The Essential Course to Prepare Professionals for Work Opportunities and Careers in International Development

Montreal, October 27–31 2014.

We are pleased to announce the offering of our highly successful executive education certificate program, International Development: Bridging The Worlds Of Theory, Policy And Practice. The intensive 5-day course is a practical program designed to provide participants with the requisite knowledge, skills and strategies to prepare themselves for opportunities to work in the expanding field of international development and in a number of international development settings.

This program will be held in Montreal at McGill University’s downtown campus from October 27 – 31 at:

Desautels Faculty of Management
McGill University
1001 Sherbrooke Street West, 6th Floor

Program Objectives and Key Themes

Based on the Institute’s proven standards for multidisciplinary research and teaching, and with the vast array of practical development experience represented by our networks in the public, private and civil society realms, the program will cover:

  • An introduction to international development theories, concepts, approaches, and policy frameworks relating to international development taught by some of the leading university professors and practitioners in the field in North America;
  • Insights into thematic and sectoral issues, including important trends, emerging questions and challenges in international development taught by experienced international development professionals;
  • Insights into how best to leverage one’s existing skills and expertise to pursue opportunities to work in the field of international development including post program support to develop tailor made work plans and ongoing mentorship for participants.

Teaching Team October 2014

The teaching team will be made up of leading experts, practitioners and innovators across a variety of disciplines and sectors.

Philip Oxhorn (PhD, Harvard) is a Professor of Political Science at McGill and Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID). He is a recognized expert on democratic development, civil society, international indigenous issues, human rights and governance. Dr. Oxhorn has worked extensively in Latin America, North America, and Africa, and has also worked as a consultant to the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Population Fund, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada, Department for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Canada, the Ford Foundation, The Carter Center, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, and the Mining Association of Canada.

Sonia Laszlo is Associate Professor of Economics and Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development.  Her main research areas cover many aspects of applied microeconomic analysis in economic development: rural development, access to markets, and the relationship between income, health and education in economic development. In addition to using traditional analytic tools to understand some of the micro-economic dimensions of economic development at the individual and household level, she has been increasingly using experimental and behavioral methods to shed light on important questions about economic decision-making in these settings. She is also a member of the Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Organizations (CIRANO) and the Grupo de Analysis para el Desarrollo (GRADE). In 2005 she cofounded and has since been an executive member of the Canadian Development Economics Study Group (CDESG), which groups both academic and policy development economists in Canada.

Larry Cooley (MA, Columbia ; MPA Princeton) is Founder and Pres­ident of Management Systems International, an 800-person international con­sulting firm he founded in 1981. A specialist in the fields of strategic man­agement and organizational development, he has served as advisor to cabinet and sub-cabinet officials in 11 US Federal Agencies and more than a dozen foreign countries. For 11 years, Larry directed the Implementing Policy Change program that assisted governments in 40 countries to manage various as­pects of policy change. More recent assignments include directing a 7 year effort to help rebuild public administration in Iraq, and a ten-year program funded by the MacArthur and Packard Foundations to develop and test new tools for scaling up innovative pilot projects. He is an elected Fellow of the Na­tional Academy of Public Administration and co-Chair of its Standing Panel in International Affairs; is a member of the Governing Council of the Society for International Development; and sits on a variety of foundation and non-profit boards. He served for 15 years as Chairperson of the Development Man­agement Network, and received that organization’s National Award for Train­ing Excellence.

James P. Muldoon Jr. (MA, Miami) is an independent scholar of international affairs and Vice-Chair of the Mosaic Institute, a Canadian “think & do” tank headquartered in Toronto. His research and writing fo­cus on multilateral diplomacy, international organizations, and global gov­ernance. Mr. Muldoon’s publications include The New Dynamics of Multi­lateralism: Diplomacy, International Organizations, and Global Governance (Westview Press, 2010), Multilateral Diplomacy and the United Nations To­day, second edition (Westview Press, 2005) and The Architecture of Glob­al Governance: An Introduction to the Study of International Organizations (Westview Press, 2004). He has been a guest lecturer on diplomacy and international affairs at universities and research centers around the world and has contributed to major newspapers and academic journals on con­temporary international relations and global issues. He is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Oolagen Youth Mental Health. He lives in Toron­to, Canada, with his wife, Reeta Roy, who is the President and CEO of the MasterCard Foundation.

David Morley is President and CEO of UNICEF Canada. Mr. Morley was Executive Director of the Canadian section of Medecins sans frontieres/ Doctors without Borders and from 2006-2011 was President and CEO of Save the Children Canada. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation, as President of the Ontar­io Council for International Cooperation, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and is a Mentor Emeri­tus with the Trudeau Foundation. David Morley’s writing on international is­sues has appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, La Presse and the Toronto Star, and he is a frequent commentator on television and radio. 

Carol Devine (MSc University of London) is a humanitarian professional, researcher, writer and access to medicines activist. She is strategic Advisor to The Museum of AIDS in Africa and currently researches the links between global, circumpolar and earth health. She was Program Manager for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada and did humanitarian affairs for MSF in Rwanda, Congo, Southern Sudan and East Timor. She has consulted for The Stephen Lewis Foundation and AIDS-Free World and is a founding board member of Dignitas International. For The Diplomacy Training Program, University of New South Wales, Carol organized and co-led practical trainings for human rights defenders in the Asia-Pacific. She recently published a cultural history book The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning about a civilian clean up project she led to Antarctica with The Russian Antarctic Expedition in 1995/1996.

Shawn A-In-Chut Atleo is a Hereditary Chief from the Ahousaht First Nation. A-in-chut was first elected in 2009 as National Chief of the Assem­bly of First Nations. He was re- elected receiving an overwhelming major­ity of support from First Nations across Canada in 2012 for a second con­secutive term. Advancing a vision of supporting and enabling the success of every First Nation on the basis of their rights and responsibilities, Na­tional Chief Atleo took forward a bold plan of action and engagement with all sectors of Canadian society. First Nations from across Canada sup­ported A-in-chut in confirming education as a top priority for the Assem­bly. A-in-chut has been a tireless advocate for First Nations in every re­gion of the country, with federal, provincial and territorial leaders, corporations and civil society, nationally and internationally.

1,995.00 $
Duration: 
5 days
Course date: 
Montreal, October 27–31, 2014