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International Interest Group - Building Virtual Working Relationships Across Cultures

*FREE* In today’s multinational workplace, people at all levels of an organization and from time zones around the globe are being asked to conduct meetings, meet project deadlines and solve complex problems, all through virtual communication, sometimes without ever meeting international colleagues.

1/21/2016
When: Thursday, January 21, 2016
8:00 - 8:30 am Registration & Networking; 8:30-10:00 am Program
Where: Deloitte LLP
111 S. Wacker Drive
15th floor
Chicago 60606-4301
United States
Contact: Lyndy Nierman
312.981.6783


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 BUILDING VIRTUAL WORKING RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS CULTURES


In today’s multinational workplace, people at all levels of an organization and from time zones around the globe are being asked to conduct meetings, meet project deadlines and solve complex problems, all through virtual communication, sometimes without ever meeting international colleagues. Rather than minimizing cultural challenges, working virtually may require even greater attention to establishing relationships, trust, and work expectations than face-to-face interactions.

In this session, regional experts on the panel from Asia, Europe and Latin America (tbd) will address how to build effective work relationships across cultures in a virtual work environment.  Topics will include:

Names & Titles

Communication styles

Listening for “yes” and “no”

Building relationships through email

Do  we speak with the same English? 1st and 2nd language issues

Preparing for and conducting virtual meetings across cultures

After the panel has explored the topics from the viewpoint of their region of expertise, HRMAC IIG attendees will choose one of the three/four region-specific break-out groups to participate in an exercise and gain more in-depth knowledge about doing business virtually in their region of choice.

*Region options may include: Southeast Asia, Middle East, Latin America, West Africa, and Northern Europe

Moderator:  Charisse Kosova, Director, International Training & Development, IOR Global Services 

Panelists: 

Luiz Castro, Global Employer Services, Deloitte Tax LLP (Latin America)

Tracy Xu, Vice President, AJ Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc./ Founder of Ying Consulting Services/ President of China Executive Club (APAC)

Katrin Hummel, IT Project Manager, A.T. Kearney, Inc. (Germany/Northern Europe)

William McKeown, HR Leader, Wockhardt, Ltd.  

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Questions? Please contact HRMAC at 312-981-6790 or Lyndy Nierman at lnierman@hrmac.org.

 

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