Swain Center

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Business for Healthcare Professionals Class
Swain Center Economic Outlook Conference 2016
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UNCW's Swain Center for Professional and Executive Education

The Swain Center helps organizations build high-performing work teams by identifying and leveraging the talent from within. We match subject matter expertise with improvement opportunities to create outstanding results by analyzing, designing, developing, implementing and evaluating. Let us be your training partner.

Why the Swain Center?

  • Access to UNCW subject matter experts
  • Focus on applied learning
  • Customized course content
  • State-of-the-art learning facilities
  • Successful clients recommend our programs to friends and colleagues and become repeat customers themselves

Upcoming Courses

Be sure to view our calendar or our Programs page to view all our upcoming courses!

2016 Economic Outlook Conference

Thanks for another fantastic conference! Did you miss it? Read Drs. Simpson and Jones' national and regional forecasts, view the 2016 presentation slides, and view the photos from the conference.

This year's Economic Outlook Conference took place on Thursday, October 6.  The event featured regional and national economic forecasts by Economists Dr. Adam Jones and Dr. Tom Simpson, as well as a panel discussion with Jack Barto, CEO and President of NHRMC and Stephan Kutzer, CEO of Alcami.

The Return on Investment of Executive Education

Is it true you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Or does the Harvard Business Review have it right in its recent article, "The Best Leaders are Constant Learners"?

It is harder to change as you advance in your profession, but as Jack Welch famously said, you need to “change before you have to.”

Today’s pace of change is faster. Think about it - Moore's law states that computer power doubles every two years, which means many senior executives received their education before there were computers in every classroom and home. It is easy to experience information overload, and the research is clear that more stress and greater distractions lead to poorer performance. [Read More]