PIA Workshop - Working Across Borders

Friday, 7 May 2010 : 07h45 for 08h00 - 11h30

Held : Tram Lodge, 317 Tram Street, Brooklyn
Event Time: 07h45 for 08h00 until 11h30
Date: 2010/05/07
Registration Closing Date: 2010/05/04
Category: Presentation
CPD Credits: 0.3 Credits in category 1

Description

Architecture Across Borders...We live in a global economy,with instant communication, online translations, amazing tools, and the capability of live visual communication with people on the other side of the world. While competition is clearly international, it is still a western world when it comes to business.

The difficulty is not surprising. The professionals are asked to manage foreign subordinates, work with foreign colleagues, or serve foreign customers. They have to be companies with strong cultures expressed through a set of distinctive leadership and communication behaviors. The problem is that the learning process in dealing with projects across borders is haphazard and expensive.

Architects and project managers working with foreigners learn on the job through trial and error, making costly mistakes both in terms of time and in terms of relationships. During the learning process, inexperienced managers often confuse, frustrate, insult, and sometimes even abuse, their foreign colleagues. They miss valuable feedback, provide misdirection, and fail to recognize critical needs for confirmation, redirection, and clarification.

Architects who risk the step across the border open up new markets, different cultures and the chance to put unusual projects into practice. A key success criterion in this is productive dialogue with clients and users... and attending this Breakfast Forum where 3 experts will share some of their knowledge with you.

Programme
07:45 Registration & Breakfast
08:20 Welcome and Introduction of Sponsor08:30 Presentation by Murray & Roberts + Questions and Answers
09:30 Presentation by Crafford & Crafford + Questions and Answers
10:30 Presentation by Boogertman & Partners + Questions and Answers

11:30 Thank You and Closure

Payment Details

Cost: R150.00 (PIA Members) R250.00 (Non-members)
Bank Name: Absa
Branch Code: 335 345
Account Name: Pretoria Institute For Architecture
Account Number: 1500167501
Account Reference: Borders + Name

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