CGBP Exam Prep Boot Camp

March 23-24, 2020

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This two day CGBP Exam Prep Boot Camp provides an introduction or a refresher to the content tested by the CGBP Exam. Find out what you know and what you don’t know, so you can prepare to successfully pass the CGBP Exam.

A team of NASBITE Certified Trainers, experienced in all four domains of the CGBP practice delineation, will provide an overview of global business management, global marketing, supply chain management, and trade finance. The CGBP Trainers will discuss topics including global culture, Incoterms(R) rules, international documentation, trade compliance, payment methods, credit management, financing exports, foreign exchange, export readiness, mitigating risk, foreign market identification, entry mode, partner selection, and the marketing mix.

If you are preparing to sit for the CGBP Exam, or are exploring the opportunities and requirements of global trade, this Exam Prep Boot Camp will help you understand the realm of knowledge required to be successful.

Attendees in the program will also receive:

  • A complimentary CGBP Certification Practice Exam ($50 value)

  • A complimentary CGBP Exam Prep Study Pack ($179 value)

Presented by:

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Gabriel Shweiri, BA, MIM, CGBP Certified Trainer
Chair, Global Business & Entrepreneurship, Santa Ana College
President, BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc.

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Madeline Grant, BA, MBA, CGBP Certified Trainer
Dean of Business Division, Santa Ana College

Gabriel Shweiri is President and CEO of BGI Worldwide Logistics, a global logistics and transportation provider that he established in 1999. His professional career began directly out of graduate school working for one of the largest US based freight forwarding companies. After taking positions with several companies during a volatile M&A period in the industry, Gabriel gained extensive experience in global management as well as startup operations. His experience took him through sales, operations, technology, accounting, management and marketing as well as the functional areas of import, export, surface, air and ocean logistics. Gabriel has extensive travel experience in North America, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific, traveling to coordinate global operations and negotiate contracts. Gabriel has been teaching International Business, Marketing and Management at Santa Ana College for more than 18 years in the Global Business and Entrepreneurship department. He was part of the advisory board for the SAC International Business degree and certificate programs. He is a certified CGBP and a certified CGBP trainer at Santa Ana College’s training program.  Gabriel earned his MIM from Thunderbird and his Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Madeline Grant is the Dean of Business at Santa Ana College where she oversees six academic departments, the Academic computing Center, and Educational  Media Services. Before entering administration Madeline Grant  Before entering administration she taught  international business and marketing at Santa Ana College and was the department chair of global business and entrepreneurship department.  In 2014 Madeline was selected as the distinguished faculty award winner and delivered her faculty lecture entitled, “the world is my classroom”.  While a faculty member Madeline served on the executive committee of the academic Senate as a secretary treasurer and was a member of the faculty awards committee, Distance Education  Workgroup,  SLO/PR workgroup, co-chair of the Accreditation Standards IIIA, and was the State Senate Representative to CAPP, the California Academic Partnerships Program until 2014. She is a CGBP, and accredited CGBP trainer; Evaluator of the V1-B, BIE grants from 2009 to 2012, winner of the Occupational Educational Excellence Award, SAC 2005 and 2014 services on academic advisory committees for San Diego State University Center for international business education and research  2005 to 2008, California State University Fullerton International Business Program, 2014 to present,  and the OC Global Trade and Logistics Committee 2012 – present.  Member of the NASBITE international item review committee that created the certified global business professional credential exam and chair of the Accreditation Committee and member of IATTO accreditation committee 2005 to 2009. She is a regular presenter of the international business practice and procedures as well as international business education opportunities at conference around the world. Madeline spent approximately 20 years working for small and medium size manufacturing companies that produced scuba gear home fragrance products, women’s fashion, and cosmetics. She spent her career and industry working as an export coordinator, import manager and director of international markets. Her hands-on experience in exporting and importing, sales, and marketing, provided the opportunity for her to travel throughout Europe Asia Africa India Canada Mexico Latin America Australia and New Zealand.

