September 17, 2009

TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT SEPT. 28 COVERS MULTI-CULTURAL NEGOTIATIONS

Presented by the Tandy Center for Executive Leadership

As the business world shrinks, the need for tolerance, patience, flexibility and interpersonal skills grows. Congresswoman Kay Granger will be joined by workplace experts Jane Hyun and Audrey Lee for " Transformational Leadership: Cultural Fluency and Multi-Cultural Negotiations " on September 28 at TCU's Brown Lupton University Union. The interactive workshop will give demonstrate how to develop cultural fluency and work with multi-cultural teams, and explore specific ways in which culture might profoundly impact interpersonal dynamics, including communication, workplace behaviors, and decision-making.

Congresswoman Kay Granger will lead the discussion on transformational leadership. Granger represents the 12th District of Texas and is the only Republican woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas. Then a school teacher, small business owner and mother, Granger entered politics in 1989 when elected to the Fort Worth City Council, where she showed a knack for attacking problems, not people. She was elected Mayor in 1991 and to the U.S. Congress in 1996. She stepped into a national leadership role based on her work with Iraqi women who now either hold elected positions or are leaders in their communities.

Jane Hyun, president and founder of Hyun & Associates, is an executive coach and leadership strategist to Fortune 500 companies, top MBA programs, and non©\profit organizations. Her Bamboo Ceiling Series leadership coaching program has garnered praise from global Fortune 100 companies around the world. Hyun has appeared in a variety of media outlets, including CNN, CNBC, NPR, Time, Fortune, and Crains. In 2005, HarperCollins released her groundbreaking book, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: The Essential Guide to Getting In, Moving Up, and Reaching the Top .

Audrey Lee, vice president of Hyun & Associates, is an executive coach and corporate trainer, combining program facilitation, coaching, and leadership consulting practice with more than 13 years of experience in marketing communications, product/program strategy, alliance and channel marketing. A seasoned performer of more than 20 years, Lee integrates her on-stage experiences with her business and coaching strategies to create programs that focus on effective communications and presentation skills.

Dr. Rachel Croson, who holds a PhD from Harvard and is an expert in negotiation and critical thinking, will discuss the latest research on the subtle and not-so-subtle differences in negotiating across cultures.

The event will take place Monday, September 28, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm , in the 3rd floor ballroom of the Brown-Lupton University Union on the TCU campus.

Cost is $150 per person, or $1,300 for a table for 10, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and course materials. Register by September 23 at www.neeleyexec.tcu.edu

About the Tandy Center for Executive Leadership ( www.neeleyexec.tcu.edu )
The Tandy Center for Executive Leadership provides business executives with training and development programs to help advance their professional and leadership aspirations. The Tandy Center was founded by the Anne Burnett and Charles D. Tandy Foundation to strengthen American business. Charles Tandy had a vision and a dream, and created a successful organization through determination, integrity, and willingness to master change.