Culture, Change, and Leadership Workshop

  • 18 Sep 2018
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Royal St George Yacht Club, Dublin, Ireland
  • 6


  • ISODC Board Members & Admin special registration need code!

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Culture, Change, and Leadership Workshop

An innovative hybrid online course including a live (in-person or zoom webinar) conference workshop offered by ISODC, ICAL and THT.  This course combines the best of online, onsite, and video conference formats.

This course begins with a three-hour session to be offered at the Dublin ISODC Conference on September 18, 2018.  This session will be available to Conference attendees, and simultaneously to online participants who are not able to attend the Conference in person.  In this three-hour interactive hybrid session, the course will be introduced, course site content will be reviewed, and project teams will be developed.  

Team projects will involve participants working together to develop a motivational system for the employees of an international corporation.  Following the initial workshop presented at the Dublin Conference, the course will continue for three weeks in zoom video conference sessions.
Engaging cases and active participation in experiential learning will focus on developing the motivation system for six different nations where the company operates.  The course will be completed the first week in October with a virtual presentations and discussion of employee motivation projects. 

Questions considered 

Motivation, regardless of the cultural and national context, is influenced by the cultural values of leaders and employees. 
Well-tested and applied models and methods for understanding, measuring, and managing human motivation are provided as background for course participants. 
Cultural differences in motivation are used as a method to assess and plan the system for the company. 

Course content will be presented in three learning modules:

Module 1:
September 18 Workshop/Virtual Webinar (3- 6 pm) 

Project teams will discuss the needs and issues related to motivation in multi-cultural contexts. Video interviews from culture, change, and leadership experts will be discussed.

Course site content

We will discuss culture, change, and leadership, a framework for understanding cultural values and their influence on employee motivation, multi-cultural diversity, and possible leadership dilemmas.

Module Two
September 28 and October 5 (times and dates may change depending on participants’ needs)

Project teams will apply Trompenaars 7D Model to develop an understanding of cultural influences on motivation approaches. 
For example, are employees motivated by individual achievement or by group and collective recognition and reward?
Should a company seek to motivate employees the same way in all six nations where it operates?  To what extent should a nation’s cultural values influence efforts to motivate employees?  

Course site content

Designing cultural differences, change dynamics, and measuring employee motivation will be discussed.  Cases illustrating motivation in France, Germany, Japan, China, Brazil, and the USA will be discussed.

Module Three
October 10 (course conclusion)

  • Course participants will present models for motivating multi-cultural employees in the selected nations.  Team results will be published.

     Course site content
  • Threaded discussions will be used to further present the team projects.   A panel of experts will be presented via video interviews to discuss the implications of culture, change, and leadership for understanding motivation.

  • What are the fundamental elements needed in human motivation?
  • What cultural values provide the foundation for employee motivation??
  • How can Trompenaars’ seven cultural dimensions be used to make sense of motivation in multi-national companies?
  • How can organizations develop relevant systems of recognition and reward, incentives, and employee development?
  • What are cultural dilemmas that may develop as leaders attempt to motivate employees from multi-cultural contexts?
  • How will motivation differ and be the same in the six countries?

Faculty for ICCM 1006

Roland Livingston, EdD is an Organizational Development consultant and educator whose work has focused on diversity management, team building, leadership effectiveness and executive coaching.

Kim Barker, PhD is an educator, author and speaker whose work has focused on cultural competence and dilemma reconciliation and Global Organizational Development and Change.

Jerry Glover, PhD is an author, consultant and educator whose work has focused on reconciling cultural differences in economic, community and organizational development. 
His most recent book, Transcultural Competence: Navigating Cultural Differences in the Global Community (APA Books, 2015) describes an approach to understanding how to create solutions for problems of diverse organizational cultures.

Learning Outcomes include:

  • A framework for understanding culture, motivation, and organizations.
  • An approach to designing an motivation system.
  • Identification of cultural dilemmas in multi-cultural motivation settings.
  • A method for making sense of culture, change, and leadership.

For questions and more information .....   

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