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This course, with emphasis on application, combines the expertise of the Center for Executive Training and International development’s team with the theoretical knowledge of leading professionals to cover the most up-to-date ideas, approaches, and strategies in the field of development management. Participants will be given ample opportunity to share experiences and will be encouraged to speculate upon the most plausible solutions for, and approaches to their own development situations. Case studies of some of the best practices in development management across the globe will be highlighted.

This training course is specifically designed for senior-level staff in private, public, and development professions and it focuses on current thinking and best practices in development and management.

Course Learning Objectives:
At the end of the course, participants should be able to understand better the concepts of development, sustainable development, economic growth, development management, best practices, pros and cons of the millennium development goals, labor productivity, poverty alleviation strategies, etc. The course will go in-depth into the Millennium Development Goals, progress made on them, and what remains to be done. Participants will also study sustainable development, particularly with regard to sustainable urbanization, and the role of gender in development.

Course Content
The “Current Issues, New Ideas, and Best Practices in Development Management” course have some of the following key areas of learning:

•Development management: conceptual framework, definitions, context, issues, and challenges
•International development management in the New Millennium
•New approaches to sustainable development
•Strategic planning for sustainable development
•The role of state and society in development management
•Overview of best practices in development management
•Case studies of best practices in poverty eradication
•Issues of globalization and development, trade, and development, debt management and development, public reforms
•Critical analysis of millennium development goals (MDGs)
•Gender issues and women in development
•Effective communication skills for managers
•Business ethics and corporate responsibility
•HIV/AIDS and other health issues in development management
•Project development and management
•Case studies of best practices in development management
•Problem-solving exercises
•A brand new laptop computer to take home
•Field trips

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be empowered to think critically about:

•Important concepts in development and how to use them to formulate effective development policies.
•Policy issues about development and poverty reduction.
•Labor productivity, its importance for the improved quality of life, and challenges to increase the productivity of labor.
•Dealing with the challenges of urbanizations that accompanies increases in labor productivity.
•Increasing labor productivity by including women in the economic life of the country
•A better understanding of the millennium development goals, pros, and cons.

Learning Methodology:
The course is delivered in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators with practical experience. Active participation is required and the key to the success of the workshops. Other methods used in this course include case studies and problem-solving exercises. Assessment of participant’s performance will be measured through effective class participation, group presentation, group projects, and class attendance. This course combines presentations, lectures, class discussions, group presentations, and problem-solving exercises.

Who should attend?
This course is particularly recommended for senior staff in private, public, and nonprofit sectors including ministers, commissioners, permanent secretaries, secretaries to the governments, top civil servants, business executives, members of the board of directors, managers in nonprofit organizations, managing directors, bankers, heads of departments, senior program officers, leaders of community-based organizations, and any individual interested in the course.

Course Duration:
2 weeks

Training Locations

(a) New York, USA

(b) Washington, DC

(c) Toronto, Canada

(d) Lagos, Nigeria

(e) Nairobi, Kenya

(f) Dubai, UAE


Scheduled Dates
March 16-27; April 20-30; 15-26; August 17-28; October 14-25; Dec 2-13, 2023; Oct 19-30; 2023; Dec 14-25, 2023.

Course Materials
Course materials include PowerPoint presentation slides, carefully selected reading materials, exercises, case studies, reading references, and a laptop computer.

Course Fees
The course fee is $4,800.00 USD for 2 weeks. The course fee covers the following: instruction, course materials, and one brand new laptop computer to take home, administration expenses, field trips, cultural programs, and miscellaneous program-related expenses.

How to Register
To participate in this course, the applicant must:

1. Send a completed application form
2. Have a bachelor’s degree/or have relevant work experience at senior management level
3. Be nominated by the head of his/her department
4. Be a senior member of the organization
5. Demonstrate a devoted interest in the course
6. Have proof of English proficiency
7. Demonstrate proof of financial sponsorship of the course

Please send your registration form via email attachment to

Center for Executive Training and International Development
295 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. 917 753 7225, +602 684 3228

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