UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Events

JUNE 2011

Working Spanish for Educators - Summer 2011

June 4-July 30, 2011

Are you a Teacher, Faculty Member or Administrator struggling to communicate with Spanish speakers in your school or place of work? Don’t struggle any more, ENROLL NOW!

Working Languages for Educators is designed to enable teachers, administrators, and other school personnel to learn through Spanish to communicate with Hispanic students and their families.

The Working Spanish for Educators is a 9-week course delivered through a weekly one hour and 15 minute ONLINE workshop. Participants in the course are also required to attend an online conversation hour each week. This course is offered as a non-credit course through the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill. The cost of each 9-week course level is $350 including materials.

Beginner Level 1 (June 4 – July 30, 2011) Unit One - “Building Relationships” teaches greetings, introductions, engaging in small talk by forming questions, ask and give information on simple topics, and recognize and use numbers 0-1,000. Unit Two – “At School” teaches how to describe their school organization, job functions and responsibilities. Level 1 introduces regular verb conjugations in the present tense, some irregular verbs, cognates related to the educational field, and the prepositions of space, permanent and moving.

Beginner Level 2 (June 4 – July 30, 2011) Unit Three – “Social Engagements” teaches how to describe a setting or activities, the weather and seasons, travel plans and how to use the present progressive tense. Unit Four – “Meetings” teaches setting up meetings, accepting meeting requests and excusing oneself from a meeting, all in a culturally sensitive manner. Participants will become more familiar with formal and informal command structure and how to use time structures.

Click here to register today - Space is limited!

Registration Deadline is May 23, 2011

For more information, please contact: Debbie Williams, Program Manager for Working Languages at or by phone 919-962-8840.
Note: a minimum of 6 enrolled participants are required to run each class!


Succeeding in Emerging and Developing Markets: Understanding How Institutions Impact Firm and Managers June 7-11, 2011 The George Washington University, Washington D.C.

UNC's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) is pleased to invite full-time faculty in the UNC system to submit an application for sponsorship to participate in the a workshop on Succeeding in Emerging and Developing Markets: Understanding How Institutions Impact Firms and Managers. Sponsorship covers the registration fee, accommodation, and roundtrip travel to Washington D.C. To apply, please send your cv and a completed application form to by May 4, 2011, at noon.

Intended Audience

  • Faculty and doctoral students who anticipate or are offering a course related to emerging and developing markets
  • Scholars with backgrounds in business, political science, international relations/affairs, and sociology
  • Academics interested in learning about the latest materials on emerging and developing markets

The majority of traditional Western business curriculum is founded on theory and research generated in developed countries, where institutions generally are well-developed and stable. But MNCs increasingly are setting their sights on developing and emerging countries for future growth potential, where the institutional context is quite different. This workshop is designed to equip international business educators with an in-depth understanding of how institutions shape the strategies that firms employ and the actions that managers take in developing and emerging countries. We will explore how weak institutions create particular challenges, such as corruption, political risk, regulatory obstacles, social divisions, and civil strife—and the ways firms and managers can cope with these issues.


Previous Events

APRIL 2011

Innovating the Global Supply Chain April 7-8, 2011 Chapel Hill, NC

Register today to join a rare gathering of prominent thought leaders from the private sector and academia to discuss critical global supply chain issues and how they will impact the way we do business now.

Conference web site: www.kenaninstitute.unc.edu/nextGen/


Best Practices in Global Business Education: UNC CIBER Webinar Series Country Briefing: Brazil April 20, 2011 4:30-5:45 pm EDT

A Country Overview and Introduction to Marketing Management Practices with Dr. Nick Didow, Associate Professor of Marketing and Kenan Institute Faculty Fellow

Learn more...


Global Business Speaker Series: International Innovation with Joe Davy April 13, 2011, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. FedEx Global Education Center Room 4003 UNC Chapel Hill, NC

Joe Davy is a co-founder and CEO of EvoApp which designs intelligent software for analyzing business relationships and communication. Companies use EvoApp products to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction, to track marketing and ad campaign effectiveness, and to improve sales effectiveness. Joe, who is 21, graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in 2007, and co-founded EvoApp in 2009. Since then he has hired a world-class team of successful entrepreneurs. EvoApp has been featured in INC Magzine, NPR, and The News and Observer, TechJournal South and more.

EvoApp supports the Ronald McDonald house and Nourish International charities (as a few examples) and employees are encouraged to donate time whenever possible.

