“Harnessing Online University Resources for Export Success: The Title VI CIBE Network” presented by Rebecca L. Bellinger, Executive Director, Center for Global Business, University of Maryland; Christine Everett, Director of Programs, Institute of International Business, Indiana University; Jade Sims, Assistant Director of International Trade Programs, Michigan State University; Jonathon Wood, Managing Director, Whitmore Global Management Center, Brigham Young University
While much of the country is working from home, companies have needed to rely more consistently on online resources to keep connected to global markets. The Centers for International Business Education (CIBE), a Title VI grant program managed by the U.S. Department of Education, offer online tools, training, resources, and opportunities for companies to support their export and international business functions. Many of these online offerings are appropriate for educators to bring into their classrooms, too. Learn what resources exist and how to access them for the benefit of your company or classroom.
Rebecca L. Bellinger is Executive Director of the Center for Global Business at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland where she oversees the school’s portfolio of student global learning programs on campus and abroad, international and government agency partnerships, Title VI CIBER and other grant activities, and strategic global initiatives. She concurrently serves as President of the Association of International Business Education and Research and as an appointee on both the Maryland Department of Commerce ExportMD Grant Review Committee and the Maryland-D.C. District Export Council. She is a contributor to the Career Coach column in the Washington Post and frequent writer for the Smith School’s Brain Trust publication. She is also co-editor of and contributor to the 2018 book, Cuba in Transition: Lessons from a Faculty Development in International Business Program. Rebecca holds a BA in political science, Italian, and music from the University of Rochester and a MA in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also holds the NASBITE International credential of Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP).
Christine Everett is Director of Programs at the Institute for International Business (IIB). In this position, she is responsible for the development and management of a wide variety of international programming as well as the design, execution, and evaluation of programming for the IU Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). In her time with the IIB, Christine has used her deep background in program development and management to develop and manage a number of new innovative and collaborative programs, including Business Is Global (BIG) and the Global Business Institute (GBI). Before joining the IIB, Christine held a number of roles in the KSB MBA Program, including her most recent position serving as the Director of Operations and Diversity. In this role, she was responsible for delivering a series of leadership skill development modules for the first year MBA students, evaluating the curriculum offerings of the MBA Program, and leading the organizational effectiveness efforts for MBA Program office. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Business Economics and Public Policy from KSB and a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from IU.
Jade Sims is Assistant Director for International Trade Programs and an International Trade Specialist in the International Business Center in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. She works primarily with small- and medium-sized businesses to help them grow export capacity through consulting, training, and market research. Prior to her current role, Jade was a microenterprise development volunteer in the Peace Corps and worked in the international automotive industry. She holds a BA from Alma College and an MBA in International Management with a specialization in Global Development & Policy from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She lived and worked in Costa Rica, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, France, and Spain. Jade has been a Certified Global Business Professional since 2012, and is a CGBP Certified Trainer.
Jonathon Wood is currently the Managing Director of the Whitmore Global Management Center in the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University and has worked in the Marriott School for 6 years. Previously, Jonathon spent 14 years marketing and promoting the BYU student performing arts programs such as the International Folk Dance Ensemble and the Chamber Orchestra globally on specialized global learning tours as students were able to perform on professional stages across the globe. He managed and led more than 1,000 students through over 50 countries spanning 25 plus domestic and global student experiential learning tours. Over his career, Jonathon has worked in 70 countries with organizations ranging from embassies to corporations to educational institutions. Jonathon also manages BYU’s Global Management Certificate, the Global Business and Literacy Minor, and the U.S. Department of Education Center for International Business Education and Research grant. Jonathon and the center are focused on increasing global awareness and competencies in the business school and in the community. As part of this work, Jonathon also creates and manages international education experiences for students and professors from across the country. He is currently working on the India Faculty Development In International Business program with Florida International University and the Middle East North Africa Faculty Development program with George Washington University and the University of South Carolina. In addition, he works with various universities across the country on a variety of programs that expand international business competencies. Jonathon helps with the creation and management of business study abroad programs and student exchange programs at BYU. He leads the Oxford to India project based study abroad, and helps where needed on other programs such as the Global Marketing Study Abroad which takes students to 12 countries on multiple continents to meet with marketing companies. Jonathon serves on the board of the World Trade Center of Utah and the World Trade Association of Utah where he is able to connect the university with businesses and professionals interested in exporting and doing business globally. Previous to his 20 years at BYU, Jonathon spent time in both Salt Lake City and Seattle working in advertising and the radio industry. Jonathon holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing and International Marketing as well as an MBA, from the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University.