Obama Congratulates INCAE Business School as it Celebrates 50th Year
Monday, 06 May 2013 14:29
INCAE, May 6, 2013. Recommendations developed by Central America's public and private sector leaders for addressing several of the region's challenges were presented by INCAE Business School President Arturo Condo to U.S. President Barack Obama and Costa Rica and SICA President Laura Chinchilla as part of the Central America Forum, which concluded Saturday in San Jose, Costa Rica. Panama President Ricardo Martinelli and Guatemala President Otto Perez, both INCAE graduates, also attended the Forum.
In addition, Presidents Obama and Chinchilla answered questions about the Forum's topics of energy, logistical integration and inclusive economic growth and development from audience members. Over the two-day meeting, more than 200 private sector and civil society leaders from Central America, Mexico and the Dominican Republic participated in break-out sessions that addressed these topics and served as forums for development of the recommendations.
President Obama, who pointed out Martinelli and Perez's ties to INCAE, congratulated INCAE for its accomplishments. Building on this and INCAE's founding with President John F. Kennedy's involvement, Obama said at the Forum, "President Kennedy visited 50 years ago and I think recognized at that time the enormous potential for the private sector as a critical ingredient in progress and development for the hemisphere as a whole. When you combined good government with a thriving free market, it was an extraordinary recipe for opportunity for all people. And for me to be able to visit 50 years later and to see how much progress has been made both in the region and in the ties between the United States and Central America, I think this indicates that President Kennedy's vision was sound. It also speaks to the importance of us continuing to build these kinds of networks and relationships for the future."
For President Condo, the most visible and important conclusion from this forum was a solid consensus that this process is not about miles per hour for transporting goods or billions of dollars in energy investments. "It's about creating a different and better future for our people in a truly integrated region. We must act quickly with private sector, public sector and civil society all working together," Condo said.
INCAE Restructures Executive Education
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 00:00
INCAE, April 3, 2013. INCAE Business School recently restructured its Executive Education department with a new organizational model focused on offering innovative solutions to meet the needs of Latin America's managers and companies.
As part of these changes, INCAE launched more than 20 new executive programs, with up-to-date content to help participants develop practical management skills. Course offerings include: Strategy and Innovation, Personal and Company Branding, Developing New Business Models, Female Leadership, High-performing Teams, Neuroscience and Leadership, and Change Management, among others.
INCAE also launched new tailor-made programs for companies to help them assess, develop and evaluate their employees' professional development needs so as to improve their strategic impacts.
The conference, “Central America’s Future: Challenges and Opportunities”, was held at INCAE’s campus in Nicaragua
Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00
INCAE, March 22, 2013. Yesterday, INCAE Business School and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, hosted the conference, "Central America's Future: Challenges and Opportunities" at the Francisco de Sola campus in Nicaragua.
The daylong event gathered faculty from Harvard, INCAE and experts from several NGO's of the region.
According to Dr. Arturo Cruz, a professor from INCAE, four main topics were discussed: democracy in the region; economic opportunities; violence and gender; and drug trafficking and citizen safety.
Dr. Arturo Condo, INCAE's president, and Kathy Eckroad, Executive Director of the Rockefeller Center, presented keynote addresses. The inauguration was delivered by Francisco Rojas Aravena, former general secretary of the Latin American Faculty for Social Sciences (FLACSO).
INCAE, UNEP-FI and GIZ will offer an online course on Analysis of Environmental and Social Risks
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 00:00
INCAE, March 19th, 2013. Through the Ecobanking Project, the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the INCAE Business School will offer the online course, "Enviromental and Social Risk Analysis (ESRA)". The course aims at helping financial institutions to improve their competitiveness and contribute to sustainable development in the regions where they operate. As explained by Carolina Lopez, coordinator of the department of education at UNEP-FI, guidelines for the implementation of tools for analysis and management of environmental and social risks help ease the identification, assessment and risk management for operations for customers.
Professor Susan Clancy, talked about Gender and Human Development in Honduras
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 00:00
INCAE, March 19, 2013. Dr. Susan Clancy, faculty director of the Center for Women Leadership, INCAE Business School, made a presentation called "Gender and Human Development in the Honduran Private Sector", in Honduras on the 13th and 14th of March.
This event was organized by the board of directors of the Honduran Private Sector Council (COHEP) and was sponsored by the International Labour Organization (ILO). This conference intends to expand women participation in the business world.
The first conference was at the headquarters of the Honduran Association of Textile Factories (AHM) in San Pedro Sula. The second conference was at the Honduras Maya Hotel in Tegucigalpa.
This is the first country to host this conference funded by the ILO. It will be replicated in Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic within the next two months.
- The Journal of Business and Psychology will publish an article by former INCAE student Héctor Martínez
- Companies from seven countries benefited from the Management Consulting Practice made by INCAE students
- The Mesoamerican private sector proposes prioritizing improvement of border management and procedures
- Fifty-one companies are participating at INCAE’s Professional Talent Fair
- Entities promoting business strategies to cope with climate change gathered at INCAE
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