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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 LLC, Joe 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
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.
Speakers: Bruce McIndoe, Founder, iJet/WorldAware and Risk Advisors, Others: TBA
February 28, 2024: Global Supply Chains and Sustainability
March 19, 2024: Managing Change and the Quest for Talent
April 17, 2024: Global Marketing and Sales in the World of Generative AI
May 8, 2024: The Role of Maryland as a Catalyst of Global Trade and Commerce
June 5th, 2024: Closing Ceremony and Fellowships Fundraiser/Friendraiser