Mark Your Calendars to Explore the World at CPCC

Global Issues Forum: What is Fair?
The People and Principles of Fair Trade

Presented by Ten Thousand Villages

As the global economy grows, fair trade organizations seek to ensure that producers and artisains from developing countries are justly compensated for their goods and have the opportunity to grow sustainable businesses.  Come learn about individuals’ journeys and how it may impact your purchasing decisions.

Thursday, March 19; 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Tate Hall, CPCC Central Campus
Cost: Free and open to the public
For questions or to reserve a space: contact or 704-330-6167


In Need of a Unique Gift? Interested in Global Art?
Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Pop Up Store

Beauty is created all over the world, but not every artisan has the means or access to get their products to market.  Ten Thousand Villages began more than 60 years ago when Edna Ruth Byler began selling handcrafted products from Puerto Rico out of the trunk of her car to help eradicate poverty. Today a global network of social entrepreneurs works to empower artisans in developing countries.  CPCC will be hosting a pop up store where you can peruse and buy fair trade items from around the world.

Open 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Overcash Lobby
Open to the public


Sensoria: Test Your Global Knowledge

Think you’ve got what it takes?  Know more about the world around you than your friends?  After visiting the World Experience Event, join CPCC’s Global Learning Office for a chance to test your global knowledge.  We will have trivia questions and games correlating to the regions covered in the World Experience event.  Prizes will be available for our top participants.

Friday, April 17
9:30 a.m. – noon
2nd Floor Lobby Overcash Building (In front of Tate Hall)

Film Screening and FBI speaker

CPCC’s Global Learning Office will be hosting a Global Issues Forum Event exploring national security and corporate security.  We will be screening the short film “The Company Man: Protecting America’s Secrets” based on a true story of corporate espionage.  Following the film, we will be hosting a discussion about the The Company Manissues raised, led by an FBI representative.

If you are interested in international, criminal justice, or espionage issues, we encourage you to attend this free event.

Wednesday, Sept. 24
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Merancas Campus Auditorium

Save the Date: Business and Accounting Week

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013
MARKETING: Social Media Marketing on the Rise
Presenter:  April Boland, McGraw-Hill Higher Education
When/Where: 10:30 – 11:20 am; Tate Hall
Details: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedln, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest…….the means by which we all communicate is fast changing. In order to survive the competitive and dynamic global environment organizations are changing the way they communicate with customers, employees and the general public.
This presentation is brought to you by CPCC’s Marketing Program
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Robin Dorff, leading expert on US national security policy, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Kennesaw State University.

Dr. Robin Dorff

Dr. Robin Dorff

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS:  “US Grand Strategy: Peace and Conflict Management”
When/Where: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Halton Theater
Details: WWI, WWII, Vietnam and the Cold War led to the reformulation of US policy, strategy and commitments to international alliances/partners. Dr. Robin Dorff will share his views on the characteristics, challenges and implications of policy reformulation in this period of heightened uncertainty post 9/11. This has implications on foreign relations, global business management and trade.
This presentation is brought to you by the Global Learning Office and CPCC’s International Business Program
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: “Personal Branding and Networking
Presenter: Mr. Kirk Brittain, Business Partner, Novant Health Presbyterian Hospital.
When/Where: 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.; Tate Hall
Details: The responsibility for developing a successful career rests primarily with YOU. As a consultant advising business customers, Mr. Kirk Brittain focuses on how to improve productivity by optimizing employee performance. He will share tips you need on how to effectively brand yourself and network your way to the top!
This presentation is brought to you by CPCC’s Human Resources Management Program.
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: “Financial Institutions Adapting to Change”
Presenter: Mr. Ricky L. Jones, Senior Vice President Bank of America. Mr. Jones is senior vice president of Bank of America, Legacy Asset Servicing, Quality Control, Control Environments and Standards.
When/Where: 6:00  – 7:15 pm; Tate Hall
Details: Changes to our economy has brought about new regulations. Mr. Ricky Jones will discuss new government regulations affecting the financial services industry and the resulting impact on consumer finances.
This presentation is brought to you by CPCC’s Business Administration Program

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Joe Louis Dudley Sr., inspirational speaker, humanitarian, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dudley, Products, Inc.
ACCOUNTING: “I Am, I Can & I Will: A Guide to Entrepreneurship
When/Where: 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.; Tate Hall
Details: Dr. Dudley’s career began with a $10 investment in 1957. He is now a multi-millionaire and co-founder of one of the largest African-American owned manufacturers and distributors of ethnic hair care and cosmetics in the United States. Dr. Dudley will share his secrets of success.
Following the presentation attendees are invited to a reception at Hall Building Room # 304 (Barnes & Noble Bookstore).
This presentation is brought to you by CPCC’s Accounting Program.


A Global Issues Forum Event

CPCC is excited to welcome Dr. Robin Dorff, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Kennesaw State University, for an engaging Global Issues Forum event. Dr. Dorff will present “U.S. Grand Strategy and the Future of NATO: Peace and Conflict Management after Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Dr. Robin Doriff

Dr. Robin Dorff

WWI, WWII, Vietnam and the Cold War changed our domestic and international environments. These periods of post-conflict drawdowns led to significant challenges in the reformulation of U.S. National security policy, strategy and commitments to its international alliances and partners. Dr. Dorff will share his views on the characteristics, challenges and implications of this most recent period of heightened uncertainty, while giving special attention to the role of U.S.-NATO relations in this new era.
WHEN: March 26, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Halton Theater (CPCC Central Campus)
This event is free and open to the public. For more information on CPCC’s Study Abroad programs, please