Course B: Managing an Intercultural Project Effectively

 

Improving the project success by focusing on cultural backgrounds that drive the managerial methods and behaviors

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Course Vision 

In the recent years the discipline of Intercultural Project Management has proven to be one of the core competences necessary for the success of today’s projects. In factit meets the growing need for knowledge and experience when working with culturally diverse teams as it has become practice in all business sectors.

This training is a competence asset that increases managers’ effectiveness independently of their international experience or seniority level, and leads to improved performance and achievement in all project management related activities, with a clear and direct impact on Profit & Loss results.

It is quite obvious that managerial methods and behaviors are strongly influenced by each manager’s national and cultural background. But there is not sufficient awareness yet about the possible negative impact of neglecting the waiting opportunities for substantial improvement of project management processes and project success by applying inter – Cultural methods of management.

The course will coach and guide participants to recognize, detect, understand and manage Corporate and National Cultural differences to maximize their contributions to business related activities, not only within projects but in general management at large. The practical approach of the course is complemented by presentations and discussion of a number of real-life cases experienced by the trainers.

A former session of the course got, among others, the following comment by a participant: The course was extremely useful and insightful and I‘d recommend it to everyone, particularly those who are interested in the human aspect of project management.

Training methods 

The course will illustrate interrelated moments of both rational and emotional learning experiences that span the areas of:

  • lectures and presentations of both theoretical and field research,  
  • real-life case analyses and
  • game-play learning to experience individual reactions to intercultural business situations.

The trainers’ direct management experience assures that all situations will be covered to a highly applicable and practical level.

Training objectives

This course is designed to:

  1. Analyse how to leverage cultural differences
    into support of project and business profitability.
  2. Experience the applicability of intercultural knowledge
    for use in a variety of different contexts.
  3. Recognize and manage cultural impact
    and size its rebound on Profit & Loss.
  4. Develop the capacity of interpreting business cases
    through the added value lenses of cultural diversity.
  5. Use culture values to determine links between managerial practices
    and National, Professional and Corporate Cultures.

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Faculty:

Raffaella Bossi Fornarini

Managing Director
Passport
Italy

Roberto Mori

Director Special Projects
Tenova Corporation
Italy
Past President of IPMA