Global Professional Training: Communicating, Working & Leading in the Middle East

Wed, February 27, 2013
Global Professional Training: Communicating, Working & Leading in the Middle East
Participants from 2012

Are you interested in living, studying or working in the Middle East?  Do you want to gain cross-cultural communication and leadership skills?  Are you an international student from the Middle East who wants to connect to other students from or studying the Middle East?  If so, consider applying to the Global Professional Training, a unique two-day event of speakers, panels, and networking to engage with a wide array of topics about the Middle East.

The International Office and Global Initiatives are pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the Global Professional Training 2013: Ambassador Sada Cumber, First U.S. Special Envoy to the Organisation of the Islamic Conference.

Mr. Cumber was born in Karachi, Pakistan and holds degrees from the University of Karachi. He has founded 11 companies in technology-based industries and has served on numerous corporate boards.  A resident of Austin, Mr. Cumber has served the Governor of Texas in several positions.  In 2007, President Bush appointed Mr. Cumber as the first U.S. Special Envoy to the Organisation of the Islamic Conference to promote mutual understanding and dialogue between the United States and Muslim communities around the world.

SPONSORS: The UT International Office, the UT Division for Continuing and Innovative Education, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Electrical Engineering, and the Center for International Business Education.

WHEN: Saturday April 6, 2013 from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm; Sunday April 7, 2013 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

WHERE: The Thompson Conference Center at the University of Texas Austin

COST: The GPT is FREE to participants who attend both days.  A charge will be posted to your What I Owe Account when you register and removed upon successful completion of the retreat. If you attend, you will never need to pay the charge.

HOW CAN I SIGN UP? Registration for the Global Professional Training will open during the spring semester.  The application is due Friday, March 1, 2013.  Apply here:

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Undergraduate students in good standing at UT who can demonstrate interest in and relevance to Middle Eastern topics.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT? Speakers on the Middle East, training from cross-cultural experts, leadership development exercises, and networking with colleagues with similar interests from across campus.

Saturday April 6 sessions include:

  • History, Religion and Culture of the Middle East
  • Cultural Analysis for Success in International Contexts
  • Expert Panel on Working in the Middle East
  • Keynote speech and dinner

Sunday April 7 sessions include:

  • Communicating in the Middle East
  • Expert Panel on Living in the Middle East

For more information, please visit their website.

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