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    • CommentAuthorTheNAF
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2013 edited
    NAF-Biz New York Networking Event - Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

    Illusion of Similarity: How HIDDEN cultural differences between American and Dutch business cultures can limit YOUR business potential

    As a Dutch professional, it may be hard to understand that your potential American customer was so enthusiastic during the meeting but now seems to have lost all interest. And as an American, you may wonder why your nice Dutch colleague is sometimes so extremely rude.

    A Dutch professional headed to the United States, or an American planning a visit to the Netherlands, seldomly researches the other country’s cultural and business customs. You just hop on the plane. But then you will soon discover that there are some important differences.

    Nita Korsten, a Dutch national and senior consultant on intercultural business performance based in New York , uncovers the truth about business dynamics between Dutch and American professionals. In a workshop setting designed to strengthen the “soft skills” of any international management professional, Nita answers the question: Are Americans and Dutch business cultures really that similar? Are the differences between you and your business colleagues just “personal” or is there a cultural element? Many people learn lessons the "hard way" or still “just don’t get it”, but keep doing business as usual. What should Dutch businesses be aware of when they do business in the United States?

    Nita Korsten, partner at Crust Young Consultants will answer your questions in this interactive workshop about the hidden cultural differences between Americans and Dutch.

    Speaker’s Bio:
    As partner at Crust Young Consultants, Nita Korsten leads the Intercultural Business Performance consultancy practice. She has extensive experience in the senior leadership of a global company, worked as a consultant and trainer and has lived and worked in the United States, France, Germany and The Netherlands. She was General Director in The Netherlands of a French-American consultancy where she also held the European HR responsibility. In this position, she developed and implemented a Global Leadership Program, resulting in the complete support and buy-in by senior staff, a pronounced increase of awareness and readiness among managers and staff, as well as an increase in sales.

    Nita holds a master’s degree in Culture, Organization and Management for VU University Amsterdam and is fully licensed to diagnose and train teams on intercultural competencies. As a result of her broad leadership and excellent consulting skills, Nita is highly qualified to plan and execute effective programs for international organizations. She is a hands-on advisor who is always eager to help improve the performance of people, teams and companies.

    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
    One Battery Park Plaza (at the corner of State Street and Pearl Street)
    New York, NY 10004

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013
    6:00pm Networking reception
    7:00pm Welcome & introductions
    7:05pm Interactive workshop by Ms. Korsten
    8:00pm Networking reception continues
    8:30pm Closing

    $25—NAF members

    Registration deadline Monday, April 22, 2013.
    Registration after April 22 and walk-ins are subject to a $5 late registration fee.

    Register here:
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