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Dr. Jeanne Wilson - Myths and Misconceptions about Virtual Work: An evidence-based approach to what we know

  • NYU Wasserman Center

Jeanne Wilson received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior/Theory from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on new organizational forms, particularly distributed work groups. She just finished a year-long longitudinal study of the development of trust, cooperation and performance in co-located and distributed teams at a multinational bank. She is also involved in ongoing studies of knowledge transfer in teams that cross organizational boundaries, attributions about performance in international project teams, and the development of shared mental models in software development teams. This work is supported by grants from the CitiGroup Behavioral Science Research Council, the Carnegie Bosch Institute and the National Science Foundation. Prior to returning to pursue a Ph.D., Jeanne spent thirteen years in consulting, including a stint as a vice president for organizational change consulting. Her clients included Saturn, Unisys, Subaru-Isuzu, Becton-Dickinson, International Paper and GenCorp. During this time, Jeanne published four books for practicing managers, two of which were business best sellers.


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Paula Caligiuri: Building a Pipeline of Culturally Agile Professionals

  • NYU Wasserman Center

While our world is becoming increasingly interconnected through cyberspace and international airports, success in global business requires more than a passport and a plane ticket. Success in global business is a function of professionals who have an ability to operate effectively in intercultural and multicultural situations -- people with cultural agility. 

In this presentation, Paula Caligiuri, author of Cultural Agility:  Building a Pipeline of Successful Global Professionals, will describe how applied psychologists and other HR professionals can help organizations develop a pipeline of cultural agile professionals and global leaders.  

Using examples from both science and practice, Paula will cover the following topics:

The Basics:  A background on what cultural agility is (and isn’t) 

  • Selection and Assessment:  The profile of individuals who can readily gain cultural agility – and the common mistakes that are made within organizations when selecting people with cultural agility
  • Training and Development:  The learning opportunities organizations can offer to develop cultural agility and the features of truly developmental opportunities
  • A Case Study:  The case of international corporate volunteerism programs to increase cultural agility
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Dr. Steve Kerr: How to Change Corporate Culture in Five Easy Steps: The Experiences of GE and Goldman Sachs

  • NYU Wasserman Center

Steve is currently a senior advisor to Goldman Sachs, following a six year term as a managing director and Goldman’s chief learning officer. Before that he was General Electric’s CLO and vice president of corporate leadership development for seven years, where he worked closely with Jack Welch and led GE’s renowned leadership-education center at Crotonville. He has also served on the business school faculties of The Ohio State University, the University of Michigan and the University of Southern California, where he was dean of the faculty and director of the Ph.D. program. Dr. Kerr is a former president of the Academy of Management, the world’s largest association of academicians in management. He has authored or coauthored six books and more than 80 journal articles, and his writings on leadership and “on the folly of rewarding a, while hoping for b” are among the most cited and reprinted in the management sciences.

Steve is a member of the board of directors of Harvard Business Publishing, The Motley Fool and the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, and is on the advisory board of the University of Pennsylvania’s program in learning leadership. He was a senior advisor to the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security during the George W. Bush administration. Interviews of Steve and articles about him have appeared in Fortune, Forbes ASAP, Investor’s Business Daily, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, Financial Times, in two Harvard Business School case studies, and in many international magazines and newspapers. He has also written many op-ed pieces and blogs and has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, PBS, and cable and local (LA) TV.