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April 2015

Leading Across Cultures for Business Interactions and Teams

April 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SCST Room 261
$395

In the current global business environment, leaders at all levels of the organization interact with peers, clients, subordinates and suppliers from a wide variety of countries. Some of these interactions take place domestically while others are clearly cross-border. In either case, understanding the cultural values that underlie behavior is critical to leadership success. This seminar is designed to develop a level of cross-cultural awareness that will enhance global leadership skills.

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How Making a Positive Difference in Society Can Grow a Business and a Big Brand Like McDonald’s

April 9, 2015 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Manchester Conference Center, Room 206, USD Campus
Free

Bob Langert, former Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, McDonald's, will discuss the journey of McDonald’s and how a sustainable Big Mac can connect with consumers.  Mr. Langert will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and risks inherent in corporate social responsibility and sustainability, as well as offer insight into navigating the waters of non-governmental organization (NGO) activists to make progress with one of the most visible brands in the world. RSVP required. Mr. Langert has led McDonald’s global sustainability…

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Leading Across Cultures for Business Interactions and Teams #2

April 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SCST Room 261
$395

This seminar is designed to develop a level of cross-cultural awareness that will enhance global leadership skills. This applies to not only leading multicultural teams (virtual and face-to-face) but also dealing with clients and suppliers from all over the world. Additionally, the seminar will be invaluable to those who will be in leadership positions as expatriates. The sessions will be primarily interactive utilizing small groups discussions, experiential exercises, cases and self-assessments.

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Leading Across Cultures for Business Interactions and Teams #3

April 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SCST Room 261
$395

In the current global business environment, leaders at all levels of the organization interact with peers, clients, subordinates and suppliers from a wide variety of countries. Some of these interactions take place domestically while others are clearly cross-border. In either case, understanding the cultural values that underlie behavior is critical to leadership success. This seminar is designed to develop a level of cross-cultural awareness that will enhance global leadership skills.

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Developing a Focused Global Sales Strategy

April 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$395

In today's global marketplace, individuals and companies are increasingly looking to sell to foreign customers, which often requires that they expand their sales and business operations to international locations. International selling often starts with the basic demands of the current customer who is expanding outside of the U.S. and asking its suppliers to follow. In other instances, companies are looking to sell internationally in order to compensate for slumping domestic sales or otherwise to grow revenues.

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Developing a Focused Global Sales Strategy #2

April 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$395

In today's global marketplace, companies are looking to sell internationally in order to compensate for slumping domestic sales or otherwise to grow revenues. In all cases, a focused strategy must be developed and implemented in order for individuals and companies to realize a sufficient payoff from such a large investment of time and resources by the company and its sales force.

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May 2015

Developing a Focused Global Sales Strategy #3

May 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$395

In today's global marketplace, individuals and companies are increasingly looking to sell to foreign customers, which often requires that they expand their sales and business operations to international locations. International selling often starts with the basic demands of the current customer who is expanding outside of the U.S. and asking its suppliers to follow. In other instances, companies are looking to sell internationally in order to compensate for slumping domestic sales or otherwise to grow revenues.

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Optimizing your Global Supply Chain

May 13, 2015 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
$395

In our hyper-competitive world of international business, building, managing and sustaining a global supply chain is critical. Regular supply chain issues must be addressed in innovative ways. There are a number activities companies should focus on in order to optimize their supply chains. These include properly controlling costs, mitigating supply chain risk and complexity, pursuing cross-functional alignment, implementing green practices and attracting and retaining appropriate talent.

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Optimizing your Global Supply Chain #2

May 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$395

Although sound supply chain management practices are not always followed, crafting and executing a thoughtful supply chain strategy is critical--and the benefits are huge. A well-oiled supply chain can go a long way in enhancing global competitiveness and achieving higher profits. It could also be the difference between success and failure.

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Optimizing your Global Supply Chain #3

May 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$395

Through these seminars, students will be able to design and execute a sourcing strategy aligned with a firm's needs, be able to identify the best practices and key performance metrics in managing your supply chain and develop a "green" supply chain strategy that makes financial sense for the firm.

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