Communicating in a global world

Organizations are becoming more and more international. People are working across borders like never before. In order to succeed in today’s global world, one must be able to communicate with people from other cultures and backgrounds.

In this session, attendees will learn how cultures differ around the world and how to apply that to effective communication across cultures. This will be accomplished through case studies, role plays, and interactive exercises. An overview of cultural values will be followed by tangible take-aways and tips for mastering communication across cultures. Key topics include relationship-building, time-management, decision-making, and communication. The future of work is global. Are you ready?

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn what culture is and what it means to be globally competent.
  • Increase awareness of your own cultural assumptions and behaviors.
  • See how culture plays a role in daily interactions.
  • Identify and understand the social and cultural norms/values of different cultures.
  • Learn how to communicate more effectively with people from other cultures.

Format: Workshop
Track: Career & Future Skills

Presenter /Nicole Barile / U.S. is an intercultural consultant with more than 15 years of experience helping companies and individuals improve business communications across cultures. She works closely with executives at Fortune 500 companies to create globally-minded leaders and organizations, facilitating their success around the globe. Nicole also consults with organizations looking to create, refine, and optimize their cultural diversity programs. Previously, Nicole worked as executive director of an intercultural consulting firm in New York City before relocating to Cleveland to head up the intercultural training division at another firm.  Nicole is a regular presenter, speaker, and writer on the topics of cultural intelligence, business across borders, and working on multicultural teams.