Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Weekend Workshops

Development Practice and Policy

Behavior Changing Strategies in Public Health (2 credits)

March 31, April 01, 02, 22 & 23, 2017

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This course will provide an overview of several commonly utilized strategies for improving the health and nutrition behaviors of target beneficiaries in public health programs throughout the developing world.

Social Sector Needs Assessment for SCOs (2 credits)

February 03-05, 2017 & February 17-19, 2017

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This 2-credit, 2-weekend course introduces participants to a variety of tools and methodologies for participatory needs assessment in the context of poverty.

Business Modelling for SCOs (1 credit)

April 07-09, 2017

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We will examine capacity development as behavior change and lead a "design lab" to create a comprehensive capacity development support approach (with associated tools) that reflects an ecosystems-based theory of change.

Religion & Conflict (1 credit)

January 20-22, 2017

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This three-day workshop, divided into six modules, will focus on case studies of inter-religious conflicts and the particular approaches and methods needed to resolve them.

International Crisis Negotiation Exercise (1 credit) h (2 credits)

February 24-26, 2017

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Jammu-Kashmir Simulation: Developed and facilitated by faculty and staff of the Army War College, this weekend long simulation takes the form of a strategic-level negotiation exercise at an internationally sanctioned peace conference. The conference has been called to break the long-standing conflict in Jammu-Kashmir. Participants role-play members of a diplomatic mission on one of seven negotiation delegations invited to the conference.

Intercultural Competence

Intercultural Identity and Bias (2 credits)

February 3 & 4, 2017 & March 3 & 4 2017

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This course will illuminate key dimensions of identity by introducing intercultural theories and divergent values, behaviors and worldviews. Students will gain a greater understanding of the cross-cultural lenses of difference by discussing leading research in the field, engaging in case studies, exercises and group discussions and by applying central ethnographic methods to better understand the self and diversity at-large.

Developing Intercultural Training in Organizations (2 credits)

February 10, 11, 12, 24 & 25, 2017

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The workshop is a comprehensive, hands-on introduction on how to design intercultural training programs and gain the knowledge needed to design and deliver cross cultural awareness programs within organizations - whether they are educational, governmental, not-for-profit or for-profit.

Leading Across Cultures (2 credits)

March 10, 11 & 12, 2017 & April 21, 22 & 23, 2017

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How does culture impact people's’ values, beliefs, and assumptions surrounding leadership? What if our values, beliefs, and assumptions about leadership differ from those we are leading or who are leading us? How can we operate effectively, appropriately, and authentically in such culturally complex situations? How can we adapt our leadership to the cultural context while remaining authentic and retaining our own morals? How can we harness diversity as a strength and strategy for powerful and creative leadership? These are all questions we will explore in this course, which focuses on developing leadership from the inside out – learning to take leadership of ourselves in the face of ambiguity, change, and challenging circumstances and people (hallmarks of an intercultural experience).

International Education Management

Logic Model Framework for IE B(1 credit)

March 3, 4, & 5 2017  

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International Scholarship Program Management (1 credit)  

February 10,11 & 12, 2017  

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In this course - through class exercises, discussions, and course readings - students will be able to identify various program structures, critique existing models, and learn the nuts and bolts of administering scholarships.

 

International Environment Policy

Conflict Analysis & Environment Peacebuilding (2 credits)

February 17, 18 & 19, 2017 & April 14, 15 & 16, 2017

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This course will focus on environmental peacemaking opportunities as a tool for international diplomacy, cross border conservation and conflict sensitive, community driven sustainable development capitalizing on the dynamics of environmental interdependence.

Corporate Environmental Activism (2 credits)

February 3,4,5,10,11 & 12, 2017  

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The course spans two weekends, the first of which concentrates on a history of environmental activism and its role within geopolitics. The second weekend focuses on the quintessential strategy and tactics of corporate campaigning, and on the principles of human dynamics and communication integral to the process (but all too often overlooked).

Behaviour Design for Sustainable Development (2 credits)

March 3, 4, & 5 2017 & April 28, 29 & 30, 2017  

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This course will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of applying behavioral science insights to create effective public policy solutions. Behavior Design refers to the science and process of encouraging human behavior by design and is a burgeoning field with powerful implications for facilitating change at various scales. Students will learn about some of the behavioral science tools available and have the opportunity to apply their knowledge through designing, implementing and evaluating a behavioral trial in teams.

