October 17, 2018
As stated by Executive Director Emeline Foster, the French-American Foundation has dedicated its programming this October “to the theme of Leadership, including its evolution and the significance of being a successful leader and manager in an international setting.”
With respect to this topic, on October 10th, the French-American Foundation Transatlantic Forum welcomed Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Academic Director of the MS in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program (NECR), Co-Chair of the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) at the Earth Institute, both at Columbia University.
In her interactive presentation on “Leading with your Cultural Values” she invited our Forum members to evaluate their self-awareness as leaders and define their role as leaders in an established organizational culture. Dr. Fisher-Yoshida lead the group through several activities to help participants identify cultural values and dimensions in the workplace and to explore intra- and inter-personal dynamics in their organizations. She addressed conflict in the workplace and answered questions on working with a multicultural workforce and women leaders breaking through male dominated boards.