Professional Development Programs – World Trade Center Institute

Professional Development Programs

WTCI programs meet the needs of our members - from those entering the workforce to corporate executives. We leverage the strength of our network to deliver participants private sector insights from industry leaders. Through the support of our Visionary Donors and Scholarship Supporters, we are able to offer access to non-profit executives, students, and others who are deserving but unable to afford these programs.

For Senior Executives

AGILE Program
McCormick CEO Lawrence E. Kurzius speaks to Charles Johnson-Bey from Lockheed Martin

Advanced Global Innovation Leadership for Executives (AGILE) Program

Meeting 4 times per year, this program features small group (20 firms/30 individuals) speaker panels + networking/happy hour sessions where top Maryland executives share industry insights on innovation and leadership. The goal of the program, created in collaboration with a true disruptive innovator and WTCI Board member Todd Ruppert, is to help drive disruptive thinking and innovative leadership across Maryland firms.

For Mid-Level Managers

EDGE Program
Ron Shapiro at the Global Negotiation Session

Emerging and Developing Global Executives (EDGE) Program

The mission of EDGE is to cultivate a group of emerging global executives in Baltimore who will ultimately contribute to greater success and growth for Baltimore area international businesses. Through a series of sessions led by seasoned global business executives, a group of ~25 mid-level leaders from Maryland companies enhance their global business acumen while strengthening their global network. The Bowe-Stewart Foundation is the proud founding partner of the EDGE Program.

For Students

Professional Pathways
University students tour explore further education opportunities at the Kogod School of Business

Albrecht Fellowships

The mission of the Albrecht Fellowships is to prepare students for a future in which they engage with the world while enhancing the economic competitiveness of our region. Through a series of programs (Global Pathways for Students and Youth Diplomats) targeting students at different points in their educational journey, they will discover global opportunities that they never knew existed as they position themselves to make their mark on the world.