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Specialty Areas

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VIPP has experience designing and implementing Global Executive Workshops for a wide range of professional interests in a variety of innovative topics. VIPP connects groups from around the world with Michigan State University's world-class research facilities and professional expertise in all fields, and our location provides unique opportunities for connections with government and leading industry experts. Read about some of VIPP's specialty areas below. We are not limited to these topics, but they are some of our strong areas of expertise. Read about past workshops we have hosted, and let us help you design a program customized to meet the interests and needs of your organization.


Specialty Areas

Law, Government, and Media

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Located directly adjacent to Michigan’s capital city of Lansing, Michigan State University provides excellent opportunities to explore and engage in themes of law, media, and society on all levels—local, state, and federal. VIPP regularly hosts legal professionals, media professionals, government officials, civil servants, and NGO personnel who want to upgrade their capabilities. We offer workshops that focus on various U.S. and international laws and regulations; political system and policy; civic engagement and NGO management; digital media and investigative journalism, and many more. Programs feature intensive training with lectures, case studies, and meetings with local government officials and media professionals. Participants will also visit law firms and courts, digital publishers and TV stations, and other relevant partner locations. VIPP will connect you with innovative solutions to unique challenges by exposing you to best practices and new approaches taking place across Michigan and the United States.

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Environment, Energy, and Sustainability

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Michigan State University is known for its dedication to sustainability and environmental management, including water, air, soil and forest management, making it an exceptional place for industry professionals to advance their skills and expertise in sustainability. Michigan’s abundant natural resources and diverse geography make it a prime location to study the consequences and incentives of environmental sustainability, particularly for water and energy organization. Workshops typically feature lectures with local industry leaders, hands-on training, visits to relevant facilities, and cultural excursions. Professionals will complete their program with a more thorough understanding of the current context of environmental and energy policies as well as relevant new technologies and strong links to global sustainability innovation.

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Food, Nutrition, and Agriculture

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For professionals in the food, nutrition, and agriculture industries, VIPP offers customized workshops focused on intensive education and skill refinement. Michigan State University is known around the world as a premier agricultural research institution, from managing its own livestock farms to finding new ways to live and grow sustainably—it’s the perfect school to expand your expertise. Combining lectures, hands-on training, on-site visits, professional meetings, and cultural excursions, VIPP workshops expose participants to cutting-edge innovation in food production, science, and management. We introduce you to unique approaches, techniques, and connect you with industry leaders to facilitate long-lasting professional connections.

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Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

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In this rapidly changing and highly competitive world, innovative thinking and entrepreneurial mindsets are survival skills for all current and emerging leaders. Home to the Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University is the school of choice for professionals who want to stay ahead of the game. MSU is globally recognized for its excellence in innovation, market research, supply chain management, and business and social entrepreneurship. Over the years, we have helped higher education institutions, government agencies, and businesses of all sizes to realize and reach their full potential.  VIPP will expose you to the most successful prospects, practices, and ideas in organization management, commerce, and intercultural leadership. We will provide you a chance to develop the most advanced skills and techniques in leading organizational change and create long-lasting connections with industry leaders.

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Health and Medicine

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Michigan State University is a prime destination for professionals in the healthcare and medical industries. Our workshops involve training in real and simulated environments for maximum skill refinement, as well as lectures, on-site visits, professional meetings, and cultural excursions. Leading health experts on campus and our connections to medical facilities in Michigan and other U.S. States make VIPP the premier partner for all your programming needs. Available to any health care and medical professionals, from first responders to nurse practitioners, surgeons, and pharmacists, VIPP will initiate your experiences with the latest in medical practice, methodology, and technology, and provide the opportunity to create long-lasting relationships within the U.S. health industry.

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Education and Professional Development

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If you are an education professional, VIPP’s tailored workshops will provide a chance to explore American and global education at every level. MSU is the premier institution for education innovation. From across the globe, education professionals come to MSU to connect with faculty as well as leaders in local schools and relevant government offices to observe first-hand the policymaking process and application of changes in education. Workshops will also feature lectures with education experts, opportunities to engage with fellow professionals, and other relevant site visits. Push your expertise in pedagogy as we introduce you to educational innovation ideas, modern theories, and novel methodologies that are transforming the field.

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Contact us today to learn how VIPP can help your organization's development. We would be happy to work with you to design a program to fit your organization's needs and goals. Please email us at vipp(at)