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July 12 - 28, 2023 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Registration Closed

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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July 2023 Cohort live session dates (each session will take place 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. EDT)

  • July 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28
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“… (eMDP) gave me practical strategies that I can implement immediately and provided a holistic context of leadership/managing.”

- Participant, eMDP 2021

Orlina Boteva, MEd

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University of Maine
Member at Large, Leadership Development Committee (LDC)
Orlina Boteva is Director of International Programs at the University of Maine. Boteva oversees international recruitment and admissions, education abroad, and international student and scholar services. She has 15 years of experience in the higher education sector in Maine. Boteva served as the...

Kate Jennings

Kate Jennings
Jennings International Education Leadership & Training
Chair, International Education Leadership Knowledge Community
Kate Jennings has over two decades of experience and has held progressive leadership roles in international education at five universities (Vancouver Island University, University of Alberta, Simon Fraser University, Queen’s University, University of Victoria) in three Provinces in Canada...

Evan Lohmann

Evan Lohmann
Tufts University
Core Education Program Dean
Evan Lohmann served as an English teacher in the Republic of Georgia upon graduating from the University of South Carolina, where he also studied abroad in Istanbul, Turkey. He worked at Presbyterian College in the Office of International Programs and at Eastern Illinois University in the Office of...

Parinaz Zartoshty

San Jose State University
KC Teaching, Learning & Scholarship and KC International Education Leadership, Region XII
Parinaz Zartoshty is the Director of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and Interim Director of Study Abroad and Away (SAA) at San Jose State University (SJSU). She is responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the ISSS and SAA departments. Parinaz entered the field of...