FMS brings expert practitioners and aspiring professionals in the social enterprise management and impact investing space together for trainings in four locations around the world.

Shared Benefits

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

FMS participants also receive preferential review for Monterey 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 developing regions around the world

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

Dates: June 1-14, 2014 and January 2015

Unique Qualities: This is where it all started back in 2011!  The training prepares Scouts for field placements in 15 different countries including placements at internationally-focused social enterprises based out of the United States. Training includes a Bay Area/Silicon Valley networking event and guest speaker panel and a local trip to the majestic Big Sur wilderness.

Amsterdam (de Baak)

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

Location: The Hub Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dates: February 2015 (To Be Announced)

Unique Qualities: Training is based in Amsterdam, a historic, cosmopolitan, commercial hub for Europe and coordinated by the De Baak Management Center. De Baak was founded upon the Humanist tradition of the 1950s and pioneered the understanding of the human side of enterprise. The training is more conveniently located for European, Middle Eastern, and African participants. Program will include optional site visits and guest speakers that draw on the emerging social enterprise sector in Holland.

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.