Workshop: Leading with Cultural Intelligence
Date: Thursday December 15th, 2016 from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Olympic College – Bremerton Campus
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizations today depend on multicultural teams to deliver on their strategy to compete in an increasingly globalized world. The ability to manage and leverage cultural differences plays a significant role in achieving project success. Cultural intelligence, the ability to quickly, comfortably, and successfully adapt to new cultural contexts, is becoming an increasingly important skill for individuals at all levels of the organization and especially at the managerial and senior leadership level.
The workshop will provide a framework for understanding cultural differences by focusing on the core cultural dimensions that drive behavior in cross-cultural collaboration. Understanding these dimensions is critical to appreciating what dignity means in different cultures and for identifying, diagnosing, and mitigating real and perceived dignity violations that erode trust and undermine the performance of multicultural teams.
The workshop draws from evidence-based insights from the growing body of research in social and cultural neuroscience demonstrating the substantial degree to which cultural values influence how the brain processes social experience and shape the way we make decisions, solve problems, and collaborate with others in a multicultural teams.The aim of the workshop is to move participants beyond the simple dos and don’ts of cultural awareness to a more sophisticated understanding and appreciation of cultural differences.
- Acquire a deeper understanding of own culture and how it impacts behavior in a multicultural setting
- Build the confidence to motivate and influence stakeholders, clients, suppliers, and colleagues from different cultures
- Learn to adapt your communication and leadership styles to the needs and demands of cross-cultural environments
- Develop the skills to increase collaboration, trust, and team effectiveness for optimal performance
- Gain practical tips, techniques, and strategies for overcoming a variety of common challenges of leading across cultures
Who Should Attend:
This workshop is designed for:
- Project managers, team leaders, product development managers, engineers, R&D managers, functional and line managers who are responsible for leading multicultural team
- Leaders who are preparing for international team leadership responsibilities
- Individual contributors working in multicultural teams such as software developers, designers, business analysts, or documentation specialists