Global Leadership Mindset Development
Business Managers Certificate Program

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From 10 years of research, we have identified the most important “hard” and “soft” skills needed to be highly effective in the worldwide economy. This 12-week course teaches 12 critical global competencies. Our teaching methodology creates a customized learning journey.

The proprietary learning platform adapts to each participant’s level of business experience – from beginner to advanced. Our program includes individual assessments that will evaluate what personalized training is needed. In addition, the course provides educational materials that include practitioner-oriented texts, articles, videos, cases, and other learning tools.

One of the most exciting features of this program is that participants will be from many countries around the world. Everyone will work in cross-cultural teams on a wide range of global topics you will encounter in the business world. Interactions with each other and our international faculty will provide exciting and transformational learning and reflection experience of self-discovery.

Programme starts on: 2023-June-08 (08 CET) – Duration 12 weeks – Always Thursdays 

Location: Online

Certificate (Sample):


I – Develop Duality of Think (Glocal thinking)
GLOBAL-LOCAL-DILEMMA: The ability to recognize and adapt to cultural signals so that you’re effective in dealing with people

II – Building trust / maintaining trusting relationships/ establishing trusting relationships
Trust is the glue in any business relationship. If one trusts, doing business is easier. However, what trust means is culturally different, but matches critical for a Global Executive.

III – Cultural Intelligence
Cultural Intelligence is the ability to function in a cultural context different than one’s own.

IV – Leading / building global business teams / Motivation skills
Teams are central coordination tool when working in either large multinational corporations or smaller global firms.

V – Adjustment of negotiation. persuading and communications skills across borders, influencing
Globalization resulted in increased business travel to many countries to buy, sell, form mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, build relationships, and many other activities. Most of these business relationships require some form of negotiation. Today’s leaders seek business ventures in the global arena. Therefore, leaders must develop skills in negotiating, persuading, and influencing across borders with global partners and stakeholders.

VI – Develop intercultural communication skills
Constructive Intercultural Management can help to overcome differences to successfully communicate and manage across cultures.

VII – Listening skills, reflection and observation skills / Develop Mindfulness
Mindfulness is intentional reflection, the process of stepping back from an experience to contemplate what one is thinking or feeling to grasp the meaning of a situation.

VIII – Leading global virtual teams / Ethical decisions (responsible), Value based global leaders
In today’s global economy, organizations face many challenges to assure competitiveness through quality, innovation, efficiency, and sustainable, socially responsible value creation for their customers, employees, stakeholders, the public, and the community.

IX – Develop Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify and manage one’s own emotions, as well as the impact of emotions of others on oneself.

X – Managing International Assignments and Global Talent Management
Global Mobility (GM) in its many forms is growing strongly, and there is a substantial interest in exploring its impact on individuals, organizations, and countries.

XI – Understanding ethical, responsible, Environmental, Social, and Governance
To understand the importance of considering ESG factors in business decision-making and how customers, investors, and other stakeholder expectations shape ESG compliance and the advantage it brings.

XII – Sustainability and The Future of Global Leadership Mindset Development
Introduce the key concepts of sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), circular economy, and climate change.

1) Global Mindset / Global-Local Dilemma
2) Building Trust
3) Cultural Intelligence
4) Global Business Teams/ Global Virtual Teams
5) Negotiating, Persuading, and Influencing Skills
6) Intercultural Communicating Skills
7) Listening Skills, Reflection, and Mindfulness Skills
8) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
9) Emotional Intelligence
10) Ethical, Responsible, Environmental, Social, and Governance Skills
11) (Global) Talent Management
12) Sustainability skills
Participants will learn:

    • The multinational and multicultural business environment
    • Comparing your own cultural orientation with different cultures around the world
    • Managing Conflict with a Global Mindset
    • Developing a Global Leadership Mindset to improve self-awareness and global communication skills
    • Managing global teams, face-to-face and virtually
    • Challenging your perception, thinking, interpretation, and making sense about the global business environment
    • Developing a well-rounded set of global knowledge, skills, and abilities
    • Negotiation, persuasion, and communication skills across borders in the post-Covid world
    • Managing multicultural complexity
    • Building cross-cultural relationships and Global Networking and Partnerships

Executives are expected to attend. or watch on demand, all sessions and/or participate actively in the class, through questions and comments online.
Each Executive needs to write an action plan on how to implement a Global Leadership Mindset program within their business function and cross-functionally across the organization, and how they personally adjusted their perspectives during the GLDP in a reflection paper skills provided to them.

Hans Boot, Durch Denken Vorne Consult GmbH Hans Boot is Partner at the German-based Durch Denken Vorne Consult GmbH, a consulting group with a focus on procurement, logistics, and supply chain management. As a consultant, he supports companies building up (global) procurement organizations as well as implementing risk management systems and optimizing their processes and costs. Before becoming a consultant, he had several leading functions within procurement, e.g. Vice President Group Procurement at Kverneland (Kubota) and Chief Procurement Officer at Altenloh, Brinck & Co.


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.


Latoya C.T. Johnson, CEO of Business Institute, studied in the areas of business and management at several prestigious institutions. Ms. Johnson is presently studying a Masters in Organizational Leadership with Buena Vista University and holds an Executive Diploma in Management (EDM) at The University of the West Indies, Masters in Business Administration specializing in Management (MBA) at The Nova Southeastern University, Bachelors in Administration and Management at Sojourner-Douglass College and a double Associate Degrees at Success Training College in Banking and Finance and Computer Information Systems.

