Global Diversity In ActionTopic:
Where are all the people you're working with from? Even in different parts of the U.S. we might interact differently based on our cultural norms. This will be a very interactive CTN to work with each other on understanding the Geert Hofstede indices. See the data come to life with your own stories, struggles, and triumphs working across the globe.
ATD Competency Model - Area of Expertise This Session Supports:
- Understand Geert Hofstede indices for measuring cultural diversity.
- Engage that understanding by applying your own experiences (past or present) to the indices.
- Interact with other CTN participants to share lessons learned on cultural variation.
- Take home a proactive understanding and tool to maximize innovation through diversity in the future.
Knowledge Management, Change Management
Speaker: Laurie Peterson is a recognized technical expert that helps organizations, teams, and individuals solve both hard- & soft-skill challenges across the globe. She does this through consulting, facilitation and coaching. Laurie has extensive experience in technical management, change management, leadership development, project & system management, organizational development, operational excellence, strategic planning, and process improvement to help you achieve ultimate effectiveness. She has worked for large organizations such as NASA, Cape, plc, Rice University, and ExxonMobil. Laurie provides experiential facilitation allowing clients to seek answers, with occasional guidance. Clients are thankful for her guidance and encouragement through transition. Laurie has professionalism, experience, and passion. She has migrated from very technical roles to those that still draw on this expertise yet integrate her ability to connect and empathi ze with her clients. She is able to lead and simplify complex issues to ensure others grasp and develop fundamental concepts and specific applications to benefit themselves and their organization. Laurie continues to satisfy her hunger to learn and diversify through continual professional development each year.