Promoting NGO Management Excellence in the U.S. – A group of 4 visitors from China will visit Seattle to explore the diverse nonprofit sector within the city and examine the innovative management strategies of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) here. They will be looking at practical ways to mobilize local community to action and strengthen their leadership skills through discussing how to best employ volunteers, use social media, and fundraise.
Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program – A group of 10 young entrepreneurs from all over Latin America will visit Seattle to examine the business sector of the city and develop management skills. They will be paired with mentors from around Seattle, who specialize in each visitor’s particular sector, to discuss how to start a successful business as well as the importance of vision and goal setting.
Environmental Issues in the U.S. – A group of 5 sustainable energy and environmental protection specialists from China will visit Richland, Washington to discuss best practices in renewable energy.
Distance Learning for Students with Disabilities – A group of 3 visitors from Russia will visit Seattle with a focus on developing techniques and strategies to properly integrate modern distance learning technology to reach underserved students, particularly those that are disabled. They will explore U.S. methodology and techniques of educating disabled students while focusing on the advantages of using technological advances in teaching approaches.
Civic Activism – A group of 2 visitors from Thailand will visit Seattle to meet with organizations to assess the role of press in democracy. They will focus on the governmental protections of free speech through examining negotiation and peaceful conflict resolution processes as well as the role NGOs and political activist organizations play.
Japan Productivity Center – A group of 15 business leaders from Japan will visit Seattle to explore Corporate Social Responsibility and local American culture by visiting a high school Japanese language classroom and having dinner with local families.
Professional Fellowship Program – Women’s Empowerment – A group of 6 visitors from Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia will visit Seattle to meet with local fellows to discuss the promotion of women in business that can be employed by civil society and the private sector. They will be learning how to empower women to get involved in business in their societies.
Global Government-to-Government Partnership Fellow– An official from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) will be visiting Seattle to examine the impacts of climate change and environmental regulations on US ports.
- Open World Russia: Accountable Governance & Media Practices/Independent Media – A group of 7 visitors from Russia will visit Seattle to explore the media community here through discussions with media leaders and organizations throughout the city. They will discuss topics such as media activism, techniques in covering elections and political events, and the role of the press in governmental transparency.