EvoApp wants to increase business efficiency by fostering better communications and also continues to support the community volunteering time and publicity for non-profit organizations

Part of the Global Business Speaker Series. Sponsored by: Center for European Studies , UNC Center for International Business Education & Research , Department. of Germanic Languages and Literature .

Please RSVP via email to


MARCH 2011

Communicating Across Business Cultures: China and Brazil March 18, 2011 Chapel Hill, NC

Business is business, and if everyone speaks English proficiently, cultural differences won't matter very much. Right? Wrong! If your business activities take you across cultures, you need to develop cross-cultural skills in order to ensure success.

Attend this half-day workshop and you will leave with practical strategies to use in cross-cultural business situations, especially those relating to China and Brazil. This workshop is geared towards local and regional business people who want to work more successfully across cultures, with a specific focus on China and Brazil.

Conference web site: www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/KI/ciber/chinaAndBrazil/


CIBER Business Languages Conference March 23-26, 2011 Charleston, SC Intended Audience: Foreign Language educators

Annual conference, this year hosted by the University of South Carolina CIBER. This year's theme seeks to link the needs of US business and the professions with the skills of language administrators, instructors and researchers at all levels.

Conference web site: www.moore.sc.edu/cblc


FEBRUARY 2011

Public Lecture: Entrepreneurship Across Borders: Germany and Beyond Feb. 23, 2011, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm FedEx Global Education Center Room 2008/2010, Nelson Mandela Auditorium Part of the Global Business Speaker Series

As part of the Global Business Speaker Series, Martin Schneider, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for VF Corporation, will present a talk entitled "Entrepreneurship Across Borders: Germany and Beyond". At VF, Mr. Schneider is responsible for developing and executing strategies to integrate and align technology with VF's business plan objectives.

Prior to joining VF in 2006, Schneider served as Vice President of Global Technical & Manufacturing Systems for The Gillette Company in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was responsible for all order-to-cash manufacturing, supply chain and procurement systems on a global basis. During his tenure with Gillette, Schneider also served as the Director of Eastern Hemisphere Shared Service Center in Germany and as Chief Information Officer for Duracell.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Sponsored by: CES , CIBER, Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literature

Please RSVP via email to europe@unc.edu


Master Class on Entrepreneurship & Microfranchising led by David Lehr & Jason Fairbourne Feb. 2, 2011 Intended Audience: Graduate students, by invitation only


Public Lecture on Microfranchising Feb. 2, 2011, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium Intended Audience: Open to the public


Microfranchising Practitioner & Researcher Roundtable Feb. 3, 2011 By invitation only

Roundtable will be led by David Lehr, Jason Fairbourne (BYU) and Malini Tolat (Grameen Foundation). Learn more...


JANUARY 2011

K-12 Language for Business Conference January 15, 2011, Miami, FL Intended Audience: K-12, Community College and University instructors of Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic and Japanese

FIU CIBER is thrilled to announce our 3rd Annual K-12 Language for Business Conference that will be held on January 15, 2011 at the Sofitel Hotel in Miami, Florida. Our 3rd Annual Conference will support five track languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic. This one day conference is free to all K-12 Foreign Language Teachers, as well as professors from Community Colleges and Universities across the nation. Learn more or register for this conference.

UNC CIBER is providing one sponsorship for a NC teacher to attend the conference. Applications were due in October.


Refining Your Toolbox for Teaching Cross-Cultural Communication January 25, 2011, 4:30-5:45 EST, ONLINE

This session of the webinar series Best Practices & Lessons Learned will provide strategies and specific examples of a variety of print, situational, and online resources that enhance instructors' abilities to demonstrate and amplify key concepts in cross-cultural communication.

Communications Professor Tim Flood will share strategies and tools he has used in a variety of cross-cultural communication sessions and courses. Participants are encouraged to share resources and ideas. This will be an interactive session, and questions and contributions are welcome.

We will use Adobe Connect (free access to participants). Participants will need Internet access, headphones and a microphone to speak Registration is free, but there is a limited number of spots on the webinar.

Register online by Friday, January 14th, 2011 in order to receive instructions and session access.


