GLOBAL SESSION: Developing and Being More Effective Internationally

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
This session will provide an overview of SHRM?s global and cultural effectiveness competency, review current global HR trends, and provide best practices for effectively conducting business internationally.

Repeated Tuesday at 10:45 a.m.

The pace of globalization has increased and many employees in multinational firms have not globalized as quickly as required. This session will review top global HR trends and challenges as well as provide practical tips to connect, build trust, and develop business across borders. You will learn:

  •  A working definition of global and cultural effectiveness and an overview of the eight sub-competencies that comprise it, and 14 recommended behaviors that help you achieve it. 
  • The current top 10 challenges for international HRM from two different perspectives.
  • The 11 tips for building trust and cultivating solid personal relationships across cultures that lead to effective business.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 7:00am to 8:15am

Howard Wallack, SHRM-SCP

Wallack, MA, MSc, SHRM-SCP

Howard A. Wallack has been the Deputy Chief Human Resources & Administrative Officer since 2016 in the Global Human Resources (GHR) department at Jhpiego in Baltimore, MD, an international, non-profit health organization, affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Jhpiego is dedicated to improving the health of women, children, and families in lower-resourced countries, with approximately 4,200 employees worldwide in 38 countries. At Jhpiego, Howard spearheads the organization’s leadership development program and leads a team of 5 regional HR business partners who support country HR operations, himself currently backstopping Ghana, Guatemala, and Mozambique. During his 40-year career with experience in nearly 90 countries, Howard has had senior-level positions in HR, training and development, global business development, and program management in for-profit and non-profit businesses and the US Peace Corps. In April 2023 Howard was recognized with an OnCon Icon peer-voted award among the “Top 50 HR Professionals” for having made a considerable impact on their organization and/or previous organizations; made strong contributions to their community through thought leadership; innovated in their role/career; and exhibited exceptional leadership. He has advanced degrees in international affairs and international human resources and globalization and holds multiple professional certifications, including the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and the GPHR® & SPHRi™ qualification from the HR Certification Institute. As a volunteer he has served on the Board of Directors of Cultural Vistas since 2011.

LVCC N210-212
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Global Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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