International Management Consulting SIG – August 6, 2009:
Living and Working In Southeast Asia - Presented by Mike Beard, PMP ITIL
Most people travel to foreign countries on vacation, enjoy themselves, and speak highly of their experience. Within their major vacation city they move around frequently between the usual tourist locations, eat in clean hotels, are in a fairly secure environment, then move on to the next destination or return home. Living and working in foreign countries is drastically different then a vacation. It is not easy since you are subject to local habits and system constraints. When a family is involved, the risks increase dramatically. This presentation will attempt to highlight just a few of the lessons learned from living and learning in diverse cultures for over fifteen years. I guarantee that you will not find this material in a travel guide.
Mike Beard is the Managing Partner of Value Based Project Management. He lived and worked in various countries in Southeast Asia for over fifteen years with his family, and traveled within the Pacific Rim and Europe. Mike's first trip went to Asia after turning 19 years old.
Second Presentation: Short Overview on China by Siham Lalou, Ph.D. Student.
Management Consultants and those who are interested in consulting on an international level or related issues are invited to join this new special interest group. We will be sharing best-practices and lessons learned, working on international case studies and professional development topics, as well, as helping each other to develop their network and create an active referral base. We will meet in alternating locations in L.A. and Orange County.
Meeting: August 6, (The first Thursday of the month) – THIS MONTH IN L.A. COUNTY, in Long Beach:
Marriott Hotel, 4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815
Time: 9.30AM-9AM.Fee: $20.- Breakfast buffet included.
Coordinator: Anita Katzenbach at firstname.lastname@example.org , Phone: (310) 428-4563.