International Studies & Programs

Global Executive Workshop

The Global Executive Workshop (GEW) Program is a customized, intensive group training program for groups who want a shorter, more focused program. Ranging from three days to six weeks, GEW offers a combination of lectures, professional meetings, on-site visits, and cultural excursions. The scope, length and location of programs depend on organizations' needs.

Companies, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions and other entities often prefer shorter, more focused training programs for their employees. That is why VIPP offers a customized Global Executive Workshop (GEW) that ranges from 3 days to 6 weeks.

The Global Executive Workshop offers content training, on-site visits & professional meetings, and cultural enhancement. Participants engage in intensive classes, special lectures, group discussions and seminars as well as field visits and professional meetings.

Participants in our most recent workshop included professionals from South Korea, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Our curriculum spans various fields including including Higher Education Administration, Science Education, Teachers Training, TESOL, Law, Business and Human Resource Management, e-Government and ICT (Information, Communication & Technology), Government Performance Management, Social Service, Urban Planning & Sustainability, Journalism, Labor Relations, and Agricultural Food Science.

Trainings are at MSU's campus in East Lansing, Michigan, USA. However, our programs travel to other cities such as Detroit, Chicago, New York City, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to visit multinational corporations or city and federal government agencies. Our workshops are fully customized and we provide 360 degree service from curriculum development to logistics support including transportation and lodging.

The short-term Global Executive Workshop is for groups and has a specialized admission process. To arrange a workshop, email us at vipp(at)

Past Workshops

resized_SMG2014.jpgSeoul Metropolitan Workshop on Social Service 2014

A 10-day long workshop on Social Service for a group of public officials from the Seoul Metropolitan Government in South Korea. The workshop included a visit to the Michigan Ingham County Health Department, New York City Department of Homeless Services, Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C, and the District of Columbia Housing Authority, to name a few. Each year, the Seoul Metropolitan government in South Korea sends a new group for training. The theme of 2015 workshop was Urban Regeneration, Urban Transportation and Environment.


resized_Malaysia Workshop2013.jpgGlobal Education Workshop for Malaysian Universities 2013

A three-week workshop for university administrative staff from eight public Malaysian universities on global higher education systems, policies and regulations. The workshop included a visit to various units at MSU, including Office of the Registrar, Honors College, Office of Planning & Budget, and Board of Trustee. Based on a MOU with the Universiti Utara Malaysia, a new group came to MSU for training in 2015.


resized_CN_Agri 2015.jpgChina Global Workshop on Food Safety 2015

This three-week workshop, sponsored by Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences in China, focused on food safety for researchers, scientists, food safety inspectors, regulators and government officials. The workshop included a site visit to research centers, farms, and labs, including the Michigan State Test Center for Pesticide Residuals, Animal Research Center, and Albright Swine Farm. MSU faculty and industry professionals offered lectures on global food protection and defense, international and domestic food laws and regulations, uptake of pharmaceuticals by vegetables, and introduction to food fraud.

Past Workshop Topics

  • Leadership and Management
  • E-Government and ICT (Information and Communications Technology)
  • Social Service
  • Government Performance Management
  • Urban Safety and Disaster Management
  • Urban Planning & Sustainability
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Higher Education Administration
  • K-12 Education


  • Science Education
  • English Teacher Training
  • TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Law
  • Human Resources and Labor Relations
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Food Science
  • Packaging
  • IPO (Initial Public Offering)
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