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Customized Experiences With Lasting Results

Collaborate with the McCourt School to develop your people with the knowledge and tools necessary to address your organization's unique challenges and opportunities.

 

Personalized design Process

We work with you every step of the way to develop and deliver a program that meets your specific objectives, requirements, and time commitment.

Flexible delivery and format

Custom programs can be short-or-long in duration and can be delivered via dynamic lectures, interactive discussions, applied exercises, relevant case studies, group activities, and field trips.

 

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The McCourt Difference
 

Expert Faculty and Practitioners

Our scholars and practitioners are intellectual leaders. The McCourt School's distinguished experts bring extensive scholarship, practical experience, and innovative teaching methods to the classroom. They are regularly called upon to advise the government on a wide range of pressing policy topics.

Extensive Capabilities

Our custom programs can cover a single or wide array of topics leveraging the expertise across our faculty and research centers. 

 

Areas of Expertise

Center of the Policy World

McCourt's location in Washington D.C. places our custom programs with unrivaled access to the most important institutions and organizations in each global sector. A McCourt custom program offers an unparalleled vantage point from which to study global politics and business.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

The McCourt School works with a wide variety of clients to provide participants with the knowledge and skills they need to benefit their organizations in tangible ways.

We worked with the Social Security Administration to deliver a five-day class at their location for 25 employees. The class was a comprehensive training in public policy analysis. Participants leaned how to succinctly and incisively define a policy problem, assemble data and evidence, construct policy alternatives, select the decision criteria, and write a compelling memo on preferred policy alternatives.

 

 This was one of the best courses I have taken. I am confident these are skills I will use in my current job and my future jobs. 

We worked with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) to design a customized learning experience for TMG officials in which we provide a 10-week series in which they study English and attend lectures on all facets of the public policy process and relevant institutions.  Two of the employees stay for a full year and earn a Master’s Degree in Policy Management.

 

  The instructors were well prepared and the students learned a lot from the lectures’ strong presentation skills. Overall, all students deepened their understanding of U.S public policy and refined their sensitivity as government officials.  

We worked with the non-profit group Rethink Haiti to deliver a three-day class at our Washington, DC location. The class was a comprehensive training for new leaders. Participants engaged in lessons and activities on conflict resolution, entrepreneurship, negotiation skills, and change management.

 

 I really enjoyed the class because I learned a variety of things from how to manage conflicts, to encouraging people to follow, to how to work easily with others. I hope to come back for another course soon. 

We worked with the Organization of American States to deliver a five-day course at our Washington, DC location. This executive education program focused on state-of-the-art policy management and innovation for experienced OAS-member states’ senior policy makers. Employing case studies and other interactive learning methods, the program covered: leading policy and organizational change, developing public-private partnerships, improving accountability and reducing corruption, policy evaluation, and fiscal management.

 

  I liked the opportunity to address real life situations and have a forum for honest and open debate.

 

  The course was very relevant and the delivery was excellent

 

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Meet The Team

Our Executive Education team is ready to work with you every step of the way.

Dr. Jacob JenkinsDr. Jacob Jenkins
Executive Director of Executive Education

Dr. Jenkins serves as the McCourt School’s Executive Director of Executive Education. Prior to joining McCourt, he served at George Mason University’s Institute for Leadership Excellence. From 2003-2015 he held appointments at the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.  His teaching and scholarship focuses on the training and development of the federal workforce. He earned his BA and MPA from George Mason University and read European Political Theory as an Associate Member of Christ Church College at the University of Oxford. He earned his Ed.D in Intelligence Community Leadership from Creighton University.  

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Dr. Sam PotolicchioDr. Sam Potolicchio
Director of Global and Custom Education

Dr. Potolicchio, Director of Global and Custom Education, has worked with leaders from over 100 countries. He has been named one of the "Best Professors in America" by the Princeton Review and a "Future Leader of American Higher Education" by the Association of Colleges and Universities. Dr. Potolicchio has served as the Department Chair in Political and Social Communications at the largest university in Europe and advises senior officials in the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. 

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Jesse E. AvilaJesse Avila
Associate Director of Executive Education

Mr. Avila began as Associate Director in the summer of 2016. Prior to joining McCourt, Mr. Avila managed admissions and recruitment of mid-to-senior level professionals from North America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, for two international executive programs offered through Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. Mr. Avila holds a BA in government and sociology from Georgetown and is also a Georgetown McDonough MBA candidate, graduating in May 2019.

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