Expanding Virtual Horizons: The Secrets of Facilitating Successful Teams Across Time, Distance, and Culture
Teams dispersed all over the globe have become the norm for business today. Love it or hate it, we’re all virtual now. 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 change presents an incredible opportunity for intercultural practitioners who have the skill set to adapt. In this highly interactive workshop, we will explore the concepts of creating a united virtual team culture, common pitfalls for multicultural and multilingual teams, what it takes to keep virtual participants engaged, what activities work in the virtual world, and more. We will also address the myths and fears that interculturalists may have around making the transition from face-to-face to virtual facilitation.
Join the TAG International Business Society for an evening of global food and music. Network and mingle with our corporate sponsors, board members, strategic partners, and more. Chief Highroader Vicki Hudson will even be playing with her band!
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC * GLOBAL CUISINE * CULTURAL EXCHANGE
LIVE CLASSIC ROCK-The Spirit of Rush
Join us for the 2nd annual TAG IBS signature event. A unique evening to network with companies,
consulates and champions of international business in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Registrant Type/ US Price
Scholastic – $20
Individual – $20
Non-Member – $40
Today, almost every executive is leading across borders, whether they run their own business or lead a team of hundreds. This trend is only expected to expand, as almost 80% of world GDP growth between now and 2050 will occur outside of Europe, the United States, and Canada. Yet studies show that leading across cultures successfully remains a challenge for many companies. What’s more, those challenges often have a direct impact on revenue. In this interactive presentation we will explore the lessons learned and best practices in global leadership across industries and organizational structures. Whether you are working with customers in New Jersey or staff in India, executives today need several skills to thrive in today’s connected yet complex workplace: Retaining and developing talent, leading by influence, managing remote staff, communicating virtually, serving diverse customers, and getting the best from their cross-cultural workforce. We will examine what can hold leaders back in successfully navigating cultural differences, and what you can do mitigate those risks. Participants will walk away with concrete ideas and action steps for enhancing their global leadership skills.
7:00 AM – networking/social hour
7:29 AM – Welcome / Any Good News?? / Announcements
7:33 AM – 60 seconds elevator speech by new members
7:35 AM – recognition of Affiliate Members (sponsors)
7:41 AM – 3 min presentation by on SIGs
7:45 AM – introduction of speaker
7:46 AM – talk followed by Q&A
8:36 AM – 42 seconds elevator speech by candidates for membership
8:40 AM – networking/social hour
9:00 AM – adjourn
Geographic expansion, advances in technology communications, significant cost-savings, and boundary-less borders have caused a surge in virtual teams as a business necessity. But what is required to lead a virtual team effectively? And how do you work through the typical challenges of differences in culture and communication styles? Come learn from our panel about best practices their organizations have implemented to successfully support virtual teams, issues they overcame and the critical competencies required for leading a diverse virtual team to be productive.
• Participants will learn the business challenges of virtual work arrangements, as well as solutions.
• Participants will learn tactics that HR leaders can implement to ensure the strategic and business benefits of virtual work are realized.
• Situations where virtual work might not be a viable solution will be discussed.
• Competencies needed for leading diverse teams will be shared.
-Marlo Gillette, PHR, SHRM-CP, Manager, Talent Acquisition and Employee Relations, NASCO
-Faye A. Sisk, Ph.D., Professor of Management, Stetson School of Business and Economics, Mercer University – Atlanta Campus
Marlo Gillette is the Manager, Talent Acquisition and Employee Relations for NASCO, a healthcare IT company exclusively serving the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. She oversees all selection, on boarding, retention, performance and off boarding of all employees. Over the past 9 years, Marlo has overseen tremendous growth where we have grown more than 200%, hiring the best and brightest. She has worked with the business to create competency models for each level of position in the business, created a toolkit for managers to help manage the performance of their employees and led an initiative to help make teleworkers feel more connected, just to name a few. She partners with the business and gains their input before recommending a direction, which allows proper buy in and success for the new endeavor. Prior to NASCO, Marlo led the HR function of a subsidiary under the Adecco family of companies. She was responsible for all aspects of Human Resources from compensation, benefits, organizational development and design, to Talent acquisition and employee relations. Marlo enjoys providing HR consulting on a pro bono basis to the Vine Community Church, a Cumming based non-profit. She is also a Certified HR professional and strategic workforce planner, and holds a Masters degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
Dr. Faye Sisk is a Professor of Management. She joined the Mercer faculty following a successful career in business. Her position was as Executive Director for Research and Development at HBO and Company (HBOC)/ McKesson. While at HBOC she was also Director of Industry Marketing. She was a member of the management team that implanted quality and team development and received company recognition for her leadership in company transformation to team decision making. Prior to joining HBOC she was a consultant with IMS America and worked with over 2500 hospitals nationally. Her federal clients included the CDC, HHS, NIDA and the DEA. She has consulted both in the United States and globally. Her engagements include human resource issues, operations optimization, strategy and board development and team development. Dr. Sisk served as the Director of the Executive MBA Program, the Professional MBA program, the Masters of Business Administration program and the Health Care Management programs. She teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate business programs, including courses in management and strategy. Her academic research interests include employee development, human resource optimization, quality management, corporate responsibility, and strategy. Dr. Sisk received the professional achievement award from Women Healthcare Executives of the American College of Health Care Executives. She was recognized as the Stetson School of Business and Economics Faculty of the Year. She is a senior fellow for the Healthcare Information Systems Society. She was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi. Her doctorate is from the University of Florida where she was a Kellogg Fellow.
7:00am – 7:30am: Registration, Networking & Breakfast
7:30am – 9:00am: Announcements & Panel Discussion
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Registration Deadline: May 12, 2016
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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.
- 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
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.
- Analyze the success factors for high-performance virtual communication
- Create a framework for virtual team alignment
- Practice key skills for effective global virtual communication
- Formulate a plan for next steps
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。
Vicki Flier Hudson Chief Collaboration Officer, High Road Global Services
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.