NOVEMBER 2010

CSE Leaders in Sustainability: Unmesh Brahme & Jay Swaminathan November 11, 2010 5:30-6:30 p.m. Koury Auditorium UNC's Kenan Flagler Business School Reception to follow

A conversation between Unmesh Brahme, Yale University World Fellow, Former Senior Vice President of Sustainability at HSBC India & Jayashankar M. Swaminathan, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Glaxo Distinguished Professor of Operations, Technology and Innovation Management (OTIM), UNC Kenan-Flagler. Co-sponsored by UNC CIBER

Please RSVP to . Free and open to the public. Free parking available in the Business Deck


OCTOBER 2010

How Your Company Can Benefit From China's Sustained Thirst for New Technology October 21, 2010 8:30 am - 12:15 pm Greenberg Traurig, LLP Silicon Valley Office 1900 University Avenue, 5th Floor East Palo Alto, CA 94303

China is rapidly moving beyond being the low cost "workshop to the world". With rising exchange rates and labor costs, an increasingly connected and tech-savvy consumer market, aggressive energy efficiency goals and cash-rich companies, China has an insatiable thirst for the technology necessary to ensure its sustained economic development.

In this interactive half day seminar, experts from Greenberg Traurig and Burr Pilger Mayer based in the US and China will explain opportunities, incentives, keys to successful execution and risk management for US technology companies seeking to sell or license their technology into China or make investments in China's booming tech sector. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/158101170


The Rising Power of China October 1, 2010 12:30 pm, McColl 2575 Intended Audience: Kenan-Flagler Business School staff & faculty

Joy Huang, MBA '99 and President of ConnectEast, will facilitate the session. Please bring your lunch — drinks and cookies will be provided. Presented in conjunction with the KFBS Enrichment & Diversity Committee.


SEPTEMBER 2010

China Road: A journey into the future of a rising power Rob Gifford, NPR Shanghai Correspondent September 20, 2010 Chapel Hill, NC

NPR Shanghai correspondent Rob Gifford shares insights from his extensive travels covering China for NPR and a 3,000-mile journey across China's Route 312 from Shanghai to Kazakhstan.

Full details are available at www.kenaninstitute.unc.edu/chinaroad


Winning in Africa: A Strategy for Success Tom Woods Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Africa President, Woods International LLC September 27, 2010 Chapel Hill, NC

Endless portrayals of a region in crisis betray reality, says Africa expert Tom Woods. He visits UNC to share insights into opportunities emerging in one of the world's most vibrant commercial and cultural frontiers.

Full details are available at www.kenaninstitute.unc.edu/winningInAfrica


Teaching Business German: A Toolbox September 18, 2010, Chapel Hill, NC Intended Audience: NC graduate students and instructors of German

This conference will introduce the skills necessary for teaching a business language class. Participants will receive a certificate at the end of the workshop. Early bird registration ends June 15.

Full details are available at www.unc.edu/depts/europe/conferences/bg2010/

Workshop instructors are Drs. Bettina Cothran from Georgia Tech and Sandra Summers of UNC Chapel Hill. Workshop jointly organized with the UNC Center for International Business Education and Research, the UNC Center for European Studies , and the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies


JUNE 2010

2010 Global Education Leader's Program June 13-18, 2010, Chapel Hill, NC

World View's annual residential education program for education leaders. Forty-five educational leaders spend a week each June on the Chapel Hill campus in an intensive exploration of the global issues that impact their schools and communities, our country, and the planet. The program's objective is to help key educators plan and implement programs that will increase global awareness of their faculties and students and how all of us can respond to global challenges and opportunities.

Full details are available at www.unc.edu/world/residential.shtml


8th Annual Summer Institute for Teaching a Second Language for Business Communications June 21-25, 2010, University of Pennsylvania Intended Audience: Faculty Secondary and post-secondary language instructors

The Summer Institute for Teaching a Second Language for Business Communication is designed primarily for secondary and post-secondary language educators. This program includes an overview of basic business fundamentals, combined with discussion of current issues in language-teaching methodology and curriculum design. Participants work on group projects in which they design curriculum modules that apply the concepts addressed during the program. After the institute, participants receive a compilation of all the projects to enable them to adapt and use the modules in their own classroom situations. Participants who are Pennsylvania or New Jersey public school teachers are eligible to receive continuing-education credit. Organized by the Penn-Lauder CIBER.

http://lauder.wharton.upenn.edu/ciber/summer_institute.asp


Short Term Study Abroad June 4-5, 2010, Kansas City, MO Intended Audience: University faculty and staff


This conference brings together faculty and staff to share experiences and disseminate best practices in offering short term study abroad programs. Full program details are at http://stsa.broad.msu.edu/schedule


Africa - Faculty Development in International Business May 10-26, 2010 Intended Audience: Faculty from business and international studies

The 4rd annual FDIB-Africa program, to be conducted in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania, will once again combine over two dozen business visits, cultural experiences and academic visits and lectures over 17 days, to initiate and/or enhance faculty awareness and insight in the business, academic and cultural world of sub-Saharan Africa. Organized by the University of South Carolina CIBER.


