Developing International Programs:Lessons Learned<br />Soma Chakrabarti, PhD<br />Director, Aerospace Short Course Program...
The University of Kansas<br />2<br /><ul><li>Founded in 1864, State of Kansas Agency
Accredited by Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the </li></ul>North Central Association Of Colleges and Schools (NCA)<br...
2460 faculty, 10,727 non-faculty staff</li></ul>UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
3<br />University of Kansas Continuing Education<br />Business Services<br />Marketing<br />Services<br />UPCEA Toronto 20...
Aerospace Short Course Program<br />4<br />UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
Growth of Aerospace Program<br />UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
6<br />Market Sectors<br /><ul><li>Aircraft design
Flight control systems
Flight tests and aircraft performances
Aircraft maintenance
Avionics -- hardware and software
Aircraft safety assessments
Aircraft compliance
Aerospace management </li></ul>Formats of Courses<br />Face-to-face (standard/customized) and Online<br />Public offerings...
7<br />Aerospace Program in 2011<br /><ul><li>34 years of educational service to aircraft industry
30,000+ participants from all parts of the world
36-40% of international participation in public courses held in USA
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  1. 1. Developing International Programs:Lessons Learned<br />Soma Chakrabarti, PhD<br />Director, Aerospace Short Course Program <br />Frederick W. Pawlicki<br />Executive Director<br />1<br />UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />University of Kansas Continuing Education <br />Lawrence, KS, USA<br />
  2. 2. The University of Kansas<br />2<br /><ul><li>Founded in 1864, State of Kansas Agency
  3. 3. Accredited by Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the </li></ul>North Central Association Of Colleges and Schools (NCA)<br /><ul><li>30,000 students, 52% women
  4. 4. 2460 faculty, 10,727 non-faculty staff</li></ul>UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
  5. 5. 3<br />University of Kansas Continuing Education<br />Business Services<br />Marketing<br />Services<br />UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
  6. 6. Aerospace Short Course Program<br />4<br />UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
  7. 7. Growth of Aerospace Program<br />UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
  8. 8. 6<br />Market Sectors<br /><ul><li>Aircraft design
  9. 9. Flight control systems
  10. 10. Flight tests and aircraft performances
  11. 11. Aircraft maintenance
  12. 12. Avionics -- hardware and software
  13. 13. Aircraft safety assessments
  14. 14. Aircraft compliance
  15. 15. Aerospace management </li></ul>Formats of Courses<br />Face-to-face (standard/customized) and Online<br />Public offerings or in-house<br />UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
  16. 16. 7<br />Aerospace Program in 2011<br /><ul><li>34 years of educational service to aircraft industry
  17. 17. 30,000+ participants from all parts of the world
  18. 18. 36-40% of international participation in public courses held in USA
  19. 19. 1300+ classes, nationally and internationally, conducted
  20. 20. Presented classes in 20 countries
  21. 21. 45 short courses at present and growing
  22. 22. 46 instructors (KU and contract) presently teaching
  23. 23. Operates in partnership with Department of Aerospace Engineering and School of Engineering at the university
  24. 24. Completely self-supported from the beginning</li></ul>UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
  25. 25. 8<br />Global Market<br />Australia •Argentina• Austria •Bangladesh• BarbadosBelgium•Brazil •Canada• Chile •China (Macau, Hong Kong) <br />Czech Republic •Colombia• Denmark •Finland•Fiji •France Germany •Greece• Guatemala •Hungary• India •Indonesia Iran •Ireland• Israel •Italy• Japan •Luxembourg• MalaysiaMalta•Mexico •The Netherlands •New Zealand •NigeriaNorway• Papua New Guinea •Pakistan• Poland •PortugalRomania•Russia•Saudi Arabia•Singapore•South AfricaSouth Korea• Spain•Sweden •Switzerland•Taiwan•Turkey<br />United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland)<br /> United States of America<br />UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
  26. 26. 9<br />Presented Courses in 20 Countries<br />The Netherlands <br />Norway<br />Singapore <br />South Africa <br />South Korea <br />Spain <br />Sweden <br />Switzerland <br />Turkey <br />United Kingdom<br />Australia <br />Austria <br />Brazil <br />Canada <br />China (Mainland, Hong Kong) <br />France <br />Germany <br />Ireland <br />Italy<br />Mexico<br />UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
  27. 27. 10<br />% International Participants<br />Year<br />UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
  28. 28. 11<br />Percentage of International On-site Classes<br />% International On-sites<br />Year<br />UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
  29. 29. 12<br />SWOT Analysis<br />UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
  30. 30. 13<br />SWOT Analysis<br />Strengths<br />Internationally well known educational service provider in aerospace industry<br />Established customer base in all developed nations and in emerging markets<br />Continuous presence in trade shows and conferences<br />UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
  31. 31. 14<br />SWOT Analysis<br />Weaknesses<br />Continuous change in needs of international aerospace industry is not always reflected in courses/materials<br />Cultural differences and country specific legal issues hinder contract negotiation<br />Reduction in both client and KU travel budgets<br />UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
  32. 32. 15<br />SWOT Analysis<br />Opportunities<br />Create highly customized on-site course offerings to meet specific client needs<br />Partnerships with international universities and organizations for course arrangements<br />Simultaneous video delivery to globally distributed teams<br />UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
  33. 33. 16<br />SWOT Analysis<br />Threats<br />Factors affecting aerospace industry economics<br />Political climate (national and international)<br />International business environment<br />Export compliance procedures <br />UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
  34. 34. 17<br />Strategy for Further Development<br />Challenge:<br /><ul><li>Face uncertainty – economic state of industry, political situation or natural disasters
  35. 35. Export regulations
  36. 36. Internal environments/factors </li></ul>Overcome by: <br /><ul><li>Constantly paying attention to possible threats by continuously monitoring business and political situations
  37. 37. Continuous assessment of training needs of international aerospace industry and program modification based on analysis
  38. 38. Internal training on international business processes, contract negotiations and EAR/ITAR.</li></ul>UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
  39. 39. 18<br />More Information<br />Soma Chakrabarti<br />schakrab@ku.edu<br />+1 785.864.7855<br />THANK YOU!<br />UPCEA Toronto 2011<br />
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