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About Us

The International Training Office (ITO), created in 1981, serves the international development community through training programs, technical assistance, academic linkages, and professional consulting. ITO draws upon NIU's excellent academic resources and those in the dynamic business, governmental, and non-governmental organizations in metropolitan Chicago to ensure quality programming.

ITO has the capacity, the institutional resources, the flexibility, and the personnel to develop training programs that maximize learner participation and promote creative and practical applications. Since its inception, ITO has enhanced the capacities of both private and public sector organizations and individual professionals from many countries in the developing world.

  • Forges partnerships and alliances between the university and the international community.
  • Delivers real-world workplace solutions to enhance organizational productivity and performance.
  • Provides assistance in the implementation of training programs that address the societal and institutional needs of developing countries.
  • Enhances the human resource potentials of professionals and organizations.