Mindga Institute for Leadership Training
Certified by the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs of China, the University of Minnesota's Mingda Institute for Leadership Training was founded in 2001 to conduct training programs for Chinese professionals. Up to early 2013, the Institute has provided training for more than 2,500 Chinese education administrators, faculty, government officials, and business leaders. As an arm of the U of M China Center, the Institute implements the mission of building US-China bridges through training Chinese talents and developing partnerships with Chinese organizations and the Minnesota community.
The Institute designs and implements customized programs which generally range from one week to a year. A typical program includes lectures and workshops with faculty and administrators of the University of Minnesota, visits to other institutions in Minnesota, and weekend tours and sightseeing. A short-term program also involves visits to renowned institutions on either coast.