China Executive Leadership Programs


Global Education and Training (GET) was formed in July 2015 through the consolidation of the China Executive Leadership Programs (CELP) and Illinois International Training (IIT). GET draws on the experience of CELP and IIT in the development of executive education for businesses, government agencies, professional organizations, and academic institutions, as well as thematic programs for students.

Today, CELP continues to provide superior, custom-designed executive education programs through collaboration with GET. With more than 6,000 program alumni, CELP is highly regarded as a top training program from the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) in China.

SAFEA Rating

GET and CELP training programs consistently receive high marks from Chinese partner institutions in formal feedback submitted to SAFEA’s evaluation system. Currently, GET and CELP have a favorability rating of 99.31% on a 100% scale.

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Program Highlights

CELP participants acquire technical and leadership skills through their professional development at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, improving their organization’s global competitiveness and enriching its understanding between the United States and China. Participants return to China with new perspectives and knowledge gained from quality, practical training in their fields, using the latest practices and techniques.

Participants will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience about academic life and culture at a top American university. All classes will be taught in English and will culminate with a week of travel in the United States. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate of Recognition.

Partners in China

Through the CELP initiative, we have hosted nearly 340 delegations from every region of China. Program participants are comprised of senior managers and officials from businesses, government agencies and academic institutions.

  • Beijhang University
  • Beijing University of Agriculture
  • China Association of Higher Education
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • China Foundation for Development of Financial Education
  • Fudan University
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Hubei University
  • Ningxia University
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • Senior Engineers from Scientific Institutes
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • South China University of Technology
  • Tongji University
  • Xiamen University
  • Xianda College of Economics and Humanities
  • Shanghai International University
  • Zhejiang University
  • Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
  • Agricultural Bank of China
  • Agricultural Development Bank of China
  • Bank of China
  • Bank of Communications
  • Bank of Shanghai
  • China Development Bank
  • China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation
  • Export-Import Bank of China
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • People’s Bank of China
  • People’s Insurance Company Group of China
  • Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
  • Zhejiang Rural Credit Union Cooperatives
  • Beijing Association for International Exchange of Personnel
  • Beijing Municipal Government
  • Beijing Municipal Urban and Regional Planning
  • Beijing Policy Research Bureau
  • Beijing Securities Regulatory Commission
  • China Association for International Exchange of Personnel, Ltd.
  • China State Administration of Grain
  • China Foundation for Development of Financial Education
  • Dongying City Government
  • Fujian Association for International Exchange of Personnel
  • Fujian Province
  • Fujian Province Economic and Trade Commission
  • Guizhou Economic and Trade Commission
  • Heilongjiang Province
  • Hunan Province
  • Jilin Province
  • Ministry of Justice of China
  • Ministry of Machinery and Electronics Industry
  • Ministry of Public Security
  • Qingdao Municipal Public Security Bureau
  • Qingdao Association of International Exchange of Personnel
  • Qingdao Public Administrators
  • Shandong Public Administrators
  • Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Personnel
  • State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs
  • State Science and Technology Commission
  • Yantai Municipal Government
  • Yantai Public Administrators
  • Zhejiang Provincial Association for International Exchange of Personnel
  • Zhejiang Provincial Bureau Foreign Experts
  • Zhejiang Provincial Department of Agriculture
  • Zhejiang Rural Credit Unions
  • Zibo Association for International Exchange of Personnel

Contact CELP

If you are a representative from a Chinese organization that is looking to train with GET and seeking SAFEA approval, please contact Mr. Nianhua Wang.

Mr. Nianhua Wang
Representative, China Training Programs

2001 S. First St., Suite 107, MC-681
Champaign, IL 61820  USA
Phone: 217-244-3312