Developing Intercultural Competence Skills for Project Management (C193-180409P-DMT)

April 09, 2018
6:00 PM EDT - 9:00 PM EDT
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Holiday Inn Oakville
590 Argus Road
Oakville , ON L6J 3J3

Developing Intercultural Competence Skills for Project Management
The 1-Hour Dinner Meeting is a tremendous learning opportunity for participants to gain insights into the role that cultural differences play in Project Management knowledge areas and processes. Participants will be introduced to different skills for engaging with those differences, while illuminating the basic definitions and going through the latest development at the local and international levels. Besides, will highlight the standards & practices applicable in the industry and how it affects the PM process as whole.


Many Project Managers typically work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, whether clients, stakeholders, or team members. In this session, participants will gain insights into the role that cultural differences play in Project Management knowledge areas and processes. Participants will be introduced to skills for engaging effectively with those differences.  Addressing the Leadership component of the PMI Talent Triangle®, we will explore how cultural differences impact situation analysis and “appropriate” interpersonal skills.

Participants will learn to:

  • Explore how cultural differences impact project management
  • Examine a case study of how culture impacts PM Knowledge Areas & Processes
  • Identify a stumbling block to effective implementation of Tools & Techniques
  • Take away Tool for helping make sense of cultural differences

“We define what is acceptable and what is not, what is desirable and what is not, what is appropriate and what is not, on the basis of culture. And this has implications that go far beyond social pleasantries and etiquette; impacting every aspect of our life including our work.”

Omar Zein, Culture and Project Management: Managing Diversity in Multicultural Projects. London: Routledge, 2015.

SPEAKER - Dan Sheffield

Dan Sheffield is a leadership development professional. He has a unique blend of educational, international non-profit management, and director-level expertise. Dan has 20+ years of experience developing individuals, work teams and organizations to function with crucial knowledge and skills in our culturally diverse social and business environments.

Sheffield facilitates intercultural learning programs including; needs assessment, program design, delivery and evaluation, tailored to organizational needs. Having lived and worked in Egypt and South Africa, and with extensive experience in Africa and Asia, he brings well-developed intercultural and interpersonal skills to his role.

Dan earned a Master’s degree from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. In addition, he holds a Certificate in Intercultural Studies (U of British Columbia), and Certificate in Adult Learning and Development (OISE, U of Toronto). He is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).


Monday, April 09, 2018


6:00 - 7:00 P.M. Networking/Cocktails (Cash Bar)
7:00 - 8:00 P.M. Sit Down Dinner
8:00 - 9:00 P.M. Main Presentation



Holiday Inn Oakville (Centre), 590 Argus Road, Oakville, ON, L6J 3J3 (905) 842-5000. Parking - Free.

Exit south off of the QEW onto Trafalgar Road South then turn west immediately onto Argus Road. For a map to the location, click here.



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$35.00 + HST

$45.00 + HST

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On-line using your Visa, MasterCard or Diners Club card before theregistration deadline only. No payment will be accepted at the door. Receipts are issued and e-mailed to you at the time of payment.

Deadline & cancellation

Registration and cancellation deadlines are 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 04, 2018. 

Continuing the registration process constitutes acceptance of the PMI keshore Ontraio Chapter's Cancellation/Refund Policy.

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Program Number

C193-180409P-DMT (Technical - 2 PDUs, Activity Type: Organization Meetings can be claimed for attending this presentation).


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