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Example Workshops

Below you will find some of our recent workshops. They are all linked to news articles where you can read more about the itinerary of the workshops, as well as participants' experiences. 


EducationUSA, June 2019

Michigan State University, Lansing Community College, and Calvin College all came together to host EducationUSA, a week-long advisor training institute.  

Download a full report here. 

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Trauma Care Workshop for the Korean Ministry of Personnel Management, October 2018

VIPP organized a nine-day training workshop for 20 trauma doctors and public officials from South Korea. The delegation visited three Level 1 trauma centers across America, including Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, University of Michigan Medical Center, and University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, to benchmark the U.S. trauma care system.

Workshop on Restaurants and Hotels for USDA Cochran Fellows, May 2018

In May 2018, VIPP hosted five USDA Cochran Fellows for a professional development workshop. During two weeks in Chicago and East Lansing, the hotel and restaurant professionals had the opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s finest. In Chicago the Fellows attended field visits to five-star hotels, four-star hotels and Michelin-star decorated hotels and restaurants. In East Lansing, the programming focused on local breweries, wineries, distilleries, vineyards, and organic farms.

Workshop on Vocational Education for Delegates from Azerbaijan, March 2018

VIPP hosted 5 delegates from Azerbaijan who were visiting the U.S. through US DS IVLP. The group visited Lansing Community College and the Michigan Department of Education to learn about policies on vocational education and how community college implements programs to ensure students have the essential skills needed for careers in the 21st century.

resized_Malaysia Workshop2013.jpgWorkshop on Quality Management for TVTC from Saudi Arabia, November 2017

Our second workshop for TVTC (Technical Vocational Training Corporation) participants from Saudi Arabia. The focus of this year's workshop was on quality management titled, "Innovative Organizational Trends to Develop Business Practices and Applications According to the EFQM." The workshop included visits to Peckham, a Lansing based non-profit, as well as Henry Ford College. 
View the program details here.

resized_CN_Agri 2015.jpgChinese Ministry of Agriculture Workshop on Agricultural Emergency Management, November 2017

19 Chinese delegates from the Ministry of Agriculture for a 2 week training on Agricultural Emergency Management. Delegates visited Michigan Farm Bureau and went on a guided tour at the Michigan Milk Producers Association Plant in Ovid, Michigan. They looked around butter and dry milk operation facilities to learn about food safety from the testing of milk to the final processing stage. They also visited the MSU Kellogg Biological Station.

resized_SMG2014.jpgWorkshop on Organization, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, October 2017

We hosted a group of young entrepreneurs from Shanghai for a 10-day executive workshop focusing on organization management, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The workshop consisted of a number of organized visits and professional meetings, which provided the group with great opportunities to link theory, practice, and their own experience in the area of organizational change and innovation. One of the highlights of the workshop was no doubt our visit to Google, Ann Abor.
View the program details here. 

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Seoul Metropolitan Government Workshop on Arts, Culture, Tourism and Economic Development, June 2017

A 10-day long workshop took place in Canada for sixteen public officials from the Seoul Metropolitan Government in South Korea. Delegates visited Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, and Toronto, and met Canadian government officials and business executives.