Professional Development Programs

World Trade Center Institute offers a range of professional development programs to meet the needs of our members – from those entering the workforce to the corporate executive. These programs 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

AGILE, the Advanced Global Innovation Leadership for Executives Program, features small group 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. A small group of approximately 20 firms (30 individuals) will attend four WTCI’s global innovation leadership sessions per year, gaining inspiration not only from the sessions but from the camaraderie built during the reception/networking with other fellow executives.

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 College Students

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

Professional Pathways in Global Institutions

Through this program, a carefully selected group of college students will get an in-depth look inside some of Maryland’s top global companies. By meeting with HR managers and executives, and forming a network with one another, these students will gain perspectives that will help them better understand employment opportunities in a challenging global economy. Participating companies will get access to university students and will help showcase the state of Maryland as a desirable place to launch a career in international business.

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