Program Options

The Monterey Institute offers a variety of professional development opportunities. No matter what stage of your career, find a program suited to your unique needs.  


Executive Workshops

Creating Teams for Sustained Growth

This workshop introduces easy-to-grasp concepts and ready-to-use tools to help managers generate practical insights on themselves and their organizations, and set personal and organizational priorities in order to improve performance and spur growth. De Baak and the Monterey Institute proudly introduce Dr. Peter Robertson, with his broad-scoped research and breakthrough approaches and 30 years of consulting experience, to lead the workshop.

Translating Values into Value

Drawing on 30 years of research and consulting experience, Dr. Peter Robertson facilitates a day of practical breakthrough concepts, addressing the stinging question, “Why do the 3 C’s (corrosion, corruption, criminality) of organizational leadership sometimes become so prevalent and why do good, talented people so often become destructive leaders?" This workshop is focused on his latest insights and he expects that everyone leaving this workshop will experience at least one fundamental change in the way she or he views the world.

Social Media, Youth Movements, and Dynamic Markets

Whether you’re running a nonprofit organization, nurturing a compelling startup, or growing an existing business, this course offers the competitive knowledge that you need to succeed in today’s marketplace.

Weekend Workshops

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. Please contact Erina McWilliam-Lopez at or call 831-647-4645. The deadline to apply is two weeks before the start of the workshop.

Frontier Market Scouts

Jointly developed and managed by the Monterey 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.

Development Project Management Institute (DPMI)

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 Public Administration 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 Monterey Institute campus and in May-June in Washington, D.C.     

Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII)

The DRII certificate offering is designed for professionals who are new to continuity planning or current planners who are looking for a solid "how-to" guide for building a business continuity program within their organization. The certificate course is a non-credit workshop that is designed to introduce the necessary aspects of a holistic business continuity management program and to provide concrete guidance on how to design and implement a plan for the participant’s organization.

Custom Solutions

We offer customized programs for groups on various business and policy issues and tools. To request a group training for your organization or business, please complete the information request form

Sample Program Options:

Environmental, Social, and Governance Risks
International Trade Strategy
Terrorism, Bioterrorism, and Pandemics
Cross-Cultural Communication
Conflict Resolution, Mediation, and Peacebuilding