Attività SI 2011

SEMINARI INTERCULTURALI 2011

9° incontro

 

 

Sabato 19 Novembre 2011 dalle 14.30 alle 18.30

presso SERVIZI ESTERO Via Napo Torriani 29  Milano (Metrò Stazione Centrale)

MANAGING CHANGE IN CHINA: A COMPUTER BASED SIMULATION  (in English)

Facilitator: David Trickey

Co-facilitator: Marianna Amy Crestani

 

 

 

THE SEMINAR: This is a chance to explore some of the strategic, tactical and emotional factors in introducing a process change into a Chinese operating context. Working in Change Teams, participants will create a strategy and then implement it through taking a variety of change initiatives over a 22 week simulated timeframe. The computer simulation provides you with immediate feedback on the Chinese managers’ reactions to your actions, which respond according to Nanjing University’s research into what works (and what doesn’t work) when implementing change into Chinese corporations. Let’s be frank, most companies have a very poor record of successfully introducing change into their own organisational ‘back yard’ – what do you think the success rate is of western companies in China? Here’s your chance to get some insight into how to quickly and powerfully sensitise clients to the challenges and responses to cross-cultural change as well as building confidence in using the simulation yourself for your own practice or organisation.

The seminar will be a mix of ‘hands on’ learning together with a focus on research evidence on the organizational dynamics of change in China. It will also end with some scenes taken from a recent documentary on Italian entrepreneurs showing their approaches to implementing change in Shanghai


Please bring your laptop along to the session so that you can experiment with the simulation on the day and take away a copy to have a second chance to manage change in Chinese company after the workshop!

 

BIODATA:

David Trickey has been an intercultural trainer and consultant for the last 20 years for his own firm, TCO International Diversity Management. He also has a long association with SIETAR and was a founding member of SIETAR Italia. David has co-delivered programmes on Managing Change across Cultures with the developer of the simulation, Prof Albert Angehrn (Professor of Advanced Learning Technology at INSEAD Business School) for Fiat Auto, IKEA, The Scottish Executive and IVECO, as Partner of TCO International he has used it in China with mixed Chinese-Western groups for Intesa SanPaolo and has delivered briefing sessions on using the simulation to over 40 intercultural and HR consultants.

Marianna Amy Crestani has been working as an Intercultural Trainer and Consultant since 2006. Thanks to a number of collaborations with International Relocation Companies, Consultancy Companies, Universities and Large Organizations, Marianna has developed a deep understanding of the challenges that people face when transferring their technical abilities into an unfamiliar context and is able to translate this knowledge into practical cross-cultural training programs and deliveries. One of the founders of  SIETAR Italia, current Secretary General and representative for Italy in SIETAR Europa, Marianna has always focused extensively on China and Chinese culture by giving regular seminars on China in addition to providing specialized trainings to expats going to China. Marianna has recently started focusing on the challenges and opportunities of distance learning.

 

The workshop will be in English

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SEMINARI INTERCULTURALI 2011

8° incontro

 

 

Sabato 20 Ottobre 2011 dalle 14.30 alle 18.30

presso il Polo Didattico in Piazza Oderico da Pordenone a Roma (Metrò Garbatella)

(COF@Rosinski) ROSINSKI’S COACHING ACROSS CULTURES

Facilitators: Natalie De Broux and Alessandro LoRusso

Abstract

Philippe Rosinski addresses culture as a concept involving people from different organizations and backgrounds. By looking at coaching from cultural perpectives, he is able to explore what can be learned from cultural differences and similarities. The book Coaching Across Cultures helps readers to become more aware of their cultural orientations, appreciate how cultural inclinations affect coaching styles, and leverage differences constructively with the use of its integrative model: ”The Cultural Orientations Framework” (COF).

The author suggests that, for the coach, using the COF online assessment tool with its 17 cultural dimensions, opens up greater awareness and clarity about one’s own cultural starting points and assumptions, particularly the cultural foundations of values and beliefs. For coaches and managers, this assessment tool can open up to a deeper understanding of learned behaviours; the degree of congruence or incongruence experienced in different aspects of life; and to the possibility of consciously choosing different orientations. The conceptual dimensions of the COF as operationalised in the tool stimulates reflective learning and leverages cultural diversity to a common advantage.

