When businessman William Davidson first visited Eastern Bloc countries after the fall of the Berlin Wall in the early 1990s, he encountered many enterprising and hard-working people. But without basic business and management training, Davidson knew many would fail to achieve their aspirations. The desire to help others succeed in the free market led the University of Michigan alumnus to create an Institute focused on business education nearly 30 years ago.
Our Education team at the William Davidson Institute designs world-class business and management training, adapting global best practices for learners—wherever they live and work. Drawing on the scholarship of a premiere research university, we collaborate with international educators to bring innovative curricula to classrooms—whether it’s in-person or virtually. Since our founding, we’ve trained over 24,000 participants from multinational companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, universities and non-profit organizations in low- and middle-income countries around the world—providing the tools for commercial success.
Learn more about our training capabilities for business professionals, entrepreneurs, NGO leaders and virtual learners. If you are interested in a customized virtual training program for your organization, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice President / Education
Secretary, WDI Board of Directors
Our team works closely with educational institutions, corporations, NGOs and other institutions to build their capacities and deliver world-class management education programming. We also bring these core capacities to entrepreneurship development. Please explore our complete Capability Statements below.