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Professional Development Seminar: "Prospering in a Multi-Cultural World: Developing a Critical Job Competency"

  • Friday, January 24, 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, MI 48098


  • Current members of MSED.


MSED Professional Development Seminar


"Prospering in a

Multi-Cultural World:

Developing a Critical Job Competency"  





presented by:

Mary Beauregard

Intercultural & Diversity Consultant

Techworld Language Solutions


We communicate instantly, virtually and face-to-face every day. Our customers, employees and suppliers come from different cultures. To be more efficient, productive and respected, we need a new set of skills. We need to be sensitive to the cultures of others, We need to identify actions which will sabotage our critical relationships. We need to be aware of our mistakes and develop skills in correcting them.


Join us for breakfast on January 24th to learn:
  • How to identify critical cultural situations
  • Steps to increase your cultural competence
  • Tips for effective interaction with people of other cultures
  • Communication style differences and reasons behind them
  • Specific sales and marketing mistakes to avoid



 8:00am - 8:30am ~ Registration/Networking/Breakfast

 8:30am-10:00am ~ Presentation

10:00am-10:30am ~ Q&A/Networking



About the Speaker:

Mary Beauregard, an Intercultural and Diversity Consultant, has been designing and delivering cultural awareness workshops for over 15 years.  Mary has assisted country-specific experts in creating training programs for a host of world cultures.  She designs and facilitates programs which address all cultural issues for individuals and families in global transition such as: Understanding Cultural Adjustment, Expatriate Preparation, and Repatriation and Reverse Culture Shock.  In the workplace she has facilitated programs on Multi-Cultural Diversity, Enhancing Cultural Differences in Global Teams, Intercultural Communication, E-Mail Etiquette across Cultures, Cross-Cultural Competency in Real Estate, and Cross-Cultural Effectiveness in the Global Workplace. 


Mary has conducted intercultural training in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia for General Motors, Ford Motor, Chrysler, Toyota, Toshiba, Yazaki, Mazda, Nissan, Carhartt, Lear Corporation, Cathay Pacific Airlines, and Delphi Automotive just to name a few.  Her chapter in the recently published book Partnering for Organizational Performance; Collaboration and Culture in the Global Workplace, (Briody and Trotter) discusses the role of partnering in cross cultural training for optimum advantage in international business.  She has been a guest author for several intercultural and HR publications such as Training & Development magazine, The Detroiter, Re:locate and is a regular contributor to cultural training websites.


Mary and her team developed a copyrighted model for examining intercultural relationships and continue to expand their reach into identifying the challenges and benefits of living and working in a multi-cultural world.


About Techworld Language Solutions:

Techworld Language Solutions has been delivering translations, interpretations, language fluency training, cultural awareness training and simulations and assessments across the globe since 1984. Project after project, our mission is to be the best provider of foreign language communications solutions in the industry.


We have the experience to work in over 60 languages and cultures. Just as important, we work with altogether different clients in altogether different industries, from manufacturing to advertising to government to human capital. In all cases, our services are personalized and our practices are customer-driven. All Techworld language professionals are experienced international communicators with subject matter expertise to help clients succeed in the global marketplace.


Whatever the language – whatever the context – Techworld’s solutions pay off in accuracy, in timeliness, and in value.


MSED Event Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted until 5pm on Monday, January 20th. Cancellations received by this date will be refunded less a 10% administrative fee, with a minimum charge of $5. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received after this date; however, substitutions for another person to attend in your place are gladly accepted.

Contact Us
(248) 643-6590

PO Box 99463
Troy, MI 48099

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