Unleash the Power of Diversity at Work: How to Manage Gender and Cultural Differences in Your Company


American Chamber of Commerce
in the Czech Republic


23.04.2013, 09:00 - 23.04.2013, 11:00


AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1 Show on map


It is no secret that, with the rise of the Internet, our world is getting flat. Companies and teams are growing more complex in an attempt to benefit from the opportunities the new economy is opening. However, there are also challenges; we need to learn to integrate all sorts of diversity to unleash the potential of our teams and reach our goals. How can you transform your people’s distinctiveness into endless sources of creativity and financial growth? How can you manage risk, communicate smoothly and lead in a flat world? Join us for a practical workshop with Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy, an international consultant on business leadership and diversity issues. The workshop uses the most recent data to point at the reality of the job market in Europe and in the Czech Republic; it also tries to answer the question how diversity can enhance competitive advantages, engagement and succession planning. The 2-hour session leverages scientific research and Elisabet’s experience to point at the most important issues brought over by diversity at the workplace and suggest solutions for managing gender and cultural differences in your company. The workshop includes: · scientific research-based overview of the most important gender-related challenges that affect almost every workplace · tools to use to implement successful diversity programs · case study for the group to apply what has been discussed · a candid discussion about gender-related challenges participants are experiencing in their workplace · Q and A. Bio: Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy is an international consultant on business leadership and diversity issues. She teaches in the Executive Leadership Program of the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business in Prague and Sao Paulo. Rodriguez & Associates, her strategic consulting firm, specializes in customized leadership development programs for women and related consulting services to help organizations manage and develop female talent. Elisabet’s ground-breaking approach and personal involvement have led to highly effective executive leadership programs for GSK, Westinghouse, UniCredit, Microsoft, the British Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Business School of Prague, and many other clients throughout the U.S., Latin America, and the European Union. She has also conducted Coaching and Mentoring programs for the University of Pittsburgh in Prague for Deloitte, PPG and ABB, in Sao Paulo, Brazil for Dow, Motorola, PWC and Caterpillar, and for many other companies. In 2012, Elisabet published Can You Afford to Ignore Me? - a book to help managers and senior executives leverage the proven benefits of a more gender-balanced, culturally diverse workforce. The book combines her real-world experiences as an international business consultant with scientific research in physiology, economics, organizational behavior, business leadership and other fields. Contact person: Lucie Vrbová, lvrbova@amcham.cz.

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