As a Distinguished Professor of International Business at Northeastern University, Paula Caligiuri directs the CALL Program, a corporate-sponsored international volunteerism program in partnership with the National Peace Corps Association.

Paula has authored or co-authored several award-winning articles and books in the area of expatriate management, global leadership development, and cultural agility, including Cultural Agility: Building a Pipeline of Successful Global Professionals (Jossey-Bass, 2012), Managing the Global Workforce (Wiley, 2010), and Get a Life, Not a Job: Do What You Love and Let Your Talents Work for You (FT Press, 2010). Paula is currently serving as an Area Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies, the leading academic journal in the field of international business.

She is the founder and president of TASCA Global, a consulting firm dedicated to building cultural agility in the workforce.

Paula holds an M.S. and Ph.D. from Penn State University in industrial and organizational psychology.

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Demystifying Difference: The science of cross-cultural connections
With the rise of nationalism around the world, it is important to understand the science of how demographically different people become attached to each other. How do humans identify those in their “tribe” and those who are outsiders? Using the foundations of psychology, Paula Caligiuri, PhD, will share how we can form cross-cultural connections and why expanding our tribes will improve our lives.

In Pieces or In Peace: The science of trust across cultures
Trust is critical for all the relationships in our lives — both at home and at work. Did you notice how some people seem to garner your trust quickly while others need to prove themselves over time? Gaining trust is easier with those who we perceive to be similar but can be more difficult when we perceive differences, especially differences across cultures. Using the foundations of psychology, Paula Caligiuri PhD, will share ways to build trust across-cultures to strength our relationships in our personal and professional lives.

Technology and Cultural Differences: Amplifier or Neutralizer?
Neutralizing Cultural Differences through Technology

For many, technology eliminates the challenges when working with people from different cultures. It reduces work travel, improves information flow, and replaces hard-to-understand accents with written words. While technology has made working across cultures easier, it has also lulled us into believing that cultural differences can be neutralized. This is a myth – and a costly one at that. This keynote reveals the many critical ways cultural differences affect technology use, acceptance, and engagement and provides strategies to succeed.

 

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Paula's Expertise

Cultural Differences - 100%
Success - 100%
Technology - 100%
Relationships - 100%
Leadership - 100%

Paula is an amazing speaker. I have had the pleasure of seeing Paula speak for large groups as well as seeing her speak in smaller group settings. She is an amazing combination: smart, knowledgeable, attractive, caring and dynamic. I would highly recommend her.

Mary Pomerantz, MHRM SPHR SHRM-SCPCEO at TPG HR Services USA

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