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2020 Community College Program for Partner Institutions

April 2-3, 2020

Forsyth Tech Community College


Dewitt E. Rhoades Conference Center in the Robert L. Strickland Center
1615 Miller Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

******COVID-19 UPDATE 03/11/2020******

UNC World View values our participants and cares for the health and safety of everyone. Because of the rapidly evolving situation regarding the COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, the decision has been made to postpone Global is Local until 2021.

Individuals who have paid directly to World View will receive a credit to be used at future programs during the 2019-2020 academic year or 2020-2021 academic year. If your registration has been coordinated by your community college office, World View is contacting them directly.

We know that as educators you are working hard to meet the needs of your students during this challenging time. World View will follow up with you in the weeks to come to share program related online resources with participants who registered. We are committed to working across the state to connect university resources and provide meaningful professional development.

If you have any questions regarding this cancellation of Global is Local please contact Kimberly Hall, administrative services coordinator, at



The Global is Local Initiative is a collaboration between North Carolina global industries, North Carolina community colleges and World View. It will provide World View’s community college partner institution leaders and faculty a unique opportunity to hear from local industry leaders about meeting needs in the competitive and ever-evolving economy. How will industry change? What are the skill sets and traits needed and required by current and future workers? What role will the community college play in meeting the needs of the modern workforce? Community college leaders and educators will become better equipped to meet the challenge of preparing their students and curriculum for the global marketplace.

Cost: $150

Schedule  |  Speakers and Companies  |  Lodging & Directions


10:30 a.m. Welcome

Charlé LaMonica, Director, UNC World View, UNC-Chapel Hill
Janet Spriggs, President, Forsyth Tech Community College
10:45 a.m. Panel Discussion with Global Company Representatives
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Travel time
1:30 p.m. On-Site Visit to Siemens
5:00 p.m. Dinner and Networking at Alma Mexicana
8:00 a.m. Travel
8:30 a.m. On-Site Visit to WFU Regenerative Medicine
10:00 a.m. Travel
10:30 a.m. Plenary: Navigating Cultural Differences in a Business Setting
Sharon Cannon, Clinical Professor of Management and Corporate Communication, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
11:40 a.m. Closing Remarks
12:00 p.m. Grab-and-Go Lunch


Speakers and Companies

More info to come.
Janet Spriggs is the president of Forsyth Tech Community College. She has worked in the North Carolina Community College System for 22 years; previously serving as the chief operating officer at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. She was selected by the Aspen Institute for the 2018-2019 Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence. Janet earned her doctorate in higher education administration from Northeastern University. Her thesis focused on understanding the experiences of successful low-income community college students and expanded research on effective institutional persistence strategies.
Headshot of Shay Soker Shay Soker, is a Professor of Regenerative Medicine, Cancer Biology, Physiology & Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. He serves as the Scientific Program Officer at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM). Dr. Soker’s research contributions are the integration of molecular and cellular biology principles in regenerative medicine applications including identification of new sources of cells and scaffolds for tissue engineering, tissue neovascularization and real-time imaging technologies. Recently, Dr. Soker had applied his expertise to the biofabrication of small 3-dimensional tissue constructs (organoids) as models for disease, such as cancer, and for testing of new drugs without the need for animal testing. Dr. Soker has authored more than 170 scientific publications and reviews and has written chapters in numerous books. Dr. Soker won many academic awards including research grants from National Institute of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DoD), foundations and industry.
Art Cantin spent his entire career in manufacturing and currently serves as New Part’s Operations Manager for Siemens. He has responsibility for the production of Gas/Steam turbine blade manufacturing as well as the manufacturing of the Industrial Steam Turbine product line and all the associated processes. Art earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Northwood University and a Master’s degree in Management Technologies from the University of Miami.
Charlé LaMonica is the director of World View. She works with World View’s Partners both on and off campus; forges strategic alliances and collaborations with schools, districts, and community colleges; leads the Global Education Leaders Program, and represents World View in NC and on the national and global stage. Her international career began as an educational outreach and research associate with the NC China Council of the Asia Society. Within the education arena, Charlé has vast experience working with students: she taught English and history in middle and high schools for more than 15 years as well as world history at the community college and university level. Her involvement in international business and education has allowed her to collaborate with those working in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa. Charlé holds a master’s degree from UNC Charlotte and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.
Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. In infrastructure and industry solutions the company plays a pioneering role.
The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) is a leader in translating scientific discovery into clinical therapies. Physicians and scientists at WFIRM were the first in the world to engineer laboratory-grown organs that were successfully implanted into humans. Today, this interdisciplinary team is working to engineer more than 30 different replacement tissues and organs and to develop healing cell therapies – all with the goal to cure, rather than merely treat, disease.
Sharon McMillen Cannon teaches written and oral management communication. She includes intercultural communication simulations and activities in many of her courses to help build awareness of how cultural differences can have an impact on communication in a business setting. She is certified to use and debrief individuals and teams with the GlobeSmart Profile (Aperian Global), the Cultural Orientations Indicator (TMC) and Intercultural Edge. Prior to coming to UNC Kenan-Flagler, Dr. Cannon taught management communication at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, where she also founded and directed the Management Communication Lab, a resource for all Olin business students. Dr. Cannon has directed the Business Communication Center at UNC Kenan-Flagler (2004-07), served as a dean of students, and directed a leadership development program. She has served as a public-speaking consultant to businesses, universities and individuals. She received a PhD from North Carolina State University, an MEd from the University of Florida and an AB from Washington University in St. Louis.
Joel Welch is responsible for all credit instruction at Forsyth Tech, which includes overseeing 68 associate degrees, as well as providing faculty leadership, program development, community outreach, and general program administration. Welch came to Forsyth Tech from Greenville Technical College (GTC) in South Carolina, where his most recent position was dean of the Business & Technology Division. He also served GTC as faculty member, department head, dean for Engineering Technology and associate vice president for Administration. Prior to joining GTC in 1998, he worked as a consulting engineer for 10 years. Welch earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from The Citadel, master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Carolina, and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Clemson University. Welch and his wife, Lisa, have three children.

Lodging & Directions


Hampton Inn Winston-Salem Hanes Mall
1990 Hampton Inn Ct, Winston-Salem, NC 27103