Dr. Patterson is LPI (Leadership Practices Inventory) certified, based on the "The Leadership Challenge" by Kouzes and Posner, a best-selling leadership book detailing the five exemplary leadership practices, and is involved in numerous consulting projects locally, nationally and abroad. She is involved in the following professional associations: The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, IALC (International Association of Leadership Consultants), ILA (International Leadership Associates) and ILA (International Leadership Association).

Dr. Paul Bonicelli Dr. Paul Bonicelli

Dr. Bonicelli, a graduate of Regent, serves as the university's executive vice president. His extensive career includes a presidential appointment (with Senate confirmation) as Assistant Administrator for the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean and an appointment as Deputy Assistant Administrator of USAID's Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. He also served two terms as an official delegate to the United Nations General Assembly. He writes regularly for,, and gives radio and television interviews on foreign policy and politics.

Prior to joining Regent, Bonicelli served as provost and professor of government at Houston Baptist University, where he was responsible for policies and personnel relating to academics, information technology services, institutional research and effectiveness, compliance, student life, spiritual life, and the campus police force.

Bonicelli joined Patrick Henry College at its inception and served several years as dean of academic affairs and chairman of the Department of Government. He also served as a professional staff member on the U.S. House of Representatives International Relations Committee (now the House Foreign Affairs Committee) and taught at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. Bonicelli received a master's degree in public policy from Regent. He has a doctorate in political science from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Memphis.

Dr. Doris GomezDr. Doris Gomez:

Dr. Doris Gomez is the interim Dean of the Regent University School of Business & Leadership. Originally from Austria, Dr. Gomez earned her MBA at the University of Economics & Business Administration in Vienna. After several years in the global business world and years of experience in global trade, retail, manufacturing and consulting, she completed her Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership at Regent University's School of Business & Leadership. Upon completion of her Ph.D. she moved into the role of director for the M.A. in Organizational Leadership program. She teaches in the school's master's and doctoral programs, serves on several dissertation committees and is s also co-editor for Inner Resources for Leaders.

Her research interests include leadership development in the online environment, online education and student retention, cross-cultural leadership issues, leadership formation, character formation in leaders and the inner life of leaders. Her studies and work at Regent University brought her all the way from Austria to the United States. She now resides with her family in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. On Monday, July 1, 2013, she stepped into her newest role as the interim Dean of the School of Business & Leadership.

Dean Jeffrey BrauchDean Jeffery Brauch

Dean Brauch joined the Regent faculty in 1994. From 1999-2000 he served as the school's interim dean and he has served as dean from September 2000 through the present. Dean Brauch has taught Christian Foundations of Law, International Human Rights, Civil Liberties and National Security, Civil Procedure, Appellate Advocacy, and other courses. He helped create the law school's Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law, and he has served as director of Regent's Summer Program in International Law and Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.

Prior to teaching, Dean Brauch served as a law clerk for Justice William Callow of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and then worked five years as an associate with the Milwaukee law firm Quarles & Brady, where he specialized in commercial litigation.

Jennifer MurffJennifer Murff

Jennifer is the Founder and President of Ed.Relevant, an educational consultancy that helps students with college planning. Jennifer has spent most of her professional career working with Generation Y students focusing on their personal leadership, educational and career development. She has worked with students from nations such as Iran, South Africa, Austria, Hungary, China, Mexico and United States. Over the years, she found that one common denominator for successful leadership is their pursuit of quality education and leadership development. 

It is from this passion to equip future leaders that the vision for Ed.Relevant was born. Jennifer is a business owner, educational lecturer, facilitator and coach. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Dallas Baptist University; a Master of Organizational Leadership from Regent University and she is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Strategic Leadership. She is happily married with three beautiful daughters.

Christine HabrleChristine Habrle

Christine currently serves as Director of Marketing for Regent University Professional and Continuing Education. She oversees creative marketing and production for the division's programs in the U.S., South Africa and other markets including China and India. Her marketing expertise stretches from developing effective strategies for quickly increasing brand awareness to implementing successful Social Media, SEO/SEM, Remarketing and other Internet campaigns. Prior to joining Regent University she had an accomplished career in as a journalist and television anchor. As a two-time Emmy winning journalist, producer and writer, Ms. Habrle works at the forefront of digital media and new media technology.

In addition to her position at Regent, Christine is a business owner, a media writer and a host. She received a master’s degree in Digital Media Communications from Regent University. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in communication emphasizing broadcast media from the University of Minnesota.


The Regent Difference:

Regent University offers a unique summer institute that fosters leadership development, cultural education and further promotes the mission to equip and train global leaders. Based in Virginia Beach, VA students are exposed and experience the wealth of historical culture that surrounds them. Courses taught by globally recognized and prestigious Regent University Faculty ILI is an ideal exchange program for high school seniors and college students who desire to learn and cultivate their leadership potential.