On September 20, 2014, the Chief of Party of the Collaborative Governance Program, Mark Grubb, opened the First Local Nonprofit Management (NPM) Professional Development Workshop organized for the faculty of the Consortium Universities on NPM at the Kyrgyz National University, NPM Resource Center.

Participants of the First Local Nonprofit Management (NPM) Professional Development Workshop applaud to Mark Grubb, Chief of Part of the Collaborative Governance Program, for supporting the Consortium of Universities, highlighting the accomplishments being made during the past 9 months, professionalism and dedication of the faculty members and successful launching the elective course "Introduction to NPM."

Twenty one faculty members, representing 12 Kyrgyzstani Universities, including Kyrgyz National University, Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, International University of Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz State Technical University, Bishkek Humanities University, Arabaev State University, Osh State University, Jalal-Abad State University, Batken State University, Issyk-Kul State University, Naryn State University, and Talas State University, actively participated in the workshop to review the noteworthy accomplishments since December 2013 and discuss challenges in teaching the elective course "Introduction to NPM." The participants also reviewed the status for launching the second course "Nonprofits in Contemporary World," formed an organizational committee to start preparations for the Second Annual NPM Conference and exchanged experience and materials on teaching elective NPM courses at universities.

Participants of the First Local Nonprofit Management (NPM) Professional Development Workshop represent 12 Consortium member Universities on NPM including different regions of the country: Issyk-Kul, Naryn, Talas, Osh, Batken, Chui, and Jalal-Abad oblasts

(from left to right) Esenbai Sarkashkaev, Naryn State University; Chinara Ashimova, Arabaev State University; Aisalkyn Ukueva, Talas State University; Hairulla Abdujaburov, Bishkek Humanities University; Roza Izakova, Kyrgyz Technical University; Nazgul Toktobolotova, Bishkek Humanities University; and Nurjamal Uzakbaeva, Kyrgyz National University actively participated in the First Local Nonprofit Management (NPM) Professional Development Workshop

Gulshat Maatkerimova, CGP Higher Education Officer, organized the First Local Nonprofit Management (NPM) Professional Development Workshop in collaboration with Yrys Beybutova, Coordinator of the Consortium of Universities, Dean of the School of International Relations, KNU