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 our 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: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Cost: Attendance is free, but registration is required

Session Overview: Join leaders from across North Carolina as they unite to discuss the state of the economy for 2022.

Companies want certainty, regardless if it is good or bad. It allows them to position their business for opportunity or protection. Having an idea of what the state’s economy will look like as the state emerges from the pandemic in the coming year helps build certainty. As we enter 2022, businesses need to consider many variables such as the economy, supply chain, inflation and much more. They need help sorting through them to find a path forward.

Business North Carolina and the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business have gathered a distinguished panel of experts to discuss where the state’s economy is headed.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Mark Steckbeck, Lundy Chair of Free Enterprise and Associate Professor of Economics, Campbell University
  • Chris Chung, President & CEO, Economic Development Partnership of NC
  • Adam Currie, Regional President, First Bank
  • Byron Hicks, State Director, Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
  • Stephen J. Lawler, President & CEO North Carolina Healthcare Association
  • Tony Copeland, Senior Economic Development & Corporate Strategist, Brooks Pierce
  • Andy Fusco, Vice President, Member Services and Corporate Planning, ElectriCities
  • Doug Edgeton, President & CEO, N.C. Biotech Center
  • Thomas Stith, President, N.C. Community College System

JANUARY 6 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Date: Thursday February 3, 2022
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Cost: Attendance is free, but registration is required
 
Session Overview: Join us for a crash course on useful Excel tips and tricks. This is a great session for anyone with interest in building their Excel knowledge base. Learn how to format cells and ranges, merge and unmerge cells, manipulate data by using special paste options and auto-fill, perform basic calculations and excel functions, and utilize conditional formatting.
 
Speaker Bio: Dr. Corrine Carr serves as an Assistant Professor of Finance at Campbell University, teaching Finance courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Carr earned her Bachelor of Science in Finance and Mathematics from the University of South Carolina and her Ph.D. in Finance from Michigan State University. Prior to joining Campbell University in 2017, Dr. Carr served as a professor at West Virginia University.
Date: Thursday March 3, 2022
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Cost: Attendance is free, but registration is required
 
Session Overview: Join us for another crash course on useful Excel tips and tricks. In this session you’ll learn how to manage tables and table data, create and format tables, modify tables, filter and sort data, reference cells (relative, absolute, and mixed reference), and use VLOOKUP.
 
Speaker Bio: Dr. Corrine Carr serves as an Assistant Professor of Finance at Campbell University, teaching Finance courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Carr earned her Bachelor of Science in Finance and Mathematics from the University of South Carolina and her Ph.D. in Finance from Michigan State University. Prior to joining Campbell University in 2017, Dr. Carr served as a professor at West Virginia University.
Date: Thursday April 7, 2022
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Cost: Attendance is free, but registration is required
 
Session Overview: Join us for a discussion on the current supply chain situation that our country is facing. One only needs to look at store shelves, or see delays in the delivery of goods, to realize that the global supply chain is under great stress.  Over a half a century ago, a North Carolina truck driver developed a new method of cargo delivery that has revolutionized how cargo has moved – the container.  But the dream of Malcolm McLean may be reaching its limits as congestion off our biggest ports, Los Angeles, Long Beach, New York, Houston and Savannah, all indicate issues with the global maritime supply chain.
 
Speaker Bio: Sal Mercogliano is the Chair of the Department of History, Criminal Justice and Political Science at Campbell University.  He received a BS in Marine Transportation at SUNY Maritime College.  He sailed and worked in the US merchant marine for seven years before embarking on his academic career.  He earned an MA in Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology at East Carolina University and a PhD in Naval and Military History at the University of Alabama.  He is a contributor to gCaptain and Freightwaves on shipping policy and is a trustee of the National Maritime Historical Society and vice president of the North American Society for Oceanic History. 
 
 

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 information for each session are included above.

Attendee Information

Face coverings/masks are required for any in person events. 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