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May 5 - 30, 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. Enroll in this essential program to build international education managerial and leadership 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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May 2023 Cohort live session dates (each session will take place 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. EDT)

  • May 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
Register by March 31, 2023 for early-bird savings.
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"[eMDP] gave me practical strategies that I can implement immediately and provided a holistic context of leadership/managing.”

- Participant, 2021 Management Development Program

Machelle Allman

professional photo of Machelle Allman
North Carolina State University and University of Washington-Bothell
2024 Chair-elect, Knowledge Community for International Student and Scholar Services (KC ISSS)
Machelle Allman has devoted her entire professional career of over 25 years to international education. After 5 years in international admissions, she switched focus to international student advising and has served students in private colleges, community colleges, and large and small public research...

Chrissie Faupel, PhD

Chrissie Faupel
Appalachian State University
eLearning Dean; MDP Trainer
Chrissie Faupel is the Executive Director of the Office of International Education and Development. She works closely with the Associate Vice Chancellor to implement Appalachian’s global engagement strategy and manages the day-to-day operations of OIED. She works closely with colleagues from...

Alisa Lopez

Alicia Lopez
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Alisa Lopez leads admissions, enrollment management, and financial aid for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and she is serving as the NAFSA Trainer Corps Chair in 2022. She also leads business development and consulting for NEIS-Education. Prior to this role, she served as Executive...