The Global Competitiveness Series

​Experiential workshops for professionals

In today's fast-paced, constantly evolving global business environment, organizations need leaders who can anticipate trends, deal with ambiguity, identify opportunities and utilize a global mindset to work effectively with clients, suppliers, customers and colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds.

We invite you to join us at the University of San Diego School of Business for our Global Competitiveness Series, a collection of workshops that will prepare you with the skills, knowledge and competencies to be more globally competitive.

Our workshops emphasize real-world content, participation interaction and outcomes-based impactful learning. Workshops are taught by distinguished professors and industry professionals.

Who should enroll:

These workshops are ideal if you wish to further develop your global business acumen, seize emerging opportunities and lead your organization towards success in today's rapidly changing global business environment.

Benefits of the program for participants:

  • Enjoy small class sizes, knowledgeable instructors and interactive workshop sessions
  • Gain relevant knowledge and tools to pursue new career advancement opportunities
  • Become better prepared to interact with cross-cultural teams in your organization and with external partners

Benefits of the program for organizations:

  • Increase employee loyalty, retention and morale by investing in your professionals
  • Enable your employees to be better prepared to deliver the organization's desired results

Upcoming Workshops

There are no events currently scheduled.

Workshop Fees

Each four-hour workshop is $350, which includes the workshop materials, certificate of completion, breakfast and refreshments.

Discount Options

To support organizations in their quest for providing valuable professional development opportunities to their employees, the Ahlers Center for International Business offers group discounts:

  • 15 percent for three or more participants enrolled
  • 20 percent for five or more participants enrolled
  • 25 percent for 10 or more participants enrolled

USD alumni and students also receive a 15 percent discount off enrollment.

Cancellation Policy

Participants who cancel at least seven days before the start of the workshop will receive a full refund.

Email for discount codes or if you have any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the workshops for?
Workshops are for companies and individuals who are interested in enhancing their global business acumen.

How are the workshops structured?
Workshops are typically scheduled on a weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. These workshops are designed with relevant, real-world cases and content that can be applied in the workplace.

Are the workshops available online?
In order for participants to take full advantage of the workshop activities, instructors' individualized feedback and networking opportunities, workshops are only offered on campus.

Do you offer workshops year round?
Workshops are scheduled during times of the year that won't interfere with school breaks and holidays. Workshops take place during the regular spring and fall semesters.

Who leads these workshops?
Distinguished industry professionals and professors.

Are there any pre-requisites?
There are no prior classes that need to be taken in order to participate in the workshops.

Do you sponsor visas for foreign students?
Workshops are non-degree learning opportunities, which means that they don't qualify for visa sponsorship. Participants who are able to legally enter the U.S. should be eligible to participate in the half-day workshops.

I received a discount code, how do I use it?
Simply go to the workshop event page and click on the green "tickets" button. Click on "enter promotional code" to type in your code. The price will then change to reflect the applied discount.

Will I get a reminder email with the workshop details?
Yes. A few days before the start of the workshop, you will receive a reminder email with all the details about the workshop--location, time, parking instructions and pre-reading assignments, if any.

Can you build a custom workshop based on an organization's needs?
Yes. We can collaborate with your organization to build a workshop that addresses the areas that your organization needs support on. Contact if you have an idea that you would like us to help you develop.

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