Webvent

Mastering a Global Mindset

Friday, April 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Sean Dubberke, Director of Learning, RW3 LLC and Michael Schell, CEO, RW3 Culture Wizard

Being successful in a global business environment demands that professionals broaden their mindset, even for those who don’t travel. Multinational workplaces require an amplified skill set to navigate across cultures with agility and to leverage the diversity of your teams, organizations, clients, and partners. Failing to unlock the competitive advantage of a multicultural workforce is synonymous with missed opportunities and mediocre performance.

This webcast focuses on five key steps to mastering a global mindset, including core intercultural business competencies like perspective taking, style flexing, behavioral adaptations, and leveraging curiosity to build trust across borders. It’s meant for professionals at any level who need to increase their own productivity and effectiveness on global projects or any interactions they have across cultures. You’ll:

  • Deepen awareness of cultural values and how they influence the workplace.
  • Commit to developing a global mindset and a repertoire of culturally appropriate and productive business strategies.
  • Create a personal action plan for the next 30 days.
     

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Presenters

Sean Dubberke
Sean Dubberke

Director of Learning, RW3 LLC

Sean Dubberke is director of learning at RW3 CultureWizard. Since 2008, he has helped organizations and their professionals develop skills to work successfully in a global environment. Leading a diverse network of facilitators, consultants, and program managers, Sean partners with organizations to design and deliver learning worldwide. His experience spans global and virtual team building, global leadership development, country-specific consulting, international assignment support, intercultural assessment, train-the-trainer certification, learning needs analysis, and blended learning solutions. Clients have included the Walt Disney Company, KPMG, Thomson Reuters, Gap, Astra Zeneca, The Financial Times, Pfizer, CSL Behring, Rolls Royce, and Newell Rubbermaid.

Sean holds an MSc in economic history from the London School of Economics, an MA in global studies from the University of Leipzig, and a BA in global studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He speaks Spanish fluently and has studied Arabic, German, French, and Japanese. Sean has traveled to 50 countries and has lived and worked abroad for three years in Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
 


Michael Schell
Michael Schell

CEO, RW3 Culture Wizard

Michael S. Schell is CEO of RW3 CultureWizard, an intercultural training organization that provides multinational organizations with CultureWizard, an online learning platform, along with instructor-led training to develop global business skills.

Michael developed the Windham Intercultural Model and the Intercultural Awareness Model, which is leveraged by hundreds of thousands of global businesspeople to work more effectively across cultures. Michael co-authored Managing Across Cultures: The Seven Keys to Doing Business With a Global Mindset and Capitalizing on the Global Workforce: A Strategic Guide to Expatriate Management. Prior to founding RW3 CultureWizard, Michael was the CEO of Windham International, a global intercultural relocation consulting and management firm, which was founded in 1991 and acquired in June 1999 by GMAC. Prior to that, he was president and founding partner of Moran, Stahl & Boyer, a business location and global relocation consulting company.
 


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