CIBER Faculty Development Programs
Africa: Understanding the Business Challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) - a May 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.
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. Co-sponsored by UC Denver CIBER, Brigham Young University, Duke University, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, University of Pittsburgh, University of South Carolina, and other CIBERs.
Eastern Europe: Economies in Transition (Croatia, Czech Republic and Turkey) - a May program for business faculty and faculty who teach foreign languages, international and non-business courses to enhance their knowledge in the political, economic and business developments in Poland, Bulgaria and Turkey, hosted by University of Pittsburgh and co-sponsored by other CIBERs. Cancelled for 2012.
India: Mumbai & Bangalore - a January 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 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.
Scandinavia on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
- a 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 2012.
Spain - a program in Spain for Spanish faculty to learn how to teach Spanish for Business, hosted by Florida International University.
Vietnam - a 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