Cultural Competence- A Key Skill to Work Successfully in International Teams

Cultural Competence- A Key Skill to Work Successfully in International Teams

Event Date: 6 Apr 2017

In collaboration with Royal Institute of Technology, IEEE and Aperian Global, we invite you to join us for an evening of insights & discussion.

In such a fast developing globalized world, the majority of us are members of an international team. This means that one has to create relationships and get work done through communicating across cultural boundaries. Cultural competence is now considered one of the key skills to succeed with an international career and the lack of it is viewed as one of the biggest obstacles for achieving efficiency in diverse teams.

During the presentation, participants will:

  • Learn how our cultural background shapes our personalities & behaviors in the workplace
  • Explore cultural dimensions & GlobeSmart, the industry-leading cultural inventory
  • Gain tools & strategies for developing cultural agility

Date | Time: 6th of April 2017 | 17:00 – 19:00

Location: Royal Institute of Technology campus, Isafjordsgatan 22/Kistagången 16, Kista (KTH – Electrum Laboratory), Stockholm

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Ekaterina von Gertten, Aperian Global
Keynote speaker
Ekaterina is Director of Consulting at Aperian Global, a major consulting firm within the sphere of global talent development. Ekaterina is responsible for designing & delivering solutions for Global 500 clients in areas such as Team Effectiveness, Global Leadership Development, Global Mindset, and Diversity & Inclusion. Ekaterina holds a Master’s Degree in Linguistics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Opera singing. She has lived and worked in Belarus, Austria, the U.S., the United Kingdom and Japan. She is currently a motivational speaker with the Athenas Speakers Bureau in Sweden.

Elena Vasilieva, KTH, IEEE WIE, IEEE Sweden
Main organiser
Elena is currently chair of IEEE Women in Engineering, IEEE Sweden Section at KTH. She is also currently a PhD student in the Optics and Photonics group, Applied Physics Department, SCI school.

The event is supported by Royal Institute of Technology, Aperian Global, IEEE WIE Sweden Section & IEEE YP.

BONUS: Those who attend the seminar will receive a complimentary two-week trial of GlobeSmart, our cultural reference tool.

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