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Executive Education Courses

Our executive training programs are customized to address the specific needs of mid-level and senior executives from countries and corporations around the world. Each program is developed based on an agreement between the Center and the individual client and can be offered on-campus at Columbia or on-location at your corporation.

Your personalized program is created to cover the demands of your company, including:

  • leadership management skills
  • public/private partnerships
  • crisis management and negotiation
  • communication and media relations
  • international trade
  • practices in economic development
  • global and regional trends in the areas of finance, trade, income distribution, social policy, energy policy, education policy, and urban policy

We also design and offer technical assistance and research for public and not-for-profit agencies seeking to improve their current programs, develop new initiatives, or evaluate their performance.

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Leadership Management Skills

Leading with Impact: Skills For Complex Challenges

COURSE OPEN

This program equips you with the tools to prepare for, adapt to, and manage complex challenges, and to inspire others to act. It offers practical frameworks for dealing with a wide range of topics and for operating in diverse environments, it shows how to integrate tools of strategic communication, crisis management, political strategy, conflict mitigation, and collaboration.

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Social Investment

YPO Value Creation And Investing

COURSE CLOSED

The Picker Center collaborated with Columbia University Business School to create a program for the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) aimed at training young chief executives on value creation and investing principles and practices.

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Finance and Economics

IFC Debt Capital Markets Executive Program

COURSE CLOSED

In partnership with the International Finance Corporation, member of the World Bank Group, SIPA designed this Debt Capital Markets Executive Program to train IFC investment officers in different parts of the world in the fundamental principles of debt capital markets.

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Leadership Management Skills

Fire Officers Management Institute

COURSE CLOSED

Since 2003, the Picker Center, in partnership with Columbia Business School’s Institute for Nonprofit Management, has delivered an eight-week comprehensive, in-residence management curriculum for senior officers of the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY).

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Finance and Economics

Macro-Financial Policymaking In Emerging Markets

COURSE CLOSED

In Partnership with The Inter-American Development Bank. The goal of this executive training program is to help world practitioners design and implement macroeconomic and financial policies in a cohesive and comprehensive fashion based on state-of-the-art knowledge of emerging markets. This program is designed for the experienced global policymaker from emerging market governments as well as international financial institutions and investment bankers. It covers macro-financial analytical issues and provides quantitative tools such as growth vulnerability to external factors, international liquidity and vulnerability to financial crises, fiscal vulnerability to sudden stops and banking stress tests.

Past Programs

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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY

  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY

    In partnership with The Institute of Diplomatic Studies and Saudi Arabia UN Security Council Executive Studies.

Finance and Economics

FINANCE AND ECONOMICS

  • FINANCE AND ECONOMICS

    Our Research Driven Investment Executive Education training for the China Life Asset Management Group was a seven-day program combining classroom lectures and activities with site visits to leading financial institutions in the New York City area that are involved in asset allocation.

Media and External Relations

MEDIA AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • MEDIA AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS

    Senior-level executives participate in a program that offers instruction in management, policy and the use of television media.

  • MEDIA AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS

    A 20-member GSMG delegation, headed by board members, came to SIPA to participate in the Media Management Training Program organized by the Picker Center for Executive Education.

Crisis Management and Negotiation

CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND NEGOTIATION

  • CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND NEGOTIATION

    The Picker Center has partnered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to offer high-level FAA managers two-level courses on building skills in the areas of communication and negotiation.

  • CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND NEGOTIATION

    Leaders from Northern Ireland engaged in a six week experiment in learning about themselves, each other, New York City, innovative policing, community building and advanced management techniques.

PRACTICES IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

PRACTICES IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • PRACTICES IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    This customized program focused on some of the global issues involved in development.

  • PRACTICES IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    The Southeast Asia Fellows Program was a five-year effort to provide midcareer training for development professionals from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and China's Yunnan Province.

LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    A program in partnership with the Taipei City Government focused on environmental sustainable development, urban renewal and regeneration, social support, and good governance in the public sector

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    The Accelerating Growth in Brazilian Cities – Special Program for Mayors - was a new initiative of the Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro, developed in partnership with the Picker Center of the School of International and Public Affairs and Comunitas.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    Columbia’s Global Center Rio in partnership with the Picker Center for Executive Education and Training of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) offered Leadership in a Challenging Century.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    SIPA has supported the educational programs of the School of Finance, Government and International Relations of the Universidad Externado de Colombia through various seminars and short courses.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    The Picker Center has provided a wide variety of seminars, training programs and materials, conference design and hosting services, and basic research for the United Nations and its sister agencies.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    Together with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, the Picker Center has brought together a distinguished team of academics and policymakers to offer a month-long executive program.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    In conjunction with the National Management Institute of Egypt, the Picker Center designed and delivered executive programs to support the training and development of senior managers in various Egyptian governmental agencies.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    In conjunction with the Civil Service Bureau, the Picker Center has designed one-week programs that provide directorate civil servants an opportunity to examine key challenges in policy formulation and implementation.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    In conjunction with the Bank of Chile, the Picker Center designed a program to train 100 senior officials from the corresponding ministries of the Chilean government in the areas of public management, energy, environment, finance and urban development.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    In partnership with US AID and the East-West Management Institute, the Picker Center was awarded a four-year grant to help design and implement a world-class MPA program at Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    In partnership with the Prime Minister’s office, the Picker Center created a two-week training program for the top public officials in the Republic of Georgia on economic policy and public management issues.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    The Picker Center collaborated with the World Bank to jointly develop and offer a state-of-the-art, comprehensive, fee-based course titled “Trade Policy for Development Executive Course.”

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    This program was designed for the experienced global policymaker from Emerging Market governments as well as international financial institutions.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    The Picker Center partnered with the Initiative for Policy Dialogue of the School of International and Public Affairs to offer a course entitled “Managing for Social Progress” for COMFAMA.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    In conjunction with BI International, the Picker Center offered a program on “Managing Macroeconomic Risk in Emerging Markets” to senior Brazilian executives.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    The Southeast Asia Fellows Program was a five-year effort to provide midcareer training for development professionals from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and China's Yunnan Province.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    A 20-member delegation from the province of Henan in China, participated in a Media Management Training Program organized by the Picker Center for Executive Education.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    A 25-member JSBC delegation, headed by board members and special assistants to the president of JSBC, participate in the Media Management Training Program organized annually by the Picker Center for Executive Education.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    Columbia has a relationship with China’s Central Television (CCTV), which partners with the University to work on media projects.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    The Picker Center offered the fifth Executive Management Training Program to 35 senior-level government officials from the Guangdong province in China.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    Leaders from Northern Ireland engaged in a six week experiment in learning about themselves, each other, New York City, innovative policing, community building and advanced management techniques.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    The program was designed to train one hundred senior officials from the corresponding ministries of the Indian government in the areas of public management, energy, private/public partnerships, and economic development.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    The Picker Center designed a year-long program to train twenty-five senior and middle-level executives of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    Together with the Muehlstein Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership of the UJA Federation of New York, the Picker Center offered an intensive course on leadership development in the Jewish not for profit sector.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    Since 2003, the Picker Center, in partnership with Columbia Business School’s Institute for Nonprofit Management, has delivered an eight-week comprehensive, in residence management curriculum for senior officers of the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY).

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    The Picker Center has partnered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to offer high-level FAA managers two-level courses on building skills in the areas of communication and negotiation.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    In conjunction with the 92nd Street Y and the Ford Fellows Program.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    SIPA provided GDPTO participants with 15 days of classroom instruction on public management topics.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    Developed in partnership with The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration as a training program for senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officers.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    The core of the SIPA-Externado partnership is the shared teaching of a series of Master’s degree and specialization programs at the Externado campus in Bogota, Colombia.

  • LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    SIPA offered a Senior Management Program in Singapore designed for senior executives in the government, non-profit, and private sectors.