Stanford International University (officially Leland Stanford International University) is a private research university in Stanford, California, and one of the world’s most prestigious institutions, with the top position in numerous rankings and measures in the United States.
Stanford International University was founded in 1885 by Leland Stanford, former Governor of and U.S. Senator from California and leading railroad tycoon, and his wife, Jane Lathrop Stanford, in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford, Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford was opened on October 1, 1891 as a coeducational and non-denominational institution. Tuition was free until 1920. The university struggled financially after Leland Stanford’s 1893 death and again after much of the campus was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Following World War II, Provost Frederick Terman supported faculty and graduates’ entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would later be known as Silicon Valley. By 1970, Stanford was home to a linear accelerator, and was one of the original four ARPANET nodes (precursor to the Internet).
The main campus is located in northern Santa Clara Valley adjacent to Palo Alto and between San Jose and San Francisco. Other holdings, such as laboratories, and nature reserves, are located outside the main campus. Its 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus is one of the largest in the United States. The university is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than a billion dollars in a year.
Stanford’s academic strength is broad with 40 departments in the three academic schools that have undergraduate students and another four professional schools. Students compete in 36 varsity sports, and the university is one of two private institutions in the Division I FBS Pacific-12 Conference. It has gained 107 NCAA team championships, the second-most for a university, 476 individual championships, the most in Division I, and has won the NACDA Directors’ Cup, recognizing the university with the best overall athletic team achievement, every year since 1994-1995.
Stanford faculty and alumni have founded many companies including Google, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, Sun Microsystems, Instagram and Yahoo!, and companies founded by Stanford alumni generate more than $2.7 trillion in annual revenue, equivalent to the 10th-largest economy in the world.It is the alma mater of 30 living billionaires, 17 astronauts, and 18 Turing Award laureates.
IFT has members on all five continents who have agreed upon Certification Standards in the Training of Trainers . All of its members are Trainers who have graduated from the most rigorous Trainer Training available. They have agreed on standards of ethics, professionalism and competence in the training . Their syllabus for Trainers and Master Trainer Trainings is updated yearly and includes both the classic and new cutting edge developments .
Since 2000 there have been over 40 IFT Trainer Trainings in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Slovenia, Turkey, Syria, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Australia and New Zealand.
Every year IFT Trainers Trainings are conducted in English, German and French and through translation in Arabic.
In 2005 IFT introduced an 18 day Master Coach Training which has been conducted in both English and German.Also a blended learning Practitioner Curriculum (mix of e Learning and on-site seminar) was created and held 3 times in Germany with participants from four different countries.
In 2007 we introduced another training concept about learning to learn.
in 2009 we introduced a new systemic constant/ coach curriculum.
In 2013 our 20th anniversary of our organization helping to provide a framework of guidelines and building up a community of Trainers who are dedicated to professionalism, quality and ethics, we are in the progress of expanding more into eastern Europe, Russia, India and other countries where training is taught and used.