TRAINING
Not only are we training Israel's future leaders, but we are also providing research to today's decision-makers. For these reasons, we place the utmost importance on comprehensive and outstanding training and education.

The fellows' training covers analytical and academic topics as well as managerial and organizational skills. The program's tailored and diverse curriculum helps the fellows maneuver through the intellectual and personal challenges of the intensive yearlong internship, and is key to ensuring high-level, quality research and translating that research into results.

The rigorous training schedule includes four elements:

  1. Graduate-level course at the Hebrew University (weekly during the fall semester)
    A course on financial innovations, developed by the Milken Institute, is taught by Professor Glenn Yago at the Hebrew University's School of Business Administration. The three-credit course, which is also an integral part of the university's graduate-level curricula, is open to students from all Israeli universities.

  2. Opening week seminar
    In their first week, all fellows must attend a full-time, five-day intensive training seminar, which includes sessions with such leading practitioners and academics as Professor Avi Ben Bassat, Professor Dan Ben-David, Professor Eugene Kandel, Professor Itzhak Galnoor, Professor Oded Sarig and Dr. Shirley Avrami.
    The program's management works closely with the fellows on building personal skills that will allow them to hit the ground running and maximize the potential of their internships. Other sessions are devoted to perfecting research and data-mining skills, reference management, and the principles of writing policy papers to decision makers.

  3. Weekly training sessions
    In these sessions, the fellows learn from Israeli and international policymakers, researchers and business leaders. The fellows gain priceless insight and knowledge as they interact weekly with senior thought leaders, build professional networks, expand their horizons and perfect their research skills. The exclusive weekly seminar, which allows small-group interaction, is not open to the public. View a partial list of past lectures.

  4. Public speaking
    The fellows attend various conferences, events, and workshops, where they develop their professional networks and presentation skills. Select fellows present their research at the annual Globes Israel Business Conference – Israel's largest business gathering. Other speaking engagements are available year-round. Learn more about the Fellows Program events.


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