Executive Certificate in Managing Across Borders
Aventis Executive Education Series
The Aventis Executive Education Series provides a platform for like-minded and talented senior executives across Asia to partake in collaborative learning.
Facilitated by reputable industry experts and partnered with the prestigious University of Roehampton (London), our courses provide an excellent opportunity for you to enhance your professional skills and keep yourself updated with the latest industry insights.
Get ready to learn, transform, and be empowered as a global leader.
Cohorts: 15, 16, 22, 23 August 2020
Each cohort runs for 4 days on the dates indicated above, on full day blocks (9am – 5pm).
The skills set and demand of managing in an international operating environment have changed drastically over the past decade. This course aims to extend and deepen your knowledge of managing and leading people to overcome the challenges of working in a global environment. You will learn to prepare for working within a global organisation setting where they are required to work with people from different cultures and across borders. Through a critical awareness of how key people are resourced and of cross-cultural management techniques, students will develop an appreciation for the potential challenges of managing across borders and become familiar with evidence-based strategies which can add value to organisations.
- Learn key concepts of leading across global organisations
- Develop skills to manage non-local teams
- Improve your ability to negotiate and motivate internationally
- Understand cultural influences to make decisions and develop strategies for working successfully with colleagues across the world.
Who Should Attend
- Regional executives based at headquarters but who manage international activities.
- Managers who have been tasked with cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
- Business Development or Sales & Marketing personnel who need to negotiate deals and close sales in other countries.
- Personnel about to be posted abroad or are currently posted abroad.
- Leaders who must manage the collaboration of project teams in multiple locations
Course Leader: Organizational Psychologist, Dr Christopher Fong
Chris has a distinguished career in strategic leadership and coaching that spans over 2 decades. He was appointed National Fellow to the Singapore Ministry of Social and Family and has advised the total capability framework of the social service professionals to include mentoring sector leaders and those in the leadership pipeline. In addition, he was the Principal Researcher for the nationwide study on fathers at the workplace. His findings have impacted government and business organisations to review their current pro-family and work-life friendly policies. He has also trained sector leaders in multicultural issues in cross-cultural marriages and clinical case formulations from a multicultural perspective.
As a strong advocator for practice-based research, Chris contributes actively by speaking at international conferences and is a thought leader on multicultural and diversity issues and its impact across organisational matrix and businesses. His evidence-based framework that measures culture has since been published and taught across various universities. As an international award-winning orchestra conductor turned psychologist, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the concert hall to the corporate boardroom.
Topic 1: Introduction to International HRM and Cross-Cultural Management in the context of managing across borders.
Topic 2: Understanding National Culture
Topic 3: Culture and Organisational Life
Topic 4: Strategy and Structure of Multinational Organisations
Topic 5: Developing the Cross-Cultural Manager
Topic 6: Developing global managers and teams
Topic 7: Leading and motivating
Topic 8: Resourcing across Borders
Topic 9: Managing expatriates and expatriation