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Workshop Program

Since the beginning of its operations in China in 2011, WISPAD has trained over 1,250 participants from more than 250 organizations operating in 29 provinces and municipalities of China. The following is the Schedule of our upcoming Workshops in Beijing, Chengdu and Shenzhen:

Calendar of Upcoming Workshops (Fall 2019)

Strategic Nonprofit Management : October 14, 15, 17, 18 in Chengdu

Nonprofit Program Evaluation : October 14, 15, 17, 18 in Chengdu

Nonprofit Program Development and Marketing : Oct. 28, 29, 31, Nov. 1 in Beijing

Financial Leadership and Management : November 11, 12, 14, 15 in Zhengzhou

Nonprofit Project Management : November 11, 12, 14, 15 in Zhengzhou

Nonprofit Human Resource Management : November 25, 26, 28, 29 in Beijing

Nonprofit Negotiation Skills : December 11, 12, 13 in Beijing

Strategic Nonprofit Governance : December 16, 17, 19, 20 in Beijing

Strategic Volunteer Management: Offered in the Spring season of 2020

Applied Program Evaluation: Offered in the Spring season of 2020

Disaster Preparedness and Relief : Offered in the Spring season of 2020

More information about the content, timing, format, and pricing of these Workshops is summarized in our PDF Fall 2019 Calendar, which is also available in Chinese.

Please contact us if you are interested in attending any of our upcoming Workshops, or if you would like to know more about WISPAD and its services.


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.