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Deans Development Program (DDP)

International Deans Development Program at Bloch School

The Bloch Executive Education Deans Development Program is a customized immersion program designed to provide deans and vice deans from Chinese universities the opportunity to travel to the United States for a residency and study experience. This program allows leaders from select Chinese universities to learn about the Higher Education Liberal Arts Model in the United States. During this residential program, participants will attend courses taught by top professors at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and will be introduced to various aspects of American culture and university systems. The program centers on developing leaders in the education field through classroom lectures and a variety of experiential learning activities. Participants also have the opportunity to visit east coast cities including Washington DC and New York City.

Program Length: 14 - 20 Days

Cities Included: Kansas City, Washington DC and New York City

Program Benefits:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of student affairs administration in the United States
  • Gain new knowledge through a global experience
  • Become a better prepared and more confident administrator
  • Be able to compare the differences between student affairs management style in China and the United States
  • Grow an international professional network
  • Exchange ideas while interacting with student affairs staff in the United States
  • Experience the American culture and have fun

Program Topics:

  • Overview of the higher education system in the United States
  • Admission and transfer process in the United States
  • Relationship between the university, government and local communities
  • Role of the student affairs office in helping students gain a global perspective
  • Role of student affairs leaders in shaping a university's strategic plan and journey to innovation
  • Academic development and supplemental instruction
  • Academic advising for the success of students
  • Student health and counseling / Student physical and psychological needs
  • Staff training and evaluation
  • Team building and designing a professional development plan
  • Visit private and public universities and their recreation facilities
  • Case studies, examples of assessment tools, and practice
  • Introduction to student development theories
  • How to engage the external community and alumni
  • The importance of student leadership and student organizations in student development
  • Redesigning the student affairs strategy model
  • Visit the International Student Affairs Association (NASPA) and learn how they are connected internationally

*Program topics are subject to change based on instructors' schedules.

Contact Us

Asia
Mr. Wilson Sy Ang
angw@umkc.edu
+86 596 6288532

U.S.A.
Ms. Huan Ding
dingh@umkc.edu
001 (816) 235-6153

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
816-235-6071

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