Navigating U.S. Foreign Assistance
Navigating U.S. Foreign Assistance features an in-depth, hands-on study of the latest trends and techniques today’s international development and humanitarian leaders need to successfully maximize their impact. Through interactive seminars, expert-led case studies, and a culminating crisis simulation, participants will join a diverse network of industry professionals and pair their own unique in-the-field experience with CSIS’s rich array of coaching resources to bring back:
- A more comprehensive framework of who the key players are, where their respective interests lie, and the bureaucratic structures that bind them all together
- New tools and best practices to help spot trends and opportunities, make strategic decisions quickly and confidently, weigh resourcing trade-offs, and achieve meaningful results
- An expanded professional network that includes CSIS experts and industry practitioners
The curriculum is focused on a series of topics and skills that allow participants to:
- Explore today’s changing landscape of humanitarian assistance
- Engage experts and identify evolving trends across public, private, and NGO sectors
- Apply skills developed throughout the program to a fast-moving crisis simulation
- History of U.S. Foreign Assistance from WWII to Today
- Titles and Taxes: Congressional Power Structures and Foreign Assistance
- Who’s on First: Latest Developments in the Agencies and the Mandates
- First on the Scene: Humanitarian Emergencies and Responding Agencies
- Developing the Development Portfolio: Implementing New Development Strategies
- Setting the Table: Food Security
- What the Doctor Ordered: Global Health
- The Elephant in the Room: DOD’s Humanitarian Portfolio
- Connect the Dots: Politics and Policy in the White House and NSC
- Public-Private Partnerships: Effectively Engaging with the Private Sector
- Where and How it Happens: Africa | Asia | Latin America | Middle East
The crisis simulation will consist of a fast-moving, complex emergency that requires participants to work in small groups and apply their newfound knowledge to make strategic, capability, and resourcing trade-offs, and identify ways to achieve meaningful results. Following the exercise, CSIS experts will assess each team’s performance and provide detailed feedback.
This course is open to anyone interested in developing a deeper understanding of humanitarian assistance, development trends, global health and food security challenges.
How to Register
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For more information, please contact Joel Martinez, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.