The Institute offers a variety of professional development opportunities. No matter what stage of your career, find a program suited to your unique needs.
Every semester we offer weekend workshops to our students on a wide variety of topics from grant writing, to international and corporate venture capital, to counterterrorism. We welcome participation from interested professionals and community members. We are always happy to assist you with more information on weekend workshops.
Contact and Application Information
Jointly developed and managed by the Institute, Sanghata Global, and Village Capital, the Frontier Market Scouts program turns compassionate and capable professionals into talent scouts and investment managers serving local entrepreneurs and social-minded investors in low-income and weak-capital regions of the world. The program includes a three-week training offered in January or June followed by a six-month field program assisting local entrepreneurs at locations around the world.
Students earn a professional certificate under the guidance of internationally renowned development practitioners. Learning occurs in a highly interactive, participatory, student-centered community. At the end of the program, participants have a solid mastery of a broad array of concepts, tools, and technologies that they can apply in future employment opportunities. Sponsored by the MIIS Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, DPMI is open to graduate students, current development practitioners, career-changers, and a limited number of gifted undergraduates. Each year the training is offered in January and May-June at the Institute campus and in May-June in Washington, D.C.
Sample Program Options
- Environmental, Social, and Governance Risks
- International Trade Strategy
- Terrorism, Bioterrorism, and Pandemics
- Cross-Cultural Communication
- Conflict Resolution, Mediation, and Peacebuilding
- Email Us to request a group training for your organization or business.