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Apr
15

This interactive seminar by Finish American Chamber of Commerce New York will explore different cultural patterns in communication, building trust, managing conflict and negotiation. The focus is on American, Finnish and Scandinavian cultural patterns; how they differ and the similarities.

At the end of the seminar participants will 1) have a new understanding of how our cultural background influences how we work, relate to each other and communicate, and 2) learn simple and practical strategies for improved work and business relationships.

Presenter:
Katarina Holm DiDio
Cross-Cultural Trainer & Consultant
KHD Consulting

- see more below.

 

Date & Time

Tuesday April 22, 2014
6.30-8.30pm

 

Location

Sullivan & Worcester LLP, 1633 Broadway, 32nd fl. (between 50th and 51st Streets, close to subways)
Advance reservation needed to be included on building security list. Photo ID required.

 

Price

Members: $30, Non-members: $40

There will be refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

 

RSVP 

By email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 917-318-6225 and pay by April 16, 2014, by check to the order of FACC and mail to: FACC, 20 W. 20 Street, suite 212, NY, NY 10011

Or by Paypal on http://www.facc-ny.com

FACC NY thank Westmusa, Inc for their sponsorship.
- International Tax Advisor – Professional Services with Personal care

Katarina Holm DiDio, a Cross-cultural Trainer, and Career Transition Consultant, has over 14 years of experience global HR, cross-cultural training, and international career management.As a Cross-cultural Competence trainer for several major relocation service providers she has trained and coached international managers from companies such as: Swarovski, Schindler, AGCO and Novartis. Her experience also includes working with the United Nations Secretariat, UNDP, UNFPA, the US Dept. of State, and Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. Katarina grew up in Finland and is fluent in Swedish and Finnish in addition to English and some French. Her areas of expertise are: cross-cultural competence and communication, working with and leading global multicultural teams, preventing and managing conflict, life and career transitions and change.

Katarina has Masters Degrees in Counseling and Social Science from the US and Finland.

Apr
10

Join us on Tuesday April 29th at 6:00pm when we visit world-leading furniture design company Fritz Hansen at their beautiful showroom in Soho. Here we will meet Fritz Hansen’s Vice President of North America, Henrik Hjorth, who will give a presentation on the company’s success in bringing Danish minimalistic design to the US and securing a double-digit sales growth every year.

 

DACCNY will supply light snacks and drinks. Following Henrik Hjorth’s presentation, we will go to a bar in the neighborhood for some networking.

 

About Fritz Hansen

Established in 1872, Fritz Hansen is one of the world's leading design and manufacturers of exclusive furniture. Fritz Hansen is recognized worldwide by its design icons such as the Egg and the Swan chair created by the legendary Danish Architect, Arne Jacobsen. Fritz Hansen's furniture is considered a luxury lifestyle brand, attracting the attention of design, fashion and architectural enthusiasts.

 

Help us spread to word about DACC Young Professionals – share the news about this exciting event with your network!

 

Address

22 Wooster Street, NY 10013

 

Time

Tuesday April 29th at 6:00pm


 

Sign up by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – please RSVP by Friday 25th April.

 

Not yet a Young Professional member of DACCNY? See how to get a membership here.

 

Apr
07

What is bragging, and how can we make it work for us as women?

Can women comfortably and authentically brag?

 

For generations, women have been warned that we shouldn’t brag, boast, or “blow our own horns” lest we seem pushy, unfeminine, or ‘worse’. But in today’s culture of self-marketing, a woman who doesn’t brag runs the very real risk of going unnoticed, getting passed over, or stalling her career.

So how do we bridge that gap? What is bragging, and how can we make it work for us as women? Can women comfortably and authentically brag?

This workshop by our two members, Lena Beck Roervig and Anette Due Rosenzweig, will give you practical tools on the ‘how to’ and you will leave the workshop able to ‘brag’ your own comfortable style. Lena and Anette are offering a unique opportunity for you to learn and practice the skills of ‘bragging’ in a fun and safe environment.

