Our Programs

Our executive training programs are customized to address the specific needs of mid-level and senior executives from countries and corporations around the world. Each program is developed based on an agreement between the Center and the individual client and can be offered on-campus at Columbia or on-location at your corporation.

Your personalized program is created to cover the demands of your company, including:

  • leadership management skills
  • public/private partnerships
  • crisis management and negotiation
  • communication and media relations
  • international trade
  • practices in economic development
  • global and regional trends in the areas of finance, trade, income distribution, social policy, energy policy, education policy, and urban policy

We also design and offer technical assistance and research for public and not-for-profit agencies seeking to improve their current programs, develop new initiatives, or evaluate their performance.



Finance and Economics
In Partnership with The Inter-American Development Bank. This program is designed for the experienced global policymaker from Emerging Market governments as well as international financial institutions.
Leadership management skills
The Picker Center for Executive Education, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, is pleased to offer a leadership development program tailored to support women interested in exploring public policy, politics and running for public office in New York.
Leadership management skills
In today’s interconnected world, how can we lead and manage most effectively in the face of organizational challenges, funding constraints, crisis and disasters, and political and cultural tensions? Navigating such crises can become a defining moment for public officials, private sector executives, community organizers, and others in leadership positions.
Social investment
The Picker Center collaborated with Columbia University Business School to create a program for the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) aimed at training young chief executives on value creation and investing principles and practices.
Finance and Economics
The objective of the third edition of the IFC Debt Capital Markets Executive Program was to train IFC investment officers in the fundamental principles of debt capital markets.
Leadership management skills
A program in partnership with the Taipei City Government focused on environmental sustainable development, urban renewal and regeneration, social support, and good governance in the public sector
Leadership management skills
The Accelerating Growth in Brazilian Cities – Special Program for Mayors - was a new initiative of the Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro, developed in partnership with the Picker Center of the School of International and Public Affairs and Comunitas.
Finance and Economics
Our Research Driven Investment Executive Education training for the China Life Asset Management Group was a seven-day program combining classroom lectures and activities with site visits to leading financial institutions in the New York City area that are involved in asset allocation.
Leadership management skills
Columbia’s Global Center Rio in partnership with the Picker Center for Executive Education and Training of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) offered Leadership in a Challenging Century.
Media and external relations
A 20-member GSMG delegation, headed by board members, came to SIPA to participate in the Media Management Training Program organized by the Picker Center for Executive Education.
International Relations and Diplomacy
In partnership with The Institute of Diplomatic Studies and Saudi Arabia UN Security Council Executive Studies.
Practices in economic development
This customized program focused on some of the global issues involved in development
Leadership management skills
SIPA has supported the educational programs of the School of Finance, Government and International Relations of the Universidad Externado de Colombia through various seminars and short courses.
Leadership management skills
The Picker Center has provided a wide variety of seminars, training programs and materials, conference design and hosting services, and basic research for the United Nations and its sister agencies.
Leadership management skills
Together with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, the Picker Center has brought together a distinguished team of academics and policymakers to offer a month-long executive program.
Leadership management skills
In conjunction with the National Management Institute of Egypt, the Picker Center designed and delivered executive programs to support the training and development of senior managers in various Egyptian governmental agencies.
Leadership management skills
In conjunction with the Civil Service Bureau, the Picker Center has designed one-week programs that provide directorate civil servants an opportunity to examine key challenges in policy formulation and implementation.
Leadership management skills
In conjunction with the Bank of Chile, the Picker Center designed a program to train 100 senior officials from the corresponding ministries of the Chilean government in the areas of public management, energy, environment, finance and urban development.