Global Innovations in Energy: How Business is Addressing Climate Change April 20-21, 2010, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC Chapel Hill

On-site attendance is by invitation only; details on the interactive webcast will be forthcoming.


Public Lecture: German Businesses and Germans Doing Business in a Global Economy Monday, March 29, 5:30 - 6:30 pm UNC FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003

A native German, Klaus Becker holds a MBA degree and a Masters of National Economics from the Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany. He is the founder, owner, and CEO of Nirosteel, LLC and is the co-founder of several companies, among them Estrela Specialty Steel, AMS Specialty Steel, and South Star Steel, the largest importer of stainless steel bars in the US. Mr. Becker is fluent in German, English, French, Italian, and Spanish and acquired global business experience by working in a number of different countries — Germany, Italy, Brazil, and the United States.

Mr. Becker is currently the President of the NC Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States. He is also on the Board of the World Affairs Council in Charlotte and previously served as the Vice President of the NC World Trade Organization. Mr. Becker has won numerous awards, among them the North Carolina 'Entrepreneur of the Year.'

A networking reception will follow the lecture.

This event is free and open to the public.

RSVP to .


Business across Borders: Brazil A Public lecture by Ambassador Tony Harrington, former US Ambassador to Brazil and current CEO, Albright Stonebridge International March 24, 2010, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC Chapel Hill

A round table luncheon will be held with Ambassador Harrington on March 25, Kenan Center, UNC Chapel Hill

For full details on both events, visit www.kenaninstitute.unc.edu/Harrington/


CIBER Business Languages Conference: Global Literacies March 24-25, 2010, University of Pennsylvania Intended Audience: Faculty and PhD students from business, foreign languages, and international studies.

The CIBER Business Language Conference provides the opportunity for teachers, scholars, policy makers and business leaders to discuss business language education. The conference responds to the overarching mission of the U.S. Department of Education's CIBER grant program to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. business globally by linking the human capital and information needs of the U.S. business community with the international education, language training, and research capacity of universities across the United States. The conference ties into the larger national discourse about the ways that language education must keep pace and meet future challenges for applied language programs in light of research, trends, and needs of the changing economic environment. Through the lens of literacy as a critical construct in the fields of second language acquisition and education, participants will be invited to share ideas and charter new directions for language and cross-cultural training. The notion of literacy frames the discussion of cross-cultural training as situating appropriate understandings and meanings in proper contexts.

www.lauder.wharton.upenn.edu/2010ciberblc/


Business Moving at the Speed of China: Insights from Lulu's Michael Chen Thursday, March 18th, McColl 4731, 5.30 - 7.30 pm, talk followed by a networking reception Intended Audience: Kenan-Flagler students & NCCBA members

Michael Chen is the Chief Operating Officer at Lulu.com, the publishing platform of tomorrow. Chen leads Lulu's Marketing, Vendor Management, and Customer Support and Services teams. He is also responsible for Lulu's international operations and future expansion strategies. Prior to joining Lulu, Chen was Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Red Hat, where he led the corporate brand, global communications, customer experience management, online strategy and community affairs. Additionally, he was previously the General Manager of Red Hat China. In this role he carried P&L responsibility and led overall operations including strategic planning, sales, marketing and government relations in the China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong markets. He was also a key member of Red Hat's Asia-Pacific management team where he contributed significantly to Red Hat's global channel, marketing, and sales strategy.

Previously, Chen held several senior sales and marketing management positions in companies in China and Hong Kong, facilitating multi-million dollar sales and winning significant projects. Chen holds an MBA from The University at North Carolina, a Masters degree in Computer Networking Engineering from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelors degree from Nanjing University. In the community, Chen serves as a Strategic Advisory Board Member for the Computer Science Department at NC State University, and is a member of the Advisory Board for both the North Carolina China Center and the North Carolina Chinese Business Association.

