Episode 61: Stories and Lessons Learned from Global Experiences

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Are you thinking about taking a global assignment for your organization? Is your organization thinking about expanding internationally? Are you hiring people from other companies and bringing them to your headquarters? We are working in an ever more connected world where we might be in Missouri one day, Malaysia later that week, and Monaco to wrap up the week. We are going to have a conversation about our experiences on global assignments, ideas for expanding globally and things you might want to consider when working with your global team. Susan has worked for global companies and global assignments for the past 25 years. She recently was working with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and is currently coaching clients around the world. Please join us to learn best practices, great tips and some funny stories from working in places around the globe.


Susan Ward is an award-winning learning strategist and has won international awards in the field of adult education. She is a dynamic and much-sought after speaker on several topics and has been lauded for her presentations in North America, Asia, and the Middle East. She is a credentialed educator for General Electric and has certification in coaching and global management (INSEAD. She is an adjunct senior lecturer at Monash University, one of Australia’s top institutions of higher education and research. 
In her last role, as Senior Director of Learning at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Susan was proud to be part of a project that brought a well-known US brand to another geography. From 300,000 applicants from around the world, she participated in the selection of many of the 3,000 employees and then with her team, led the orientation of each of these caregivers to a new role, in a new facility, surrounded by a new culture and for many of them, in a new country!