Business success today often hinges on a company’s ability to bridge cultural differences and build a productive, cohesive workforce spanning multiple countries. Understanding these challenges is the first step towards preparing for them and leveraging them for competitive advantage. This session will provide an overview of today’s global workforce, the impact of cultural diversity on this global workforce, and the HR strategies needed to succeed in it. It will also look at global and cultural expertise as a key HR competency and important support resources to help HR professionals navigate this area.
Immediately following, there will be an HR Executive Panel with HR leaders from around the Fox Valley discussing their own experiences and lessons learned around this topic. The panel includes the following members:
Andrew Lehner, Director of Total Rewards with Plexus
Christine (Tina) Wilfer, CFO with XDS a JB Machinery affiliate
Heidi Mitchell, HR Director with Little Rapids Corporation
About the Speaker:
Íñigo Sánchez-Cabezudo recently started as Director, Global Markets Executive for the America’s, Caribbean and Spain at SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management), the largest association in the world dedicated to HR professionals.
Prior to SHRM he was Senior Regional Manager at ATD (Association for Talent Development, formerly ASTD), where he managed International relations with Europe and Latin America for five years and half.
Prior to his role in ATD, Iñigo worked as director of sales and marketing at Fonexion USA, a European Bluetooth and wireless accessories distributor, managing U.S. and Latin American operations. Before that, he was deputy director for AGRAGEX (the Spanish Farm Equipment and Irrigation Exporters Association) for ten years in Bilbao, Spain. He extensively promoted farm equipment products, organizing trade shows and trade missions and bringing entrepreneurs to more than 85 countries.
He holds a BA in economics from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and a diploma in economics from the University of Wolverhampton (UK), and has taken several doctorate courses in development economics at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao (Spain). He is fluent in English, Spanish, and French, and is currently learning Portuguese. He has presented at different conferences and workshops in Latin America and Europe.
Schedule of Events:
7:30am - 8:00am Registration/Networking/Breakfast
8:00am - 9:00am Program
9:00am-10:30am HR Leadership Panel Discussion
The program has been submitted for 2 hours of business credit for HRCI and 2 hours for SHRM continued education credits.
To register at the member price to attend, you need to log into the FVSHRM website using your member username and password. Please note that registration for this program will not be reimbursed due to cancelation or no-show nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program.
Registration for this program will not be reimbursed due to cancellation or no-show, nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program.