December 2017 News






Interview with Marty Turner

In this month’s featured interview, we chat with Marty Turner, Open Source Ecosystem Sr. Engineer & Product Owner at NetApp. Turner speaks about what he believes Executive Education leaders and planners should be thinking about now in order to help businesses and their employees be agile in today’s changing business environment. Additionally, Turner highlights how the Business Growth & Innovation Consortium program has evolved since 2012.





Ply Gem Building Products Insight Center

The NC State Innovation Consortium participants kicked off Module 2 with a visit to Ply Gem’s Insights Center. Tucked into the northwest corner of RTP, the Insights Center is a dedicated innovation facility established by Ply Gem’s CEO Gary Robinette, and led by Chief Innovation Officer Lee Clark-Sellers.






Mount Everest Simulation

Could you imagine 50 people climbing a mountain to build team work? Recently a client wanted to kick off a large global meeting with a new twist. Her goal was to break the ice but more importantly she needed to get the people focused and energized to build their global team. She engaged the NC State Executive Education team to deliver a highly interactive session where her team climbed Mount Everest together in five-person teams.






NC State Poole College Announces 2018 McLauchlan Fellows

The new McLauchlan Fellows will complete the McLauchlan Leadership Series during the spring 2018 semester. This competitive premier leadership development program enables Jenkins MBA students to build their networks, receive executive coaching and master the fundamentals of personal, team and organizational leadership through three two-day sessions led primarily by NC State faculty.