Maryland Global Gala
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3:30 – Breakout Sessions
Communication Across Cultures with Luby Ismail, Founder & President, Connecting Cultures
Leveraging Technology For Social Good. Featuring Earth Networks
4:30 – International Receptions featuring the area’s top international restaurants and Maryland’s best beers
5:15 – Speaking Program
Introduction from Congressman Elijah Cummings (Via Video)
Professional Exchanges Program Overview
Maryland Companies Making a Global Impact
Professional Exchange Program Community Partner Honorees
6:00 – Cultural Performance Showcase
Communication Across Cultures – Featuring Luby Ismail
This session introduces the six major stumbling blocks to communication across cultures, as identified by extensive research. Participants identify the common challenges for communication and team-building between individuals and groups representing two or more cultures and learn specific ways to break down these communication barriers. Attendees learn practical ways to enhance their own cross-cultural communication skills. At this session you will identify the six major stumbling blocks to communication across cultures, describe ways to break down the barriers to communication in culturally diverse groups, and exchange ways to incorporate key cultural competencies into existing initiatives.
Leveraging Technology For Social Good – Featuring Earth Networks
Hear how Maryland companies are using technology to make the world a better place. Earth Networks lightning detection technology allows for affordable and reliable weather forecasting and is in use across Africa. Additional speakers and companies TBA. This session is presented by Prometric.
Sample food from some of Baltimore’s best international restaurants
Experience exciting cultural performances
Learn about what it is like to participate in WTCI’s Professional Exchanges Program from community members
Network with leaders from across Maryland’s international community
Choose from 2 Breakout Sessions – Communication Across Cultures or Leveraging Technology for Social Good
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