US China Business Connections will hold its UCBC May Meeting on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the University of St Thomas — Minneapolis Campus, Room MOH 201, 1000 Lasalle Avenue, Minneapolis.
The guest presenter will be Dr. Peter J. Stark, who will discuss “Navigating Chaos: Effectively Engaging Ambiguity and Paradox in the Chinese Marketplace.”
This half-hour long seminar will discuss a high-level framework for understanding the interpersonal dynamics that govern typical interactions with the Chinese. The focus will be specifically on ways in which businesses and business people can use this framework to improve productivity and reduce opportunity costs when engaging the Chinese marketplace.
Stark is recognized internationally as a passionate and engaging educator as well as a culturally sensitive, insightful and accomplished strategist and change master with specific expertise in cross-cultural organizational effectiveness and culture change initiatives and cross-cultural leadership.
Honored as “Professor of the Year” in 2007 at the University of Minnesota, he currently teaches strategy, leadership, organization behavior and global business in Augsburg College’s MBA program as well as in the areas of cross-cultural leadership and change in Visiting Professorships at both the Helsinki School of Economics and the Berlin Institute of Management.
Please bring brochures and information to share on the member table for the meeting. Register for this meeting by emailing Jim @ [email protected] or visit www.ucbcgroup.org.
The UCBC Spring Social will be held Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Little Szechuan – West End, 5377 W 16th Street, St. Louis Park. The cost is $10 in advance, and $12 at the door. Free parking!
There will be $3 happy hour beers from 5-6 and appetizers will be provided including pot stickers, szechuan noodles, spicy tofu etc.
This is a great opportunity to come out and network with other Minnesota business peers that are doing business in China. Meet others who may be a resource for your next China project, or share stories with others on your past China project.