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.



Media and external relations
Senior-level executives participate in a program that offers instruction in management, policy and the use of television media.
Leadership management skills
SIPA offered a Senior Management Program in Singapore designed for senior executives in the government, non-profit, and private sectors.
Crisis management and negotiation
he Picker Center has partnered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to offer high-level FAA managers two-level courses on building skills in the areas of communication and negotiation.
Leadership management skills
Developed in partnership with The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration as a training program for senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officers.
Crisis management and negotiation
Leaders from Northern Ireland engaged in a six week experiment in learning about themselves, each other, New York City, innovative policing, community building and advanced management techniques.
Leadership management skills
SIPA provided GDPTO participants with 15 days of classroom instruction on public management topics.
Practices in economic development
The Southeast Asia Fellows Program was a five-year effort to provide midcareer training for development professionals from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and China's Yunnan Province.
Leadership management skills
The core of the SIPA-Externado partnership is the shared teaching of a series of Master’s degree and specialization programs at the Externado campus in Bogota, Colombia.