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Imports, Exports and Global Trade: NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional

Posted by Swain Center on Jan 9, 2019 1:10:00 PM

By Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant

Considering that most of the United States’ business is conducted outside of the country, it makes sense that there are professionals in the world dedicated to effectively conducting international business to keep our economy running smoothly.  

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Topics: global, international business, Swain Center, exports

Project Management: The Next Step in Your Career

Posted by Swain Center on Dec 26, 2018 1:08:00 PM

By Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant

We all know projects are usually temporary; they have set beginnings and ends. Many company projects are unique from each other and team members from different departments or organizations come together to complete the project. It takes a special sort of leader to head up company special projects because she has to lead a team of people who have never worked together before. Project managers have to be planners, initiators and excellent communicators.  

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Topics: professional development, project management, Swain Center

Taking the Next Step in Nursing: Management

Posted by Swain Center on Dec 18, 2018 12:04:00 PM

by Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant

Are you currently in the nursing program or working as a nurse, but are thinking of ways to move to the next level of your career down the road? There’s a growing need in nursing management positions, and the promotion would likely bump up your nursing salary to anywhere from $83,000 to over $100,000. If you are a natural leader looking to advance your career in the nursing field, we highly recommend this position. 

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Topics: professional development, Swain Center, nursing

Six Things Wilmington Professionals Should Know

Posted by Swain Center on Aug 3, 2018 8:56:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Swain Center for Executive Education (This post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on August 1, 2018).

The Swain Center for Executive Education shares their top six trending themes to help you and your organizations grow.

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Topics: management, professional development, Swain Center, customer delight, intercultural conflict, nursing, custom programs

The Ultimate Professional Development Cheat Sheet for Organizations

Posted by Swain Center on Jun 22, 2018 8:01:00 AM

Blogger: Laura Gail Lunsford, PhD, Director of the UNCW Swain Center (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on June 15, 2018)

Investing in professional development can yield big dividends for the individual and the organization.
 
Skip to the front of the line on developing and investing in high-quality professional development by checking off the items on this cheat sheet to make sure you will have an engaged and talented workforce.

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Topics: professional development, Swain Center

All Good Things Must Come to an End

Posted by Swain Center on Jan 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Laura Lunsford, Ph.D., Director, Swain Center for Executive & Professional Development

We tend to spend a lot of time at the start of relationships but neglect paying attention to how we might end them well.

For example, would-be lovers woo us with promises of dinners, chocolates, flowers. Yet breakups are usually seen as unpleasant. We spend time orienting new employees to organizations and hopefully to their new colleagues.

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Topics: Swain Center, mentoring

Time for an Organizational Check-Up?

Posted by Swain Center on Nov 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

This Insights article was contributed by Laura Gail Lunsford, PhD, Director of the UNCW Swain Center.

Flu season started early this year and looks to be a bad one[1]. My drug store is even paying me to get a flu shot!

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Topics: business development, professional development

Innovation and Economic Outlook

Posted by Swain Center on Sep 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Adam Jones, Associate Professor of Economics, Cameron School of Business and Regional Economist for the Swain Center.

Let’s face it, forecasting long into the future with and degree of certainty is difficult to do. The Jetsons originally aired in the 60s and envisioned personal air travel and all kinds of other automated conveniences that are yet to appear.  We have certainly moved in the direction of more automation, and while we don’t have affordable robot housekeepers (yet), Rumba vacuum cleaners are beginning to clean our living rooms, and cars are driving themselves. This dramatic advance in technology raises questions about the future of employment and creates angst in labor markets.

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Topics: Outlook Conference, Swain Center, finance, economy

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

Posted by Swain Center on Aug 18, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Laura Gail Lunsford, Ph.D., Director of the UNCW Swain Center

According to the US Census by 2060 almost 1 in 5 people in the US will be foreign born and 56 of every 100 people will be from what we now consider a minority race or ethnic group. The coming wave of ethnic diversification in the U.S. workforce makes it even more important that companies promote inclusive mentoring.

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Topics: Swain Center, mentoring

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Cameron School of Business at UNCW

UNCW was established as Wilmington College in 1947. The Department of Business and Economics became the Cameron School of Business in 1979. Focused on the transformation of today’s business world from the industrial age into the information age, business education at the Cameron School of Business is focused on the technical, analytical and interpersonal skills students will need to lead this fundamental change in the business world through the 21st century.

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