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.  

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.

Contact and Application Information

Erina McWilliam-Lopez
Email: emcwilliam@miis.edu
Phone: 831-647-4645
Apply online: The deadline to apply to attend a workshop is 2 weeks before the start of the workshop.

Certificate Programs

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.

Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (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 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 Monterey Institute campus and in May-June in Washington, D.C.

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 email professional.dev@miis.edu.

Sample Program Options

Contact Information

  • Email Us to request a group training for your organization or business.