NAFSA’s new Executive Internationalization Leadership e-Institute (Executive Leadership e-Institute) provides executive-level internationalization leadership training for international education professionals responsible for implementing internationalization at their institutions. The program is designed for leaders with more than three years of experience who are currently in an internationalization leadership role at institutions of higher education in the U.S. and around the world.

The Executive Leadership e-Institute is presented by the most experienced team of NAFSA Faculty global campus internationalization experts. Our faculty have managed internationalization initiatives, published extensively, and presented at numerous workshops, forums, and conferences. Participants will be able to link theory to practice. Individualized coaching and assistance will enable each participant to develop success strategies unique to their needs.


The curriculum of the Executive Leadership e-Institute is presented in four units. Each unit includes synchronous and asynchronous components to support a professional cohort.:

  1. Leadership and Strategy for Comprehensive Internationalization
  2. Academic Engagement & Integration
  3. Administration
  4. Partnerships & Outreach Considerations

NAFSA Faculty will integrate implementation considerations, best practices, and strategies throughout the program that will cover special academic requirements including:

  1. Ethics
  2. Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  3. Staff development and team building
  4. Leveraging data and resources

Participants in the Executive Leadership e-Institute will be provided with a portfolio of related resources including which draw from rich NAFSA content featured in NAFSA books, publications and white papers, webinars, presentations, and workshops. All participants will be able to leverage elements of the NAFSA’s IE Professional Competencies for their unique needs.

Every participant enrolled in the community will have the opportunity to network and connect with their program cohort and a resource partner with NAFSA. Opportunities to connect with authors, presenters, and well-known Senior International Officers will also be provided.

Upon successful completion of the program every graduate will be awarded with a NAFSA Executive Leadership e-Institute Certificate, along with digital Credentials.

NAFSA is pleased to offer this ground-breaking global leadership program that will begin in the summer of 2021. If you are interested in enrolling in the Executive Internationalization Leadership eInstitute, please complete this interest form and you will be provided with updates and the first opportunity to enroll.