Programs

2022-2023 EDGE Program Schedule

Jeffrey Novosel

September 29 - 30, 2022: Retreat 

On the first day of retreat, the new class of Bowe fellows will learn how to gain greater self-awareness while getting to know their cohort. After a day of self-assessments and team building, they will tour Winbak Farm and learn about its global business operations.  

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

October 13, 2022: Leadership & Communication

At this workshop, the cohort will expand their ability to think strategically, communicate persuasively and present confidently. 

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

November 16, 2022: Global Markets & Economy

Fellows will deepen their understanding of various key performance indicators and financial tools used today by senior management. 

Speakers: Anirban Basu, chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group; Roy Simrell, president and CEO of Prometric 

December 13, 2022: Global Negotiations

A training based on The Power of Nice, written by Shapiro Negotiations Institute founder Ron Shapiro, will centers around the three Ps of negotiation- prepare, probe, and propose. 

Speaker: Jeff Cochran, partner at Shapiro Negotiations Institute 

January 24, 2023: Think Like a Global CEO

Hear directly from leaders on their path to the C-suite, what it's like to think like a CEO, and how to  position yourself for a C-suite role. 

Speakers: Dave Hickey, executive vice president and president of the Life Sciences Segment at BD Diagnostics; Krish Vignarajah, president and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

February 21, 2023: Managing Change on a Global Stage

Speaker: Scot Johnson, chief human resource officer, Randa Apparel & Accessories

March TBD: Maryland Global Resources

During this immersive experience, fellows will tour BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport a for behind-the-scenes look at what makes Maryland a successful hub for businesses worldwide. 

Speakers: TBD 

April TBD: Global Supply Chain

The session will focus on how businesses respond to changes in the global environment, such as tariffs, diseases, natural disasters, and instability within countries. Participants also will hear how senior executives from multinational companies predict the potential strain on supply chains and  minimize budgetary impacts related to those strains.

Speakers: TBD 

May TBD: 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 

June TBD: 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: TBD