Business Owner of Tazel’s Fashions for over twenty years and a part time nail technician. She also teaches short term courses in the business management and computer related fields. Presently, she is the official Licensee for (LMI) Leadership Management International Incorporated that facilitates courses in Leadership and Effective Personal Productivity. Being a multi-talented entrepreneur has its challenges but Ms. Johnson has the time to have a full time job at The University of The Bahamas as an Administrative Assistant. Ms. Johnson has developed many courses through Business Institute that have developed successful entrepreneurs and office professionals alike.

Dr. Taras Danko is a Professor of International Business at the National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute,” Ukraine. His research interests primarily focus on the fourth industrial revolution implications for international business, and international business management in the era of technology-driven disruptions. He is an elected chair of the board at the Ukrainian Association for Management Development and Business Education, 2021-2024. Also, he is a visiting professor at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany. 


It’s been my pleasure to be part of the first cohort: Global Leadership Mindset Development program, which has been a great platform to understand & develop my key strengths to become a Global Leader. Also understand how organisations and people culture works within a global local dilemma. Learning by doing approach. Get out of YOUR COMFORT ZONE!!! Some of the key topics on discussion were Global Mindset, Global Leadership and Cultural Intelligence.

Manoj 🇬🇧
Business Analyst, Cambridge University Press and Assessment

The Global Mindset program offers well-structured learnings to develop the skills required in a challenging multicultural environment. Participation in lectures with interactive breakout sessions provided an excellent platform to collectively capture and share insights from an academic and business perspective.

Alex 🇩🇰
Global Senior HR Manager, German Logistics Enterprise

The major topics covered within the Global Mindset are harnessing the power of diversity, cultural awareness, Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, and the ability to learn them through Acquired Intelligence. Cultural awareness is imperative. As a result of having participated in this program, I now firmly believe the most important qualities to be refined are vision, empathy, consistency, and integrity. These are the qualities in leadership that engender trust. The experience in the program was very worthwhile. A Global Mindset has helped me identify an individual path toward authentic and transformational leadership to influence, inspire, motivate, and promote intellectual stimulation and curiosity, and an empathetic environment.

Dr. Daniel O 🇺🇸

The experience of now being globally minded is has made me feel more comfortable to speak to others from different countries and ask questions about their culture without judging or forming my own. This program helped me to show more empathy, to be a better listener. To show respect to my fellow colleagues, not to prejudge not just my coworkers but anyone. It has taught me to be more open-minded and know that everyone is entitled to their opinion. pinion. Before the programme, I was naïve and very judgmental about of the reality that we live in a global world. After enrolling and taking part in the program, I can now appreciate the different cultures. The journey is like a breath of fresh air. This program helped me to show more empathy, to be a better listener. To show respect to my fellow colleagues, not to prejudge not just my coworkers but anyone. It has taught me to be more open-minded and know that everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Tamika M. 🇧🇸

Learning to see things from a different perspective showed me ways in which I can improve my behavior and ways in which I can be a better person. Executives will understand that the process of trust building can take many different paths, time constraints, and different sets of criteria in different parts of the world and with people from different backgrounds.

Latoya J. 🇧🇸

The learning platform provided us with articles and videos which helped me to understand the topic in each platform. As we develop our global mindset, we must be able to listen intently, and focus on what the speaker is saying. Developing proper listening skills helps us to understand the goals. Being a part of this cohort was very fulfilling and informative. It made me feel special and a part of a movement seeking to make change in the global market. My thinking has changed for the better when engaging in international business and relationships. I feel a higher level of confidence in myself that I can interact and work with persons from different cultures.

Paulette R. 🇧🇸

I realized that the knowledge imparted in me from these very knowledgeable professors and instructors would help me tremendously throughout my career. A lot of the topics are relatable and I’ve been able to apply these competencies to my current job. I’ve learned that globalization remains an ongoing challenge for many, but if we want to be successful we must learn to think and operate more globally and to do this we must foster a Global Leadership Mindset. Some of the key takeaways from the programme are learning more about cross-cultural knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and values and how it affects international business decisions. I would highly recommend this 12-week professional development course in Global Leadership Mindset to others. The skills, tools and knowledge imparted is priceless and would definitely help leaders/managers on their professional journey.

Manell M. 🇧🇸

Your Global mindset program is a valuable toolset for every manager working on a global position. All the topics are selected thoroughly and in good order. I learned that developing emotional intelligence is very important to everyone now and will be important in the future even more.

Romas B. 🇱🇹
Head of R&D 

Having the global and intercultural skills that you will learn in this course will enable you to become a highly-effective global professional.

Along with participants from around the world, you will be exposed to many different nationalities, cultures, and viewpoints advancing your multicultural awareness. You will be able to expand your professional networking.

On your personalized Global Mindset journey, you will be taught techniques that will support your efforts throughout your international career. You will join a global team of peers to share experiences and broaden your understanding and Global Mindset. Working in the global economy will bring exciting new career opportunities and challenges that our faculty will address.

This Global Leadership Mindset Development Program (GLMDP) will empower you with an understanding of what to focus on so that you can better direct your efforts in achieving sustainable results that will elevate your successes and career potential. You will be able to apply new insights, skills, and techniques that you can immediately use in your daily business.

You will become highly effective in managing global teams and lead with self-confidence, self-awareness, cultural sensitivity, and empathy. We provide you a transformational learning journey in that you can transfer the learnings to your department and to the organization to make it a culturally intelligent organization.


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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.

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