2015 LECTURE/PRESENTATION SERIES During 2015, Pharos International continues to offer three research-based and fact-driven presentations on the topics of 1) Intercultural Awareness and Competence in Business; 2) Trust and Culture; and 3) Global Mobility and Living Internationally.
These presentations can complement and fit within your existing management development programmes, or can serve as independent educational sessions. They are ideal for internal management conferences, retreats, lunch, evening or afternoon sessions at work. Each presentation is designed to inform, engage and to stimulate thought.
Intercultural Awareness & Competence in Business Drawing on the latest research and Pharos' more than 25 years of experience, this dynamic and interactive presentation creates awareness of how culture influences our worldview and expectations. The participants learn about the core dimensions of culture that influence business practices, ways of making sense and managing cultural differences and increasing their own competence and effectiveness in intercultural business situations. Trust and Culture Using Pharos' most recent research data, this presentation focuses on the importance of trust in the workplace, and reveals how our national culture influences our perceptions of our colleagues' trustworthiness. It also presents data on how culture influences our propensity and willingness to trust others. In work relationships, some cultures trust more easily and more automatically than others, and judgments of trustworthiness can indeed be in the cultural eye of the beholder. Behaviours that build, destroy or help to rebuild trust in multicultural organisations are also explored.
This presentation is suitable for all managers who are interested in building, enhancing or repairing trust within their culturally-diverse teams or organisations.
Global Mobility This research-based presentation provides an update on current global mobility patterns and trends. Given current concerns over cost-cutting, how are organisations meeting their need to develop international managers? Who is moving internationally, where and why? Using the most recent global data, this presentation provides an overview of the current priorities and issues in management of international assignments. It also focuses on the realities and challenges faced by expatriate employees and their families, and reviews the latest research on cross-cultural shock, adaptation and performance. Complications of re-entry management are discussed as well as the range of personal and organisational factors that contribute to success on international assignments.
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Each presentation is expertly and dynamically delivered by Dr. Banu Golesorkhi, the Director of the Research Centre for Pharos International.
The design includes data-driven presentation on each topic plus small group discussions, exercises and debrief.
The final timing of each presentation depends on your needs, however, the presentations are generally designed to last between two to three hours.
A fixed fee is charged for each presentation/lecture. You can include as many participants as you wish without any extra fee. For programmes delivered outside of Brussels, travel expenses would be billed at cost. Please contact Dr. Golesorkhi for price information.