International Project Management Efficient project management across national borders

Start: Wednesday 3. Jun 2020
End: Thursday 4. Jun 2020
Contact person: Dr. Richard Brunet-Thornton, FRSA, MIM, MBA, Ph.
Tags: Leadership, Management

Project management knowledge areas (time, risk, cost, etc.) and culture, interfacing and working with virtual teams, procurement (off-shoring, near-shoring). Theoretical foundations required to build the necessary critical thinking and appreciation needed for practical application that cover the following subject matter: fundamentals of Project Management and associated knowledge areas (risk, cost, time, etc.); fundamentals of Cross-Cultural Management relative to the findings of various cultural anthropologists and The Globe Project (Hall, Hofstede, Trompenaars, Molinsky, etc.). Discussion centres on the cultural work ethic, perception of time, business behaviours, as well as the ad-hoc cultural components of language and religion.

Key benefits

  • Communicate effectively and efficiently across national borders; 
  • Apply various negotiation techniques to deal with other cultures; 
  • Deal successfully with virtual teams; 
  • Comprehend the concepts of ‘time’, ‘commitment’, ‘face’, across various national cultures 
  • Handle circumstances that require conflict resolution and basic tenets of team building across cultures.

Who should attend?

Individuals who are required to manage projects or are employed as members of a project team with intercultural/international components. Managers (in)directly involved in the project such as corporate sponsors or other stakeholders.

Course content

  • Practical application comprises situational analyses based on case studies and action research. This segment is augmented through the use of videos, interviews, and simulations: 
  • Project Management-related skills 
  • Business and work ethics 
  • Notions of time and its management 
  • Team building in individualistic/collectivistic cultures 
  • Conflict management 
  • Leadership across cultures 
  • Evaluating performance across cultures