Diversity....what feelings arise when we hear this word? In the U.S., we have certain notions of what “diversity” means, framed by our history and experience. Outside the U.S., it means many things to different people and cultures.
Join us for an evening of intercultural learning as we expand our understanding of what diversity means. We will share stories and stretch our imaginations, and explore ways to embody a more enriching – and more humane – concept of diversity within our own organizations.
Did you know that the ratio of second-and-other speakers of English language (SOEL) to native English speakers is 3:1? This means that native English speakers are becoming a minority - as employees and clients, and even within some organizations in the USA. Worldwide, among the 1 billion-plus speakers of English, they already are. Therefore, native speakers of English need to develop language bridging skills as a skill-set to craft positive interactions with these large SOEL constituencies.
In this experiential hands-on workshop for managers, team leaders and HR/OD specialists, access an actionable framework and tool on motivation as a foundation for effective influencing, talent-management, communicaiton, and decision-making.
- Optimize your own performance based on individual assessment of your motivational factors
- Energize yourself and others
- Build engagement in teams and organizations
- Understand and resolve motivation-driven conflicts
- Strengthen decision-making in career-choices, recruitment and promotion
Since postmodern globalization people in international business had to adapt to more frequent and faster changes in organizations. While before then most employees remained at the same company for their whole work life, it is more common nowadays to change jobs more often. Dynamics and flexibility have therefore become key values in many international organizations. However, not all cultures respond to those new challenges in the same way.
In this one-day workshop, learn how to access and activate innovation capacity in teams and the larger organization. Experience methodologies and frameworks which are immediately actionable. They allow you to influence the conditions which nurture and expand the innovative capacities in yourself and others. Mindsets, communication, and relationships become a source of creative, dynamic change potential that is both profound and practical.
Adapting to a new living situation is not always easy. Moving to a different country, join a multicultural team, or even only changing job in the same city, may let you experience the unpleasant effects of culture shock. However, there are ways to help you to get over the critical stages of cultural adaption processes. In this workshop you will:
- Learn to detect the signs of a culture shock
- The reasons and effects for culture shocks
- Sharpen your awareness on the effects of culture
- Practice coping strategies to cope with the effects of the adaption process – including the use of meditation to eliminate the stress of a culture shock
In this one-day workshop, we will work experientially and interactively on what it takes to create performance “magic” in multicultural teams. Relevant knowledge and skills to understand and improve communication and productivity to navigate the invisible impact of cultural differences will be built up. This includes expectations regarding leadership, decision-making and time-management. Moreover, we will address effective approaches to building and maintaining trust as a major resource, and how to foster participation and engagement across different perspectives. The overall goal is improved performance.