Management Development Program

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2018 Call for Proposals

May 28-30, 2017
Los Angeles, CA

NAFSA's Management Development Program (MDP) is the most trusted and comprehensive management training program for international education professionals. Since its inception, over 700 IE managers have gained applicable real-world skills that has 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.


This was the most useful professional development experience to date for me. I really appreciated learning about models and how to apply them. Participant, San Diego 2014

Agenda Highlights

You will start the first day with a revealing analysis of the "big picture"—affected by forces beyond your office and campus. Through seven modules, you will see what it takes to manage the many challenges in the areas of international education.

Registration Rates

Registrant Type Early Bird
(Jan. 9-April 14, 2017)
(After April 14, 2017)
NAFSA Member $709 $809
Nonmember $879 $979

Summer and Fall Programs

August 2-4, 2017
Washington, DC

November 2-4, 2017
Denver, CO

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