 

International Management

International Market Development: Strategy & Implementation (1 credit)

April 22 & 23, 2017

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A graduate-level marketing course offering students practical guidance for analysis and implementation of international business development strategy. Anecdotally-based, course themes include the importance of formal market planning, new market evaluation, cultural considerations, formation of market and channel development strategies and remote versus local management considerations. 

International Business Consulting (1 credit)

February 17, 18 & 19, 2017

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This course will address the key activities involved in delivering management consulting services to multinational corporations.

International Crisis Negotiation Exercise (1 credit)

February 24, 25 & 26, 2017

Meeting Times | Course Description

Jammu-Kashmir Simulation: Developed and facilitated by faculty and staff of the Army War College, this weekend long simulation takes the form of a strategic-level negotiation exercise at an internationally sanctioned peace conference. The conference has been called to break the long-standing conflict in Jammu-Kashmir.

 

International Policy and Management

Cyberwar (1 credit)

March 10, 11 & 12. 2017

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Manage Growth in Social Enterprise (1 credit)

March 10, 11 & 12. 2017

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This course focuses on key challenges and methods in scaling a social enterprise from seed-stage to growth. We will highlight the differences in scalable business models, and discuss the operational stages and capital needs of growing businesses

International Professional Service

Qualitative Data Analysis with Excel (1 credit)

January 7 & 8, 2017

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This course is designed to meet the needs of graduate school level students who are looking to improve their understanding and abilities to collect and analyze data using Microsoft Excel.

High Value Organization Consulting (1 credit)

January 3-4, 2017

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This workshop will be taught by organizational expert and successful government, nonprofit, and private-sector consultant, Dr. Beryl Levinger.  Participants will learn tools for analyzing an organization, its culture, its approach to meeting mission, and ecosystem analysis.

Designing/Evaluating Interventions (1 credit)

January 10 & 11, 2017

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This two-day course will take participants through the process of designing an intervention with an accompanying monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system. Using a combination of presentations, discussions and participatory exercises, participants will gain practical experience.

 

International Trade & Economic Diplomacy

International Crisis Negotiation Exercise (1 credit)

February 24, 25 & 26, 2017

Meeting Times | Course Description

Jammu-Kashmir Simulation: Developed and facilitated by faculty and staff of the Army War College, this weekend long simulation takes the form of a strategic-level negotiation exercise at an internationally sanctioned peace conference. The conference has been called to break the long-standing conflict in Jammu-Kashmir.

 

Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

Writing & Briefing Memos (1 credit)  

February 24-26, 2017  

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The goal of this workshop is to hone students’ professionally-relevant, policy-oriented communication abilities, including memo writing and briefing. The course will include a combination of lectures, seminar-style discussion, small working group engagement, and individual student work.

International Crisis Negotiation Exercise (1 credit)  

February 24-26, 2017  

Meeting Times | Course Description

Jammu-Kashmir Simulation: Developed and facilitated by faculty and staff of the Army War College, this weekend long simulation takes the form of a strategic-level negotiation exercise at an internationally sanctioned peace conference. The conference has been called to break the long-standing conflict in Jammu-Kashmir. Participants role-play members of a diplomatic mission on one of seven negotiation delegations invited to the conference. The teams are charged by their governments with negotiating a solution advantageous to their national interests.

Tabletop Exercise Design and Operation  (2 credits)   

March 4 & 5, 2017 and March 11 & 12, 2017   

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A tabletop exercise (TTX) is a guided discussion of a scenario—a time-compressed sequence of events—that facilitates group problem solving. TTXs are particularly advantageous to governmental and nongovernmental organizations, as well as private businesses because they permit participants to practice response to high-consequence/low-frequency problems.

Data Mining and Collection Tool for Nonproliferation (2 credits)

February 3,4, 5, 10, 11 & 12, 2017 a

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This workshop is an introduction to open source data analysis used in the context of nonproliferation and terrorism studies. The workshop will have both policy lectures as well as hands-on training in the computer lab.

Workshop: Human Trafficking (1 credit)

April 28, 29 & 30, 2017

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This workshop will examine human trafficking as an emerging public issue, while focusing on the real-world challenges to identifying and rescuing victims, prosecuting traffickers, while also addressing the socio-economic and cultural dynamics that are leveraged by traffickers.

Creativity in Fighting WMD Terrorism (1 credit)

April 28, 29 & 30, 2017

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The goal of this workshop is to develop the skills necessary for creative thought needed to solve hard problems faced by the WMD Counterterrorism community. This workshop will discuss various ideation techniques and apply these techniques across the spectrum of WMD Terrorism threats.

Terror & CT in Africa

March 31 & April 1 & 2, 2017

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