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The Management Development Program is now virtual!

The NAFSA Management Development Program (MDP) is the most trusted and comprehensive management training program for international education (IE) professionals. Join us for the new e-Management Development Program (eMDP).

  • Become an Effective Manager in International Education
  • Develop the Expert Skills You Need
  • Interactive, Self-paced Format With Trainers and Peers

Over the course of this comprehensive program, participants will learn about the key skills needed to become a more efficient and effective international education manager. NAFSA’s eMDP follows a flipped classroom model. Online modules will be assigned as prework for each virtual live session. Participants should come prepared to each live session to engage in an interactive discussion with fellow participants and eMDP Trainers.

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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

Dulce Amor L. Dorado

University of California San Diego
Management Development Program Trainer
Dulce Amor L. Dorado is the director of the International Students and Programs Office at the University of California San Diego. Her 20+ year career in international education has included a variety of responsibilities such as leading a comprehensive international student service office at a large...

Sara Easler, PhD

Sara Easler
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Management Development Program Trainer
Sara Easler, PhD, is the director of international programs and study abroad for the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, responsible for the development of international strategy, relationships, and international education opportunities. She has worked in the field...

Carola Smith

Carola Smith
Santa Barbara City College
Management Development Program Trainer
Carola Smith serves as dean of educational programs at Santa Barbara City College. She currently also serves as chair of the institution's Professional Development Advisory Committee and as co-chair of the International Education Advisory Committee. In her current role, she provides oversight for...

Ravi Srinivas

University of St. Thomas - Houston
Management Development Program Trainer
Ravi Srinivas currently directs the graduate program in liberal arts at the University of St. Thomas- Houston. He previously served as the associate vice president for academic affairs and in other administrative and academic for the past twenty-five years. As the SIO for six years, he represented...

Parinaz Zartoshty

San Jose State University
Management Development Program Trainer
Parinaz Zartoshty is the Director of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at San Jose State University (SJSU). Besides providing regulatory guidance, she is responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the ISSS department. Parinaz received her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell...