Global Perspective Seminars
Make sense of a changing world and work effectively across cultures.
Each seminar can be customized into 2-hour, half-day or full-day sessions.
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Clients: Target, Thomson Reuters, Carlson Companies, LDI, Project Management International (PMI)
Build the 21st Century workforce employers demand and the community expects.
Developed for educators by experienced educators with a business perspective. Programs are designed for administrators, teachers or students. Content is simlar to corporate seminars but is presented for educational audiences. Teachers will gain techniques and resources for preparing their students for the new age of globalization.
Clients: St. John's University, Rasmussen College, Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education
Customize Your Seminar
Global Perspective can also work with you to develop a different seminar that focuses on your organization's areas of interest and specific needs.
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Developing Your Global Perspective
The world has become more interconnected and cross-cultural interactions are commonplace. Multinational organizations are realizing the importance of employing people who understand the nature of globalization and have the competencies needed to work effectively across cultures.
This seminar provides the disruption to think differently about challenges and opportunities in the 21st Century by explaining the forces that have created a more integrated world economy. Participants will gain a better understanding of the world as a whole and why they should continue to learn more about the places and people with whom they are increasingly connected. With this perspective, they will be more motivated to develop the attitude, skills and knowledge to execute your global strategy.
New e-learning version!
This computer-based program contains similar content as the live version, and provides an effective and flexible option for training large or small organizations. Developed for Thomson Reuters to help them build a global mindset across their organization in a cost effective way, it can be accessed 24X7 with no need for coordinating travel schedules and incurring the costs associated with them.
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“This is a very efficient tool for preparing a workforce to engage
effectively in the culturally complex world around them."
Robert Hunter Scarlett, Co-Author
Global Business: 308 Tips for Taking Your Company Worldwide,
Koslow & Scarlett, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, UK 1999.
Working With Indians: Bridging the U.S./India Cultural Divide
Some of the most common—and most costly—problems of offshore ventures are caused by cultural differences between U.S. customers and offshore Indian service providers. In this workshop Craig Storti—whose latest book is Speaking of India: Bridging the Communication Gap When Working with Indians—identifies the most common cultural flash points in the India/US offshore model and offers "fixes" to minimize start-up problems and maximize effectiveness. This workshop is based on Craig Storti’s latest book: Speaking of India: Bridging the Communication Gap When Working with Indians.
Making Connections: Understanding India and China
Many organizations are finding that a deeper understanding of these demographic and economic giants is critical to their success. This seminar applies patterns of globalization and forces of change to India and China, whose economic rise is actually a reemergence of the role they held as world powers long before the U.S. was founded. Participants will gain a better understanding of the people and economic development of these two emerging nations, along with the perspective needed to think strategically about their involvement with them.
Making Connections: Understanding Americans
Our behavior can be interpreted very differently than intended. Business leaders are learning the hard way how culture is a major cause of problems within global teams, when entering foreign markets, or recruiting and retaining international talent. Knowing who we are is an important first step towards learning how to deal effectively with individuals from other countries.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of Americans and how they, as people, were shaped by their geography and history. This course was originally designed for Indians working for a Minneapolis-based Fortune 50 retailer in their offshore facility in Bangalore, India, but Americans will benefit from the insight into how people from other cultures view their behavior.
Bridging the Culture Gap: Understanding U.S. and U.K. Cultural Differences
Americans and the British mistakenly assume cultural similarities because of their shared language and heritage. This assumption, not present when these two cultures deal with virtually any other nationality, sets up a culture clash that is all the more dramatic for being completely unexpected. This workshop identifies fundamental US/UK cultural differences and the challenges they pose.
Effective Global Teams
The work of international/global organizations is increasingly being carried out by culturally diverse teams of individuals from—and often located in—a number of different countries. Whether you manage or work on a global team, this program will help you understand and avoid the most common problems of multicultural teamwork. The seminar also presents strategies on how to leverage cultural diversity for competitive advantage. This seminar is based in part on Craig Storti's book Figuring Foreigners Out.
Managing a Culturally Diverse Workforce
This workshop trains managers and supervisors how to manage a multicultural workforce for maximum efficiency and productivity. The workshop will help managers understand what to expect from—and how they are seen by—employees from culturally diverse backgrounds. Participants will learn how to adjust their management style to suit different expectations, strategies for reconciling competing cultural agendas, and how to exploit a multicultural perspective for increased productivity.
Living and Working Abroad
This workshop prepares an outbound employee, spouse, and children to live and work effectively on an overseas assignment. Based in part on Craig Storti's best-selling book, The Art of Crossing Cultures, training topics include:
- Key cultural differences between the expat's own and the destination culture.
- Differences in the business culture, business practices, management style, and communication styles.
- Key workplace-related cultural adjustments for the employee.
- Key cultural adjustments for the spouse and children.
- How much do I adjust? Striking a balance between cultural sensitivity and individual integrity.
- Culture shock and the stages of cultural adjustment for the employee, spouse, and children.
- Strategies for minimizing culture shock and enhancing expat effectiveness.
Repatriation: The Art of Coming Home
Expatriates returning from an international assignment face an even greater adjustment to their "home" country than the one they experienced when they went abroad. Studies show that returning employees leave their parent companies at twice the rate of non-expats, due in large part to the problems of reverse culture shock—for causes, in short, that can be identified and mitigated. The workshop identifies the major personal and professional challenges of repatriation—for the employee, spouse, and children—and helps returnees and their organizations plan for and successfully manage this difficult transition.
Based on Craig Storti's best-selling book The Art of Coming Home.
Elementary Students :
The Passport Club
Young children have an innate curiosity about the world. Leverage that quality and begin to develop their global perspective through a teacher-friendly, affordable program for schools. Visit www.passportclubonline.com for details.