LAST TIME TO REGISTER IS TOMORROW !!
SACC Dallas is happy to invite You all to a fun and informative evening with Cultural Coach Christina Robinovitz who will guide us through A look at Swedes’ and Americans’ different values & belief systems and how these can be seen in the workplace.
”LAGOM,” a short but important word for most Swedes. Legend has it that the Vikings, when they returned from their travels (i.e.raids!), held meetings to celebrate. They would pass around cups of mead (a type of beer) but had to be careful not to drink too much-there had to be enough for everyone. In Swedish, ”laget om” (around the team), i.e. ”lagom.” Today lagom describes much of the Swedish belief system. A belief in equality, consensus and an avoidance of extremes. Come and explore how this compares to the American belief that ”more is better.
Christina is an accomplished speaker on intercultural subjects, she informs, enlightens, and inspires her audiences by showing how opening one's mind to new possibilities and different world views, offers unexpected and unexplored opportunities. She uses her expertise to assist companies and organizations in the United States and abroad increase their intercultural awareness and competence, improve their cross-cultural communication skills and build effective intercultural teams.She has presented at several SIETAR USA (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research) Conferences, Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas (FAWCO) International Conference, Worldwide ERC, Meeting Planners International and SACC-USA and various SACC chapters around the U.S.
Christina Johansson Robinowitz, owner & principal of The Cross-Cultural Coach Intercultural Services, is an intercultural consultant, coach and trainer. She is the co-author of Modern-Day Vikings: A Practical Guide to Interacting with the Swedes and developer of the training game DIVERSOPHY®: Doing Business with Swedes by George Simons International.
Christina is a native of Sweden who has lived many years in the U.S. Her interest in everything international dates back to her youth in Sweden and her interest in foreign languages, as well as experience working as a tour director in several European countries,