for global entrepeneurs
Global Leadership Mindset Development
Certificate Program for Global Entrepreneurs
This 12-week program teaches entrepreneurs 12 critical global competencies. Our educators provide participants with the “hard” and “soft” skills needed to be highly effective in the worldwide economy. Our teaching methodology creates a customized learning journey. The curriculum is adapted to each student’s level of international experience, from beginner to advanced. The online learning platform includes individual assessments to evaluate what training is needed. It provides educational materials such as publications, videos, and other learning tools. Participants will interact with other students from around the world. Everyone will work in teams on a wide range of study areas that you will encounter in the business world. It will incorporate reading reflections on materials provided to advance each participant’s skill set.
Program starts on: 2023-February-23 (16:00 CET) – Duration 12 weeks – always Thursdays
Location: Online (Zoom)
I – Develop Global Business Knowledge/ Savvy/Business Acumen
(Having practical knowledge, good judgment, and common sense about global business)
II – Strategic and Critical Thinking
Strategic and Critical Thinking
III – Develop Learning Agility/ thinking agility
(Learning Mindset, a belief in own learning and growth, open to experience, willing and desire to learn)
IV – Develop Openness/ Open-mindedness
V – Develop Curiosity/ Inquisitiveness
(The drive to search and explore new situations)
VI – Perception/ Knowledge of cultural differences
(Attitudes, beliefs, values, assumptions and recognition of one own culture and of other cultures.)
VII – Interpersonal and interaction Engagement
(the degree to which people have a desire and willingness to initiate and maintain relationships with different (crosscultural)
VIII – building trust / maintaining trusting relationships/ establishing trusting relationships
IX – Self-awareness
(The degree to which people are aware of their strengths and weaknesses, own values and emotions.)
X – Ethical decisions (responsible), Value based global leaders
(Adhere to accepted standards of behavior; Identify a clear and strong set of values and act according to them.)
XI – Networking, team building, social networking
XII – Willingness for fundamental transformation
(If a situation or activity is out of your comfort zone, it does not make you feel secure, comfortable, or in control.)
Week 1: Develop Global Mindset and Global Business Knowledge
Week 2: Learning Mindset
Week 3: Strategic and Critical Thinking Skills
Week 4: Increase Open-mindedness
Week 5: Enhancing Curiosity
Week 6: Understanding Cross-cultural Differencies
Week 7: Interpersonal and Interaction Competencies
Week 8: Building Trust across Borders
Week 9: Self-awareness as a key Global Leader Competence
Week 10: Being an ethical, responsible, and value-based Global Leader
Week 11: Networking Skills
Week 12: Get out of your Comfort Zone to grow
Participants will learn:
- To recognize the importance of a Global Leadership Mindset for IB Students
- To know which personality factors are important to select future leaders or international talents with a potential of developing a Global Leadership Mindset and to take global leadership tasks
- To personally develop such multicultural skills by providing a learning platform for improving top 10 relevant skills and to get to know the experiential learning theory and transformational behavioral change necessary to conduct successful international business
- Discuss the challenges and opportunities of working in different global environments and doing group work with different IB students from any part of the world
- Develop global leadership skills for diverse and multicultural teams
- Interpret verbal and non-verbal behaviors from different cultures and discuss global strategies for overcoming cultural differences.
- Build trust across borders and by mastering the most effective techniques for managing people remotely.
- Establish a thorough understanding of the concepts and frameworks that underline international business operations from the perspective of human resources, diversity, and culture, as well as business practices that are required to compete successfully in global markets
- Strengthening of analytical and interpersonal communication skills of the participants developed, conflict resolution skills addressed.
- Develop skills to analyze communicative situations, assess cultural differences and communicate with people of the same and different backgrounds
- To see that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to establish a Global Leadership Mindset in different business functions such as in Procurement, HR, Marketing & Sales, Finance & Controlling, Logistics, IT, Research & Develoment, Supply Chain Management and Operations.
