Professional Education

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Professional Education

Our programs are:

Innovative

Incorporate the latest thinking in management education

Contextual

Consider the local environment, including opportunities and constraints

Practical

Empower learners to put tools and frameworks into practice

Overview

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.

CUSTOM PROGRAMS

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!

OPEN PROGRAMS

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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Services Marketing Program

April 26–27 & May 3–4, 2022

In recent years, most industrialised nations have shifted from traditional economies which rely on land-based activities and manufacturing to systems governed by information, skills, and technologies… in other words, services. This virtual, four half-day program is designed to sensitize you to the characteristics which distinguish goods and services, help you to identify the unique strategic challenges of services, and provide you with a new set of tools for managing these strategic challenges.

Strategic Management Program

May 9–27, 2022

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. 

Supply Chain & Logistics Management

2022 Dates TBD

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. 

Leadership & Coaching Program

2022 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.

Contact Us

For more information on this and other programs please submit the contact form or email us at wdi-education@umich.edu.

Grievance Policy: Any student wishing to report a violation of the Proprietary Schools Act 148 of 1943 as amended in P.A. 212 of 2009 may file a complaint with the State of Michigan.

Nondiscriminatory Policy: WDI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and other school-administered programs.

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