Biodata: Nathalie De Broux is the founder of SOCRATE Consulting, specialising in cross-cultural and executive coaching, leadership training, facilitation of international meetings, advising and accompanying organisations in their change processes. She collaborates with a wide network of seasoned professionals in promoting the cross-cultural approach, supporting leaders, teams and organisations in the appreciation and integration of cultural diversity. She works in French, English, Italian and Dutch. She helps individuals to find and unleash their emotional and personal strengths to better balance their professional  and personal lives. She was also co-founder and director of the J.M. Jouret Management Centre in Switzerland, and, successively, was Director of Administration and Human Resources for Daikin Belgium. She is a member of ICF Italia, SIETAR Italia, PWA Rome.

Biodata: Alessandro LoRusso is Vice President of the Associazione Italiana Coach Professionisti. He is a Master Executive & Corporate Coach and a pioneer in the introduction of coaching – as a discipline – in Italy. Alessandro has led major projects and delivered team coaching through his coaching company of which he is co-founder. Moreover, he has worked as Senior Consultant and Project Manager for renowned Management Consultancy firms. He worked as a trainer for ENI Corporate University delivering Leadership workshops, HR training, and courses on Emotional Intelligence, Effective Communication and Working in Team. He is a former member of the Management Board of the International Coaching Federation of Italy. He holds a cum laude degree in economics, a Major in Management, a Master in Corporate & Executive Coaching, certifications in Emotional Intelligence and Coaching Across Cultures.

SEMINARI INTERCULTURALI 2011

7° incontro

Sabato 17 Settembre 2011 dalle 14.30 alle 18.30

presso SERVIZI ESTERO Via Napo Torriani 29   Milano (Metrò Stazione Centrale)

 

PRESENTATION OF TWO COMPLEMENTARY MEASUREMENT TOOLS: DIQ and IPI - Diversity Icebreaker Questionnaire & International Preferences Indicator

Presenters: Marianna Crestani and David Trickey

Skype Conference for the DIQ: Bjørn Z. Ekelund

THE INTERNATIONAL PREFERENCES INDICATOR: Many participants come out of an intercultural sensitization workshop with at least one unanswered question: “Fascinating! I now see how cultural factors can impact on building relationships and achieving goals… but what do I personally need to do to be more effective in my own international role and context?” Responding to this “So, what-about-me?” perplexity in intercultural training is precisely the aim of the International Preferences Indicator (IPI). This short questionnaire and peer feedback process is intended for delivery during group training programmes. It develops awareness of each participant’s own personal blend of approaches when dealing with people from different cultures. It helps individuals explore the extent to which their own preferred ‘international style’ may be congruent with the requirements of their present role and context. During the session all participants will be invited to complete a complementary IPI and receive their own report and peer feedback.

To get your IPI questionnaire and personal report at no charge just contact Eric Wang at WorldWork on Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo., until Thursday 15th September quoting SI IPI and he will send you your personal login details. David Trickey will then bring your results with him to the session.

THE DIVERSITY ICEBREAKER QUESTIONNAIREis a self-scoring questionnaire developed to promote awareness and improve communication and collaboration in teams. It is a user-friendly instrument that uses intuitive categories and offers a shared understanding to manage culture. Developed by Dr Bjorn Z Ekelund and Malfrid Rydnignen, the Diversity Icebreaker Questionnaire can be used for: personal development, communication training, development programs, as kick-offs in projects and large conferences, in team and management/leadership development, in group / cultural conflict management, in cross-cultural conflict management and in cross-cultural management training. Recently it has also been used to address the challenges of working with multicultural student groups and to explore the concepts of learning, thinking and teaching styles. During this session, we will go through the different stages of scoring, briefing and debriefing of the questionnaire with the virtual help of Dr Bjørn Ekelund who will be willing to answer your questions via skype.

You will be given a free copy of the questionnaire to fill in during the presentation

An example of the 5 International Styles from the IPI

Linking the DIQ’s profiles to learning styles

 

BIODATA OF THE PRESENTERS:

David Trickey has been an intercultural trainer and consultant for the last 20 years for his own firm TCO International Diversity Management. He also has a long association with SIETAR and was a founding member of SIETAR Italia. As a director of WorldWork he also develops tools, psychometric questionnaires and multimedia materials designed for the intercultural training community. He has contributed to the creation of IPI over the last two years and, as a practitioner,  uses the instrument regularly in training and team development workshops with his own clients. This year he has used the tool on three projects with a medium-sized engineering company, Telecom Italia and the Bundesbank in Germany. He will share insights into the product’s design and illustrate its applications in these and other training contexts.

