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FMS brings expert practitioners and aspiring professionals together for trainings offered in Amsterdam and Monterey

Shared Benefits

All FMS trainings allow participants to earn a professional certificate in impact investing and social enterprise management and join the FMS and the Institute-Middlebury College global alumni network.

FMS participants also receive preferential review for the Institute graduate degree programs should they decide to apply for a graduate degree in conjunction with the FMS program or as an FMS alumnus.


Focus: Seed-stage investment and social enterprise management in regions around the world.

Location: Middlebury Institute of International Studies campus in downtown Monterey, California in close proximity to Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area.

Dates: January 12-23, 2015

Unique Qualities: This is where it all started back in 2011!  The training prepares is a point of entry for field experience fellowships in 15 different countries including placements at internationally-focused social enterprises based out of the United States. As a part of the training experience, FMS Monterey participants are connected networking opportunities in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. 


Focus: Seed-stage investment and social enterprise management in regions around the world.

Location: The Hub Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dates: February 16-27, 2015

Unique Qualities: Training is based in Amsterdam, widely known as a hotbed of social innovation. The training is offered at the Impact Hub Amsterdam where participants have the opportunity to mingle with member entrepreneurs and impact investors.  The Amsterdam training features numerous guest speakers from large-scale development banks, impact investing foundations, and social enterprises. 

Which program is for me?

Each program offers is own unique focus and advantages. We recommend that you select a program that is geographically convenient and that focuses on the region where you would like to work.