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Boot Camps 2017-11-09T15:08:15+00:00

CGBP Exam Prep Boot Camp

March 19-20, 2018

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A team of NASBITE Certified Trainers experienced in all four domains of the CGBP practice delineation will cover global business management, global marketing, supply chain management, and trade finance. Topics include global culture, Incoterms, international documentation, trade compliance, payment methods, credit management, financing exports, foreign exchange, export readiness, mitigating risk, foreign market identification, entry mode, partner selection, and marketing mix.

Program Agenda:

Monday, March 19:

9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome and Introduction – Gabriel Shweiri & Madeline Grant
9:15 am – 9:30 am Opening Questions
9:30 am – 10:45 am Global Management – Gabriel Shweiri
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Global Management (continued)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm International Marketing – Madeline Grant
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm International Marketing (continued)
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Review and Questions

Tuesday, March 20:

9:00 am – 9:15 am Q&A Review of Monday – Gabriel Shweiri & Madeline Grant
9:15 am – 10:40 am Trade Finance – Madeline Grant
11:00 am – 12:00 am Trade Finance (continued)
12:00 am – 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Supply Chain Management – Gabriel Shweiri
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm Supply Chain Management (continued)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Review and Questions

Instructors

Gabriel Shweiri, CGBP

Chair, Global Business & Entrepreneurship, Santa Ana College; President/CEO of BGI Worldwide Logistics

Gabriel R. Shweiri is President/CEO of BGI Worldwide Logistics, a global logistics and transportation provider that he established in 1999. His professional career includes working at one of the largest US based freight forwarding companies, positions with several companies in global management sales, operations, technology, accounting, management and marketing, import, export, surface, and air and ocean logistics. Gabriel has been teaching International Business, Marketing and Management at Santa Ana College for more than 18 years in the Global Business and Entrepreneurship department. He was part of the advisory board for the SAC International Business degree and certificate programs. He is a certified CGBP and a certified CGBP trainer at Santa Ana College’s training program. Gabriel earned his MIM from Thunderbird and his Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Madeline Grant, CGBP

Dean of Business Division at Santa Ana College

Madeline Grant is the Dean of Business at Santa Ana College where she oversees six academic departments, the Academic Computing Center, and Educational Media Services. Before entering administration, Madeline taught international business and marketing at Sana Ana College and was the department chair of global business and entrepreneurship department. She is a CGBP, and a NASBITE-accredited CGBP Certified Trainer. She is a regular presenter on international business practice and procedure and international business education opportunities at conferences around the world. Madeline spent approximately 20 years working for small and medium size manufacturing companies and spent her career in industry working as an export coordinator, import manager and director of international markets. Her hands-on experience in exporting and importing, sales, and marketing, provided the opportunity for her to travel throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, India, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand.

Registration:

CGBP candidates interested in participating in the CGBP Exam Prep Boot Camp on March 19-20 must register in advance. Registration is NOT included in the NASBITE Annual Conference registration fee. There is a Boot Camp registration fee of $350 per attendee ($450 per attendee if registering after February 23, 2018). The Boot Camp fee includes the two-day program, course materials, a voucher for one complimentary CGBP Practice Exam, and refreshment breaks. Lunch is not included in the registration fee.

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CGBP Train-the-Trainer Boot Camp

March 19-20, 2018

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Are you considering developing a credit or non-credit CGBP course at your institution? This two-day intensive CGBP training will focus on providing the training and tools to help faculty and program staff develop a CGBP training program: ways to integrate CGBP training into the classroom or executive training programs, identify and train faculty and presenters, and discuss specific tools and resources to support CGBP classes or programs. We will also work through CGBP exam topics (tasks and knowledge statements) to help train participants on key topics. The training will use CGBP cases and team exercises you can implement in the classroom. Plan to join this fun, interactive workshop and help launch the CGBP at your school or trade center! Topics include:

  • NASBITE CGBP certification overview
  • Implementing a CGBP training program: best practices for credit, and non-credit programs
  • Faculty Issues: how to select and train faculty and instructors for CGBP courses
  • Accreditation and Certification: discussion of the NASBITE CGBP program accreditation, trainer certification, and learning resource certification.  Learn when the time may be right to access these additional programs.
  • CGBP Resources:  examples of course outlines, textbooks, exercises to teach CGBP topics
  • Task and Knowledge Training: specific training on topics from the Global Management, Global Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Trade Finance domains so participants better understand topics and how to teach them.
  • Sample 50 question exam: participants will take a 50 question sample exam to better understand the structure of the CGBP exam and benchmark your current level of knowledge.

Program Agenda:

Monday March 19, 2018

Morning session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Program overview and participant introductions
  • NASBITE CGBP Overview – background and history. Understand how the CGBP can be used to enhance your credit or non-credit training programs.
  • Training Program formats. Discussion of how CGBP training has been implemented in both academic (for credit) and executive/practitioner (non-credit) programs
  • Selecting faculty and instructors – best practices and challenges

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  • “Feel the Pain!” – 50 question CGBP exam to better acquaint participants without their CGBP of the types of questions or a review for CGBP holders·
  • Best way to teach: write your own questions!  Tips on writing CGBP questions.·
  • “Digging Deep!” – Part 1 – Domain specific training and discussion of pedagogical issues associated with particular tasks and knowledge statements including cases and team exercises:

o Global l Management

o Global Marketing – Part 1

Tuesday March 20, 2018

Morning session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • “Digging Deep!” – Part 2 – Domain specific training and discussion of pedagogical issues associated with particular tasks and knowledge statements including cases and team exercises:

o Global Marketing – Part 2

o Global Marketing – Part 2

o Supply Chain Managemento Trade Finance

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Data sources hands on training· Data sources hands on training
  • Resources in support of CGBP training – overview of key resources for training programs
  • CGBP Program Accreditation and Trainer Certification Program – overview of benefits and application process
  • CGBP Exam tips for candidates· Program Wrap up

Instructor

Jim Foley, CGBP

Director, Turner Center for Entrepreneurship & International Programs, Foster College of Business Administration, IL SBDC/ITC at Bradley University

Jim is an expert trainer on international trade. He has worked in the field for over 30 years including a number of years in London as European Manager for a computer company. He is past president of NASBITE International and currently serves on the NASBITE Board of Governors, as the liaison for the CGBP certification. Jim led the national CGBP task force that created the CGBP certification and exam, and has developed both credit and non-credit CGBP courses and led numerous train-the-trainer programs. He also serves as the national chair for the ASBDC International Interest Section. He has been awarded the IATTO Lifetime Achievement Award, NASBITE Trade Educator of the Year and NASBITE John Otis Lifetime Achievement Awards, ASBDC State Star, and in 2009 Bradley University received the President’s E Award. Jim received his MBA from the London Business School at the University of London and his undergraduate from Knox College. He authored The Global Entrepreneur (Jamric Press International, 4th edition 2017), a highly successful college and trade book discussing the basics of exporting, and was recently the lead author for the 11th Edition of Terpstra’s International Marketing (Naper Publishing 2016). Both books have been implemented in CGBP courses.

Registration:

CGBP candidates interested in participating in the CGBP Train-the-Trainer Boot Camp on March 19-20 must register in advance. Registration is NOT included in the NASBITE Annual Conference registration fee. There is a Boot Camp registration fee of $350 per attendee ($450 per attendee if registering after February 23, 2018). The fee includes the two-day Boot Camp program, course materials, and refreshment breaks. Lunch is not included in the registration fee.

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