Project Description

As President of Dean Foster Global Cultures, and former founder and president of dfa Intercultural Global Solutions, LLC, New York, Dean Foster, for over 25 years, has played a major founding role in the field of intercultural consulting and training.  His work with most Fortune 500 companies has taken him to over 100 countries.  Dean is a frequent guest on major TV and radio shows, keynotes at international professional conferences. Dean has written several books: The Global Etiquette Guide -to Europe, –to Asia, –to Latin America, -to Africa, and Bargaining Across Borders, voted one of the Top Ten Business Books of the Year.  Dean is on the faculty of American University, Intercultural Management Institute, Washington, DC, and adjunct to the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, New York, where he received his M.A. in Sociology. The Employee Relocation Council (ERC) inducted him into the Hall of Leaders in 2011, and Dean was inducted into the Forum for Expatriate Management Hall of Fame in 2013. Dean is the host of the popular podcast, “Oops, Your Culture’s Showing!”

Sample Topics:

  • Your Meeting May Be Virtual, But The Cultural Differences Are Real: Managing Culture In The Virtual Meeting
  • “Oops, Your Culture’s Showing!” Lessons I’ve Learned From Working In Over 100 Countries Around The World
  • The Culture Prophecy: How Culture Reveals The Hidden Destiny Of Nations
  • Building The International Team: Creating High-Performance Teams Across Cultures
  • Bargaining Across Borders: The Dos And Don’ts Of Successful Negotiating Anywhere In The World
  • Communicating Across Cultures: Developing Cross-Cultural Fluency In A Global World
  • Culture Clues: Travel & Unlock The Hidden Truths About Cultures
  • “When In Rome … ”: Getting It Right Around The World
  • The Competitive Advantage Of Culture: Leveraging Cultural Differences For Global Success
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“Absolutely right on target! Anyone doing business internationally needs this program”.

Managing Director, Corning International

“A five-star terrific presentation!  Outstanding!. This was, by far, the best seminar I have ever attended.”

Vice President, International Human Resources, Parker Hannifin

“This program can make the difference between success and failure when working overseas”.

Director, Training and Development, Goldman Sachs

“I wish I had attended this program BEFORE I first went overseas.  It would have helped me avoid a lot of the mistakes I made.”

Vice President, Leadership Development, General Electric