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Paula Caligiuri: Building a Pipeline of Culturally Agile Professionals

  • NYU Wasserman Center 133 East 13th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

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