Marianna Amy Crestani has been working as an Intercultural Trainer and Consultant since 2006. Thanks to a number of collaborations with International Relocation Companies, Consultancy Companies, Universities and Large Organizations, Marianna has developed a deep understanding of the challenges that people face when transferring their technical abilities into an unfamiliar context and is able to translate this knowledge into practical cross-cultural training programs and deliveries. One of the founders of  SIETAR Italia, current Secretary General and representative for Italy in SIETAR Europa, Marianna has been using the DIQ in the most diverse contexts with great success.

Marianna has recently started focusing on the challenges and opportunities of distance learning.

Dr. Bjørn Z. Ekelund is a Norwegian business consultant. Psychologist,  University of Oslo, Norway (1983); MBA at Henley Management College, London UK (1997); PhD research school in International Management at University of Agder, Norway (2007). He has been Managing Director of small consultant organisation since 1987, at the same time doing extensive consultative work around team analysis, OD, cultural change and strategic coaching. In 1993 he founded Human Factors AS (Norway) and is the Managing Director of the company. He has published articles, books and presented his work and views on the field in different international conferences, worked with cross-cultural issues since the early 90s and certified more than 700 consultants in the use of different psychological tests used for analysis and development.

Bjørn is the developer of the Diversity Ice-Breaker Questionnaire.

The presentation will mainly be in English.

SEMINARI INTERCULTURALI 2011

6° incontro

Sabato 09 luglio 2011 dalle 14.30 alle 18.30

presso SERVIZI ESTERO Via Napo Torriani, 29 - Milano

 

 

WORKING WITH INDIA (in English)

Facilitator: Adrian Pilbeam

 

Abstract: India, along with China, is much in the news these days. The economy is growing fast and the country seems to be prospering. India is now both a large market for European products and services as well as being a low cost location for outsourcing, especially in IT. Consequently, a lot of European companies are working ever more closely with India, either setting up activities there or travelling back and forth. But Italy in particular has no special historical or cultural links with India, so understanding Indians and their working and social culture is a big challenge.

The aim of this session will be to (1) give participants an insight into Indian society and culture; (2) explain some of the main cultural issues when doing business with Indians; (3) give recommendations on how to working effectively with Indians here, there and virtually.

The main areas covered will include: (1) India and Europe - perceptions of each other; (2) How well do you know India – facts and figures; (3) India – customs and traditions; (4) European culture - Indian culture: comparing and contrasting values; (5) Communication style and Indian English; (6) Understanding some key cultural dimensions as they apply to India; (7) Working effectively with Indian colleagues – ideas and tips from Indian and European managers. The session will be of interest to anyone who is dealing with, or who plans to deal with Indian business partners, or who may give some training in this area in the future.

Biodata: Adrian Pilbeam is the founder and director of LTS Training and Consulting in Bath, UK. He has beenan intercultural and international communications trainer and course designer for more than 20 years. In the last 5 years he has run many culture-specific training programmes for clients who have outsourced projects to India or who are doing business with Indian partners. He is the author of many training books on international communication, most recently Working across cultures (Pearson Longman 2010). He also runs one of Europe’s leading training courses for trainers interested in the intercultural field – Developing intercultural training skills which has been run in Bath more than 30 times since 2005.

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APERITIVO CON L’AUTORE

La libreria I LIBRI DI MAURO è lieta di ospitare l’autore Marco Croci che presenterà il suo libro:

I CINESI SONO DIFFERENTI di Marco Croci

Francesco Brioschi Editore

Giovedì 26 maggio 2011 dalle 20.00 alle 22.00

presso I LIBRI DI MAURO Via Cavour 2 - Dalmine

Modererà l’incontro Sergio Di Giorgi, formatore ed esperto di cinema. Interverranno Julio Gonzales, Direttore Regionale HR Asia Pacific di Tenaris, che ha scritto un libro sulla Cina dal punto di vista aziendale e Patrick Boylan, già docente di comunicazione interculturale presso  l'Università Roma Tre.