Leveraging Cultural Diversity NEW

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Date of event: 24 October 2019
Event ends: 24 October 2019
Start time: 09:30
End time: 16:30
Price: Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 2 Places*
Leveraging Cultural Diversity NEW


Many leaders find it challenging to remain successful in a fast-changing, multi-cultural and increasingly complex world. They need new skills to assess, evaluate and act on these new conditions. And as culturally diverse teams are more innovative and assess complex situations much better than monocultural teams, leveraging cultural diversity has become crucially important – and indeed one of the major success factors for today’s leaders.

But how do you as a leader put these teams together? How do you maximise the potential of its similarities and differences? How do you stimulate and motivate them, so that the members of the team work towards the common goal despite all their individual differences? If you put your own norms, values and basic assumptions first as a reference you will fail. In this workshop, you will learn to win together with your team.

Event Content and Delivery Style

The workshop will be an interactive and facilitated session with the objective of outlining how we can create a winning corporate culture and which leadership skills are required.

The agenda is a set of questions rather than a set of answers. We will develop the answers as we go through the day.

Theme: Culture

• What is culture?

• What are the components?

• Why do we need to belong to a culture?

• What fundamental purpose does it serve for us?

• Why do we often stereotype when it comes to cultures?

• Do culture stereotypes exist, e.g. about other nations, professions, genders etc?

• What are the alternatives to cultural stereotyping?

Theme: Team development

• When is a team considered successful?

• What are the advantages and disadvantages of culturally diverse teams?

• It is much easier being in a team where everybody thinks alike, but you can reach much further with a culturally diverse team if you can overcome the obstacles.

• How do you create a platform where the team members emphasise what they have in

common instead of what separates them?

• How do you achieve extraordinary results by leveraging the cultural diversity in your team?

Theme: Corporate culture

• What is a winning corporate culture and how do you, as a leader, create it?

• What are the key motivating factors and demotivating factors for people in general?

• If you ask people who love their workplace about why they love it, what will they answer?

• Is your organisation one of those places?

• Let us outline a roadmap for creating a winning corporate culture.

Theme: Leadership

• Which leadership skills are required to lead a value-driven organisation?

• Do you have them?

• Even if you have the right skills, what prevents you from doing the right things?

• What can you do to change that situation?

• Peter Drucker once said, “Culture eats strategy for lunch.”

• Do you have the courage, skills and means to put culture first?

Who Should Attend?

This event is ideal for leaders who want to unleash the full potential of their organisation, leaders who know how important it is with employees, customers and investors who stay on a rainy day, because they have strong positive feelings for your company.


The primary theme is LEADERSHIP and the secondary theme is ENGAGEMENT.

It is relevant to the development of Diversity, Inclusion, Difference, Maximise, Culture, Engagement, Collaboration, Leadership.

THP, The Henley Partnership.

Dr Finn Majlergaard

Dr Finn Majlergaard

Dr Finn Majlergaard is a global management consultant, professor, author, entrepreneur and award-winning keynote speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Gugin, which is a global management consulting, training and research firm that specialises in helping companies to develop winning corporate cultures. He and his colleagues have worked with more than 600 companies and organisations since Gugin was founded in 2001.

He also teaches/facilities workshops and training programmes at several business schools and universities around the world. He holds a doctorate degree from the International School of Management, having studied in Paris, Tokyo, New York and Shanghai, and an MBA from Henley Business School.

*Per member organisation. “Up to” indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of nomination. Nomination Forms are dealt with on a first come first served basis and a place cannot be booked or held without a fully completed and approved Nomination Form.

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For more information please contact The Henley Partnership Team by email at thp@henley.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0) 1491 418 855.

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