CGBP Train-the-Trainer Boot Camp

March 23-24, 2020

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Are you considering developing a credit or non-credit CGBP course at your institution? This two-day intensive CGBP training will focus on providing the training and tools to help faculty and program staff develop a CGBP training program: ways to integrate CGBP training into the classroom or executive training programs, identify and train faculty and presenters, and discuss specific tools and resources to support CGBP classes or programs. We will also work through CGBP exam topics (tasks and knowledge statements) to help train participants on key topics. The training will use CGBP cases and team exercises you can implement in the classroom. Plan to join this fun, interactive workshop and help launch the CGBP at your school or trade center! Topics include:

  • NASBITE CGBP certification overview
  • Implementing a CGBP training program: best practices for credit, and non-credit programs
  • Faculty Issues: how to select and train faculty and instructors for CGBP courses
  • Accreditation and Certification: discussion of the NASBITE CGBP program accreditation, trainer certification, and learning resource certification.  Learn when the time may be right to access these additional programs.
  • CGBP Resources:  examples of course outlines, textbooks, exercises to teach CGBP topics
  • Task and Knowledge Training: specific training on topics from the Global Management, Global Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Trade Finance domains so participants better understand topics and how to teach them.
  • Sample 50 question exam: participants will take a 50 question sample exam to better understand the structure of the CGBP exam and benchmark your current level of knowledge.

Presented by:
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James Foley, CGBP Certified Trainer
Director, Turner Center for Entrepreneurship & International Programs
Foster College of Business Administration, IL SBDC/ITC at Bradley University

James Foley is an expert trainer on international trade.  He has worked in the field for over 30 years including a number of years in London as European Manager for a computer company.  He is past president of NASBITE International and currently serves on the board as the liaison for the CGBP certification.  Jim led the national CGBP task force that created the CGBP certification and exam.  He has developed both credit and non-credit CGBP courses and led numerous train-the-trainer programs.  He also serves as the national chair for the ASBDC International Interest Section.  He has been awarded the IATTO Lifetime Achievement Award, NASBITE Trade Educator of the Year, ASBDC State Star, and in 2009 Bradley University received the President’s E Award.  He received his MBA from the London Business School at the University of London and his undergraduate from Knox College.  He authored The Global Entrepreneur (Jamric Press International, 4th edition 2017), a highly successful college and trade book discussing the basics of exporting, and was recently the lead author for the 11th Edition of Terpstra’s International Marketing (Naper Publishing 2016).  Both books have been implemented in CGBP courses.

Meet Our Partners & Sponsors

Summit Event Sponsor: BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc.
BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc. is the on-demand freight transportation and logistics specialist providing domestic and international third-party logistics services to commercial customers. BGI specializes in delivering unique solutions to complex shipping problems. Our customers rely on us as their expert resource in an increasingly complex domestic and international transportation environment. For More information on BGI Worldwide Logistics: http://www.bgiworldwide.com/ or email to sales@bgiworldwide.com

NASBITE Partner: Centers for International Business Education (CIBEs)
The Centers for International Business Education (CIBEs) were created by Congress to increase and promote the nation’s capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. There are 15 nationally designated Centers administered by the U.S. Department of Education, located at Brigham Young University, Florida International University, George Washington University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Indiana University, Loyola Marymount University, Michigan State University, San Diego State University, Temple University, Texas A&M University, University of Colorado Denver, University of Maryland, University of South Carolina, and, University of Washington.
Learn more at http://us-ciberweb.org.

Summit Sponsor: Commerce Bank
We help educate exporters who want to find ways to expand their global sales efforts. We also help trade specialists educate people who want to learn how to export. For the last hundred years, Commerce Bank’s International Department has been serving export companies across America. We offer direct telephone lines to staff who know customers and their company’s needs. It doesn’t matter to us if you have one export transaction a year, just getting started, or are an experienced global company looking for better service. Our approach is to learn about your process, share best practices, and come up with ideas on how to help. Challenge accepted, so contact us today. Learn more here: https://commercebank.com/business/payables-and-receivables/payables/international-payments

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Summit & Annual Confernce Sponsor: Kompass North America

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