Essential Skills Training: Expats Managing Chinese Teams

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - AmCham China Conference Center

We all know first-hand how challenging it can be for expats living and working in China, let alone managing large teams. In this course, participants will get a solid understanding of the cultural landscape in China and communication strategies for success. We’ll look at Chinese values, ambition, work ethic and how people build relationships. Grasping the ever-important concept of “face,” and comprehending how people get engaged and get things done will be addressed. We’ll focus on the development of practical tools for managing Chinese teams and communicating effectively. We'll hear from a diverse, experienced panel of professionals. This one-day program is a great way to share challenges, build your network and get the support you need.

Program Objectives:
• Understand Chinese cultural values and how they shape daily behaviors in a variety of common situations
• Acquire practical tools to more effectively manage and work with teams in China
• Be clear about the most common challenges Western managers face, and have strategies to avoid them
• Learn from real cases, share challenges and be clear about next steps
• Build a network of experienced managers working here
• Increase your awareness on your own values, assumptions and expectations

Who Should Attend:
This course is designed for expatriate professionals who have been based in China for at least 1 year.

About the Facilitator:

Em Roblin
Emily (Em) Roblin is the Managing Director of LEAP. She has been leading training and group coaching programs for professionals since her arrival to Asia in 2006. Robin is specialized in effective communication. She was recipient of the Ernst & Young Women in Business Inspiration Leadership Award in 2011, is an adviser to Power Women, and has been an executive member of the Viva Professional Network and board member of 85 Broads. She writes a column about effective communication for women in the All China Women’s Federation’s monthly publication.

Before her China time, in her hometown of Toronto, Canada, Roblin has a wealth of training experience and graduated top of her class with a Masters in Policy and Administration.

Panelists Include:

Mei Wang
Operating Partner, Citic Capital
Innovative, charismatic and results-driven, Wang has over 18 years of leadership experience in international corporations. Wang’s current role at Citic Capital is directed at the education, technology and media sectors. Her expertise spans business development, investment management and relationship building between key stakeholders from a variety of professional and cultural backgrounds including government departments, state-owned companies, embassies and overseas corporations. Over that time, she has gained a reputation for skillful implementation of business strategies that promote a positive company reputation and brand image across sectors and within the wider community. Before Citic, Wang was Vice President: Asia Pacific of McGraw-Hill Education Services (MHES) and has been deeply involved in education, including the launch of two schools. Wang graduated from the Fudan University with a B.A. degree and Murdoch University with a Masters in Business Administration.

Liz Ruetsch
Strategic Marketing Manager, China Communications Operation (CCO)
Keysight Technologies
Liz Ruetsch has worked for HP/Agilent for the past 20 years, and has held a variety of positions in both the Americas Regional Sales Organization as well as in the Electronic Measurement Group (EMG) product divisions. She is currently the Strategic Marketing Manager for the China Communications Operation (CCO), and is based in Beijing, China. She manages a team of applications experts that are focused on Aerospace and Defense, Wireless Communications, Wireless Connectivity, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Digital Video and EMC markets – and they are focused on both the China market and the global market from an ecosystem perspective. Ruetsch holds a BSEE from Rutgers University (1994), and an MBA from the Boston University Executive MBA Program (2006).

Rita Yi, HR Professional
Rita Yi has about 20 years experience in the HR field, and until 2013 was a Senior HR Manager for Greater China and Asia South Region at Symantec. Rita has gained vast HR management experience from the well know multinational companies, such as ING Capital Life Insurance Company, General Electric, and Northern Telecom. She has solid experience in different HR functions, including strategic human resources management, talent and leadership development and HR business partnership. She has participated and led company set up, organization design, business and organization restructuring throughout her HR career. Yi graduated with a Master of Business Administration from McMaster University in Canada.

Coffee, lunch and light refreshments will be provided during breaks.

AmCham China Conference Center
No. 10 Jintongxi Road, The Office Park, Tower AB 6th Floor

09:00-09:15 - Registration
09:15-12:00 - Morning Session
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
13:00-17:00 - Afternoon Session

Cardholding members advanced discounted online price: RMB 2,000
Non-cardholding employees of member companies: RMB 2,000
Non-members: RMB 2,500

Special Registration Information:

• You must register in advance. Walk-ins will not be accepted. 
• Attendees need to pay by March 3rd, 2015. 
• Limited spots are available and attendance is given on a first-come, first-served basis.

AmCham China Events:
Events have limited seating so to ensure your attendance we encourage advance online registration and payment for ALL events. We cannot guarantee entry to anyone not registered in advance. All AmCham China events are in English unless stated otherwise. Please also be aware that the Member Advanced Price is only for members who register AND pay online prior to the closing date and time for this event. Members who do not register and pay online will be charged the At-The-Door price.

This event is off-the-record.

For more information, please contact: Caroline Wang, Tel: (8610) 8519-0892, Email: [email protected].

Cancellation Policy:
If you cannot attend an event for which you have registered, please cancel your registration no later than one business day prior to the event. If you fail to notify AmCham China of your cancellation in a timely fashion, you will be charged for event costs.

To cancel you can 1) call 8519-0828 and leave a voicemail message including your name, and event title and date, 2) email [email protected], or 3) cancel online if you registered for the event through the website. Thank you for your cooperation and helping AmCham China maintain the quality of its events.

Please note: Requests for official payment receipts for 2013 (fapiao) must be submitted to AmCham China before December 25, 2013. Requests made after that time will not be accommodated. Please contact [email protected].

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