The programs described here range from certificates, degrees (associate, bachelor, and masters), and post-graduate work to shorter programs focused on specific topics. After reviewing our Web site, please contact us to identify ways that we may work together to achieve your goals.
Custom Programs strengthen the skills of people and organizations from across the globe to make positive changes in their communities and countries, especially in the areas of:
- Business and Trade
- Law and Diplomacy
- Public Administration and Policy
- Institutional Development and Education
Agricultural Development Program – Burma
Training for agriculture and rural leadership for Burmese farmers was provided at the Xavier University of Agriculture in the Philippines. The program strengthened local leaders for community development.
Anticorruption Initiative: Public Policy Centers
This multicountry initiative has addressed the issue of corruption from a proactive perspective, permitting each country to develop its own university-based Centers for Anticorruption Public Policy Studies dedicated to research, instruction, and outreach. Through technical assistance and training, the project has strengthened the building blocks of democracy (institutions) and created synergies among various participants in the public policy process.
Anticorruption "Train-the-Trainer" Program – Panama
CIED conducted a two-part project sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Panama. The first part covered anticorruption related topics such as ethics, accountability, governance and e-government, among others. The second part covered train-the-trainer methodologies and strategies, adjusted to the needs of the Republic of Panama.
Applied Business Solutions - Latin America
We designed this distance education project to strengthen the total quality management and problem-solving skills of mid-level managers. Participants learn to apply new skills that help solve real problems in international businesses and industry. Our partner institution, the Tec. de Monterrey, now offers this program through its virtual university.*
Building Transitional Enterprise - Eastern Caribbean
CIED worked with microentrepreneurs to study the effects of globalization on business in the Caribbean. While emphasizing e-commerce, participants developed information technology alliances between suitable partners in the Caribbean and the United States.
CIED-Jesuit Service – Cambodia
CIED collaborated with Sign of the Dove to provide training to adults disabled by landmines, war, and illness. Participants learned trades and gained business skills to produce quality goods and generate income for themselves and their families.
Computer Upgrading – Tanzania
CIED provided a comprehensive assessment of computer needs. CIED collaborated with the Communication Center at St. Augustine University in Mwanza, Tanzania on a plan to upgrade university computer systems.*
Cooperative Association of States for Scholarships (CASS) - Caribbean, Central America, Mexico
This ongoing technical education and leadership development program for young adults and community leaders gives participants the knowledge and skills to build professional careers in their home countries. Training is offered in high-demand sectors, such as agricultural technology, business, environmental sciences, health, and quality control.*
Diplomatic Training – Tajikistan
Junior and experienced diplomats received intensive training in diplomacy and international relations to strengthen their professional skills. By collaborating with Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a team of experts, the program focused on ways to effectively direct the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at home and represent their country abroad.±
CIED and the Office for Foreign Commerce of the Dominican Republic offered a video conference course on export alternatives for medium and large fresh produce companies. The program provided producers, exporters and government personnel with practical information and alternatives to facilitate exports within the newly implemented DR-CAFTA agreement. This workshop was financed by the Inter American Development Bank.
English Language Fellows Program
The English Language Fellows Program fosters a better understanding of the United States by placing Fellows in 10-month assignments while sharing information about American culture. The program is funded by the State Department's Office of English Language Programs. ±
Executive Programs: Argentina, France, Spain, Portugal, Romania, and the Canary Islands
CIED collaborates with several partners overseas to design global business and management training at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Coursework on issues such as globalization, competitiveness, quality and business strategy, and business ethics is complemented by case studies and site visits to government, business and industry headquarters in the area.
Executive Programs – China
CIED conducts short-term programs for government officials from China. Training is focused on skill enhancement in areas of public administration, public policies, public finances, anticorruption, emergency preparedness, bioethics, business ethics and intellectual property.
East Central European Scholarship Program (ECESP)
This program executes ongoing initiatives that educate leaders from emerging democracies in Eastern Europe. Leaders develop skills to transform and restructure their post-communist societies and economies. The program prepares participants to manage change, strengthen democratic governance, build a vibrant civil society, promote effective foreign policy, ensure sustainable private sector growth and a transparent financial sector, and strengthen health, social, and education services.*
Future Leader Exchange Program (FLEX)
This program provides re-entry workshops for young leaders with disabilities from Russia and the newly independent states. Participants gained leadership skills to increase opportunities for education, employment, and social acceptance of disabled people in their home countries.±
Georgetown Business Training - Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
These training programs designed for entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia. Institutional development at universities in Cambodia and Vietnam includes principles of free market economics and the rule of law in new curricula.*
Hemispheric Migration Project (HMP)
This program provides resources and research assistance to scholars and policymakers studying migration in the Americas. Topics have included the drug trade and violence in Columbia, the effects of migration on small-scale agriculture in Jamaica, and a demographic study of immigrants from Spain living and working in the United States.
Indigenous and Afro-Latino Scholarship Program (IALS)
The program offers technical training and leadership development scholarships to high school graduates from indigenous and afro-Latino rural communities in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. This program is financed by the Inter American Development Bank.
