Keith Warburton, CEO of Think Global Growth and founder of Global Business Culture, will be running two master-classes focusing on the significant impact international cultural differences can have when working in a cross-border environment. Keith has a global reputation as one of the world’s leading experts in this field and works with many of the great global companies and professional service firms. He works all over the world and often advises on globalisation issues at C-level.
Keith lived and worked internationally for 20 years and will bring this experience to the seminar – he has been there and has the scars to prove it.
These master-classes are designed to help you understand the drivers and expectations of clients, colleagues and other stakeholders around the world in order to develop more effective and profitable business relationships. We guarantee some ‘light-bulb’ moments and that your approach to cross-border working will be positively impacted.
On arrival at the venue at 9.30, you will be able to network with other delegates and Keith Warburton before a prompt start at 10.00.
In advance of the course we would encourage delegates to send through any specific issues they wish to be covered during the day and Keith will either cover these with the group or on a one-to-one basis.
During the session, Keith will lead the group through some of the key practical considerations which need to be factored in when working cross-border. The day will consist of a combination of presentations from Keith, group discussions and analysis of real-life cross-cultural dilemmas:
- An introduction to the commercial impact of cross-border cultural on any commercial organisation
- Factoring in your own cultural bias – you are part of the problem and the solution
- How the British approach is viewed internationally
- Key day-to-day areas impacted by cultural differences
- Global culture and compliance
- Improving cross-border communication
- Speaking English internationally
- Country-specific information
- Improving corporate cultural fluency
Who should attend the course?
All those who work across the boundaries of culture, language and time zones and who would like to improve their own ability to work seamlessly across borders or who feel that their organisations would benefit from improved efficiencies when operating cross-border.
Comments from previous delegates:
‘Superb delivery of the presentation. 10/10. Very interesting subject which otherwise would not have thought about as a Brit. Would happily sit through that again.’
‘Great speaker, kept audience engaged, clearly talking from experience, learnt so much. Thank you!’
‘Very useful, raised awareness and made me think in different perspectives. Well done for choosing to reframe items that were previously thought easy/straight-forward but were not. Thank you! I hope to attend enlightening sessions like this in the near future. All the best.’
‘Very interesting and thought-provoking session. I now understand more fully how global companies need to approach imposing worldwide policies and procedures’
‘Brilliant, engaging session.’
‘Keith Warburton provided an excellent development session on Cultural Diversity. The session comprised excellent anecdotal stories that conceptualised the issues. They further provided memorable key learning points. The session also included facts and figures, open discussions and time to share reflections on existing international challenges and next steps. Would highly recommend.’
‘…all managers at my organisation would benefit from this event.’