Doing the Work: Working Globally

January 22, 2022– 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. U.S. East Coast Time- 3 hours

1What one paragraph introduction can you provide to give an overview of what your session will be about?Cross-cultural competence is essential for all managers and change agents at present and in the future. This session focuses on defining cross-cultural competence, reviewing essential components and models guiding it, and building cross-cultural competence.
2What are the learning objectives of your session?Upon completing the webinar, participants will be able to [offer 3 to 5]: Define cross-cultural competenceExplore seminal models of culture Review ways to encourage and facilitate change efforts globally—directed to such issues as climate change, social justice, and others
3What is the profile of your desired audience? Who are you planning to talk to, and what assumptions can you make about the audience members?[Circle answers:] Does the participant speak English?          Yes
Does the participant have knowledge of OD? No
Is the participant a manager?                 No
Other assumptions: None/not applicable
4What is the outline of the session? Provide a brief outline of the session.Part I: IntroductionPart II: Defining Cross-Cultural Competence and Describing the Business CasePart III: Reviewing Cross-Cultural ModelsPart IV: Applying Cross-Cultural Models to Key Issues in the WorldPart VI: Summary and Final Q & A
5What takeaways or tools will learners receive in the session?List handouts: A Self-Assessment of Cross-Cultural Competence A Worksheet to Guide Cross-Cultural Change
6Who is the presenter? Provide a 100-word biosketch. Attach a professional picture of yourself (headshot). Also attach book covers and/or links to Amazon book sites of books you have published that build your credibility with webinar participants.William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPLP Fellow is President of Rothwell & Associates, Inc. and Rothwell & Associates, LLC (see    He has worked in HR for more than 40 years and has also worked as a consultant for more than 40 multinational corporations–including Motorola China, General Motors, Ford, and many others. In 2012 he earned ASTD’s prestigious Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award, and in 2013 ASTD honored him by naming him as a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) Fellow. In 2014 he was given the Asia-Pacific International Personality Brandlaureate Award (see             His books since 2015 include Virtual Group Coaching: Process Consultation Reimagined (Routledge, 2021), Adult Learning Basics, 2nd ed. (Association for Talent Development Press, 2020), The Essential HR Guide for Small Businesses And Startups (Society for Human Resource Management, 2020), Increase Learning & Development’s Impact through Accreditation: How to Drive-Up Training Quality, Employee Satisfaction, and ROI (Palgrave, 2020), Innovation Leadership (Routledge, 2018), Increase Learning & Development’s Impact through Accreditation: How to Drive-Up Training Quality, Employee Satisfaction, and ROI (Palgrave, 2020-in press); Human Performance Improvement, 3rd ed. (Routledge, 2018); Community College Leaders on Workforce Development (Rowman-Littlefield, 2017), Marketing Organization Development Consulting (CRC Press, 2017), Assessment and Diagnosis for Organization Development (CRC Press, 2017), Organization Development in Practice (ODNETWORK, 2016), Mastering the Instructional Design Process, 5th ed. (Wiley, 2016), Effective Succession Planning, 5th ed. (Amacom, 2015), Practicing Organization Development, 4th ed. (Wiley, 2015), The Leader’s Daily Role in Talent Management (McGraw-Hill, 2015), Beyond Training and Development, 3rd ed. (HRD Press, 2015),  Career Planning and Succession Management, 2nd ed. (Praeger, 2015), Organization Development Fundamentals: Managing Strategic Change (ATD Press, 2015), The Competency Toolkit, 2 vols, 2nd ed. (HRD Press, 2015).  He can be reached by email at