Professor Sonny Branham, a 1967 graduate of Louisa High School and currently Assistant Professor of Government at Oral Roberts University, has been selected to hold a key role in a conference in Switzerland in early June.
Titled as The Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy (GILPP), it was established by Global Hope Network International (GHNI) to help leaders transform their nations toward prosperity and liberty. The vision for the GILPP is to promote public policy created by enlightened and compassionate public leadership. The principal international initiative of this institute is to offer an intensive week-long summer workshop in Geneva, Switzerland on critical contemporary global and national issues. More information on GHNI can be found at the organizations’ website http://www.globalhopenetwork.org/.
GILPP uses an integrated curriculum which elicits sustainable development in chaotic times targeting global challenges and solutions in four strategic areas:
Leadership—leading by influence
Economics—globalization and leadership
Public Policy—good governance
Culture—Worldview and Models of culture
Prof. Branham will assist in creating a thought-provoking environment for leaders from emerging nations to discuss and explore:
1. Public policy development and implementation for sustainable development among the poor
2. Regional and global overview of economic development
3. Public policy and model legislation resources
4. Transformational Leadership for the policy maker
5. Networking with key international organizations and people
This event will help leaders return to their nations with transformational ideas for shaping public policy as well as more effective strategies in implementing policy; start building long-term relationships with other delegates; provide access to a virtual community that will continue providing support with model legislation, leadership development, and public policy resources; offer consulting support from staff and speakers introduced during the conference as well as GHNI consultation visits.
Prof. Branham is the son of the late Millard F. Branham and Merica Skaggs Branham. His sister Mrs. Ruth Ellen Kelly lives in Huntington, WV, and he has many friends and other relatives in the Louisa area.
He begins his 16th year at the Christian university, located in Tulsa, OK. More information on the school can be seen at the website http://www.oru.edu/.