Enlivening Cross-Cultural Training: Three Activities to Encourage Engagement and Skill Building
Presenter(s): Pamela Ex
Description: All trainers, both new and experienced, seek activities that guarantee participation, enhance training effectiveness, or present new ways to conduct familiar exercises. Attendees will learn techniques that help training participants share key information, stimulate small-group discussions that help define the goals of each group, address images that cultural groups hold about themselves and other groups; and explore how the meaning of "yes" differs among cultures. This workshop will introduce easy-to-execute activities that involve participants in the learning process and produce skill-based outcomes.
Track: Cross-Cutting Topics in Intercultural Relations
President, Ex & Associates International
Pamela Berland Ex is a globally-minded, dynamic coach and trainer specializing in cross-cultural competence, career transitions and communication skills. She has extensive experience with multinational corporations, government, military, non-profit organizations and universities. Her services include instructional design, training delivery and training of trainers, and her target audiences range from entry-level employees to senior management and multidisciplinary and virtual teams in a wide variety of industries. Pam is passionate about uniting people, ideas and methodologies for innovation and improvement. She is a perpetual student of cultures and nurturer of loyal clients and large community of colleagues. Pam has been an invited featured speaker at the Intercultural Management Institute/American University and the Capital Coaches Conference of the International Coach Federation. She is the author of international business articles and intercultural web content. Pam has delivered training in the US, Canada, Latin America, Western Europe and India in English, Spanish and Portuguese. She earned an IMBA from the University of South Carolina and a BA in Sociology from the University of Illinois. She is also a Certified Professional Coach.