Inside Washington: Law and Diplomacy
CIED conducts summer courses to provide Spanish students with an understanding of U.S. law, diplomacy and international development in partnership with the University Pontificia de Comillas in Madrid, Spain. The academic component is reinforced by meetings and site visits with professionals and organizations in the metropolitan Washington, DC, area.
Inside Washington - Technology, Policy and Sustainable Development
CIED administers an intensive program for engineering students from the University Pontificia de Comillas in Madrid, Spain. This Washington, DC-based training familiarizes participants with leading U.S. high-tech corporations, U.S. government, private institutions and international organizations. Students explore how these organizations operate and influence U.S. government policy and market practices.
International Management Programs
CIED offers tailor-made global business and management training programs at Georgetown University. Past topics have included globalization, competitiveness, and strategy. Coursework is complemented by case studies and site visits to U.S. government, businesses, and industry in the Washington, DC, area.
International Trade Programs
These tailor-made programs for international trade training have included business practices, quality control, labeling, taxation, and legal issues related to conducting international trade with the United States. All programs include opportunities for networking and site visits in the United States.
Leadership Follow-on Program – Belize
This leadership development, civic participation, and professional counseling program for recipients of U.S. government Scholarships is designed to ensure stability and economic growth in Belize.*
Leadership and U.S. Government - Hong Kong
A program aimed at preparing students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) for the challenges and opportunities of the global community. Student leaders gained an understanding of leadership and democracy in the United States.
Legal Framework for Import/Export and Bilateral Trade Agreements – Vietnam
These tailor-made training programs for importers, exporters, business lawyers, and government officials focus on the legal framework for international trade and the United States-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement. The CIED alumni organization facilitates networking and ongoing information exchange.±
Leadership Institute - Middle East, North Africa
Undergraduate student leaders from the Middle East and North Africa learn about historical and contemporary American politics, institutions, society, and values. This program includes rigorous studies at Georgetown University, leadership development, community service, and cultural activities in the Washington, DC, area. The Middle East Partnership Initiative, in collaboration with the Department of Government at Georgetown University, developed this program.±
Mayors and Local Leaders Exchange – Kosovo
This leadership training program served Albanian and Serbian mayors from Kosovo. Courses and workshops helped participants develop a civic action plan to strengthen local government. Training was provided at Georgetown University and our partner institution, Iowa Eastern Community College District. The program included in-country conferences and consultation to reinforce training.±
Partnership for Institutional Excellence - East Timor
This institutional development program for UNTIM, East Timor's only university, was strengthened by the biology and animal husbandry departments and upgraded English programs. It provided management training for university administrators.*
Peace Scholarship Program – Nicaragua
In this technical training and leadership development program for high school dropouts from Nicaragua, participants also earned a general equivalency high school diploma. During the 10 years of civil conflict in Nicaragua, only a small percentage of high school students graduated.*
Peace Scholarship Program – Panama
This leadership development program strengthened democratic values and leadership skills, while providing access to university education.*
Project Development Training – Honduras
This project focused on community leadership training programs to strengthen skills in consensus building, strategic planning, and project formulation. Alumni have developed projects to improve rural infrastructure, provide economic opportunities to women, and protect the environment.
Radio/TV Business Program – Vietnam
This program analyzes the design and production of talk radio and television programs to support Vietnam's transition toward a market-oriented economy. Programs encourage and strengthen small business development. Broadcasts air twice a week on The People's Voice of Ho Chi Minh City and TV channels 7 and 9.
Rural Microfinance Institutions: A Comparative Study
CIED participated in a research consortium to develop a comparative framework for understanding rural microfinance institutions in developing countries. Funded by the Ford Foundation, this project produced case studies and articles to support further research/training in the microfinance field.
Shareholder Awareness, Protection, and Democracy – Macedonia
This program offered training for capital market and securities professionals. Participants developed skills to educate the public and other stakeholders in the legislative securities market reform process in Macedonia. Topics included shareholder rights and responsibilities in commercial law. On this project, CIED collaborated with the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan Business School.*
Society and Security: A Transatlantic Perspective
The beginning of the 21st Century brought significant security challenges affecting countries and societies around the world. New security policies have affected many areas, ranging from civil liberties, diplomacy, trade, cyber-security and inter-faith relations. In conjunction with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, CIED designed a program to present a multidisciplinary course to examine the implications of government antiterrorism policies from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Strengthening Basic Education Consortium – USAID ABE
The Assistance to Basic Education (ABE/BE) initiative is a USAID program to support quality basic education around the world. CIED is a consortium partner in this program under the auspices of the Mitchell Group. *
Strengthening Democratic Institutions – Honduras
CIED designed this project to help modernize and reform the judicial, legislative and electoral sectors. The project helped to create a public defender system, strengthen an experimental justice of the peace program, and provide infrastructure and training to help automate the courts and the legislature.*
Urban Development Program – Mexico
This program included urban planning and management courses, including quality and local sustainability. It helped municipal officials strengthen municipal government operations. CIED collaborated with INPRODES in Mexico to develop this program.
Young African Leaders Program (YAL)
This program offers skills training for young leaders from Africa. Workshops focus on innovative models of community development and civic participation. CIED collaborated with the Africa-America Institute to develop this program.
* Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
± Funded by the United States Department of State