Cross-Cultural Competence for a Complex World

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: After attending this session, you will be better equipped to manage your global talent by gaining a better understanding of the cross cultural challenges HR professionals face today.
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You are called upon as an HR professional to help manage and engage global talent. To be effective, you must first build your own cross-cultural competency! What is culture? How does culture impact interactions? How do you navigate cultural differences? In this dynamic session, you will receive the answers to those questions and learn skills to help you be an effective global HR professional.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:15am

Sonia L. Aranza

Sonia L.

Sonia Aranza is an award-winning global diversity & inclusion strategist known for her engaging approach to complex topics.  A seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience, her clients include Fortune 500 companies such as Boeing, McDonald’s, Sodexo, Toyota, Wal-Mart and more.  Respected by her colleagues, she was named “Outstanding Woman of the Year” by the National Association of Professional Asian American Women and honored “100 Most Influential Filipina-Americans in the United States.”  She was also selected “100 Top Global Filipina Women” and is featured in the book “Disrupt 2.0” where she authored the chapter titled “Transformational Leadership Begins Within.” 


Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Global Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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