Develop Exceptional Management Skills

The NAFSA Management Development Program (MDP) is the most trusted and comprehensive management training program for international education professionals. Build managerial and leadership competencies by enrolling in this essential program for building international education management skills.

  • Become an effective manager
  • Develop the expert skills you need
  • Build a network of international educators from your cohort

During this comprehensive program, participants will learn key skills to become a more efficient and effective international education manager. NAFSA’s MDP follows a flipped classroom model; online modules will be assigned as pre-work for each virtual live session. Participants engage in interactive discussions with fellow participants and MDP Trainers.

Members save 25% on this program. 

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Management Development Program

May 2024 Cohort

Coming Soon! Hybrid in-person and virtual event. Half of the content will be delivered at NAFSA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA and half will be delivered virtually.

Management Development Program

July 2024 Cohort

Coming soon! Virtual program.

Management Development Program

October 2024 Cohort

Coming soon! In-person event at a NAFSA Regional Conference.

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Managing Teams Through Times of Upheaval and Change

Part 1

Appraise the impact of disruptive change and explore strategies for moving into the "next normal."

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Managing Team Performance in a Virtual Setting

Part 2

Adapt your leadership style to the virtual environment and continue to lead successful teams.

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Sustaining Yourself and Your Team During Stressful Times

Part 3

Motivate your team members, build a supportive virtual community, and establish appropriate boundaries between work life and personal life.

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