As globalization continues to gain speed and strength, the 'one-size-fits-all' approach to leadership is no longer sufficient to effectively engage increasingly diverse, multicultural, and international project stakeholders. More than ever before, the capacity to manage and lever cultural differences is becoming an increasingly important skill for individuals at all levels of the organization and especially for project managers and team leaders.
Drawing from the growing body of research in cognitive, social, and cultural neuroscience, the workshop will present a framework for understanding how culture shapes the brain and the core cultural dimensions that drive thoughts, emotions, and behavior in global, virtual, and culturally diverse project environment.
Understanding these dimensions will help you make the right choice for how to approach:
You will come away with a greater understanding of the challenges of leading and working in culturally diverse teams and how to prevent cultural misunderstanding from turning into dignity violations that erode trust and undermine performance of your culturally diverse team.
“Samad has the unique ability to integrate fundamental research from a variety of disciplines spanning neuroscience to cross-cultural business to psychology and translate that data into intriguing, actionable information. He engages his audience with his credibility, humility, and ability to connect with people from varied backgrounds and cultures. Leaders at all levels benefit from Samad’s messages about how to lead with greater effectiveness and compassion in the global workplace.”
Barbara A. Trautlein, Ph.D., Author of the book Change Intelligence,
And the originator of the CQ®/Change Intelligence® System
“Recent research in neuroscience gives us a much deeper understanding of how the brain makes decisions and arrives at conclusions, a topic that’s important to all project managers. Samad’s presentation gives a very good overview of this important topic and should be heard by all project managers.”
Frank R. Parth, MS, MSSM, MBA, PMP. Project Management Institute
Board of Directors 2010-2012 , CEO/President - Project Auditors LLC
“The presentation was engaging because it was fact based, interactive, and driven by your passion for the science and the revelations. I have discussed the presentation with several colleagues and we are all intrigued to know more!”
Colleen O’Neill, PMP, Director, Information Technology
Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
About the Presenter
Mr. Samad Aidane, MSc. PMP, is a cross-cultural leadership development researcher, trainer, and coach. His industry experience spans telecom, finance, health care, and government projects in the U.S., Germany, Austria, and Belgium, with organizations such as HP, Cap Gemini, Time Warner Telecom, and Telefonica.
Samad holds a Master of Science Degree in the Neuroscience of Leadership from Middlesex University, U.K. His current Ph.D. research interest in Applied Neuroscience investigates how findings from social and cultural neuroscience informs our understanding of the effect of culture on emotions, cognition, and behavior and their practical application to leadership and Cultural Intelligence development.
Samad is certified by the Project Management Institute (PMP). He has been a featured speaker for organizations such as T-Mobile, Nike, and Emirate Airlines.
Other speaking highlights:
Portland World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon
Portland, OR, 97204
Parking available at attendee's expense; continental breakfast and lunch provided.
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|Event Date||10-20-2017 8:30 am|
|Event End Date||10-20-2017 5:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||08-23-2017|
|Cut off date||10-20-2017 11:55 pm|
|Late Fee||$50.00(From 10-18-2017)|
|Location||World Trade Center Portland|
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