TALKS l Overcoming cultural differences at work by Cristina Escallón : 15th September, London

Canning House together with The Colombian Embassy and INSEAD are pleased to announce our forthcoming discourse on OVERCOMING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES AT WORK as presented by Cristina Escallón.

Canning House, 2 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PJ, England
Phone: +44 (0)20 7235 2303 | Fax: +44 (0)20 7235 2303
Email: enquiries@canninghouse.org

The speaker will investigate the cultural dimensions concerning communications, work ethic and interpersonal relations, amongst other issues. Such matters may transpire when people of diverse backgrounds are urged to interact with one another in the workplace. Using genuine case studies and theoretical guidelines, Ms. Escallón shall illuminate how it is feasible to increase one’s self-awareness and cultural understanding to become more effective when working with persons of other cultures.

Cristina Escallón is an independent consultant in strategy and leadership. She is a guest lecturer at INSEAD and works with London Business School as a project advisor in strategy and recently lecturing on the MBA programme on leadership topics. Cristina has been Director of a Leadership Centre at INSEAD as well. A native of Colombia and an engineer by background, she started her career in marketing with Procter & Gamble. After completing her MBA at INSEAD in 1995, she moved to New York and later on London where she joined Accenture with a focus on strategy consulting and change management. She subsequently took on the role of Human Capital Strategy Director for the firm. Since 2005, she has worked as an independent leadership and strategy consultant for corporations, government, and non-profit organizations, and as a personal and executive coach. Her work ranges from corporate strategy, to leadership effectiveness and culture change, most of it focused on design and facilitation of senior team sessions. Cristina has facilitated and worked with Executive Teams in various industries, including consumer goods, health and financial services. She also has extensive experience working across cultures, having advised corporations, governments and non-profit organisations in Europe, Asia, America and Africa.

The event shall take place on the 15th September, 2011 at 6:30pm, followed by a wine reception.  

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