In today’s global economy, what are the common pitfalls and errors that occur in intercultural work environments? Why do they occur, and what strategies help to avoid and resolve these types of issues? This talk will explore the impact of intercultural communication issues on business situations, the roots of intercultural miscommunication, and strategies for overcoming issues that can arise in international work environments. Topics will include practical cultural analysis, adapting communication and business strategies for success, and building cohesive international teams.
About Our Speaker
Madeleine Adkins has worked in a number of fields, including technical communication, instructional design, teaching, linguistics, leadership planning, and intercultural communication. Over the course of her career, she has worked both in and with traditional corporations, high tech firms, NPOs, universities, and small businesses in the US and Japan. A speaker of multiple languages, Madeleine has undergraduate and graduate degrees in linguistics. Her academic studies, as well as much of her work, have focused on the interplay of language and culture.
Date: Thursday, 7 September 2017.
Location: Brass Door Restaurant, 2154 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583
About our meetings
Going 680 North, take Crow Canyon Road exit, turn left, cross over the freeway.
Going 680 South, take Crow Canyon Road exit, turn right.
Then, take the 1st right onto San Ramon Valley Blvd. Restaurant is ½ mile on the right.
5:30 – Networking
6:15 – Dinner
6:45 – Chapter Business
7:15 – Program
8:30 – Adjourn
We hold a raffle at the end of the meeting.