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Workshop Program

Since the beginning of its operations in China in 2011, WISPAD has trained over 1,486 participants from more than 306 organizations operating in 29 provinces and municipalities of China. The following is the Schedule of our upcoming Workshops in Beijing, Chengdu and Shenzhen:


Public Notice Concerning Cancellations and Changes in WISPAD’s Workshop Calendar resulting from the Corona Virus Outbreak:

As a result of the limitations imposed by Chinese governmental authorities to hold public gatherings, the nature of the WISPAD workshops, which physically bring together participants from all the corners of China, and of domestic as well as international travel restrictions, we have decided to cancel all WISPAD Workshops originally scheduled for the months of March, April, May and June 2020.

We are sincerely hoping to resume our full activities in China during the Fall Season of 2020. Nonetheless, we will continue to closely evaluate the situation and determine if substantial changes may be also necessary for the plans of WISPADs Workshops during the Fall season of 2020, according with the progression in the containment of the virus spread and the advice from public authorities. We will keep you informed of any new developments.

With sincere regards and much appreciation,

The WISPAD Team.





Focus and Rationale

The Workshop Program mainly focuses on providing executives, officers, and managers with intensive training in the advanced managerial, organizational, and communicational skills required to enhance public administration and governance. The workshops emphasize applied lessons derived from the successful practices of public management and administration around the world. The Workshop Program responds to the needs of specialized training of executives and managers with demanding schedules. Its practical approach and short duration provides fast immersion in key areas of public and social management and governance.

WorkshopAudience and Goals

The Workshop Program is specifically designed for founders, directors, and managers with extended experience in governmental agencies, international organizations, and social enterprises, whose main interests focus on poverty alleviation efforts and international development. The workshops aim to expand the knowledge and expertise of its participants in managerial and organizational skills in conjunction with a multidisciplinary understanding of ethical factors that affect decision-making processes within complex policy scenarios. Finally, the workshops aim to disseminate innovative managerial practices for the successful implementation of public policies among diverse public agencies and organizations.

WorkshopAdvantages and Benefits

The Workshop Program aims to enhance the performance of executives and officers by granting them access to the best managerial practices in public administration currently taught at top academic international institutions. WISPAD provides this executive training with substantially lower costs of tuition, travel, and living expenses as it is offered in the participant's own countries or regions.  Given its focus on advanced and innovative managerial skills, the workshops are generally taught bilingually, with live translations into local languages. The workshops train teams of executives and officers from similar public agencies and organizations with the same geopolitical scope of operations, or with similar focus on specialized developmental objectives.

WorkshopCourse Focus and Methodological Approach

The main courses offered in the Workshop Program build key managerial skills for the implementation of cogent public policies. The courses encompass advanced training in strategic management of public agencies, non-profit organizations, and social enterprises with specific focus on mitigating poverty and promoting international development. They also build key organizational and communicational skills for the management and governance of public organizations and social enterprises. The workshops follow a case-study approach tailored to the specific demands of executives and officers drawn from effective lessons from around the globe.

WorkshopWorkshop Duration and Training Areas

The Workshop Program provides intensive training in lengths that range from three to four days. The Workshop Program has its main training operations in Beijing and Chengdu, and will continually offer specialized instruction in advanced managerial skills throughout the year. Since starting the Program in Fall 2011, WISPAD has conducted Workshops in the areas of Nonprofit Strategic Management, Program Evaluation, Financial Leadership and Management, Nonprofit Strategic Human Resource Management, and Strategic Nonprofit Marketing.