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2017/18 Executive Certificate in Global Leadership

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Dr. Mayra Beers, Florida International University Center for Leadership: Developing a Personal Leadership Brand

Dr. Nathan Hiller, Florida International University Center for Leadership: Leadership Accelerators and Derailers

Dr. Keith Black, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association: Issues in International Finance

Dr. Allan Young, University College of the Cayman Islands: HR Management--Case Analyses

Dr. Robert Weishan, University College of the Cayman Islands: Management in Organizations

Dr. J.D. Mosley-Matchett, University College of the Cayman Islands: Marketing Management


Dr. Mayra Beers
Florida International University Center for Leadership

The Inside of Leadership
2 & 3 December 2016

Dr. Mayra Beers is Director of Strategy and Operations and James L. Knight Research Fellow for the Center for Leadership in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU).

Mayra holds MA and Ph.D. degrees from FIU and her work has been recognized with the James R. Scobie Memorial Award , the Jay I. Kislak Foundation Prize, and a Mellon Foundation Fellowship, among others. Dr. Beers has participated in leadership development programs at institutions such as Harvard Business School, Wharton, Columbia, the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, and The Center for Creative Leadership. She holds graduate certificates in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and in African New World Studies.

A founding member of the Center for Leadership, Dr. Beers has been instrumental in the development and implementation of numerous executive leadership development programs and workshops including the Senior Executive Leadership Program, the Women Leaders Program, the High Potential Leader and the Principals Leadership Development Program, where she now serves as Program Chair. Most recently, she worked on the development of the Physician Leaders Program in collaboration with the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at FIU. She developed and was primary facilitator for the Center's first leadership development program offered in a foreign country in Spanish, presented to Wal-Mart executives in Puerto Rico. In collaboration with Dr. Joyce Elam, the Executive Dean of the College of Business, Dr. Beers worked on the "Florida's Woman-Led Businesses Study," (2006-2011), a five year report on the challenges and successes of women who lead major organizations in Florida. Dr. Beers' work has been published in Cuban Studies, and she is a contributing author to The Fragmented University (Jossie-Bass).

Dr. Beers previously served as Chief of Staff for FIU President Modesto A. Maidique and as Founding Associate Corporate Secretary for the FIU Board of Trustees from 2001 until 2009. Prior to her work in the Office of the President, she was a Research Associate for the University President and Provost.

Dr. Beers is an active lifelong volunteer for numerous causes and especially in education-related activities. She was born in Havana, Cuba and currently resides in Miami. She and her husband Randy have two sons.

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Dr. Nathan Hiller
Florida International University Center for Leadership

Leadership Accelerators and Derailers
13 & 14 January 2017

Dr. Nathan J. Hiller, is the Academic Director of the FIU Center for Leadership and an Associate Professor of Management and International Business at Florida International University.

As a consultant and practitioner, Nathan has consulted and taught managers and executives in the areas of strategic leadership development, organizational change, culture, human capital planning, and teamwork with clients including: Hewlett Packard, Norwegian Cruise Line, The United States Postal Service, Boston Scientific, Novartis, Burger King Corporation, Telefonica, and The United States Marine Corps. Dr. Hiller is the Faculty Director of The High Potential Leader program—a 4-day leadership development program for director-level managers—and he works regularly with C-level executives through the FIU Center for Leadership.

As an academic, Dr. Hiller's focus is on understanding the strategic implication s of executive personality, as well as enhancing the way that organizations build their leadership pipeline. His research has appeared in most of the top journal s in the field of Management, and he sits on the editorial boards of The Leadership Quarterly and the Journal of Applied Psychology. He spent the 2012 academic year as a Visiting Scholar at Cornell University and at the University of Washington, Seattle and has also taught a graduate seminar in leadership at Getulio Vargas (FGV) in Rio de Janeiro.

Dr. Hiller loves to travel and draws regularly from his experience living in 4 countries on 3 continents in 10 cities. He received his B.A. from the University of Calgary and both his M.S. and Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.

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Dr. Keith Black
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association

Issues in International Finance
10 & 11 February 2017

Keith Black has over twenty-five years of financial market experience, serving approximately half of that time as an academic and half as a trader and consultant to institutional investors. He currently serves as Managing Director of Curriculum and Exams for the CAIA Association. During his most recent role at Ennis Knupp + Associates, Keith advised foundations, endowments and pension funds on their asset allocation and manager selection strategies in hedge funds, commodities and managed futures. Prior experience includes commodities derivatives trading at First Chicago Capital Markets, stock options research and CBOE market-making for Hull Trading Company, and building quantitative stock selection models for mutual funds and hedge funds for Chicago Investment Analytics. Dr. Black previously served as an assistant professor and senior lecturer at the Illinois Institute of Technology's Stuart school, where he taught courses in both traditional and alternative investments.

He contributes regularly to The CFA Digest, and has published in a number of journals, including The Journal of Investing and The Journal of Alternative Investments. He is the author of the book "Managing a Hedge Fund," as well as a contributor to the second and third editions of the CAIA Level I and Level II textbooks. Dr. Black was named to Institutional Investor magazine's list of "Rising Stars of Hedge Funds" in 2010.

Dr. Black earned a BA from Whittier College, an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and was a member of the inaugural class of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) candidates.

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Dr. Robert Weishan
University College of the Cayman Islands

Management in Organizations
10 & 11 March 2017

Dr. Weishan joined the UCCI Business Studies faculty in January 2007 as a professor of management and in May 2007 was appointed to the Chair of Business Studies. Since joining UCCI, Dr. Weishan has also worked extensively with the development initiatives for the Civil Service College as well as collaborated with the design of the new UCCI master degree program in human resources management. He continues to teach upper level management courses within the Business Studies Department as well as management classes within the Civil Service College.

Just prior to joining UCCI, Dr. Weishan worked for three years at the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism as the manager for human capital development. Prior to that, Dr. Weishan was the principle consultant and owner of his own management consulting and training firm in Santiago, Chile; a senior consultant for leadership development & organization effectiveness at CMS Energy Corporation; the State Director for Career Education for the State of Michigan; a Fulbright visiting professor in Mexico; manager of technical assistance to the HEART trust in Jamaica; and an advisor to the Government of the Dominican Republic. Dr. Weishan earned his PhD and two master degrees at the University of Wisconsin.

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Dr. J.D. Mosley-Matchett
University College of the Cayman Islands

Marketing Management
12 & 13 May 2017

Dr. Mosley-Matchett joined the University College of the Cayman Islands faculty in August 2009, but she is a seasoned educator with more than 20 years of successful teaching experience at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Her educational credentials include an MBA (December 1986) and a doctorate in Business Administration (May 1997) from the University of Texas at Arlington; a Juris Doctor (law degree) from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas (August 1984); and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia (May 1980).

As a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, Dr. Mosley-Matchett taught the following classes in the College of Business Administration and the School of Fine Arts:

  • Principles of marketing
  • Buyer behavior
  • Marketing policy
  • Electronic commerce
  • Communication law
  • Public relations
  • Advertising management
  • Marketing research
  • Internet marketing strategy
  • Business communication skills
  • News reporting

Locally, she has served as the Managing Director of a Caymanian company called Words & Images and as the Marketing Executive for the Cayman Islands Tourism Attraction Board. In the U.S., she was the President of Sterling Impression, Inc. for more than 20 years. Her numerous clients have included the Cayman Islands Portfolio of the Civil Service, the Caymanian Bar Association, IBM, Texas Instruments, and J.C. Penney.

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