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