Management Development Program - Summer and Fall Programs


August 2-4, 2017 | Washington, DC
November 2-4, 2017 |Denver, CO

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.

Register for 2017 Summer and Fall MDP offerings

Choose from one of the following cities.

Washington, DC - August 2-4, 2017

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Participants in the Management Development Program can reserve hotel rooms through the NAFSA block at The Hamilton. Click here by July 11, 2017 to reserve rooms at the special rate.

Denver, CO - November 2-4, 2017

Registration coming soon.


The information was actually applicable--I returned to the office the next day and found myself employing new principles in several common situations (and being much more effective and confident). [Furthermore, the] networking with others in similar situations and sharing stories enhanced the overall experience of the program. Participant, Washington, DC 2015


If you have any further questions regarding this program, please contact Professional Learning Services

Conference Program

May 28-30, 2017
Los Angeles, CA

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