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 Two Meetings In May

Tuesday, May 19th | 6:00-7:30


"Intercultural Leadership: Global Success and the Key Role of Training" 

with Jason D. Patent, Ph.D.

Jason Patent

Inaugural Event:

UC Berkeley Academic Partnership

As more companies look to emerging markets for future growth; company leaders, trainers, change agents, and organizational development practitioners face new challenges and opportunities. 

It's not just the giant corporations that are going global. Companies of all sizes are looking to increase efficiencies and enter new markets. We are seeing a tremendous rise in project teams with globally-dispersed members. Leaders are beginning to realize that notions of “diversity” must expand beyond traditional categories to include cultural differences as a key aspect of effective cross-border collaboration. 

Companies that invest resources into ongoing intercultural consulting, training and coaching are positioning themselves for success in an increasingly competitive global market. In this interactive session, you'll learn smart approaches to developing intercultural competence. 

Key Takeaways:
  • Increased understanding of the link between intercultural leadership and global success
  • Knowledge of best practices for increasing leadership in your organization
  • Specific strategies for impacting intercultural leadership through training and development

Monday, May 11th | 6:00-7:30


"Evidence-based Leadership:
Using Behavioral Science to Influence Other Leaders"

with Thomas E. (TED) Boyce, Ph.D.

Ted Boyce

Applications of behavioral science to change leaders’ behaviors are not common, but they should be. Companies  that  hav embraced  such  processes  typically  experience  system-wide culturechanges that improve all aspects of theiroperation including: productivity, quality,safety, and employee morale. 

This talk will review the basic tenets of humanmotivation, introduce the Evidence-BasedLeadershipTM  Model, work through a hypotheticalexample, and conclude with scientifically-validated principles  of  persuasion  that  can  be  used  to  jump start  the  behavior change you want.  

By the end of this session you will see your role as aleader differently and be able to use some practical toolsnecessary to fulfill this newly defined role. If you want tomake a more powerful difference through your work, don't miss this meeting! 

As part of this year's "Think Like a CLO" theme, Dr. Boyce's speaking fees are being underwritten by our chapter to bring you the best programming possible. 

Key Takeaways:
  • Better play a role in strategic decisions
  • Better define clear development plans
  • Set transparent goals and evaluate them objectively

More Chapter Happenings

Workshops and Events


Wednesday, April 29th

Would you like a chance to meet colleagues from all the professional development specialties in Northern California? Then here's your chance at this mega cross-organizational meetup titled...


MT. DIABLO ASTD is now part of "The NorCal Consortium" of professional development associations that in addition to the Mt. Diablo ASTD, includes the Golden Gate Chapter, the Bay Area Human Resources Executive Councel (BAHREC), SF ICF (International Coach Federations), National Speaker's Association (NSA) and the South Bay ODN (Organizational Development Network).

Last Year's Big Event:

Several Mt. Diablo Members Became FIRE-WALKERS!

In partnership with Anthony Robbins International, our chapter meeting last May, "Using Peak Performance to Have a Breakthrough Career Year," inspired several members to attend the Tony Robbins "Unleash the Power Within" weekend event last June. They report that it was unbelievably impactful. They learned how to control their state and then demonstrated that control by walking across a bed of hot coals without suffering any burns whatsoever. It was a living, experiential metaphor for how much more we are capable of achieving in our lives and careers, and a weekend with the power to change everything!

Uleash the Power Within

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