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Connecting Across Borders: How to Work More Effectively on a Global Scale

  • 20 Jun 2017
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Emory Continuing Education 6 Executive Park Drive, NE Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30329
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Working globally brings with it many questions for international partnerships and employee development. These questions persist despite cross-cultural training programs across many US-based organizations:

  • Do these programs solve issues like employee turnover due to a lack of international adaption or a realistic relationship with partners?
  • Do we really know how to connect with international learners with different customs?
  • How does being global affect training delivery?

The answer lies in “breaking our perceptions to make new perspectives.” This presentation will challenge current perceptions of global business success and offer some best practices in cross-border relations and management.

We will:

  • establish why U.S. businesses fail overseas and discuss why the real root cause is different than what many businesses believe
  • define cross-cultural fluency in practical terms and review a new concept to answer the need for more reasoned globality in business and training

Before the event, please review the two short scenarios of cross-border management that will be sent to you:

  1. Training Cuban employees for a U.S. organization beginning a joint venture
  2. Gift giving options for a U.S. expat in Nicaragua (i.e. cause and effect)

You will leave this session knowing:

  • Two practices you should develop to minimize cultural barriers and maximize relationship building
  • Key factors to create a paradigm shift toward cross-cultural due diligence and meaningful international partnerships


Stephen G. Wright

Consultant, Trainer, Author, Assistant Professor of Management

Stephen is a Consultant / Trainer, formerly based in Washington, D.C., with international and US-based clients. During his time in D.C., he created and managed a graduate level certificate program entitled “Practical Applications in Global Business” for George Washington University.

He has also served as an adjunct member of the MBA faculty at Johns Hopkins University teaching Managerial Communications, Global Strategic Management, and Cross-cultural Management.

Stephen is a Former Assistant Professor of Management with the New York Institute of Technology, Amman, Jordan. He has also been a Curriculum Design Consultant for the Business Development Center; also in Amman, Jordan.

He has also been a visiting International Professor of Organizational Behavior and Entrepreneurship with the Education Network Academy, sponsored by the Carana Corporation and USAID, in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Stephen has international work experience between 1992 to 2012 in the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, People’s Republic of China, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Jordan.

He holds degrees in Social Science, Political Science, and Management.

Stephen has written two articles regarding expatriate / local resident relations for the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan.

He is the author of Reasoned Globality, New International Pathways for International Professionals.

Doors Open at 5pm