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October 22 - 24, 2023 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration Closed

This offering will be held in-person in conjunction with the NAFSA Region 10/Region 11 Bi-Regional Conference in Montreal, Canada!

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. This offering of NAFSA’s MDP will be fully in-person over 2.5 days. There will be a small amount of prework  assigned to participants in advance.

Members save 25% on this program. 

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"[MDP] gave me practical strategies that I can implement immediately and provided a holistic context of leadership/managing.”

- Participant, 2021 Management Development Program

Sara Easler, PhD

Sara Easler
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Management Development Program Trainer
Sara Easler, PhD, is the Assistant Dean, International Programs & Partnerships and Director of the Office of International Programs & Study Abroad for the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, responsible for the development of international strategy, relationships...

Chad Goeden

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Columbia University
Conference Planner Designate, Region X
Chad Goeden is the Associate Director for International Student Programs in the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) at Columbia University. Chad has been active in teaching, advising, and programming in the field of international and intercultural education for more than 20 years. His...

Linda Drake Gobbo

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Management Development Program Trainer
During her more than four-decade career in International Education, Linda Drake Gobbo taught and advised close to 1,000 graduate students at SIT Graduate Institute and led the faculty team that developed the field’s first graduate degree. In 2019, she was named Professor Emerita. She retired as...