Global Education Leaders Program 2017

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June 19-23, 2017
UNC Center for School Leadership Development
140 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517  |  Directions

Today’s globally connected world requires that we prepare students to become globally competent, globally competitive citizens of the world who are able to work collaboratively across cultures.

World View’s Global Education Leaders Program has, for the past 15 years, helped professional educators plan and implement programs that increase global understanding among faculty and students in their schools, districts and colleges. Educational leaders from across the state will convene in Chapel Hill June-19-23 for the next Global Education Leaders Program. It is open to current K-12 school administrators and teachers and community college educators.

Apply | Eligibility | Program | Featured Speakers | Cost | Lodging


K-12 Administrators Apply

K-12 Teacher Leaders Apply

Community College Educators Apply

Participants will be accepted on a rolling basis through June 1 or until seats fill.

Application requires a sponsor and includes an essay question. Please provide all requested information.


K-12 Administrators and Community College Educators

  • Commitment to incorporating global education into your school, district or college
  • Ability to attend all five days of the program
  • Completed online application (includes a short essay)

K-12 Teacher Leaders

  • K-12 public or independent school teacher
  • Commitment to incorporate global education into your classroom and school
  • Ability to attend all five days of the program
  • Completed online application (includes a short essay)


Participants in this intensive week-long program will examine, analyze and discuss timely global issues that impact students and communities today.

Sessions will be led by UNC faculty experts skilled at helping educators develop goals for increasing the global competence of faculty and students. A specially designed track for K-12 teachers will focus more extensively on strategies for the classroom.

Attendance and participation in the entire five-day program is required to become a World View Global Education Leader.

Featured Speakers

Janet Cowell
Janet Cowell serves on the boards of James River Group Insurance and Channel Advisor. She was the publicly elected Treasurer of the State of North Carolina from 2009–2016, managing over $100 billion in assets and health and retirement benefits for over 900,000 members. Prior to serving as Treasurer, Cowell was a securities analyst for Lehman Brothers and HSBC in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia and worked as a business consultant for U.S. Fortune 500 companies with Sibson & Company. She was elected to the Raleigh City Council and the North Carolina State Senate.
Robin Dorff
Robin Dorff is dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and a professor in the department of political science and international affairs at Kennesaw State University. Previously, he served on the U.S. Army War College faculty and he remains extensively involved in strategic leadership development, focusing on national security strategy and policy and strategic formulation.
Tim Flood
Tim Flood teaches several courses on presentation skills, global communication, business writing, U.S. language and culture for international and exchange students in the MBA Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. His research interests include the roles of media and technology in both interpersonal and corporate communication, cross-cultural communication and global business leadership fluency.
Suzanne Allen Gulledge
Suzanne Allen Gulledge is a clinical professor of teacher education, curriculum and instruction, and international and experiential education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Education. Her teaching and research interests include international and global studies, community-based service learning, teacher education and teacher professional development.
Amy Hertel
Amy Hertel is director of the American Indian Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously she served as a project manager at the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis and as a corporate attorney in St. Louis. Her area of study is asset building in tribal communities, and she has experience with grassroots giving, capacity building and community-based participatory research.
Jennifer Ho
Jennifer Ho is a professor in the department of English and comparative literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she teaches courses in Asian American literature, multi-ethnic American literature and contemporary American identities. Her research interests are in critical race theory, anti-racism and narratology. She is associate director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.
James H. Johnson Jr.
James H. Johnson Jr. is a professor of management, sociology and public policy and director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center in the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of growing inequality in American society.
Joseph Jordan
Joseph Jordan is director of the Sonja H. Stone Center for Black Culture and History. He is also a professor of African and African American studies, an affiliate faculty member in the curriculum in global studies and a board member of the National Council for Black Studies. His current work focuses on the cultural politics of race, identity and artistic production in the diaspora.
Charles Kurzman
Charles Kurzman is a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations. He is author of The Missing Martyrs, Democracy Denied, 1905-1915 and The Unthinkable Revolution in Iran, and editor of the anthologies Liberal Islam and Modernist Islam, 1840-1940.
Terza Silva Lima-Neves
Terza Silva Lima-Neves is a Cabo Verdean woman, wife, mommy-scholar, Johnson C. Smith University associate professor and advocate for the rights of women and girls. She is founding president of Cape Verdeans of the Carolinas Association and co-founder of PODEROSA, the International Conference on Cabo Verdean women. Her courses and research focus on African international, comparative and gender politics.
Mark McNeilly
Mark McNeilly teaches marketing and organizational behavior in both the full-time MBA and online MBA@UNC programs. He serves as a faculty advisor for the STAR program and executive coach in the Leadership program. He has served as a global marketing executive and has several years of experience with both IBM and Lenovo in the IT industry. His business background includes branding, strategy, marketing, market intelligence, management, manufacturing and personnel.
Louis A. Pérez Jr.
Louis A. Pérez Jr. is director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas and a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written extensively on Cuba and is an expert of Cuba and Caribbean history. His most recent books include On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, and Culture, winner of the 2000 Bolton-Johnson Prize, The War of 1898: The United States and Cuba in History and Historiography, Winds of Change: Hurricanes and the Transformation of Nineteenth-Century Cuba, winner of the 2001 George Perkins Marsh Prize, and To Die in Cuba: Suicide and Society, winner of the 2007 Elsa Goveia Prize.
Donald J. Raleigh
Donald J. Raleigh is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research and teaching interests focus on 20th-century Russian history. As a political and social historian, he wrote extensively on the Russian Revolution, with a particular emphasis on local history (the Saratov region). He also closely followed the evolution of historical writing in the Soviet Union and in this capacity edited the journal Soviet (Russian) Studies in History and the monograph series The New Russian History.
Gloria Thomas
Gloria Thomas is director of the Carolina Women’s Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, she served as the director of the Center for the Education of Women at the University of Michigan and in two associate director positions at the American Council on Education, where she worked with leadership development and enhancing career success for women in academia.


North Carolina educators: $850 per person
Out-of-state educators: $950 per person

Registration fee covers meals.
Participants are responsible for lodging costs.


Courtyard by Marriott
(919) 883-0700
100 Marriott Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Rate: $129, guaranteed until May 19, 2017
Book online or by calling the hotel and mentioning the UNC World View block.

Hampton Inn & Suites
(919) 403-8700
6121 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Rate: $109, guaranteed until May 18, 2017
Book online or by calling the hotel and mentioning group code “GEL” or “World View Global Education Leaders Program”