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23
Jan
2018

01-23-2018 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Milanese Restaurant
Milanese Restaurant
115 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA
$32.00

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

Schedule:

6:00 Networking 

6:30 Dinner

7:00 Program

Location: Milanese Restaurant, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Pricing:

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.

 

$32.00
20
Feb
2018

02-20-2018 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill
Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill
18 Westage Drive, Suite 22
$35.00
AMUSING CONFESSIONS OF AN INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT
Mark Hehl
 
Confessions
The world is getting smaller, especially when it comes to the world of business. Mark Hehl just published a book that chronicles his experiences assisting many organizations with operational excellence and technology transfer projects in over forty countries covering multiple industries / technologies. During his travels and extended stays in five continents, he encountered a variety of amusing experiences, cross-cultural faux pas and was exposed to many production facilities (too many to count). Some of these organizations were well managed and others were poorly run.
This presentation highlights some of these experiences described in his book Amusing Confessions of an International Consultant. Those in attendance will be entertained and enlightened by his humorous stories, examples of cultural mistakes and highlights of projects that resulted is failure / lost revenue. A must for professionals who are interested in achieving success and a culture of excellence in a global environment.
 
 
Mark Hehl Biography:

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Mark Hehl is a consultant, author and public speaker. He is author of the book  Amusing Confessions of an International Consultant.  His efforts have helped companies successfully set up and improve operations in various countries including India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Korea, The Philippines, France, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, The Dominican Republic, The USA and Ecuador.  These projects have resulted in significant reductions in operating costs along with improved schedule performance, service levels and quality. In recognition of his contributions, the Timex suppliers in China honored him with the award of the Chinese name Ho Man Kai.

Mr. Hehl holds a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology and a MS Degree in Management from the Polytechnic Institute of New York. Mark is a Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified LEAN Practitioner and has taught Management at Harper College. He has conducted multiple webinars for Industry Week. Mark is a frequent guest on National Public Radio and is listed in the United Who’s Who Executive Directory 2002-2003. He is a contributing author of the book Cases on Globalized and Culturally Appropriate E-Learning.

Mr. Hehl spends a significant amount of time in both Latin America and Asia assisting his clients and their suppliers. He is very familiar with the Latin American and Asian cultures and ways of conducting business there.

Date:  Tuesday, February 20th
 
Location:  Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill in Fishkill
Dietary restrictions must be discussed with Debbie Ardizone, please contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Time:
6:00 Networking
6:30 Dinner
7:00 Presentation
 
PDU:  1 - Strategy/Business 
 
Cost:
Member $32.00
Non Member $35.00
 
Please be sure to login to receive your member discount.
If paying by Credit Union Transfer, payment must be received by Noon on 2/20/18.
 
 
$35.00