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III-A

Extensive International Trade Resources in a One-Stop Web Portal

The Internet is a goldmine of information for exporters and trade assistance organizations. But while mountains of Web resources exist, typical "Googlers" waste far too much time searching for just the nuggets they need, without necessarily finding them. A few Websites have aggregated this overabundance into more user-friendly, one-stop "portals." This online presentation will demonstrate the front-and back-end of an entirely free, grant-funded portal with thousands of "deep" links covering all phases of the export process. You'll see how these extensive resources are categorized for pinpoint searching and can be kept current with additions or updates. You'll be walked through a range of search scenarios to help you as an export counselor, as a new or experienced exporter, or as an export service provider. You'll also be invited to volunteer to help expand and maintain the site.

Maurice Kogon

Founder and President, Kogon Trade Consulting

III-B

21st Century Global Workforce Skills & Training

 

What professional skills, education, experience and personal traits do employers need and want in their employees for today’s global marketplace? While a global mind set is a critical factor in the success of any business, small or large expecting to compete in the world market, how do global attitudes inform our work, and then carry over into improving managerial, operational and technical skills for a global workforce? World-wide real-time communication and projects are the norm, but do we settle for instant when higher level, more integrated is what is needed? Attend this session with Dr. Carol Stax-Brown, Executive Director of CCID & Panel to gain insights into 21st Century Workforce Skills and how to guide your students or clients in preparing for the global workforce. The NASBITE International CGBP ®global business certification will also be referenced.

Carol Stax Brown

Executive Director, Community Colleges in International Development

Dan Pallme

Director, Intermodal Freight Transport Institute

Erik Skubish

Director, International, Johnsonville Sausage

III-C


Open Networking sessions

 

III-D

Capstone Learning: Incorporating CGBP domains in hands-on global business project

Does your college or training program incorporate a capstone learning project? Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) partners with a local exporter to offer a real-life hands-on capstone project that integrates knowledge and skills from the two-year degree program, as well as the four domains of the CGBP. Students in the three-credit capstone course, called Global Business Applications, research a country within a regional team (Africa, Asia, Europe, etc.). The project scope, developed jointly by the company and the instructor, outlines target research including a country overview, analysis of specific sectors, competitors, marketing tools, and customers, as well as risks and barriers to entry. Global management, marketing, supply chain, and trade finance topics are incorporated. The end result is team presentations to company representatives, with an overview of research and recommendations for action. Representatives from the company are integrally involved throughout the semester. Early on they meet with students to provide product details and highlight current international activities. Mid-semester students tour the company and get the opportunity to ask more detailed questions. Final presentations are evaluated by the company, as well as the instructor and other faculty members. The project is a good challenge for the students, and they see how what they learned throughout the two-year program applies to real-life situations. The professional interaction with local businesspeople is also a learning opportunity. Come to this session to see how WCTC develops the project scope and rubric, and to share ideas with all attendees regarding capstone learning opportunities.

Susan Dragotta

Global Business Instructor, Waukesha County Technical College

III-E

From Fragmentation to Legalization - The Future of Fair Trade

Fair Trade has grown substantially in the last two decades - however, this growth has caused fragmentation and confusion for the movement. Additionally, more companies are adopting Fair Trade without really knowing its impact or understanding its purpose. This presentation will address these concerns.

Kimberlee Josephson

Instructor, Strategic Management, Lycoming College

III-F

Creating an Export Management Compliance Program

How do you stay current with all new State Department & Commerce Department Export Administration Regulations? Do you have a formal written system which guides your company, at every step, to full compliance? Did you know that in some cases BIS has ordered companies who violated the EAR-Export Administration Regulations to implement an EMCP? If you didn't know the answers to these questions, then come join us an information packed training. This is one you don't want to miss!

Mike Allocca

President, Allocca Enterprises Inc.

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