China Executive Leadership Programs              中文

The China Executive Leadership Programs at Illinois has provided superior, custom-designed executive education programs since 1993. With more than 6000 alumni, CELP is highly regarded as a top SAFEA training program.

The China Executive Leadership Programs (CELP), an initiative within Global Education and Training, is certified by the China State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) as an official China Overseas Training Program. CELP has hosted nearly 340 delegations of senior managers and officials from Chinese businesses, government agencies, and academic institutions. Participants benefit from our programming by returning to China with new perspectives and knowledge gained from quality, practical training in their fields, using the latest practices and techniques. As a result, CELP alumni are leaders, initiating significant changes and improvements that positively and significantly impact many important institutions in China.

Every program is custom-designed to meet the training goals of each client organization. Programs include lectures; seminars; visits to U.S. corporations, financial institutions and government agencies; tours of university facilities; and cultural, networking and social activities. Faculty-led instruction by academic experts and experienced practitioners may include consecutive interpretation by native Mandarin-speaking graduate students, if required. Upon successful completion of their respective programs, participants are awarded official certificates from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

CELP provides a unique and powerful tool for organizations to build stronger working relationships among its employees. Participants will acquire technical and leadership skills through their professional development at Illinois, improving the organization’s global competitiveness and enriching its understanding and business perspective between China and the United States.

“Education, Friendship, and Knowledge,” is central to every program we provide.

Partners in China

Academic Institutions

  • Beihang University
  • Beijing University of Agriculture
  • China Association of Higher Education
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • China Foundation for Development of Financial Education
  • Fudan University
  • Huazhong University of Science & Technology
  • Hubei University
  • Ningxia University
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • Sanda University
  • Senior Engineers from Scientific Institutes
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • South China University of Technology
  • Tianjin University
  • Tongji University
  • Xiamen University
  • Xianda College of Economics and Humanities Shanghai International University
  • Zhejiang University
  • Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

Financial Institutions

  • Agricultural Bank of China
  • Agricultural Development Bank of China
  • Bank of China
  • Bank of Communications
  • Bank of Shanghai
  • China Development Bank
  • China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation
  • Export-Import Bank of China
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • People’s Bank of China
  • People’s Insurance Company Group of China
  • Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
  • Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank
  • Zhejiang Rural Credit Union Cooperatives

Government Agencies

  • Beijing Association for International Exchange of Personnel
  • Beijing Municipal Government
  • Beijing Municipal Urban and Regional Planning
  • Beijing Policy Research Bureau
  • Beijing Securities Regulatory Commission
  • China Association for International Exchange of Personnel, Ltd.
  • China State Administration of Grain
  • China Association of Higher Education
  • China Foundation for Development of Financial Education
  • Dongying City Government
  • Fujian Association for International Exchange of Personnel
  • Fujian Province
  • Fujian Province Economic and Trade Commission
  • Guizhou Economic and Trade Commission
  • Heilongjiang Province
  • Hunan Province
  • Jilin Province
  • Ministry of Justice of China
  • Ministry of Machinery and Electronics Industry
  • Ministry of Public Security
  • Qingdao Municipal Public Security Bureau
  • Qingdao Association of International Exchange of Personnel
  • Qingdao Public Administrators
  • Shandong Public Administrators
  • Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Personnel
  • State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs
  • State Science and Technology Commission
  • Yantai Municipal Government
  • Yantai Public Administrators
  • Zhejiang Provincial Association for International Exchange of Personnel
  • Zhejiang Provincial Bureau Foreign Experts
  • Zhejiang Provincial Department of Agriculture
  • Zhejiang Rural Credit Unions
  • Zibo Association for International Exchange of Personnel


To inquire about creating a training program for your company or organization, please contact:

2001 South First Street, Suite 107, MC-681
Champaign, IL 61820 USA
Phone: (217) 244-3312