Managing and Leading Teams in a Cultural Diverse Environment

Managing and Leading Teams in a Cultural Diverse Environment


Vlad Spanu, PMP

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Department of Agriculture - WDC Cafeteria Conference Room (Wing 3 entrance)
12th and Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC, 20250

Agenda and Cost:
  • 11:30 am: Networking begins
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Program

The presentation will focus on understanding cultural differences and barriers, verbal and non-verbal communication, attitudes toward hierarchy, time, etc. and how managers can become more efficient in leading multicultural teams.

Special Instructions: 

Event requires registration.
Metro Accessible via Smithsonian Station.
Government ID or Photo ID is required to enter the facility.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 

About the Speaker

Vlad Spanu, PMP

Mr. Vlad Spanu has expertise in project and grants management, government, consumer products, retail, higher education, e-media, and nonprofit. Before he became a Project Management Professional, he was a career diplomat and, before that, a COO (Chief Operating Officer) in his late twenties.

In the last 10 years, Mr. Vlad Spanu co-founded several start-ups in the Washington, DC area, managed projects and grants, co-authored books, wrote research papers, and policy briefs, as well as consulted on organizational development, strategic planning, and change management. Vlad is an adjunct faculty member at Bellevue University in Nebraska, teaching MBA and MPA classes: Strategic Planning and Policy Development; Critical Thinking and Applied Problem Solving; Change Management Planning; Writing Grants; and Human Capital: Self-Development. He has spoken many times at international conferences on geopolitics and regional security, briefed U.S. Government and U.S. Congress, testified before the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. He gave interviews to U.S. and European media.

Mr. Vlad Spanu received his Master in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government (2003), studied in post-Ceasescu Romania in 1990-92 to earn his Master degree in Administrative Studies, and completed his BA at the Moldova State University in Business.

About the M2D2 Monthly Downtown DC Meetings

PMIWDC holds a free monthly brown bag meeting at the US Department of Agriculture. These meetings are free, and open to the public, but preregistration is required.

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