Monday, January 9, 2012 – 19H00-21H30 at KPMG
Active listening’ and how to put your point across successfully in a multicultural environment
Have you ever wondered how confident you are to have understood what the person sitting opposite you said, or do you think you actually know what the other person said? How well do we do when we operate in a multicultural environment? Are we fixed in our mindset or do we try and understand cultural differences?
During this session, we will learn how ‘Active listening’ enables us to become a better negotiator. In our everyday life, we need to negotiate all the time, everywhere and for everything with our partner, children, friends, manager or colleagues….It is therefore important to understand better each other thanks to Active Listening!
We will be welcoming former businessman and international lecturer, Jean-Pierre Bernard, Associate Professor at Grenoble Graduate School of Business.
About Jean-Pierre Bernard
Jean-Pierre Bernard is a consultant in Semiconductor, Intellectual Property & High Tech business. He is also Associate Professor at Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France. His main teaching specialties are Technology Management, International Business Negotiation, International Operations and Cross-Cultural Management. Formerly Vice-President Europe at Amkor Wafer, an American-Korean company, he was responsible for the European Operations, interfacing European clients and Korean manufacturing facilities. In addition to these European activities, he spent some time at restructuring the US and Japan customer support teams, and negotiated technology transfers from USA toward Korean and Chinese foundries. He spent also a couple of years within the Indian group Wipro between Europe and Bangalore, being in charge of merging European and Indian engineering teams, defining a common working methodology for off-shore engineering. As an engineer, he spent several years in Germany at Philips Munich where he led the European Analog Design team, dedicated to integrated circuit products like ASIC and System-on-Chip.
Thanks to 25 years of international professional activity in Europe, USA, Asia and India, he has acquired some extensive experience in international negotiation and team-building with different cultures. Jean-Pierre Bernard holds a Ph.D. in Microelectronics from Grenoble University and a MBA from IAE Grenoble. Based for 9 years in Germany and Austria, he is trilingual in French-German-English and fluent in Italian.
Please note that this meeting is exceptionally on a Monday, and not on our usual Tuesday.
And please don’t forget to bring either a healthy snack or drink to the meeting. Home-made quiches, cakes and other dishes are always appreciated and the purchased varieties are welcome too.