Professional Education

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Along with hands-on work experience, interns gather at the Institute on Tuesdays for professional development and management education. Interns learn to apply economic thinking within the organization where they are working during the program, and build their skills in order to effectively advance economic freedom throughout their career. Participants generally decide to work twenty to forty hours a week, but everyone is required to be at the Institute on Tuesdays for the professional education and training portion of the program.

A large portion of the curriculum focuses on Market-Based Management® (MBM), a framework for understanding how an organization grows and prospers in the long-term. Want to learn more about MBM and its application?

Tuesdays at the Institute are varied, but the curriculum usually consists of four broad components:

  • Workshops & simulations: Interactive workshops taught by Institute instructors build practical skills like public speaking, writing, time management, and interviewing. Simulations bring to life concepts of economic thinking, incentives, vision, and integrity.
  • Reading discussions: To understand the philosophical underpinnings of free societies, interns read selections from a variety of disciplines including management, economics, philosophy, and political science.
  • Speakers & presentations: Interns are exposed to leaders and experts in policy, communications, non-profit management, and professional development.
  • Group projects: Interns take educational concepts from theory to practice, applying economic thinking principles in team projects and reflecting on the results.

Have any questions? Contact Lancée Kurcab.

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