Each week International Business Students need time in the learning platform – around 5 to 8 hours – they need to read some of the papers in the program´s Platform to prepare for the class. The business school will provide a Certificate after the three month program ends. The Curriculum involves in total a workload up to 120 hours including extra time needed for a final written paper submission.
Chris Clarke, DBA, is an accomplished international business executive, global business consultant, sales and marketing professor, and an advisory board member at the University of California, Irvine. He pioneered worldwide business development for several leading “Fortune 500” multinationals. He successfully launched a large portfolio of food, beauty, skincare, haircare, laundry care, and home care products in 87 countries. His lifetime sales exceeded US$1 billion. Dr. Clarke’s broad global skills and best-in-class steering practices on “where-to-play” and “how-to-win” have been well tested with prominent multinationals and successfully implemented in smaller corporations. Dr. Clarke earned his Doctorate at the United States International University, in San Diego, California, USA.
Dr. Amruta Kirtane Deshpande, PhD in Management (Human resource management – Career Management) MBA (HRM), MBA (Hospitality Management) B.sc (Chemistry)She Is Assistant Professor at Indira school of business studies PGDM , Pune Maharashtra India. She is MBA with over 15 years’ rich academic experience in teaching and research. She is Certified Emotional Intelligent specialist, Executive life coach and Psychometric Test Professional. she has also done global certifications in master trainer and Facilitator and Performance and competence Developer. Her specialization and teaching experience are predominantly in Organization behavior, Theory of management, Management fundamentals, Human resource management to PG and Master Students with an objective of imparting knowledge and usher students to strive for professional excellence. She has also attended various Management Development Programme by IIM’s. She is also Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator. She completed X Culture Global Research collaboration project. She is currently working as Assistant Professor in PGDM (Human Resource Management Department) She has published 25 research papers in national and international journals on various topics like Career Management, contemporary HR practices, Recent trends in HRM.She is author and co-author of various edited books.
Thomas Hanke Ph.D., Professor of Business Administration and Logistics at FOM University of Applied Sciences. Previously, he worked as a lecturer and researcher for several academic institutes and was responsible for several international R&D projects. In many years of management experience in various business functions, Thomas also demonstrated his practical skills in banking, management & technology consulting, managing a startup incubator, and in running his own consulting company. He holds an M.A. in Communication Science and a Dr. rer. pol. (Ph.D. equivalent) in Business Information Systems.
Sergio García – Agreda Ballivian. Ph.D., Ph.D. in IT Integration in organizations from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Professor on Digital Business Strategies at Olave School of Business at UPB – UPV, International Speaker, Mentor and Senior Advisor in global and digital business strategies, Director of Global Business Center and graduate international programs at UPB, Director of the double degree MBA in Management of Digital Business UPB – UPV Spain, Main developer of Clúster of Innovation and entrepreneuship Bolivia, Center of business Innovation, Director of Global Business Academy – World wide Network of digital and global business professors, Main developer of international university network Global Innovation and entreprenurship network, Ex Founder & Chapter Chair of Academy International Business Bolivia, Ex Board Member of AIB LAC, Founder and Executive Director of Garcia Agreda Corporation, Business Group at national level.
Jörg Hruby Ph.D., Doctorate from the Department of Organization and Economics of Institutions of the University of Graz, Austria. Diplom-Kaufmann, Doctorate from the Department of Organization and Economics of Institutions of the University of Graz, Austria. He has gained experience as a business consultant at various organizations and has undertaken research and lecturing at several universities. The Universities are located in Germany and Brazil, e.g. FDC, Insper, FIA, and FGV EAESP – leading Universities in Brazil. Moreover, Prof. Dr. Jörg Hruby is supporting students with their Bachelor/ Master/ MBA/ DBA and Ph.D. Thesis. He is currently Global Visiting Professor at Tec de Monterrey, Chihuahua Campus.
