Gib Mason, UMBC Training Centers, Shares Tips for Professional Resilience in Entrepreneur

Gib Mason, chief operating officer of UMBC Training Centers, published an article on Entrepreneur this week, sharing tips for professional resilience for long-term business survival. Entrepreneur is a monthly magazine about small business management, business opportunities, and entrepreneurship. In the article, Mason drew on his 35 years of experience across 10 industries to list five steps for professional resilience. He encouraged entrepreneurs to be uncomfortable and transparent, along with embracing ambiguity, putting their team’s needs first, and being open to changing their mindset. “Resilience is never achieved,” Mason shared. “it’s a continuum that starts with developing a resilient self, then … Continue reading Gib Mason, UMBC Training Centers, Shares Tips for Professional Resilience in Entrepreneur

Gib Mason, Training Centers, Discusses Entrepreneurship in the Baltimore Business Journal

Today the Baltimore Business Journal features a new interview with Gib Mason, chief operating officer of UMBC Training Centers, focusing on his experiences both as an educator and entrepreneur. In the interview, Mason shares lessons he learned working as the chief operating officer at Big Bang, a Baltimore sportswear company that popularized foldable wraparound ear warmers. He also discusses his passion for teaching about entrepreneurship, and how he helps students understand the essential role of failure in entrepreneurship. “Be open to the perspective of the people around you,” he advises. “Don’t ever believe you have it all figured out.” Click here to read “How UMBC professor … Continue reading Gib Mason, Training Centers, Discusses Entrepreneurship in the Baltimore Business Journal

Gib Mason, UMBC Training Centers, Shares New Year’s Resolutions for Leaders

Gib Mason ’95, economics, chief operating officer, vice president of finance and administration and director of the Center for Leadership and Innovation at UMBC Training Centers, wrote an article in the Baltimore Business Journal highlighting his top New Year’s resolutions for leaders. In the article, Mason shared five resolutions he sees as crucial for leaders: increase transparency, embrace vulnerability, develop opportunities to innovate, engage your team, and create shared experiences. “Through my experience, I’ve tried a number of best business practices to increase team productivity and quality of work,” Mason wrote. “The best lesson I’ve learned is for leaders to focus on … Continue reading Gib Mason, UMBC Training Centers, Shares New Year’s Resolutions for Leaders

UMBC Training Centers Launches “Lead to Innovate”

UMBC Training Centers’ Center for Leadership & Innovation has introduced Lead to Innovate, a program offering noncredit Certificate Programs in Leadership and Innovation. The program is designed to help improve organizations by allowing leaders to effectively change their organization in a positive way. The Certificate in Leadership, a 10-day program, emphasizes individual and organizational leadership, while the Certificate in Innovation, also a 10-day program, focuses on adopting an innovative framework and building an innovative environment. UMBC employees are eligible for 50% discount, and tuition reimbursement (with the approval of your manager) for this program. All courses for the program are … Continue reading UMBC Training Centers Launches “Lead to Innovate”

Ellen Hemmerly, bwtech@UMBC, and Kent Malwitz, UMBC Training Centers, in the Baltimore Business Journal

Ellen Hemmerly and Kent Malwitz were quoted in the September 7, Baltimore Business Journal in an article written by Jack Lambert, Cyber security attracts attention (and cash) from venture capitalists. Lambert writes, “Cyber security is big business in Maryland. The state’s proximity to federal agencies in Washington, D.C., as well as nearby government contractors such as Northrop Grumman Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp., has led to significant government investment in companies that can protect confidential data.” Lambert goes on to write about his conversation with Hemmerly and Malwitz, “The commercialization of cyber security products helped encourage investment, said Ellen Hemmerly, executive … Continue reading Ellen Hemmerly, bwtech@UMBC, and Kent Malwitz, UMBC Training Centers, in the Baltimore Business Journal

UMBC Training Centers Launches Cyber Academy

UMBC’s Training Centers launched its Cyber Academy program on September 10th, with the new certification program profiled by Baltimore Business Journal‘s Sarah Gantz in an article published September 7th. In the subscriber-only article, UMBC Training Centers President Kent Malwitz spoke with Gantz about the idea behind the academy, where already-existing security courses will be tied with more specialized ones to aid in preparing students for entry-level technology jobs at cyber-security companies. The purpose will be to aid students who might not necessarily be as initially tech-oriented as others, and to help them gain more work in this information era, as well … Continue reading UMBC Training Centers Launches Cyber Academy

UMBC Training Centers Named a “Top Fastest Growing Company” by Inc. Magazine

UMBC Training Centers, a leading provider of professional, scientific and technical training has been named one of the “Top Fastest Growing Companies” by Inc. Magazine. The Inc. 500 | 5000 list was published on August 23, 2011 and spotlights the top 500 and 5000 fastest growing companies nationwide. UMBC Training Centers’ reported 143% growth, largely attributable to increased training delivered to the federal government in areas such as cybersecurity, systems engineering and project management. Training Centers was founded in 2000 by UMBC, a member of the University System of Maryland and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the … Continue reading UMBC Training Centers Named a “Top Fastest Growing Company” by Inc. Magazine