CIBER Faculty Development Programs
Africa: Understanding the Business Challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa - (Kenya and Tanzania) - a May 12 - 24, 2014 program to develop faculty awareness and insights into the business, academic and cultural world of sub-Saharan Africa, hosted by the University of South Carolina CIBER and co-sponsored by several other CIBERs.
Australia: FDIB Green Business - a January 4-17, 2014 program designed for faculty from business, engineering, economics, and international studies to provide an in-depth understanding of how Australian universities, government, and businesses are flourishing and leading the way in innovation and technology relative to green business and sustainability, hosted by the University of Connecticut CIBER.
China Faculty Development in International Business Program
- CU Denver CIBER’s January 2014 China FDIB program will focus on new developments in China’s Five Year Plan, approved March 14, 2011 by the PRC National People’s Congress. The Plan depends on massive infrastructure projects and export driven growth as primary models and calls for GDP annual growth of 7%. But is also turns its attention to “quality growth” and a focus on the individual. Hosted by UC Denver CIBER, co-hosted by BYU CIBER, and co-sponsored by CIBERs at: Duke University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, San Diego State University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, University of Pittsburgh, University of South Carolina, University of Washington, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Haiti and Dominican Republic - a May 2014
program designed for faculty from business, engineering, economics, and
international studies to provide an in-depth understanding of these two countries, hosted by the University of Connecticut CIBER.
India: New Dehli, Agra, Mumbai & Bangalore - a January 4-11, 2014 program for faculty to pursue their interests in the Indian business environment and observe how multinationals and leading Indian companies are reshaping the business environment, hosted by Florida International University.
Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil and Chile) - a May 11-20, 2014 program to raise US business professional and faculty awareness of the social, political, economic and business environments that exist in South America, hosted by Florida International University CIBER.
Middle East North Africa - a January 2-14, 2014 program in Cairo, Egypt and Dubai
& Sharjah, UAE, with academic and business visits to the American
University in Cairo, the American University in Sharjah, Cairo's Smart
Village, Dubai's business centers, and opportunities to visit the
cultural and historical sites of the great pyramids, Islamic and Coptic
business and cultural centers, and other aspects of the MENA region.
Scandinavia on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
- a June 2014 Professional Development in International Business (PDIB) program designed to showcase sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices in Denmark and Sweden. Tentative travel destinations include Copenhagen, Denmark and Goteborg, Sweden. Hosted by the University of Minnesota CIBER.
Southeast Asia (Singapore and Malaysia) - a program to understand the diverse environments of Southeast Asian nations, among the US fastest growing trading partners, co-hosted by CIBERs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Not scheduled for 2014.
Spain - a program in Spain for Spanish faculty to learn how to teach Spanish for Business, hosted by Florida International University.
Vietnam - a January 4-16, 2014 program for faculty to study the unique aspects of doing business in Vietnam, comparing and contrasting the business environments of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, co-hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Hawaii at Manoa CIBERs and co-sponsored by several other CIBERs.
Other Faculty Development Programs
European Union Visitors Program - 5 to 8 days of meetings with EU officials at EU institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg and/or Luxembourg, to provide information about conducting business in the European Union, for US participants including educators in their mid-20s to mid-40s, co-sponsored by the European Parliament and the European Commission