2021-2022 EDGE Program Schedule

Jeffrey Novosel

September 21, 2021: Leadership & Communication

Clarify your principles and goals and put them into practice. Also, expand your ability to think strategically, communicate persuasively and present confidently.

Speaker: Gerry Sandusky, president and founder of the Sandusky Group

October 14-15, 2021: Retreat

Achieve greater self-awareness while bonding with your cohort. The session features an Emergenetics workshop that will help you better understand the ways you prefer to learn and behave. The findings will help you better understand yourself and provide you with the necessary tools to effectively build higher-performing teams and workplaces. A cooking demonstration also is done at dinner time.

Speakers: Betsy Caine, president of Work in Progress LLC and Joe Thomson, CEO of Winbak Farm

November 2, 2021: Global Markets & Economy

Explore macroeconomic trends across the globe, in developed and emerging markets. Learn about key industry sectors in Maryland and economic factors that may impact them. Deepen your understanding of various key performance indicators and financial tools used today by senior management.

Speakers: Anirban Basu, chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group; Dr. John Burger, professor of economics at Loyola University of Maryland; Beth Dolce, vice president of finance & business operations at Ciena Corporation

January 11, 2022: Global Negotiations

 Learn how to implement a systematic process that maximizes internal and external deals and helps maintain an ongoing relationship long after the deal is done. The training is based on The Power of Nice, written by Shapiro Negotiations Institute founder Ron Shapiro, and centers around the three Ps of negotiation- prepare, probe, and propose.

Speaker: Jeff Cochran, partner at Shapiro Negotiations Institute

February 8, 2022: Managing a Global Workforce

Learn how companies work around physical distance and cultural differences to build and lead successful global teams. Discuss how leaders develop structures and processes that promote unity and understanding. Learn the framework and technologies that companies implement to overcome physical distance, language barriers and cultural misunderstanding.

Speakers: Erika Nolan, Member of The Agora Executive Commitee and Wendy Taylor, Vice President of Technical Leadership and Innovation at Jhpiego

March 8, 2022: Global Supply Chain

Hear how corporations respond to changes in the global environment, ranging from tariffs, diseases, natural disasters and instability within countries. Learn how senior executives from multinational companies predict the potential strain on supply chains for sourcing decisions to minimize budgetary impact.

Speaker: Nick DeSimone, chief supply chain officer of Outdoor Products Group at Stanley Black & Decker and Alexej Garcia Rodriguez, vice president of GTM/commercial optimization at Under Armour

April 5, 2022: Maryland Global Resources

 On this field trip, we will discuss why Maryland is a center for global business and learn about how companies have successfully leveraged the state’s local strengths on a global market scale. Gain a better understanding of how to capitalize on Maryland’s location, innovation and education.

Speakers: Brice Phillips, director of club store sales at Phillips Seafood Restaurants; Ricky Smith, executive director of BWI; Paul Shank, chief engineer at BWI; Jim Walsh, chief financial officer at BWI; and Jordan Kayloe, director of air service development at BWI

April 19, 2022: Global Forces and Innovative Strategies

Learn about the problems that global megatrends and geopolitical issues can pose for businesses, as well as potential solutions to the problems. 

Speakers: Bruce McIndoe, president of McIndoe Risk Advsiory LLC; Nancy Novak, chief innovation officer of Compass Data Centers; and Leslie Mancuso, president and CEO of Jhpiego

May 25, 2022: Global Marketing

Explore global marketing and branding strategies. Hear first-hand experiences from senior marketing executives in leading multinational corporations.

Speakers: Tabata Gomez, president of hand tools, accessories and storage at Stanley Black & Decker and Alia Kemet, senior vice president of global creative and digital transformation at McCormick & Company, Inc. 

June 7, 2022: Transformational Leadership & Closing Reception

Celebrate the completion of the program by reflecting on your growth and finalizing connections with your peers. Discuss how you can leverage your passions and experiences to make an impact on your workplace and community.

Speakers: Don Manekin, co-founder of Seawall Development and Thibault Manekin, partner of Seawall Development