 

When

Choose between one of the four available half-day workshops:

 

Lunch time:

Wednesday April 9th:  11AM – 2.30PM

Tuesday April 29th: 11AM – 2.30PM

 

Evening:

Wednesday April 9th: 6PM – 9.30PM

Tuesday April 29th: 6PM – 9.30PM

 

Fee

$249. For members of DACC: $199. Included in the fee is either lunch or dinner.

  

Location

The Caledonia. 450W 17th St. New York. NY 10011 (Btw 9th & 10th Av.)

  

Enrollment

Sign up by email or phone.

 

Anette Due Rosenzweig                                Lena Beck Roervig

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347-605-6360                                              917-803-0831

 

 

Apr
07

Learn to navigate in a global environment

Why is Cultural Competence or CQ (Cultural Intelligence) important? There are many benefits to being culturally intelligent in a global environment.

High cultural intelligence in a team leads to:

  • Fewer frustrations: Being able to avoid or minimize misunderstandings that lead to confusion, conflicts and wasted time.
  • Increase your power: Information is power. The more you know about other cultures and values systems, the better you can navigate the environment and perform effectively.
  • Using your potential to the fullest: When you know how to leverage cultural differences, you will be able to maximize your potential and that of your team.

 

CQ can be learned

This workshop by our two members, Lena Beck Roervig and Anette Due Rosenzweig, will teach you how you can increase your Cultural Intelligence and significantly improve your communication skills and performance.

 

The workshop is structured around 4 components:

  • Drive: Resilience in face of unknown and adverse situations.
  • Knowledge: Understanding of culture’s role in shaping how people think and behave.
  • Strategy: Awareness and strategic planning.
  • Action: Ability to act with flexibility and authenticity in culturally diverse situations.

 

Who is this workshop for?

The workshop is for anyone who wants to successfully work, do business or live in a different culture. This includes business teams in larger corporations, small start-up teams and any individual who are interested in learning how cultural intelligence can improve their everyday performance and engagement in their local environment.

 

Tailored services

The workshop is tailored to all clients and their specific needs and context. The workshop is often combined with our Transition Consulting services.

 

Enroll in one of our open workshops or call us to discuss a tailor made company workshop.

 

Lunch time

Tuesday May 13th 11AM – 3PM

Evening

Tuesday May 13th 6AM – 10PM

 

Fee

$349. For members of DACC: $299. Included in the fee is either lunch or dinner.

 

Location

The Caledonia. 450W 17th St. New York. NY 10011 (Btw 9th & 10th Av.)

 

Enrollment

Sign up by mail or phone.

 

Anette Due Rosenzweig                                   Lena Beck Roervig

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347-605-6360                                                  917-803-0831

 

 

Feb
10

Would you like to meet other alumni of the University of Copenhagen (UC) – or help UC students with their international career dreams?

Since 2011, the Alumni Association of The University of Copenhagen (UCPH Alumni) has had a network for UC alumni who live and work in New York. Today, some 110 UC alumni participate in events, act as mentors for exchange students from the University of Copenhagen and/or give lectures for other UC alumni and students in New York.

UCPH Alumni is currently looking for more mentors to their mentor program in New York. As a mentor, you will assist an exchange student interested in learning more about career paths and the business culture in New York.

UCPH Alumni is also looking for alumni offering summer internships in New York that could be relevant for University of Copenhagen students.

If you’d like to learn more about becoming a mentor, offering a summer internship or getting involved with the network of UC alumni in New York, then write Signe Nielsen at the Alumni Secretariat: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further information about the UCPH Alumni Network in New York: http://alumni.ku.dk/internationale_netvaerk/newyork/

Further information about the new summer internship program: http://alumni.ku.dk/internationale_netvaerk/international-internship/

UCPH Alumni
The Alumni Association of The University of Copenhagen (UCPH Alumni) was established in 2007 and today has some 25,000 members. Membership in the Association is open for both current and former students. UCPH Alumni creates social and professional networks for the university alumni, and is building bridges between education and career, student life and work life, and Denmark and abroad.

Dislaimer
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