Hosted by UNC's Center for International Business Administration & Research (CIBER), UNC's Center for Logistics and Digital Strategy, and the North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA)

RSVP to . This is a small event, and seating is limited.


Global Economic Crisis March 2, 2010, UNC Chapel Hill


Vietnam - Faculty Development in International Business January 2-14, 2010 Intended Audience: Business faculty from two- and four-year colleges and universities interested in incorporating Asian content into their curriculum.

This program will focus on the unique aspects of doing business in Vietnam, comparing and contrasting the business environments of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Hanoi. This program is organized by the CIBERs at the University of Wisconsin and University of Hawaii. For more details, visit www.bus.wisc.edu/ciber/vietnamfdib/


India - Faculty Development in International Business January 4-15, 2010 Intended Audience: Faculty from business, foreign languages, and international studies.

This program is an eye-opening experience illustrating India's rise to a major player in today's world market. Participants will gain better understanding of this emerging country's business culture and fast growing economy — the fourth largest in the world. This program is organized by the CIBER at the University of Connecticut.


6th Annual Academy of International Business/Journal of International Business Studies Conference on Emerging Research Frontiers in International Business Dec. 3-5, 2009, Charleston, SC. Organized by the CIBER at the University of South Carolina

Theme: International Business Research and the Transformation of the Public-Private Boundary


2009 National Forum on Trade Policy November 4-6, 2009, Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, Kansas City, Missouri

The North American Works + National Forum on Trade Policy 2009 Conference in Kansas City brings together experts on trade and transportation from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to explore this and other pressing issues facing North America. www.marc2.org/NAW/index.html

Interactive video conference from the NFTP: "Greening Trade Corridors," with local moderator Prof. Carol Seagle (for Research, Center for Sustainable Enterprise) Thursday, Nov. 5, 5.30-7.00 pm in McColl 2050.

The panel in Kansas City is comprised of Barry Prentice, Transport Institute, University of Manitoba Juan Carlos Villa, program manager, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University System Roberto Aguerrebere Salido, director, General Mexican Transport Institute

Panel Moderator Benjamin Teitlebaum, Commission for Environmental


The Asian Leadership Chasm - Professional Development Seminar Date: Fri., Nov. 6, 2009 Time: 6 PM to 9 PM Location: Koury Auditorium Cost: The event is free for UNC students. Please mention UNC-CIBER in your rsvp.

Being Asian-American or Asian can prevent you from ascending the corporate ladder. You've done all the right things, top marks from perhaps a top school and top job performance. Why haven't you reached the top as an executive? Learn from renowned Asian executive, David Lum, Director of Asia/Pacific Product & Support Operations for the Networks & Enterprise business in Motorola. Mr. Lum will explore the fundamental reasons for why Asians/Asian-Americans have such difficulty in reaching those coveted positions. In addition to exploring the root causes, this seminar will also give clear and practical guidance on what you can do to prepare your career now for the long-term.


Business Across Borders Africa: Public Lecture by Dambisa Moyo Nov. 11, 2009, 5:30 pm in the Koury Auditorium, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Dambisa Moyo, economist, NY Times bestselling author, and one of TIME magazine's 100 list of the world's most influential people, will give a talk titled "Dead Aid: Why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa." Reception to follow.


Business Across Borders Africa: Luncheon panel discussion "The Role of Foreign Investment" Nov. 12, 2009, 12:30 pm in the Koury Auditorium, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Panelists Conal Duffy (Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.), Paul Mortimer (Hardy Oil and Gas PLC and Rift Valley Holdings), and Kadita Tshibaka (Opportunity International) will share their experiences working and investing in Africa.


"HUNGRY? Frontline on the Threats to the Global Food Supply" Oct. 15, 5:30 pm at the Fedex Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Three award-winning journalists will discuss mounting threats to the global food supply and the challenges of reporting them. For more information visit www.kenaninstitute.unc.edu/hungry


"Global Education Symposium 2009, Twenty-First Century Skills for the Global Economy'" October 14-15, Friday Center.

Symposium for k-12 and Community College educators, organized by World View. www.unc.edu/world/2009Symposium.htm


SIETAR NC: CultureActive Workshop Oct. 20, 6-8 pm at the Kenan Center.

Prof. Tim Flood will take paticipants through CultureActive and its potential as a teaching tool, business resource, and series of thought and assessment exercises. More information and registration link at http://sietarnc.org/