KSBDC Associate Director Roberts earns global business recognition

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TOPEKA, Kan. – Lisa Roberts, associate state director for marketing and product management for the Kansas SBDC, has earned the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential from NASBITE International.

Roberts recently completed the requirements of the nationally-recognized professional certification, and joins more than 2,000 people in 19 countries who have earned the CGBP credential.

The CGBP is accepted as a U.S. standard. Many countries seek employees trained to a U.S. standard, given the United States has a significant position in international trade.

“From the early years in my career as a UPS account executive to my most recent position in the SBDC as a content marketer and in the MBA program at Kansas Wesleyan University as an instructor, I have been fascinated by the numerous aspects of global trade,” said Roberts.  “I am proud to further my knowledge and share this knowledge with others through the CGBP program and with it continuing education.”

In 2000, NASBITE International launched the CGBP to raise the level of practice in the field, provide professional development goals and showcase competency in the four CGBP domains: global business management, international marketing, supply chain management, and trade finance.

The CGBP is designed to meet the needs of global trade professionals in a wide range of industries and professions, as well as those working in trade education, trade assistance and promotion, trade facilitation, and those studying for a career related to global commerce.

Individuals interested in earning the CGBP may apply online and must successfully complete a written examination as part of the qualification process. The CGBP examination is offered online, using virtual live proctoring and is offered four times a year: March, June, September, and November, during specified dates. More information on the CGBP credential and exam can be found at www.nasbite.org.

About Kansas SBDC
The Kansas SBDC is a statewide advising, consulting, and training service for small businesses (typically less than 500 employees) funded by federal, state, and local partners. Funding allows the Kansas SBDC to provide advising and training (i.e. financial analysis, marketing, and management) to businesses across the state at low or no cost. Kansas SBDC is an accredited member of America’s SBDC, the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States.

To learn more, visit kansassbdc.net. For more information on the Kansas SBDC, contact Lisa Roberts, 785-296-6514 or lsroberts@ksbdc.net.

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