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Upcoming Workshops in February

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Check out these great workshops- they’re coming up soon!

WKSH 8567 Grant & Proposal Writing

Prof: Jonathan Berkey

Weekend of Feb 19-21

Friday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Students will gain important skills needed to write and develop all aspects of successful proposals including: executive summaries, problem and need statements, goals and objectives, methods and milestones, activities and budgets. Proposal evaluation sections will also be developed. Students will be required to research and write a proposal during the weekend workshop. This will be one of the more difficult – and practical – courses you will ever take as well as a wonderful addition to your resume!

WKSH 8547 Leadership & Networking for Social Change

Prof: Michael J. Gibbons

Weekend of Feb 26-28

Friday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sunday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The complexity and global dynamics of development problems and processes have long transcended the limits of 20th century approaches to organization and leadership. New approaches and practices based on open and adaptive systems thinking are taking shape in the new century, such as network structures, dispersed leadership and inter-organiza-tional learning. This workshop is designed to introduce participants to these new ideas and approaches, and equip participants with tools for practicing these approaches in their own work.

WKSH 8576 Trafficking Nuclear & Radioactive Materials

Prof: Elena K. Sokova

Weekend of Feb 26-28

Friday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This workshop will address the risks and threats posed by illicit trafficking in nuclear and radioactive materials. The threat that a state or terrorist organization could construct a crude nuclear weapon from nuclear material acquired on the “nuclear black market” has haunted the international community for over two decades. The 9/11 events aggravated these concerns even further. Is there indeed a black market for nuclear and radiological materials? What are the implications and strategies to deal with theft, smuggling, and other unauthorized acts involving nuclear and radioactive materials? The workshop will consider historic and current trends and patterns in trafficking; supply and demand sides of the phenomenon; strategies for prevention, detection, interdiction, response and investigation; links to terrorism and organized crime; and legal and political arrangements and challenges to combat illicit trafficking. Participants will be asked to analyze some real-life cases and devise strategies for response to a hypothetical scenario.

IMGT 8657 Wks: Globalization/Localization Marketing

Prof: Vassilis Dalakas

Weekend of Feb 26-28

Friday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This workshop will outline localization practices as they relate to marketers faced with multiple global markets for their products or services. The elements of strategic and tactical adaptation, in particular product, branding, communication, pricing and distribution, as well as techniques to better determine the changes needed for adaptation to localized consumer response patterns, will be considered. To develop our understanding of the issues involved, we will discuss current business cases and readings from leading scholars and business leaders.

WKSH 8579 Preparing for a Senior Trade Career

Prof: Ambassador Alan Wolf

Saturday, February 27, 9 am – 1 pm

Friday April 23, 2 pm – 5:30 pm (please note the date change)

Saturday April 24, 9 am – 1 pm (please note the date change)

Friday April 30, 2 pm – 5:30 pm

This workshop places you into the role of being a senior civil servant for a government, responsible for trade policy formulation.  You will understand what your country’s economic strengths and weaknesses are; how your government is organized to deal with trade policy decision-making; how stakeholders influence policy; how different parts of a government interact and their relative responsibilities and powers; become familiar with the basic rules of the international trading system; get to know which international trade agreements your country is a party to; understand what the current trade priorities of your current government are; learn about the major trade disputes and differences your government has with the policies of others; and make trade policy recommendations to a new incoming recently elected government.

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