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Professional Development Series

Professional Development Series

The Global Professional Development Series is part of the Center for International Studies’ response to the growing needs of students seeking to lead global careers.

The program, which is suited for students from all disciplines and backgrounds, offers professional development seminars, workshops and alumni forums that will offer timely and valuable tips and tools that will help them succeed in their careers.

Upcoming Events

Guest Lecture on March 21, 3 pm in R-Tech 314

March 30, 2018
Canvas - From Idea to Reality: Value Creation & Accessing the Global Ecosystem 
2:00-4:00 PM R-Tech 314

This session will expose students to tools for new value creation which can be applied to launching and managing global enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures. Students will learn how to use the venture model canvas and will gain hands on experience in developing this increasingly important tool. 

Additional information on these and other events being offered during the Spring 2018 semester can be found on this schedule page.

Previous events

Feb 23, 2018: Disruptive Development, featuring Mr. Halifa Sallah, a well-known and highly-respected political leader from The Gambia.

Feb 6, 2018: Cooperative Project Management which  explored the complexities of cooperation versus competition in leading global projects. 

Friday, Oct. 6 Keynote Address and Panel - Homecoming Week

On October 6, 2017, Ohio University welcomed alumnus David Crane back to campus to serve as the Keynote Speaker for a Global Professional Development Series Homecoming Week event. An alumni panel featuring Bethany George, Judi Crane and Omar Kurdi was also part of this special event. 

You can read more about the event here.

A video of the Global Professional Development Series Keynote and Alumni Panel is shown below.


Thursday, Nov. 17 Keynote Address and Panel - International Education Week

On Thursday, Nov. 17, the Global Professional Development Series welcomed Center for International Studies Alumni Patrick Murphy, Lance Healy, Maura Fulton and Anastasia Karpoukhina back to campus to take part in the "Getting A Job: The Global Professional in Today's World," special event. Murphy served as the Keynote Speaker for the afternoon.
You can watch a vide of the Keynote Address and Alumni Panel Discussion below.









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