- Currently Manager of Marketing and Program Development, University of Michigan, College of Engineering, Integrative Systems + Design
- Experienced Leader of GM Technical Education Program (GM TEP) for 15+ years
- Under her leadership GM TEP won numerous awards for innovative educational programs in the workplace from organizations such as the Sloan Foundation, International Association of Continuing Engineering Education, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers and the National University Telecommunications Network
- Expertise in global learning strategies and doing business globally; curriculum development, needs assessment and academic-corporate partnerships; employee development and cross-cultural coaching
- Led international corporate education team spanning 5 continents and annual budget up to $15 million
- Forged and led partnerships with over 40 leading universities world-wide
- Senior Associate of WorldWork ltd, London UK
- Founding Director of Award Winning corporate education program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Under her leadership, program was recognized as “Best Distance Learning Program in US Higher Education”
- Expertise in strategies for success in cross-cultural and virtual learning environments; executive coaching for cross-cultural success; design and delivery of outstanding face-to-face and online learning programs
- Faculty of University of Tulsa ELITE Management Development Program; Instructor at UCLA Extension
- Senior Associate of WorldWork ltd, London UK; and TCO International, Bologna, Italy
- Consultant for distributed education and work programs. Clients have included AETNA, LearnLinc, California State University, The Sage Colleges, the University of New Hampshire, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, NYS Science and Technology Foundation, New York State Training Council, the International Medical Project and others
Sue Bray and Diane Landsiedel, the principals of Keys 2 Culture (K2C), are professionals with many years experience supporting the development of working professionals in corporate and academic educational environments. Independently they led award-winning continuing education programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and General Motors respectively. Jointly they led a virtual project team in the creation of a graduate level degree from a Top-Ten University for a community of practicing engineers around the world that featured the integration of cross-cultural competencies in a highly technical curriculum. Sue and Diane also supported the globalization of the corporate education program of a major corporation – designing and executing on staff training programs, global business processes, curriculum development initiatives, and an in-house capability for coaching in cross-cultural competence. They have extensive experience with the design and delivery of virtual and face-to-face education and training programs. Sue and Diane are Senior Associates of WorldWork Ltd., licensed to use WorldWork’s research-driven tool for supporting the cultivation of competencies for success in cross-cultural environments.
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A new sociology is emerging in the world of work. Technical brilliance is no longer enough for success in the global marketplace. Individuals increasingly find themselves in work environments that are cross-cultural in nature and that are characterized by virtual, technology-driven environments.
Organizations that seek to be competitive in the global marketplace must factor in an ability to succeed in these emerging environments. Universities and training professionals must consider how they prepare individuals for the new world-of-work realities.
Keys 2 Culture is here to help with practical and internationally respected learning solutions to the cross-cultural communication and teamwork problems inherent in today’s new workplace.