Management Development Program


August 5-7, 2019 | Evanston, IL

The NAFSA Management Development Program (MDP) is the most trusted and comprehensive management training program for international education (IE) professionals. Since its inception, more than 700 IE managers have gained applicable real-world skills that have helped each take their career to the next level.

  • Become an Effective Manager in International Education
  • Develop the Expert Skills You Need
  • Proven and Interactive Three-Day Format With Trainers and Peers

Have you been elevated to a managerial role? Are you often the one making critical decisions for your team or office? Do you wonder why some of your management strategies are successful, while others are not? Would you like to meet and work with fellow IE managers who share your management challenges? If you have at least three years of management experience, or if you have been leading staff for years but want to expand your full potential as a manager, consider the NAFSA Management Development Program. Through this interactive, three-day professional development experience, the trainers of the Management Development Program will help you find and apply the management principles that work best for you.


It was definitely worth the bang for my buck... or my institution's buck. Both professionally and personally, I had so many takeaways. I'm very anxious to apply and use my new knowledge and information. - Participant, Chicago, IL, Summer 2018

Dates and Registration

Location Dates Registration Early Bird Deadline Hotel Deadline
Evanston, IL August 5-7, 2019 Register for IL June 30, 2019 July 5, 2019




Early Bird
Member: $809
Nonmember: $979

Member: $909
Nonmember: $1,079

See dates and registration for early bird deadlines at each location.