The University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Business Administration will host its monthly Dean’s Speaker Series, generously supported by CFE Federal Credit Union, on Friday, April 25, from 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. at the Citrus Club Orlando. Dr. Robert Porter will speak on “Why Your Business Strategy is Keeping You Up at Night (or Should Be!).” In the course of his presentation, he will share practical tips on assessing and addressing strategic planning issues for your business. In addition, he will draw upon his 25 years of industry experience starting and selling a successful community bank and working with GE, NCR, AT&T, and a collection of start-ups, to provide information on creating and maintaining a comparative advantage.

Porter is a management lecturer and the executive academic director of the Executive Development Center at the UCF College of Business Administration. His academic credentials include a Ph.D. in Business Administration from UCF (management – entrepreneurship/strategy concentration) and an executive MBA from Rollins College’s Crummer School of Business.

The agenda for the Dean’s Speaker Series is as follows:

  • 7:30 a.m. Networking
  • 8:00 a.m. Presentation
  • 8:20 a.m. Q&A
  • 9:00 a.m. Adjourn
  • Registration is $20 and includes breakfast and parking costs.

    The CFE Dean’s Speaker Series is a monthly opportunity from the UCF College of Business Administration to learn about the provocative and new programs that our world class faculty are spearheading, researching, and teaching. This is an opportunity to be out on the edge of new business ideas and network with other business leaders in our community. Seating is limited and the program is sure to sell out.

    Established in 1968, the UCF College of Business Administration offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and executive levels. All programs, as well as the Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting are accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

    The college provides high-quality academic programs designed to give students a competitive advantage in the world of business now and in the future. As such, the college establishes partnerships with some of the nation’s most innovative leaders to model new and best practices that harness evolving technology. In addition, the college promotes a unique culture of engagement, risk-taking, cross-disciplinary collaboration and data-driven decision making in an effort to ensure students are well prepared to enter a dynamic marketplace.