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Doctoral Project Abstract

Transitioning into the Global Environment Seminar

Lena Maslennikova

Globalization is a fact of life in today's reality. It affects every single company, big or small, international or local, and therefore all leaders must be aware of the new expectations that globalization enforces on them regardless. With the rise of globalization, so rises the need for leaders with global perspective, intercultural competence, coaching skills, and the ability to foresee the future to meet these growing challenges and opportunities.

This Transitioning into the Global Environment 2-day (16-hour) Seminar is a starting point for leaders, managers, and followers that intend to successfully transition into the global environment. This Seminar has four distinct parts. They are Part I: Cultural Awareness; Part II: Cross-Cultural Communication; Part III: Coaching as a Global Leadership Style; and Part IV: Looking into the Future. It is developed to help leaders, managers, and other organizational decision-makers raise cultural awareness, learn the basics of intercultural communication, practice coaching skills, and acquire the tools to look into the future. Through working on individual tasks, engaging in teamwork exercises, and participating in interactive discussions, the participants of the seminar will gain the knowledge, develop the skills, and acquire the necessary tools that will help them both transform and transition their organizations into the global environment.

The concepts introduced in this seminar can help leaders and their organizations prepare to cross cultural boundaries and better understand those with whom they desire to communicate and conduct business.

The Transitioning into the Global Environment Seminar is offered to organizational leaders and managers that intend to or are expanding their organizations globally. The seminar is geared towards several scenarios: 1) organizations that are expanding internationally; 2) organizations that are adding international offices/branches locally; and 3) organizations that are seeking to increase diversity and global awareness among their subordinates.

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