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Category: Education

Jul 27 2011

Building Cross-Cultural Competence Key to Success Abroad

MCI’s Group Director of Global Learning & Development Avinash Chandarana was the this year’s keynote speaker at the CESSE 2011 in Vancouver.   Over 500 people attended last Wednesday morning, and we are pleased to share with you a follow up interview with Avinash via videocast produced by KiKi L’Italien of DelCor.  Avinash’s CESSE keynote discussed the need for awareness of cultural differences and the development of cross cultural competence as a prerequisite for business success.

  • How many associations have the cultural insights, competencies and capabilities to successfully manage cross-cultural business interactions?
  • What are the pitfalls if you assume that trust is approached in the same way in Asia as it is in Europe or in South America?
  • How does a lack in global perspective impact your association’s relationships, decision-making and membership development at international level?

Also, below are the slides from his presentation following KiKi’s interview.   FYI, some occasional speed issues from the Hyatt Vancouver’s internet connection, but otherwise doesnt hurt it.

Slides of Avinash’s presentation can be found here.

Sep 10 2009

MCI Launches E-Learning Services for Non-US Market

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By now the vast majority of US-based associations have developed and deployed their own e-learning products with varying degrees of success.   Until recently the demand within other regional markets in Europe among EU-based associations has been far less bullish.

In this interactive on-line course, Pol Van de Perre, MCI’s director of Education Services and Consulting outlines the various technology options EU based associations can leverage as a cost-effective medium to offer education programs.

The seminar explains how e-learning fits into your overall education portfolio and how it can be an additional and complementary channel. You will find recommendations on how to develop an e-learning strategy, tips to get started with minimum risk and an overview of the required resources.

It outlines how e-learning can serve as an organizational development tool, and as a means to leverage untapped business opportunities. We recommend you take the 20 minutes to follow this on-line course on the link above.

If you want to contact Pol Van de Perre, you can email him at pol.vandeperre@mci-group.com