Community College of Philadelphia and the Centers for International Business Education and Research(CIBER) at Temple University and Michigan State University Present:


2018 Community College Internationalization Workshop


The Workforce Development Pipeline for Careers in International Business:

Focusing on the US Export Economy and Increasing International Investment in the US Through Program and Curricular Innovation




Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Community College of Philadelphia

Center for Business and Industry (CBI), Room C2-28

1751 Callowhill Street (Entrance on 18th Street)

Philadelphia, PA 19130


Networking Breakfast begins at 8:30 AM

Program 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Facilitated by:

Dr. Sarah Singer

Assistant Director, International Business Center

Michigan State University




Sarah has managerial oversight over globalEDGE.msu.edu, the world’s leading online source for international business information. She leads the Center’s nationally-recognized community college outreach activities, including the International Business Institute workshops, white paper series, and curriculum development initiatives. She works with overall administration of Center projects, teaches an internationally-focused freshman seminar, and developed and leads the Business and Culture in Japan study abroad program.




The workshop will begin with a panel discussion on Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Export Growth in the form of Skills Gaps featuring academic and business community representatives from the workforce development pipeline.


Next, Dr. Singer will present insights from MSU’s Community College Internationalization Benchmarking Study along with an overview of a variety of valuable resources, including GlobalEdge.


The remainder of the program will be delivered in the form of 2 interactive sessions.

1. Assessing the needs of individuals that each attending institution serves

2. Building an individualized action plan for program and curricular internationalization.



Panel Speakers:


Ron Drozd

Assistant Professor of Practice, Strategic Management, Fox School of Business

Temple University


Gary Hines

Director of Workforce Development

Montgomery County Community College


Lydia Sarson

Principal Consultant U.S. Operations & Shareholder

AHP International Inc.


Moderator: Jeffrey Conradi

Associate Director, International Programs/CIBER, Fox School of Business

Adjunct Faculty, School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management

Temple University


The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created by Congress to increase and promote the nation’s capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. There are 17 nationally designated Centers administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

The CIBER network links the manpower and technological needs of the United States business community with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the country.


Registration Deadline: Friday, July 27th

Yes! I am interesteed in attending



Parking Information:

Community College of Philadelphia Main Garage:

434 N 18th St

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$6.00 (cash or credit card).

For more information:

https://www.myccp.online/auxiliary-services/parking


Contact for all program inquiries: jeffrey.conradi@temple.edu