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Leveraging Diversity for Innovation and Performance - Dr Fons Trompenaars

Event information
Date 8 November 2022
Time 9:30-12:45 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price £75 + VAT (10% discount to Centre Members, Henley alumni and current students)
Venue Online
Event types:
Online masterclass


Culture is the way in which a group of people solves problems and reconciles dilemmas. Fons will show, using the Trompenaars Hampden-Turner 7 Dimensions of Culture, that every culture distinguishes itself from others by the specific solutions it chooses to certain problems, which reveal themselves as dilemmas.

When the ‘hard side’ of business and strategy clashes with culture, culture always wins. Culture is an enabler for successful relations, but also a minefield for potential conflicts.

In order to leverage the strength of diversity, one should move beyond nationality, gender and ethnicity by incorporating the multiple layers of values that form perceptions and guide behaviours. Diversity can only lead to higher performance if it goes beyond social justice and equal treatment; it is an essential ingredient and pre-condition for growth and innovation.


• To increase participants’ awareness of their own (and their coachees’) approaches to diversity and the underlying assumptions that influence one’s ability to deal with situations more effectively.

• To develop the mindset of inclusion and the manifestations thereof with employees, colleagues and other stakeholders.

• To better equip participants and their coachees to manage and benefit from cultural diversity in their day-to-day work.

Who Should Attend?

Everybody is welcome but the session will be particularly relevant to those in the coaching space.


By attending this event live, you will receive 3.5 CCEU units from the ICF and 3.5 CPD hours from the AC.

Dr Fons Trompenaars

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Dr Fons Trompenaars is a Dutch organisational theorist recognised around the world for his work as a consultant, trainer, motivational speaker and author of various books on all subjects of culture and business.

He has spent over 30 years helping Fortune 500 leaders manage and solve their business and cultural dilemmas to increase global effectiveness and performance, particularly in the areas of globalisation, mergers and acquisitions, HR and leadership development.

Fons is regularly listed as one of the most influential management thinkers alive and was inducted into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame in 2017. He was awarded the International Professional Practice Area Research Award by the American Society for Training and Development.

“On behalf of the International Board and Affiliates, we would like to thank you for your inspirational presentation. It certainly made an impact on so many of us. Throughout the rest of the conference there were so many attendees stating Dr. Fons said…..! I also used some of your remarks in my closing presentation that resonated with all the affiliates on embracing our diversity of cultures and how we work together. I heard so many positive comments about you and the only negative was that you couldn’t stay longer so that we could get to know you better. I hope that you will consider working with us again in the future. Thank you again, you were brilliant!”
President and CEO, international charity organization


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