Dr. Joe Martin Hays
– Author, Speaker, Consultant, Trainer and Coach
Dr Hays (Jay) is an acknowledged authority internationally in organisational learning and change. He is most well-known for his team-based approaches to corporate capability-building and sustainable achievement of extraordinary performance and productivity. In his change work, Jay has assisted executive teams develop corporate communications content and process, capturing and conveying key messages that inspire, engage, and assure. With experience presenting in person and on camera to diverse audiences in over a dozen countries on a wide range of topics, Jay understand the challenges of public speaking and techniques to overcome or work with them. He has taught various versions of business and leadership communications at university for twenty years, and designed and conducted related workshops and seminars in private industry and the public sector. Jay’s forte is facilitation, and he has been dubbed guru and wizard by executives witnessing his work with managers and staff.
Dr. Gita Bajaj (Certified Inner Metrix Coach)
– Author, Speaker, HR Consultant, Trainer and Coach
Dr. Gita Bajaj is passionate about learning and development and has devoted 26+ years working with business leaders, executives and students to facilitate their personal and professional growth. She is a certified Inner Metrix coach, and has conducted coaching for several executives, and students. In 2017, at the Certified Innermetrix Coaching Conference, Dr. Bajaj was conferred the Award for Best Training Need Analysis of L&D Teams of two Oil Companies using Innermetrix ADV Profiling. She has conducted training and facilitated learning for more than a thousand professionals from leading corporates from India, US, Australia, Japan, Slovenia, and the UAE. ABB, Cairn India, Eli Lily, Acconex, Shapoorji Pallonji International, Schneider Electric, ICAI Dubai, are some of her many prestigious clients. Dr. Bajaj is a Harvard Business School Affiliate, and serves on the Board of educational institutions and review board of publications. She was the Founder Editor, HT Horizons at Hindustan Times, is an award winning author and now also a columnist with the Khaleej Times.
Managing Culture and Diversity is an interactive and practical workshop focusing on the opportunities posed by diversity and cross-culturalism in the workplace and overcoming challenges associated with them. The level of previous experience and training will determine the starting point for the workshop, but all participants are expected to learn more about organisational culture and the power of diversity, and, in particular, how to make the most of them and navigate challenges that arise. The workshop will be especially of value to teams and managers planning for or undergoing organisational transformation or integration associated with mergers and acquisitions.
Workshop questions, learning outcomes, and approach can always be tailored to a team or organisation’s particular needs and circumstances.
As a workshop, Managing Culture and Diversity proceeds from the basic position that any two (or more) teams or organisations brought together to accomplish a large and important purpose will have many ways in which they differ, are alike, and complement one another. All must come to appreciate that they have been united because of the belief in their collective capability—their separate strengths combined. Effective collaboration and, ultimately, mission achievement depend on these distinct groups understanding and making the most of differences, similarities, and synergies.
Every team and organisation will have its unique attributes and character. This workshop focuses on main characteristics, styles, and approaches that should be of interest when two or more teams or organisations attempt to collaborate or integrate. The activities through which participants are facilitated in the workshop ensure they thoroughly understand, appreciate, and consider the implications of a range of aspects that will bear upon collaboration and performance, including but not limited to: organisational structure, hierarchy, and control; business operating models and key business processes, policies, and procedures; leadership and decision-making; communications; reward, recognition, and aspects of performance management, including training and professional development.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
On completion of the program, all participants who attend the full course (unless exempted for one/two sessions by the Company HR for some urgent matter) will be awarded a Completion Certificate from IMT Dubai.
Participants become IMT Dubai affiliates and get to attend future events and training programs at special discounted prices, as and when offered by the institute. They also get invites to other events organized by the IMT Dubai Affiliate Group.