Gyongyi Konyu-Fogel Ph.D., Full Professor at California Southern University. Leadership coach, researcher, and author in the field of Global Mindset. Dr. Konyu-Fogel has extensive experience in international business, consulting, organizational development, leadership, and academic research. Having grown up in Europe and relocating to the US, she has a multicultural background and tri-lingual competency. She is a Salzburg Global Fellow, Eurozentre Cambridge Scholar, and J. Maxwell Scholar Diplomat Fellow in Washington D. C. serving on global projects and international partnerships in business and education. Previously, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Technological University and Program Director of the Center for Global Leadership and Understanding. At California Southern University, she chairs doctoral research projects, serves on doctoral committees, and teaches Organizing and Negotiating for Value, Global Business Strategic Management, Organizational Leadership, and Global Marketing. In her empirical research, she examined global mindset skills and their effects on leadership behavior. As a consultant, she assists emerging economies on World Bank projects for foreign direct investment and market access/entry, enterprise & talent development. She is an award-winning published author, frequently presents at conferences, and serves as Keynote & Plenary Speaker. Among others, she received the McGraw-Hill Distinguished Publishing Award in Management, Academy of International Business Midwest Global Business Award, Accreditation Council for Business Schools, and Programs Teaching Excellence Award, as well as, the Academy of Business Economics Midwest President-Elect Service Award, and WV Governor’s Teaming-to-Win Service Award for Leadership in Business, Education, & Community Partnership.
Prof. Mukhi, belongs to Faculty of Management Department at FGV EAESP, São Paulo School of Business Administration. He completed his bachelors in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from University of Mumbai, India. He then moved to France where he obtained his Master’s in management at Audencia Business School and his Doctorate in Management from University of Nantes. He approaches the field of Management from transversal perspective and is passionate about pedagogical innovation for creating enhanced learning experience. His teaching and research interests encompass topics such as Role of Business Schools, Organizational Behavior, Sustainability, Spirituality and Cross-Cultural Leadership development. He has been visiting researcher at United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education, New York. Umesh has also coordinated Master Program and Executive Euro MBA at Audencia Business School. He has also delivered training sessions for business schools, public and social sector organizations in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Prof.Mukhi is also a recipient for Tesla Silver Coin Award in 2014 for youth empowerment and holds the title of Honorary Cross-Cultural Ambassador of UNESCO Club, Sorbonne University, Paris for his educational and intercultural contribution. He is fluent in English, French, Portuguese and Hindi.
Stefan Remhof Ph.D., Doctorate in Human Resource Development from The George Washington University. Professor of International Management at International University in Munich. He holds a Ph.D. in International Management (Ph.D. topic: Intention to work abroad. The impact of personality traits and international exposure). His research focus is on CQ, ex-pat management, global careers, and global mindset.
Olivier Scherlofsky, Risk Management and Intelligence Consultant – Legal Counsel with focus on U.S. and European sanctions compliance, export controls, extraterritorial reach, and geopolitics.
Since 23 years Olivier Scherlofsky, from Vienna/Austria, is living his utmost passion, around the globe: Analyzing complex situations, in order to manage compliance, security and crime risks. For his analytical skills, he among others received awards and recommendations from large private sector clients, an U.S. Special Operations School, and a NATO special unit.
He is active in two related corporations: As Partner at Austrian security firm Eventus-cpi (seat in Vienna). And as Partner at U.S. corporation RSB International, a global risk management provider (seats in New York, Washington DC, Seattle, London, Vienna). Thereby to corporate clients, value is added via (a) preventive programs, (b) handling threat situations, or (c) creating information superiority – such as for Enhanced Due Diligence prior international M&A.
Olivier Scherlofsky holds an Austrian Master in Legal Science, with special emphasis on the nexus between business law, international legal affairs, and geopolitics.
Aušrinė Šilenskytė, Ph.D., University Teacher at the School of Management, University of Vaasa, Finland. Strategic Business Development Research Group, School of Management, University of Vaasa, Finland Dr. Aušrinė Šilenskytė is a University Teacher at the School of Management, University of Vaasa, Finland, and vice-chair communication at the Academy of International Business Teaching & Education Shared Interest Group. Aušrinė teaches various topics related to international management for undergraduates, master’s degree students, and professionals in continuous education. She served as a digital mentor supporting teacher- colleagues in adopting recent technologies in their courses. Aušrinė holds a PhD in the area of international management, and her research centres around strategy implementation in MNCs, technology (e.g., SaaS, blockchain) adoption in International Business (IB) operations, and teaching IB. Aušrinė is an alumnus of the prestigious Nord-IB programme; she has also received several international awards for her research and as an educator. Before her academic career, she worked in Lithuania and Egypt in several international positions as a manager.
