Cross-cultural Understanding

“A-Ha” Moments in Spain with the International Association of Continuing Engineering Education

June 28, 2011

 

Sue Bray from Keys 2 Culture blogs in the K2C Reflections about the session she taught to a group of professionals at the International Association of Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE) business meeting in Valencia, Spain.  As a member of this working group, Sue motivated everyone to think about their different cultural perspectives on reading and writing emails and what makes for effective cross-cultural communications. 

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Leading the Global Organization Across Time, Distance and Culture at the University of Tulsa

June 21, 2011

This blog entry, written by Sue Bray of Keys 2 Culture, describes a cross-cultural course offered by the College of Engineering to working professional engineers in the University of Tulsa's ELITE Program: Executive Leadership Institute for Technical Professionals and Engineers.  Sue taught a module in the program on "Leading the Global Organization Across Time, Distance and Culture". The content of the course helps engineers to develop an intercultural mindset, to better understand the perspective of the "other", and to improve their cross-cultural communication skills in a virtual and widely distributed work environment. 

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The Perspective of “The Other” and the World at Large

March 20, 2011

 

This blog entry, written by Sue Bray of Keys 2 Culture, reflects on the need to promote better understanding of varying cultural perspectives to attain peace and stability in today’s world.  The current political unrest in the Arab world and the environmental disasters in Japan underscore the critical importance of these insights in all endeavors, not just to promote business success.

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