On June 5-6, 2014, Joe McNeely and Nancy Hall, Professors on Nonprofit Management at Johns Hopkins University conducted the 3rd Professional Development Workshop (PDW) for 18 university professors from 8 Consortium member universities, which represented Issyk-Kul, Osh, Batken, Jalalabad, Naryn, Talas and Bishkek. During the workshop, the participants finalized the 1st course syllabus: "Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector and Nonprofit Management" and started development of the 2nd course syllabus on: "Nonprofit Organizations in the Modern World: The Roles of the Nonprofit Sector." During PDW, the participants identified the purpose of the 2nd course and and topics that should be taught during the class. The participants developed a work plan and identified homework assignments to be given to students. As part of the last day events, professors McNeely and Hall discussed issues critical to the success of CSOs such as accountability, the role of higher education institutions and the non-profit sector; observed final presentations of the participant professors on the 1st syllabus; followed by the closing ceremony.

The participants of the 3rd Professional Development Workshop were glad to have a memorable photo after two-days productive work

The participants of the 3rd Professional Development Workshop were glad to have a memorable photo after two-days productive work 

Professor of Johns Hopkins University, Joe McNeely, provided a lecture on “History, Theory and Scope of the Nonprofit Sector” that broadened the knowledge and vision of PDW participants on NPM overall

Professor of Johns Hopkins University, Joe McNeely, provided a lecture on “History, Theory and Scope of the Nonprofit Sector” that broadened the knowledge and vision of PDW participants on NPM overall

University professors were very active during PDW (from left to right) Zainidin Kurmanov, Professor of the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (KRSU), Murat Suinbaev, lecturer of KRSU, Baktygul Akmatova, lecturer of the Kyrgyz National Univeristy (KNU), and Nurjamal Uzakbaeva, lecturer, KNU

University professors were very active during PDW (from left to right) Zainidin Kurmanov, Professor of the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (KRSU), Murat Suinbaev, lecturer of KRSU, Baktygul Akmatova, lecturer of the Kyrgyz National Univeristy (KNU), and Nurjamal Uzakbaeva, lecturer, KNU

Professor Nancy Hall from Johns Hopkins University shared her experience on the non-profit sector and the business sector

Professor Nancy Hall from Johns Hopkins University shared her experience on the non-profit sector and the business sector

University professors from 8 Consortium member universities learned a lot during the two-day PDW and finalized the 1st syllabus and started the development of the 2nd syllabus

University professors from 8 Consortium member universities learned a lot during the two-day PDW and finalized the 1st syllabus and started the development of the 2nd syllabus