2023-2024 Bowe Fellowship Schedule

Jeffrey Novosel

September 21, 2023: Leadership & Communication 

Highly interactive, the session blends Fellow exercises, case discussions, and personal development to help attendees clarify their principles and goals and put them into practice. The session will expand fellows’ capacity to think strategically, communicate persuasively, and present confidently.

Speaker: Gerry Sandusky, President & Founder of the Sandusky Group 

Hosted by: Miles & Stockbridge

October 26-27, 2023: Retreat – Self-reflection and Team-Building

This two-day retreat will help fellows achieve greater self-awareness while bonding with their cohort. The session features an Emergenetics workshop that will help them better understand the ways that they prefer to learn and behave. The findings will help them identify their individual preferences and provide the necessary tools to effectively build higher-performing teams and workplaces.

The serene location of Winbak Farm is a perfect setting for both self-reflection and team-building. As a part of the experience, the group will tour the farm, meet its remarkable Claydsdales, and learn about the farm’s global business operations from its owner.


Speakers: Betsy Caine, President of Work in Progress LLCJoe Thomson, CEO of Winbak Farm

Hosted by: Winbak Farms


November 8, 2023: Global Markets & Economy 

Soft landing?  Something harder?  Whither inflation?  This presentation will supply an in-depth analysis of the major factors shaping economic outcomes, including central bank policymaking, worker attitudes, business confidence, and geopolitics.  It will then turn toward a forecast for the year to come, highlighting the major risks that economic stakeholders will likely encounter.

Speakers: Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group

Abhijeet Bhutra, Senior Institutional Investment Advisor, PNC Bank

Erin Steinberger, Vice President, Finance, North America, Pandora Jewelry

Hosted by: The World Trade Center Institute

December 13, 2023: The Art (and Science) of Negotiations and Persuasion

The session focuses on implementing 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 by Shapiro Negotiations Institute founder Ron Shapiro and Persuade: The 4-Step Process to Influence People and Decisions by Jeff Cochran. The workshop will be grounded in scientific research shedding light on the decision-making process, real-world examples, and practical exercises to illustrate the concepts that can be applied in virtually any situation.

Speaker: Jeff Cochran, Partner at Shapiro Negotiations Institute 

Hosted by: Whiteford, Taylor, Preston, LLP

January 31, 2024: Megatrends and Strategy – A view from the C-Suite 

This session will highlight global megatrends and will challenge the group to think through possible innovations/solutions that would equip companies to face these drivers and disruptors – (de)globalization/nationalism, demographics, climate, technology innovation, and resource scarcity.   

SpeakersBruce McIndoe, Founder, iJet/WorldAware and Risk Advisors, Others: TBA

February 28, 2024: Global Supply Chains and Sustainability


Details: TBA

March 19, 2024Managing Change and the Quest for Talent

Details: TBA

April 17, 2024: Global Marketing and Sales in the World of Generative AI

Details: TBA

May 8, 2024The Role of Maryland as a Catalyst of Global Trade and Commerce 


Details: TBA

June 5th, 2024:  Closing Ceremony and Fellowships Fundraiser/Friendraiser

Details: TBA

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