Dr. Vas Taras, Professor of International Business at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He received his Ph.D. in International Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics from the University of Calgary, Canada. He is the Founder of the X-Culture Project (www.X-Culture. org). His research and work revolve around cross-cultural and global virtual teams and experiential approaches to international business education and development. His research team is particularly interested in the potential of global crowds to solve complex problems. Vas is the Vice President Administration-Elect of the Academy of International Business. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of International Management, the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management and Cross-Cultural Strategic Management, and Editorial Board Member of several other management journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies and the Academy of Management Review. Vas has lived, worked and studied in half a dozen countries and has experience as an academic, manager, entrepreneur, and business consultant.
Steve Terrell, Doctor in Human Resource Development from The George Washington University. The President of Aspire Consulting is a leadership development consultant with 30 years of experience in improving organizational and human performance. Through his varied experiences, he has developed deep and broad capabilities in a wide range of executive/leadership development approach, in a variety of organizations, as both an internal and external consultant. He has worked as an internal and external consultant in a wide variety of industries and organizations, in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, and Singapore. Steve received his doctorate in Human Resource Development from George Washington University, where he studied global leadership development. Steve has worked with numerous client organizations primarily in the Biotech, Pharmaceutical, and Financial Services industries. He brings his deep knowledge and insight to bear on how global leaders develop through first-hand experience, offering a powerful alternative to traditional classroom training.
Elizabeth A. Tuleja, Ph.D., Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tuleja (Fulbright Scholar to China 2017; ACC certified coach with the ICF) is an expert in Intercultural Communication and Global Leadership. She holds a master’s degree in Intercultural Communication and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with distinction. Elizabeth’s 20+ years of experience in global education have included being on the business faculties of the Wharton School, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Notre Dame, Sichuan University, and Shanghai International Studies University, working with executives in a wide range of industries. She has authored several books, with her most recent title: Intercultural Communication for Global Business: How Leaders Communicate for Success (Routledge, 2021, 2e); and is the founder of the Intercultural Leader Institute™ that provides online courses, coaching, and consulting to empower leaders with cultural competence www.theinterculturalleader.com
Christa Uehlinger Ph.D, Ph.D. in law from the University of Zurich, long-standing international business experience, studies in intercultural communication in the US, and certification in Psychosynthesis, Christa is an experienced intercultural professional. She has broad international experience as an executive coach, trainer, consultant, manager, and lecturer. Today she coaches executives and works with leading companies from different industries as well as municipal employees, police, health care professionals, teachers, and multicultural teams, supporting them to thrive across cultures. Additionally, she is a lecturer for intercultural competence. Her work consists of several published articles on this topic. She is the author of “Miteinander verschieden sein, interkulturelle Kompetenz als Schlüssel zur global vernetzten Welt” (Versus Verlag, Zurich) and the co-author of the game «Puzzling Intercultural Stories».
Daniel Zinner, MBA Consultant | Podcaster | Investor | Berlin Daniel Zinner is Associate Partner at CLEVIS Consult with a focus on global workforce management and global mindset consulting. He is Co-Founder and COO of the SaaS Relocation Tech startup Noah Mobility. Daniel is passionate about cultural diversity and global collaboration for more than 20 years. This has led to the creation of his own podcast Berliner Zinner focusing on entrepreneurship, internationality, and Berlin. Also, he recently started the People Mobility Alliance which brings together like-minded individuals who put people at the center of their activity.
Clearly this program allowed me to acquire tools to be able to perform and develop myself in a more open, natural, and comfortable way in this context, and to feel confident to build a leadership marked by a global mindset.
