January 17, 2018
Meet The Expert
invite you to join us as we kickoff 2018 and
Celebrate the New Year!
We'll also discover the importance of
Developing Cultural Awareness
Global competency - the ability to navigate cross-cultural differences to communicate effectively - is a crucial determinant of international business success.
All aspects of business are impacted by culture. Understanding different cultural interactions and business styles enhance team cohesiveness, cultural agility, respect, trust and engagement, which ultimately results in achieving team and individual goals. Fundamental cultural values vary across different countries and regions. This event will highlight some of the significant cultural differences between France and the United States as a base for exploring communication and cultural difference.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Members & CAI Guests: $35 per person | Non-Members: $45 per person
Mercedes Naficy D'Angelo, Director of Global Business Solutions
Cultural Awareness International, Inc.
Mercedes Naficy D'Angelo has been in the training and development industry for more than 20 years consulting with clients around their mobility, intercultural and performance needs. She is responsible for growing Cultural Awareness International's global client base, working with HR and Talent Management to develop customized solutions for supporting their international human capital.
A graduate of Princeton University, Mercedes also holds an MBA from Tulane University with a concentration in Human Resources Management. She is a cultural trainer, a consultant in organizational change, and a personal coach in the areas of marketing and business strategy.
Mercedes has lived and worked in Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East. She has a deep appreciation for the impact of cultural competencies on performance and behavioral health. This experience, including relocating internationally with her four children, together with her knowledge of five languages, allows Mercedes the insight needed to help organizations tailor global services programs to their needs.
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