Highroader Events

Events

Feb
12
Tue
Cross-cultural Competency Skills for Attorneys @ Gordon Biersch
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Chief Highroader Vicki Flier Hudson will speak to the Atlanta Bar Association on cross-cultural competency skills for attorneys.

Register at www.atlantabar.org

Apr
26
Fri
CEO Roundtable for the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce @ Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Vicki Hudson speaks on global leadership to the CEO Roundtable for the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce.

May
18
Sat
Professional Development Day: IIBA and PMI @ Cobb Galleria Centre
May 18 – May 19 all-day

Join Vicki Flier Hudson at an education all-day event in partnership with IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) and PMI (Project Management Institute) Atlanta.

In today’s global environment, every BA and PM must possess a degree of cross-cultural agility. Even if you do not work across international borders, communication style differences can result in delayed deliverables, misalgined objectives, and more. Join us as we explore the best practices and strategies every BA and PM should know to achieve their goals across cultures and styles. Learn concrete tools for getting into alignment for success.

Nov
4
Tue
TAG IBS: Annual Signature Conference @ Busbee Center at Gwinnett Tech
Nov 4 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Vicki Hudson to speak at this event featuring Global Business Collaboration: The Intersection of Mobility, Culture, and Innovation.

From the Event Organizer:
Leading edge companies have learned how to embrace all aspects of this changing environment and continually seek out not just new technology but the skill set to drive growth. Join us on November 4th for this exciting event to hear from company leaders and industry experts regarding best practices to optimize collaboration within your dispersed organization.

Interactive educational tracks designed to expand your knowledge in:
-Mobile Technology: Panel of experts will discuss how mobile tools are being used to increase collaboration and speed to global markets
-Culture: Audience participatory session will explore building skills for people who are expected to work virtually across borders
-Innovations: Insight and testimonials from business leaders on new technologies that have increased productivity in a global workforce

Nov
14
Fri
International Business Roundtable Meeting @ Polo Golf & Country Club
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Mar
12
Thu
How to Enhance Virtual Team Effectivemess @ German Cultural Center
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Teams dispersed all over the globe have become the norm for business today. Even colleagues working in the same office are likely to come from a variety of cultures, styles, and backgrounds. Global organizations face cultural differences, language and accent barriers, technology issues, and demanding communication requirements. As companies grow their global presence, their workforce may need enhanced, specific skills to create highly effective communication across cultures, especially when that communication is virtual. This highly interactive session highlights key skills for creating aligned communication across cultures and languages. We will explore the concepts of creating a united cross-cultural team culture, common pitfalls for multicultural and multilingual teams, the role of cultural differences in communication breakdowns, translation best practices, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to practice some of these skills in the session, and also walk away with practical tools they can use immediately.

To Register: Contact Vicki at vicki@highroaders.com

Nov
4
Fri
Speak to be Remembered: Powerful Presentations for Success @ Holiday Inn Roswell
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Speak to be Remembered: Powerful Presentations for Success @ Holiday Inn Roswell  | Roswell | Georgia | United States

A powerful presentation means more than clicking through PowerPoint slides and conveying information. In fact, people can find most information that they need online these days. To be remembered and rise above the crowd, we need to engage our whole authentic self when we present.  Even when we speak up in a workplace meeting, we must communicate with courage for our ideas to be heard among the noise of distraction. Compelling presentation skills earn respect and can take you to new heights in your professional and personal life.  In this interactive session, we will explore what it takes for leaders to give bold presentations, making use of voice, body language and intellect to persuade your audience and maximize your potential. We will discuss what holds speakers back, what audiences truly want from them, and how to take your speaking skills from good to great.

Key Objectives

  • Identify and dispel myths, missteps and fears of public speaking
  • Persuade audiences through bold presentations using voice, body language, breathing exercises, imagination, and other tools
  • Implement key mechanics of presenting such as strong opening and closing statements, movement, and benefit-oriented messaging
  • Speak with authenticity and passion
Jun
21
Wed
Intercultural Management Luncheon – Japan America Society of Georgia @ YKK Corporation
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Virtual Team High-Performance: 5 Skills for Succeeding Across Distance, Time, and Culture

Teams dispersed all over the globe have become the norm for business today. Even colleagues working down the street from each other are likely to spend the majority of their time communicating virtually. Virtual team members face cultural differences, language and accent barriers, technology issues, and demanding communication requirements. As organizations grow their global presence, their workforce will need enhanced, specific skills to make an effective transition to the virtual workspace.  This highly interactive session highlights five key skills for creating high-performing global virtual teams.

Using examples from NASA’s moon landing success, we will explore the concepts of creating a virtual team culture, common pitfalls for dispersed teams, the role of cultural differences, meeting and e-mail etiquette, virtual team best practices, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to practice some of these skills in the session, and also walk away with practical tools they can use immediately.

Learning Objectives

  1. Analyze the success factors for high-performance virtual communication
  2. Create a framework for virtual team alignment
  3. Practice key skills for effective global virtual communication
  4. Formulate a plan for next steps
Nov
8
Wed
Inter-Cultural Business Management Luncheon – Japan-America Society of Georgia @ YKK Corporation of America
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Deadline for Registration is Monday, November 6, 2017

The Japan-America Society of Georgia presents an Inter-Cultural Business Management Seminar and Panel Discussion about ways companies can better manage cultural differences and disparities in business practices among Japanese and American employees and clients. This luncheon program features a presentation by a crosscultural management consultant and an interactive discussion by Japanese and Americans attendees who can share their insights and personal experience in managing cultural differences in their industries.
ジョージア日米協会では、日米の雇用者や顧客が仕事やビジネスをするに あたって生じる文化的な相違の管理の仕方について、Inter-Cultural Business Management と題したセミナーとパネル・ディスカッションを開 催します。この昼食会を兼ねたセミナーでは、異文化管理コンサルタント によるお話に続き、出席者の皆様方にそれぞれの職種における異文化管理 の考察や個人的な経験談を語っていただきます。

Featuring:

Vicki Flier Hudson Chief Collaboration Officer, High Road Global Services

Vicki Flier Hudson

 

Nov
14
Tue
5 Skills for Leading Remote Teams @ UHG Consulting office in Concourse Building 1 (King Building)
Nov 14 @ 7:15 am

By invitation only.  Please contact Vicki Hudson if you want to attend.

Remote teams and employees have become the norm for business today. Even colleagues working in the same building are likely to spend the majority of their time communicating virtually. As organizations grow, their salesforce needs specific guidelines to make an effective transition to the virtual workspace.  This highly interactive session highlights five key skills for creating high-performing virtual teams. Using examples from NASA’s moon landing program as well as workplace conference calls, we will explore the concepts of creating a virtual team culture, common pitfalls for dispersed teams, the role of cultural differences, meeting and e-mail etiquette, virtual team best practices, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to practice some of these skills in the session, and also walk away with practical tools they can use immediately.