The key takeaway from the whole experience of this program, I believe, is to understand the global mindset not as a watertight knowledge that one can receive through lectures, and that is tested to your level in a conventional university exam. On the contrary, possessing and developing a global mindset is a finite process, but rather a daily learning process, exercised on a daily basis. Unlike what is conventionally learned at university, whether in undergraduate, masters or doctoral programs, learning and incorporating a global mindset means never ceasing to be a “student”. After this program, I could not say that thanks to having a certificate, I have already endorsed my “global mindset”, since this has been the first glimpse of a process that begins now but never ends, as it involves perseverance and daily learning.
I would keep searching for more and I ended upfinding an endless world of knowledge that I didn´t know that exists, and measuring theimportance to train the soft skills and the positive impact they have in our professional andpersonal life.This experience was like a breeze of fresh air in the middle of the routine because it made medisconnect, interact with new amazing people, and change my normal mind-set. Also, it wasreally empowering because I proved myself I can handle the challenge of going out of mycomfort zone to the unknown and be successful at it.This program made me think in a more holistic way by opening my mind to new ideas, newperspectives, and the important concept that I have my own personal reality that is only mineand can be completely different from other´s.My biggest eye opener was the lack of knowledge I have in cultural differences. I am aperson who has never felt intrigue by geography or history, and I used to consider pointless toremember dates, important events or even places from around the world because I can justcheck it online. But when I had to interact with people in the course and took the sixthassignment I realized how big of a difference can make in a relationship to know some basicinformation about someone else’s culture.Before the course I was a person who didn’t take that big of an effort tokeep my relationships healthy, because it was never hard to me to find new ones, and Inever realized what I have lost throughout the years.Also, the mindfulness skill made me be a person who is more in the present, and connectwith was it happening around me besides living in the past o in the future, this helped mereduce stress and enjoy more my day-to-day, and this is something my friends and familyremark me in a positive way.
My main motivation for developing Global Leader Mindset competencies was the realization that such skills are a staple in today’s job market. The Global Leadership Mindset program helped me gain knowledge in soft skills such as emotional intelligence, through which I try to understand the emotions of the people I work with. During the program, I worked with a group of international students, supported them, and wanted to learn about their culture and customs. This course allowed me to learn about other countries directly from locals. I feel definitely more confident in international contacts and encouraged to create just such contacts – they are very valuable.
The program helped me have an open mind in everyday situations requiring solutions to complex problems by having intercultural communication skills that were demonstrated to me during the course. Even though I have participated in cultural exchanges in countries such as Sweden, Germany and Spain and have already worked in international student groups many times, I still managed to gain new skills related to the global mindset. The Global Mindset program offered me a well-structured curriculum over the past few months to develop the skills required in a challenging multicultural environment. It was my pleasure to be part of the Global Leadership Mindset Development program, which was a great opportunity to work on my strengths in order to become the best and most competent Global Mindset Leader possible. The program made me better understand the mechanics of large organizations that span multicultural environments. Learning in an international group of students helped me break through and develop my global interpersonal skills.
Self-awareness competence had the biggest AHA effect on me, I knew about the importance of feedback before, but it was interesting to get to know how to handle the feedback properly. It helped me to see the feedback as an opportunity to develop rather than something negative. I learned about myself that sometimes I struggle with handling feedback properly, so I did a mind-shift in this case and now I handle it a way better. I do not take it personally that much and I don’t feel offended anymore.
I think that before this program I would be afraid to travel alone, and I would be too shy to start a conversation with a stranger. I think that this program motivated me to search for a job abroad in the future or at least to find a job in a multicultural company. I want to continue meeting new people.
This program helped me to learn how to communicate in multicultural teams, how to understand others, and how to be more empathic. It also helped me to be able to finish tasks and to motivate people in order to achieve together the organizational goals.
Finally, I would like to say that thanks to this course I have been able to carry out a 360 evaluation and realize what I lack in order to start working on them and developing them more and more from now on. I am very grateful to the teachers and my teammates and I commit to myself to continue working on these skills to be a better leader; a better leader for the rest and especially for myself.
