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‘Working Effectively Across Cultures’ Competency Development Workshop
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When: Thursday, June 28. 2018
7:30 a.m. - Noon
Where: Goodwill Industries for Central Iowa
5355 NW 86th St.
Johnston, IA  50131
United States
Contact: Central Iowa SHRM

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In today’s ever-changing global environment, knowing how to work across diverse cultures, borders, and time zones has never been more critical for human resource professionals. In this engaging and interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to be more culturally savvy and bridge the cultural gaps - whether you are working with culturally diverse colleagues, employees, and clients or leading a global team. 

Taught by a cross-cultural expert who has experienced cross-cultural challenges first-hand in over 80 countries, you’ll learn how to avoid cultural faux pas and feel more confident and prepared when interacting across cultures around the globe.  She will also share “lessons learned,” best practices for SHRM professionals, and tips to help you not only be effective but make it possible for you to excel and succeed in this cross-cultural world.

During this workshop, you’ll also learn practical tips, skills and knowledge to:

o   Increase cultural competence – for yourself and your organization

o   Understand how culture impacts HR’s day-to-day world

o   Communicate and collaborate across cultures

o   Understand cultural do’s and don’ts

o   Avoid common cross-cultural pitfalls

o   Develop a global mindset

  • Registration from 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
  • Workshop 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. noon

Cost:  $99 for members; $125 for non-members

  • Full hot breakfast served
  • SHRM & HRCI have been pre-approved for this program. 

In addition, all participants will receive a free e-copy of Brenda’s best-selling book 'Professional Performance 360: Success' which shares tips for developing a global mindset and how to have ‘Big Success in a Small World.’

Who Should Attend?

This workshop will benefit anyone who is interested in learning about how to work effectively with culturally diverse clients, colleagues and counterparts – both locally and globally. Today’s workforce in Iowa is rapidly changing and it is important for all HR professionals – whether your company is currently doing business globally or not – to know how to effectively connect, lead and succeed in today’s cross-cultural world.

Brenda McGuire – ‘The Global Gal’

Brenda McGuire is a cross-cultural business expert, an award-winning speaker, and a #1 best-selling author. During more than 25 years of international experience, including living in 6 countries and traveling to over 80, Brenda successfully trained thousands of individuals and companies to live, work and travel the world. With experience working in over 30 countries in international recruitment, training & development, global mobility, and as the former Director of Global Workforce Development of a Fortune 500 company, Brenda understands first-hand the cross-cultural challenges and opportunities for Iowa’s current and future global workforce.

Brenda is the President & CEO of two international companies: WorldWide Connect and Global Gals. With hundreds of trainers on 6 continents, WorldWide Connect, specializes in such areas as global leadership development, cross-cultural business training and coaching, cultural diversity, multi-cultural team building, and expatriate support. A thought leader in their industry, WorldWide Connect was just featured in The CEO Magazine and interviewed for the article: “Being a Global Boss – How to Lead Across Cultures” for their cross-cultural expertise.

Global Gals, her newest company, is dedicated to giving women the confidence and knowledge they need to succeed with the unique challenges they face when living, working, and traveling abroad.

McGuire holds a MA degree in International Communication from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, and a Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction in Psychology and International Relations from Iowa State University.  She is a best-selling author of three books: Answering the Call, The Soul of Success (with Jack Canfield), and Professional Performance 360: Success (with Sir Richard Branson and other experts).  She has also been featured in over 350 media outlets around the world, including CNBC and the New York Times.