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New Section:
September 23, 2014

Indivivdual Course: 1.2 CEUs
Total Certificate: 6.0 CEUs

Individual Enrollment: $395
Group Enrollment: $360

This certificate is available for continuing education units (CEUs) and is not available for academic credit.

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Urban Leadership Institute


September 23, 2014
Online and On Site in Richmond, VA

With an increased number of people living in urban centers around the world, the need exists to develop leaders who can holistically understand the range of challenges urban cities face from poverty, social and economic disparity to diversity, development and spiritual renewal. The Urban Leadership Institute is a unique program designed by Regent University Youth and Urban Renewal Center to bring the power of the spiritual formation with proven leadership techniques that will transform, equip and empower leaders to effectively engage their communities and partners to bring sustainable renewal and development.

Institute Description:

Our urban centers are places of remarkable opportunity that need innovative leaders to create opportunities for economic growth, education and development. Urban leaders face unique, dynamic challenges and must be equipped to be effective. With a focus on foundational principals, servant leadership and essentials of urban management skills, The Urban Leadership Institute (ULI) is designed to develop leadership competency within those who seek to lead in urban contexts.

Nationally recognized experts will help participants develop seven essential techniques and agile leadership competencies during the Institute.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Effectively lead among diverse constituents
  • Use foundational leadership principles to solve problems and engage stakeholders
  • Apply virtues in leading to serve communities and to develop emerging leaders
  • Learn methods to effectively manage challenges distinct in changing, urban markets

Who will benefit from this program?

This institute will benefit individuals from a variety of professions within the public and private sectors, and faith-based organizations including:

  • Corporate and non-profit executives serving within urban centers
  • Mid-level career professionals seeking to refine their skills
  • Any church and ministry leader exploring ways to leverage resources
  • Urban professionals with limited leadership experience in urban centers

Who Should Take This Seminar?

This program is for anyone who is or will be serving in mid-career or executive roles within an urban setting. It is an ideal program for those in the public sector and related organization supporting these endeavors. Urban ministry leaders may also find this program enriching.


1 CEU available

Program Sessions and Descriptions:

Session One: Foundational Leadership

Fundamentals of leadership are a pivotal part of leading successfully. This session will foster a clear understanding about seven essential techniques for urban leaders. Foundational leadership is vital for continued success despite challenges in urban centers. It is critical to be proactive getting the basics before serving in any post.

Session Two: Servant Leadership

Servant leadership is replacing traditional (top-down) leadership in many organizations. As more leaders and followers find the top-down approach doesn't fit their organization, they are naturally seeking a more effective method. Servant leadership answers this call with a philosophy that includes a virtues-based approach. Institute participants will glean the essential characteristics of effective Servant Leadership.

Session Three: Urban Leadership and Management

As leaders are required to both lead and manage, it is vital for them to distinguish the opportunities to reach a shifting audience. Navigating the urban leadership landscape requires a unique set of skills, talent and resources. The appropriate methods and expertise will mitigate significant challenges. Attendees will learn cutting edge practices to manage and lead effectively despite a changing market and the challenges particular to urban areas.

Note: Contact Regent University Professional and Continuing Education for Session Times: 757.352.4650 or

Certificate Price:

Individual Enrollment: $395
Group Enrollment: $360/person


Discover the Regent Difference:


Dawn McCoy PhotoDawn McCoy

Dawn McCoy is a nationally recognized speaker and author. She was among the youngest officials elected to the Sacramento City Unified School Board of Trustees, one of the nation's largest school systems. McCoy has written extensively about leadership development and governance.


Dr. Kathleen Patterson PhotoDr. Kathleen Patterson

Dr. Kathleen Patterson is noted as an expert on servant leadership. She coordinates an annual Servant Leadership Research Roundtable on the east coast in Virginia Beach, Va., at Regent University, where, each year both scholars and practitioners meet together to engage in servant leadership discourse. As well, she also coordinates a west coast Servant Leadership Roundtable each year in Las Vegas, Nev., at the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (ASBBS) conference.

Dr. Antipas Harris PhotoDr. Antipas Harris

Dr. Antipas Harris answered the divine calling to ministry at 15 years old. Twenty years later, Harris is a preacher and a scholar. He is also leads national and international ministries in Haiti and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Throughout his life, he has served as an academic lecturer, itinerate preacher and speaker, pastor, panelist, youth director, motivational speaker, and Christian musician.