Session 1: Communication Globally - The Role of Language and Culture



October 19, 2011
Presented by IOR Global Services
Charisse Kosova, Manager, Intercultural Training
Beth Ashworth, Manager, Language Solutions
Corporate Speaker: Jan Baier, Mobility Specialist, Pioneer

Successful communication across cultures requires both a commitment to developing language skills as well as an understanding of the communication style differences that influence interactions. To illustrate this, our session will include an interview with a representative from a global company that has implemented both language and cross-cultural training; we will explore the challenges and benefits of providing employees the opportunity to develop global communication skills.

  • Highlight the many international communication challenges
  • How does language training work?
  • Culture and language learning intertwined
  • Corporate perspective, challenges, benefits and advice