The Middlebury Institute offers customized professional development programs and weekend workshops specifically designed to strengthen skills, promote leadership, and identify solutions across professional sectors.

Weekend Workshops

Each semester we offer weekend workshops to our graduate students on a wide variety of topics from grant writing to corporate venture capital to counterterrorism. When extra space is available, we open these workshops up to interested professionals, community members, and students and faculty from other institutions.

To apply to or inquire about a weekend workshop, please contact us.

Customized Professional Programs

We can custom build a program to address the particular training needs of your organization—from developing nonprofit management techniques to understanding the transnational threats facing the world to identifying environmental, social, and governance risks. You benefit directly from working with our expert faculty and staff, many of whom are actively engaged in professional businesses and organizations.

To ensure maximum impact and relevance, these custom programs involve close cooperation between your organization’s leaders and our faculty and staff. The end result is a focused learning experience that optimizes an organization’s capabilities.

Sample customized program areas:

Environment, Social, and Governance Risks

Develop strategies for addressing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors and traditional financial metrics when assessing risks and opportunities confronting organizations.

International Trade Strategy

Institute experts on corporate compliance strategy, illicit markets, and industrial policy address the dynamic change that dominates the international trade and financial regulatory environment as governments attempt to keep pace with transnational security challenges.

Terrorism, Bioterrorism, and Pandemics

Terrorism strikes across national boundaries, affecting policy objectives and human life, and this customizable course surveys tools to explore the complex issues creating terrorism.

Conflict Resolution

Work with world-renowned faculty on developing tools and skills to resolve conflicts in a nonviolent manner by learning to identify conflict, its sources and root causes, its parties, and its dynamics. The Center for Conflict Studies at the Institute offers conflict resolution education and training options to organizations in the nonprofit, government, or private sector.


Contact us to begin a discussion of how we can create the ideal professional development program for your needs.