Management Development International (MDI) is the focal point for development management training seminars at Illinois State University. Founded in 2002, MDI provides participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in a challenging and continuously changing world. MDI program objectives are:
To provide state-of-the-art training geared to the special considerations of working professionals from public, nonprofit, and private organizations;
To deliver knowledge on contemporary theory and the practice of management development;
To utilize practitioner experience to establish the application of theory to public, nonprofit, and private sector practice.
MDI programs serve participants with a diverse range of interests and backgrounds. Participants come from government, nonprofit and private organizations.
The quality of MDI programs is the product of outstanding instructors and the resources of a world-class university. Instructors who teach in MDI programs combine research-based knowledge with practical application and international experience. MDI draws on full-time faculty from various colleges of the University and outside practitioners in relevant fields to provide a wide range of training programs and consulting services. The use of dynamic, interactive instructional methods; including seminars, hands-on practice sessions, computer applications, case studies, development of action plans, and field trips make MDI programs innovative, pragmatic, job relevant and intellectually stimulating.
MDI Professional Development Programs are geared to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in a challenging and continuously changing (global) environment. MDI offers several professional certificate programs, advanced professional certificates, and diploma programs. In addition, MDI offers custom-designed training programs, on demand, in a variety of development management fields.