First Thursdays with Campbell

At Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, we aim to empower others to “Lead with Purpose”. To support this objective, our Office of Graduate Business Programs launched the First Thursdays with Campbell initiative, with a mission to provide students, community members, business professionals, and alumni a monthly professional development opportunity, helping to enrich both present and future leaders.

The series will consist of a variety of formats ranging from panel discussions, to keynote speakers, to workshops, and will address various topics of importance in the business world today.

2021-2022 Schedule & Details

Date: Thursday September 2, 2021
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: Attendance is free, but registration is required

Session Overview: The work environment is changing, perhaps more so now than ever. Join us for a panel discussion featuring business professionals from local and national organizations, to learn more about leading others effectively in a remote or hybrid work setting.

Panelists participants include:

  • Chris Deshazor, Talent Development & Delivery Manager for North America – Citrix
  • Ronald Penny, Secretary of Revenue – North Carolina Department of Revenue
  • Barbara Reed, Director of Strategy and Planning – Cisco

SEPTEMBER 2 REGISTRATION CLOSED

Date: Thursday October 7, 2021
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Campbell University Raleigh Campus (225 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC)
Cost: Attendance is free, but registration is required

Session Overview: Terry Beckstrom, Founder and CEO of The Beckstrom Group, will lead an engaging session on conflict management, negotiation tactics, persuasion and influence.

Speaker Bio: Terry Beckstrom spent 25 years with the U.S. Department of Justice (DEA) as a special agent and supervisory special agent, investigating international criminal organizations at the highest levels. Terry held domestic assignments in the Atlanta and Miami Field Divisions and completed temporary foreign assignments in the Caribbean, Asia, and Europe. He served on the IRS SAR Committee, the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Committee, and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Executive Board and finished his career leading an elite award-winning task force group, which is considered to be one of the most successful operations groups in DEA history. 

Terry is a nationally recognized dynamic and highly sought-after expert trainer and keynote speaker who has developed and delivered training programs, courses, and seminars on various topics including interview and interrogation, behavioral recognition, people reading/body language/non-verbal communication, conflict management, negotiation tactics, persuasion, and influence. He is also the author of four acclaimed books; Livesafe, A Practical Guide to Personal and Family Security (2014), Spoken Silently, The Art and Practice of Reading People (2016), First Impressions, The Art and Practice of Making a Profoundly Positive First Impression (2019), and Fearless, Developing a Mindset of Courage (2021).

Terry graduated from the University of South Carolina-Columbia, attended graduate school at Florida International University, and holds certificates in Executive Leadership and Advanced Negotiations from Cornell University and The Harvard Negotiation Institute at Harvard Law School respectively.

OCTOBER 7 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Date: Thursday November 4, 2021
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Campbell University Raleigh Campus (225 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC)
Cost: Attendance is free, but registration is required

Session Overview: How others view your professional credibility begins with how you present yourself and how effectively you communicate. In this session, you’ll learn how to speak with confidence, give effective and engaging presentations, and avoid distracting behavior that dilutes your message.

Speaker Bio: Brian Bowman, a full-time professor at Campbell University, with more than 20 years of experience in the communication industry, will lead the session.

Bowman’s primary focus at Campbell is Communication Studies; he is also an adjunct instructor and guest lecturer for the Campbell MBA Program. Prior to his time at Campbell, Bowman was a news reporter at WRAL News and a public information officer at two municipalities in our state. His public relations work earned numerous national and regional awards from peer groups for video and social media.

Bowman holds an M.A. in Technology and Communication from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. His thesis work included analysis of Paid, Owned, and Earned Media (POE) that were used to attract businesses to downtown Raleigh and Durham. Bowman earned the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2020. He is a certified College Media Advisor through the College Media Association.

NOVEMBER 4 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

 

Date: Thursday January 6, 2022
Time: TBD
Location: Campbell University Raleigh Campus (225 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC)
Cost: Attendance is free, but registration is required

Event and registration details will be available in December.

Registration

Register for as many of the sessions as you wish to attend and we encourage you to share the word of this exciting learning opportunity with your coworkers, colleagues, and friends. Attendance is free, but registration is required.

Details and registration for Spring 2022 sessions will be available in mid-December.

Attendee Information

Face coverings/masks are required. View the University’s COVID policies for details →

Contact Us

For more information contact:
Somer Johnson, Director of Graduate Business Programs
smjohnson@campbell.edu
910-893-1380