Development Practitioners Seminar
The Development Practitioners Seminar is a special feature of the MPA in Development Practice program at SIPA. The weekly seminar provides students the opportunity to hear from and engage directly with experienced development practitioners, ask candid questions and gain practical insight on how to function effectively in their future careers. The program has had the privilege of hosting a diverse group of speakers from non-governmental organizations, private sector companies, consulting firms, UN development agencies, philanthropic organizations, the diplomatic corps, and academic institutions. Our guests enjoy access to a forum for sharing experiences, best practices and current trends in development with the next generation of development practitioners. The seminar also promotes longer-term professional exchanges that open the door for internship and employment opportunities.