Expect the Unexpected – Mitigating Hidden Risks in a Global Environment
Zlática Kraljevic, Ph.D.
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KForce Government Solutions, Suite 100
2677 Prosperity Ave
Fairfax, VA, 22031
Networking 11:30 - 12:00
About the Program
The challenges project managers face mitigating risk, developing communication channels, and building trust increase significantly when the project is in a foreign market. Unexpected problems regarding local infrastructure, regulations, contracts, culture, customs, and language barriers are just some of the factors that can derail the execution of well-planned projects. How do you prepare to identify and deal with unexpected challenges before they become a problem?
This session will share lessons learned by corporations, large and small, when encountering unexpected situations while operating outside their home country. Dr. Kraljevic will introduce a proven methodology that will enable you to view the word from a ground-breaking perspective. Her engaging presentation will help you sharpen the global skills needed to successfully manage global projects when the unexpected happens.
Bring your own lunch.
Parking available across the street on Prosperity, next to District Taco.
Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.Negotiation / Conflict
Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.Sociological
Managing diverse teams: effects of culture, generation, gender, etc., on management / communication needs
About the Speaker
Zlática Kraljevic, Ph.D.
Dr. Zlática Kraljevic is the CEO of The Anders Frontier Group LLC (TAFG), a management consulting firm. Prior to TAFG, she was in-house thought leader on emerging markets at the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), where she advised CFOs and CSOs representing Fortune 1000 and FTSE 100 companies. Kraljevic has over 30 years of experience in international markets spanning six continents. Her areas of specialization include: operational risk management, strategic business expansion, post-merger integration, and board-level negotiation. She has trained sales and multi-functional teams, and inspired hundreds of executives and managers in companies like ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Hewlett Packard, American Express, and other organizations in the U.S. and abroad.
Dr. Kraljevic graduated with a doctorate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona, is an alumna of Thunderbird Global School of Management and a fellow at George Mason University School of Law. She is the author of “Borderless Leadership: Global Skills for Personal and Business Success,” a guide for professionals dealing with today’s highly interconnected world.
About the Dunn Loring
The Dunn Loring Local Community (Formally Fairfax) will take place at KForce Government Systems (KGS). Their building is across the street from the Dunn Loring metro stop. PDU credits are available for Project Management Professionals (PMPs).