Global Education and Training

Global Education and Training (GET) is a unit within Illinois International that provides transformative learning experiences through customized training programs for career professionals and mid-to-high-level executives from around the world, both on and off campus.

In response to the leadership and vision of Professor Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, GET was formed in July 2015 through the consolidation of the China Executive Leadership Programs (CELP) and Illinois International Training (IIT). GET draws on nearly 25 years of experience at CELP and IIT in the development of executive education for businesses, government agencies, professional organizations, and academic institutions.

CELP—now an initiative housed within GET—has hosted nearly 300 delegations comprised of about 6,000 senior managers and officials from Chinese businesses and government agencies since 1993. CELP is certified by the China State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) as an Official China Overseas Training Program.

The mission of Global Education and Training is to provide high quality training programs to global partners, drawing on expertise at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Reflecting its status as a world-class public research and teaching institution, Illinois ranks highly among national and international universities in several different independent rankings. Many of its academic programs rank in the top tier nationally and globally, putting them in high demand not only for traditional students and scholars, but also to professionals seeking to develop and advantage over their competitors through gaining additional, guided expertise. GET builds on decades of experience at the University of Illinois in delivering exceptional education and training programs by working closely with those academic units and faculty at the University of Illinois who are recognized experts in their fields. GET also cooperates with leading professionals throughout Illinois and the surrounding area to bring our local clients cutting-edge, practitioner knowledge.

Customized Programs. World-Class Expertise. Quality Training.

For each program, a dedicated team of GET staff members works together with individual clients and their parent organizations—as well as Illinois' academic units and participating professors and scholars—to tailor a specialized, superior education and training experience to clients and participants from around the world.

Programs range in duration from one week to full semesters and serve a diverse array of executives, business leaders, higher education administrators, government officials, top students, and others seeking a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge via a pre-eminent global U.S. university. Programs can cover diverse topics, including but not limited to higher education management, banking and finance, economics, public administration, law, agriculture, and engineering. Participants in GET programs benefit from seminars, expert lectures, field site visits, cultural activities, and access to superb facilities.


To inquire about creating a training program for your company or organization, please contact:
Global Education and Training
2001 S. First St., Suite 107, MC-681
Champaign, IL 61820 USA
Phone: (217) 244-3312