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Managing Culture and Diversity in the Global Workplace

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Unlocking the Strength in Difference

Diversity can create complexity and negative tensions in the workplace. Yet these differences can also be an organization’s greatest strength. More than ever, individuals and organizations are operating in a world with increasing opportunities for cooperation as well as threats of conflict.

In this webcast, we’ll explore some of these challenges and opportunities and illuminate how cultures that embrace diversity and inclusiveness can yield fiscal benefits having a direct impact on the bottom line.

You’ll gain insight into who can best address the challenges and what are the important skills and characteristics to have in addressing these issues.

What You Will Learn

  • Opportunities and challenges surrounding culture and diversity in organizations
  • The results of research on cultural competence, such as cultural intelligence, biculturalism, integrative complexity, and third culture kids
  • Research findings on the benefits of cultural competencies, such as cross-cultural negotiation effectiveness, creativity, complexity in thinking, etc.

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

About the Presenters

Emir Cetinel is an Employer Branding Advisor with Universum Communications. As a Business Development Manager, Emir works closely with some of the most demanding global brands to create and implement employer branding initiatives as well as social media strategies.

Prior to joining Universum, Emir worked as a Business Development Manager for Europe’s biggest startup incubator Rocket Internet in Munich. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemical Engineering and a Master’s degree in International Management from the CEMS program. He has worked in Switzerland, Germany, India, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States and can speak four languages.

Marie-Therese Claes , Ph.D., is Director of the International Executive MBA at Louvain School of Management in Belgium. She is Professor of Cross-Cultural Management at Louvain School of Management (LSM, University of Louvain) and at AIT (Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok). In addition, she holds guest professorships at several other universities in Europe, Asia and the United States of America, and was Dean of the Faculty of Business at the Asian University Thailand. She is also a consultant and coach for relocation, diversity management and global leadership. She has worked as a consultant to various companies and is a former President of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR Europa) and the European Women’s Management Development International Network (EWMD). She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fulbright and a Japan Foundation alumna.


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