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"To this day, I can say that I still use much of what I learned with conviction as I make strategic decisions in my role."

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– Manager, Human Resources and Social Development Canada
"Gita, thank you for facilitating such an exceptional event. The participants had a wonderful introduction to the 'Reality Plus Experience'. As always, your efforts are greatly appreciated."

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- QA Manager, CGI
"Excellent engagement of the group – clear, concise explanations and sensitive to the needs of the group."

- Senior Mgr CIBC
"Gita challenged us to get out of our comfort zone. This is how people shift, move and change their ways. You have mastered the subject and were extremely positive, fun and focused. Thank you."

- Senior Mgr , General Dynamics
"Excellent, easy to talk to, very knowledgeable in the subject matter and competent in every aspect. This has been one of the most valuable experiences I’ve had and would highly recommend you to our company on future offerings."

- Project Manager, Telus Mobility
"I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Gita at Learning Tree for over eight years. During this time she has demonstrated outstanding leadership."

- President of The Claremont Group
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- Senior Consultant, Bank of Montreal
"Our management team was skeptical at first but now they're excited because they have some key tools and the know-how to 'unleash talent'!"

- Senior Manager, ScotiaBank
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- Senior Consultant, Bank of Montreal
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Leadership As If Differences Mattered

"People cannot afford to choose between reason and intuition, or head and heart any more than they would choose to walk on one leg or see with one eye." - Peter Senge

Can you afford a culturally myopic workforce?

To be a creative and innovative workforce, you need to tap into talent that comes from diverse perspectives and backgrounds.

Capitalizing on the differences of gender, cultural background, age, thinking and problem-solving styles is no easy task. But what are the options? We simply cannot stay competitive if we have not mastered the art of inclusiveness and leading across geographies, industries, functions and personal styles. When thinking styles or cultural styles clash, our chances of business success are limited.

This program helps global leaders develop effective strategies to minimize risks and maximize opportunities by leveraging differences.

This program focuses on 9 practical strategies for leadership success through powerful People Skills.

Profile thinking and problem-solving styles

Analyze left- and right-brain characteristics

Adapt to different thinking styles in a team environment

Transform diverse options into supportable decisions

Understand how cultural understanding can influence behaviors and impact your bottom-line

Establish credibility and build relationships with international partners

Master intercultural skills such as negotiating effectively across cultures

Learn to lead diverse and cross-cultural teams

Gain practical skills in cross-cultural communication and leadership styles

Program Features
In this fast-paced, intensive program participants will:

Gather feedback before the program in order to gain insight into their strengths and areas for development.

Work through real-world business situations and learn to apply the principles and strategies to those challenges.

Get feedback on your specific areas of development.

Brace yourself for a good workout!
This Program is:

Fast-paced & Solution focused.

Hands-on with real-life case scenarios and simulations.

Entirely customizable.

Designed to ensure direct transferability to on-the-job performance.

Innovative and current.

An on-line assessment tool might be used to determine your strengths and development areas before the start of the program.

Benefits To Your Organization
Your enhanced leadership skills will have a significant impact across your organization. You will be better prepared to:

Achieve your strategic goals with stronger team commitment.

Develop a high-performance culture.

Help others perform at their peak.

Create an atmosphere of open communication, trust and support.

For your sake:
We minimize lecture and 'information dumps'!
We know that people learn and remember best by working through a problem, getting feedback and reflecting on how to do better in future.
So our programs are action focused, roll-up-your-sleeve type exciting!
Contact us to see how we can help you and your organization

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Resources we recommend:

The Whole Brain Business Book
by Ned Herrman, 1996
Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius
By Michael Michalko, 2001
Business Across Cultures: Effective Communication Strategies
(English for Business Success)
by Laura M. English and Sarah Lynn (1995)
Riding The Waves of Culture: Understanding Diversity in Global Business
by Charles Hampden-Turner and Fons Trompenaars (1997)
Bridging the Culture Gap: A Practical Guide to International Business Communication
by Penny Carte and Chris Fox (2008)
Business Across Cultures (Culture for Business Series)
by Fons Trompenaars and Peter Woolliams (2004)
21 Leaders for The 21st Century
(Jossey-Bass Business and Management Series)
by Fons Trompenaars (2001)