Custom Programs

The Launch Pad Approach


There are no off-the-shelf solutions to today’s complex challenges— it takes teamwork, tactical insights, technical expertise, and trusted partners. That’s why every custom program is crafted according to your unique needs and learning and development goals.

From preparing your organization for post-pandemic futures and a shifting geopolitical landscape, to cultivating resilient leaders and strategic thinkers, CSIS custom programs provide executive teams, high-potential employees, membership groups, and business units with the scholarship, skills, and collaborative setting to tackle mission-critical issues together. Led by world-class experts and coaches, CSIS delivers in-person and virtual programming on:

Geopolitical trends, forecasting, and risk analysis

Global and regional dynamics, and strategic industries

Critical skills in leadership and communication

Strategic planning and design thinking

Data analysis and visualization


Identify your team’s development targets and work with CSIS to set a learning trajectory that meets the challenges and goals unique to your organization.


Engage in policy roundtables with experienced practitioners and go deep with world-class experts. Develop new professional tools through hands-on workshops and put those skills to the test in dynamic, real-world simulations.


Discover the power of programming that fosters buy-in and collaboration between peers. Workshop new ideas, confront real challenges informed by your business environment, and identify creative solutions that reflect your corporate culture.

Contact Information

  • Donatienne Ruy
  • Director, Executive Education and Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy, and Fellow, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program