Leading across cultures is about adapting, communicating, thinking critically, and understanding your own biases. Dr. Jan Katz of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration will help you explore the five key dimensions of crosscultural leadership: culture, context, risk, linear/parallel hierarchy, and individualism/collectivism . After defining and sharing examples of each, Professor Katz will help you explore their impacts on business and how you can adapt to variations in different cultures. This course gives you the tools you need to continuously improve your cross-cultural leadership skills.
In the course project, you will examine the cultures and dimensions you work in, explore how compensation relates to risk, examine the hierarchy at your company, and evaluate your own leadership style as it relates to the cultures you work in. You will also get to investigate the 2015 Greek financial crisis and interview an international colleague before creating an action plan for your own future education around the impact of cultural variation on leadership.
Who should enroll in this course?
This course is intended for mid to upperlevel managers, high potentials, and senior leaders. Learners may come from every continent and from a diverse range of organizations, including for profits large and small, NGOs, and governmental agencies.
This course is also applicable to line managers or individual contributors with over three years of experience who are responsible for leading culturally or nationally diverse teams or who operate globally, as well as individual contributors in sales, marketing and supply chain management who work extensively with clients or suppliers abroad. Anyone needing to manage through the challenges and opportunities of culturally diverse teams and individuals could also benefit from this course.
Project Management Institute (PMI®) Continuing Certification
Participants who successfully complete this course will receive 6 Professional Development Units (PDUs) from PMI®. Please contact PMI ® for details about professional project management certification or recertification.
Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Professional Development Credits
This course is valid for 6 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.