Professional Education


Professional Education

Our programs are:


Incorporate the latest thinking in management education


Consider the local environment, including opportunities and constraints


Empower learners to put tools and frameworks into practice


WDI partners with universities and training organizations in low- and middle-income countries to offer open and custom programs on a full range of managerial topics, including strategy, sales management, marketing, finance, operations, entrepreneurship, leadership, HR, negotiations, and our flagship mini-MBA program.

WDI works with world-class instructors from leading universities—including our home at the University of Michigan—to develop and deliver programs. Through our rich faculty network, cultivated over the past 25-plus years, we deploy experts with both deep subject matter expertise and relevant regional experience. WDI professional education programs are powered by our proprietary learning management system, ExtendEd, designed specifically for working adult learners. All participants received a co-branded certificate of completion.


Contact us to explore ways we can work together to craft a cutting-edge management training program for your organization. We are also looking for universities and training institutes to partner with us on offering our 10-day mini-MBA certificate program. Click here for more details on this program!


Our open programs address a range of management topics in countries around the world. Participants benefit by learning alongside other managers from a variety of organizations and industries. The following programs are open for enrollment. Click the buttons for more information, including registration information.

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March 17-18, 24 & 26 2021

Seminarium Online

A go-to-market strategy is an action plan that defines the steps necessary to succeed in a market or with a customer. It can mean launching new products and services, relaunching the company or brand, or moving an existing product into a new market. The objective of this program is to elevate marketing to a strategic level by relocating it as the main profit center in the organization, introducing a step-by-step methodology for go-to-market planning and developing a set of strategic tools for its implementation.

Supply Chain & Logistics Management

May 11, 13, 18, 20, 2021

Seminarium Online

Over four half days, participants will cover important topics such as Operations Strategy, Supply Chain Dysfunctions and Best Practices, Inventory Management, Risk Management in Supply Chains. Taught by an award-winning professor, this program will incorporate case studies, lectures, group discussions, and hands-on exercises. Some time is devoted to applying the material being learned to the participants’ own companies. This program is designed for participants responsible for, or contributing to, the supply chain decision-making process in their companies. 

Strategic Management Program

October 4-22, 2021

SSE Riga Online & In-person

WDI’s flagship mini-MBA certificate program, delivered in partnership with SSE Riga, is now being offered in a flexible, hybrid format. It includes a blend of synchronous & asynchronous online and face-to-face instruction at SSE Riga. The Strategic Management Programme features six modules which equip participants with a cross-functional approach to business. The program offers access to world-class professors who will share global best practices in the areas of marketing, strategy, financial management, and leadership. It features lively discussions around global management trends and ample opportunity to explore the challenges that participants face everyday in their businesses. 

Leadership & Coaching

2021 Dates: TBD

This experiential course will focus on the leader as coach. We will explore mindsets, frameworks, tools and capabilities that leaders must have to successfully coach others. We will use the GROW coaching model to teach a framework for leading through coaching and will also use this framework to customize the learning for participants so that they can create the most value with their stakeholders, teams and organizations.
Man moving piece on chess board

Strategic Management Skills for Leaders

2021 Dates: TBD

Thinking strategically requires understanding how our industry works and how the organization can capture more value in that space more efficiently.

During the program, participants will examine the concept and practice of leadership from the perspective of the individual, with special attention to how the behavior of leaders is interpreted, and impacts, others. The assumption has always been that of “rational” decision making, yet the way our minds work means that no decision is purely rational.

At the end of the program, participants will be able to build a framework to connect strategic actions with expected results at three levels: People, Operations, and Systems.

Contact Us

For more information on this and other programs please submit the contact form or email us at

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