Jan 2018 Chapter Meeting: Cultural Competence and Management in the Globalized Business

Cultural Competence and Management in the Globalized Business

Leila Valoura

PhotoValouraIn an era of diverse teams, cultural issues have created misunderstandings, which can affect a firm’s performance as well as profitability.  In today’s globalized working environment, cultural differences represent a challenging organizational issue due to the over-generalization of national identities, as well as organizations’ tendency to neglect deep cultural competence training.  In this presentation Leila Valoura will discuss the development of cultural competence in the workplace as well as how this can positively affect organizations’ management. 


Leila Valoura Bio:

Leila Valoura is an educator, applied researcher, and consultant specialized in intercultural communication and organizational learning. She has extensive experience with organizations in the U.S., Brazil, Canada, and Sweden, with clients such as TERC Cambridge, PepsiCo, Petrobras Brazil, Save the Children, and Malmo City Hall in Sweden. Valoura teaches in Higher Education and is currently a doctoral candidate in Organizational Leadership Studies at Northeastern University in Boston. She holds an MBA degree in Project Management from Getulio Vargas Foundation in Brazil; an M.A. in Applied Cultural Analysis from Lund University in Sweden; and a B.A. in Communication Studies from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Valoura has also published in peer-reviewed journals such as Culture Unbound and books such as the Creative Districts Around the World: Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Bairro Alto. She is a former member and volunteer for the PMI Rio de Janeiro chapter in Brazil.

PDU:  1 Leadership

Date: 1/23/2018


6:00 Networking 

6:30 Dinner

7:00 Program

Location: Milanese Restaurant, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Member:  $30.00

Non Member:  $32.00

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If paying by Credit Union Transfer, payment must be received by Noon on 1/23/18.

Event Properties

Event Date 01-23-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 01-23-2018 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-07-2018
Cut off date 01-23-2018 12:00 pm
Individual Price $32.00
Milanese Restaurant
115 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA
Milanese Restaurant
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