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IPSS J-term Workshops open to all MIIS Students

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Are you still undecided on what course to take during J-term?  For the first time, MIIS students can now register for International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) workshops. The workshops offered this J-term are the following:

  • Networked International Organizations: Using Networks, Measurement, and Social Media for Learning That Leads To Impact: The instructor, Beth Kanter, is an internationally recognized trainer and award-winning book author.  Beth was named “one of the most influential women in technology” by Forbes and one of Business Week’s “voices of social innovation.” This workshop introduces the essential tools and skills required to implement an effective social media strategy. Participants will learn to streamline communications, lead outreach campaigns, improve fundraising techniques, and mobilize stakeholders.  CRN 20788  (1 Credit)
  • High-Value Organizational Consulting: This workshop will be taught by Dr. Beryl Levinger , organizational expert and successful government, nonprofit, and private-sector consultant, with help from our alumnus Vladimir Cernavskis (Moscow, McKinsey Associates).  Participants will learn tools for analyzing an organization, its culture, its approach to meeting mission, and ecosystem analysis. They will also master key skills for effective organizational consulting including client reconnaissance; client relationship management; and the creation of value-added consultant deliverables.  CRN 20784 (1 Credit)
  • Designing/Evaluating Interventions: The instructor of this course is MIIIS alumnus Vladimir Cernavskis, Principal at McKinsey & Company, Moscow. The workshop will cover basic tools and steps involved in designing successful interventions (i.e. projects and programs) and effectively evaluating these interventions. Students will be prepared to assist the growing number of organizations across various specializations that are trying to establish more systematic design and evaluation systems. CRN 20785  (1 Credit)
  • Quantitative Data Analysis:  In this workshop, MIIS alumnus Kevin Morenzi will teach students that as a massive amount of quantitative data becomes readily available, organizations and decisions are becoming increasingly data-driven. As is common in the workplace, students will learn how this data can be analyzed in Excel without the need for more sophisticated software.  CRN 20786 (1 Credit)
  • Applied Qualitative Data: Collection/Analysis: Erika Takada, the Senior Research Associate at Harder+Company Community Research will teach students tools essential for systematically analyzing qualitative data as a professional in the government, nonprofit, or private sectors. CRN 20787 (1 Credit)

There are no additional program fees for IPSS workshops–spring tuition rates apply.  For questions, please contact Erina McWilliam-Lopez at Tweet with the GSIPM team @GSIPM_MIIS!

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