Jackeline Fernandez 🇵🇪
A global mindset is a flexible and big educational program in which I re-learned and consolidated my knowledge of international business management. The program goes from more different elements which are important specifics on how to make good relationships whit business partners and employees. I look forward to attending this program, where I gained knowledge from important educational institutions such as Harvard Business School, experienced businesspeople, and lecturers. I’m sure this will help me when I need to be focused on building relationship in a new environment.
The Global Mindset Program was very informative, the various speakers were very good, it was a great experience being able to do this course and I would advise anyone that is in Business to do this course it will definitely uplift your business career to another level. Mr. Joerg is awesome and a people person, he is extremely helpful. Again, I encourage anyone to take this course you won’t be disappointed.
This global program is a program to help develop a global leadership mindset. In this Program, all participants go through a variety of different skills. Based on those skills there is once a week, during the 12-week course, a presentation from a different person from all over the world who explains the topic further. During this time there were many interesting presentations about Global Mobility, Global Procurement, and Talent Management just to name a few. All presentations are from professionals who work in that field. It’s a great way to get to know new professions and skills that are necessary to work internationally. Further, I want to show you one of the skills I improved, and what I have learned, and I will reflect on the skill on a personal level. I decided to write about the skill Perception/ Knowledge of cultural differences, as I believe it is one of the most important skills to develop and to be aware of. We live in an interconnected world, and we need to be able to acknowledge the differences in other cultures to be able to work together. In this globalized world, we are in constant contact with people from other cultures maybe your college, neighbor, or friend is coming from a different cultural background than you. Acknowledge and be aware of cultural differences is the first step in the right direction to be more open-minded. Cross-cultural connection is one of the topics taught in this chosen skill. A good way to bring people together is through storytelling. Stories draw people in and make people feel less alone. They have the power to give people chills, make them cry, laugh, get angry, and become invested. Stories are a form of therapy and a safe haven. It is necessary to set a common ground and be able to talk to people and try to understand one another. Another way to communicate and connect with people is through silent communication. Gestures, tone of voice, grins, grimaces, shrugs, nods, moving away or closer, crossing arms and legs tells us far more than words. The best way to shed your stance of superiority is to learn more about other cultures. Adopt an attitude of curiosity. Be curious and ask questions, do not take on a defensive gesture, and be open to new things.
- International Business students are from all over the world (last cohort came from 15 countries, and 65 participants).
- 18 weeks in a pre-defined multicultural group with giving and receiving feedback from participating participants.
- 18 International Professors giving 12 weeks classes from all over the world (each Thursday for around 2 hours).
- Recorded sessions and fascinating multicultural group work.
- Online learning platform via smartphone accessible for 18 weeks.
- Certificate gives your future employer more credibility for a global job.
- Networking with interesting elite University students with only one partner school per country.
- We provide clearly defined and well-vetted techniques.
- Our teaching platform of best practices will enable participants to become highly effective in the global economy.
- This established course provides hands-on instruction from a faculty of experienced professors, authors, and business professionals.
- Our customized training covers the most important global topics due to our global experiences.
- We train International Business students in 12 critical global competencies.
Prof. Dr. Jörg Hruby
Diplom-Kaufmann, Dr. rer. soc. oec., Managing Director
Doctorate from the Department of Organization and Economics of Institutions of the University of Graz, Austria. Diplom-Kaufmann, Doctorate from the Department of Organization and Economics of Institutions of the University of Graz, Austria. He has gained experience as a business consultant at various organizations and has undertaken research and lecturing at several universities. The Universities are located in Germany and Brazil, e.g. FDC, Insper, FIA, and FGV EAESP – leading Universities in Brazil. Moreover, Prof. Dr. Jörg Hruby is supporting students with their Bachelor/ Master/ MBA/ DBA and Ph.D. Thesis. He is currently Global Visiting Professor at Tec de Monterrey, Chihuahua Campus.
Jörg Hruby is one of the leading experts and authors in the field of Global Mindset.