Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
April 2007
Global Business Training

A national curriculum has been developed to prepare managers for certification as an international trade manager. The curriculum provides a thorough coverage of all aspects of global trade management. A four-day professional seminar developed around this curriculum will be presented in La Crosse on May 21-24, 2007.

Instructor Jim Foley manages a program of counseling and training in international business planning, marketing, logistics and export finance at Bradley University's International Trade Center and NAFTA Opportunity Center. He is also Director of International Programs for the Foster College of Business Administration.

The cost of the seminar is $995 with discounts available for group rates and early bird registrations by April 30, 2007. Pre-registration is required. Registration is available online or you may call the Small Business Development Center for more information (608) 785-8783.

This program is being presented by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse College of Business Administration, Small Business Development Center, Continuing Education and Extension, and the WCTC Center for Global Education and Trade. It is being funded in part by a grant from the US Dept. of Education Title VIB.

The National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) is responsible for the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) certification. The certification provides a benchmark for competency in global commerce.

The CGBP designation demonstrates an individual's ability to conduct global business including Global Business Management, Global Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Trade Finance. For candidates experienced in international trade, the certification confirms that knowledge. For candidates just beginning, it establishes a professional development goal to ensure a full understanding of the profession. For companies, it assures that employees are able to practice global business at the professional level required in today's competitive environment. For more information about the certification program, go to http://www.nasbitecgbp.org.

-- Susan Noble

The newsletter is issued electronically every other month.

Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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