Through this course, you will realise the differences between individuals and organisations that are effective in today’s globalised, multicultural world, and those that fail! You will seek understanding of an important skill set - Cultural Intelligence (CQ) which was developed to provide an academically valid way of measuring and developing intercultural performance.
The course also leads you to discover your own personal CQ via the CQ assessment platform which predicts multiple types of performance and adjustment. Unlike most other intercultural programme, it not only provides good insights of one’s intercultural understandings and mindsets, but also predicts how one will perform in a culturally diverse situation. The one most promising finding is that anyone can improve their CQ with appropriate adjustments. Making these kinds of adjustments involve a complex set of capabilities and processes which you too will uncover from the course.
MBA, Exe. Dip. Dir.; G.Dip.MM.; BSc (Hons) BM; Dip. M (CIM-UK)
Jonathan works in the Infrastructure/Construction industry with the main focus on areas of Business Development and General Management throughout the Asia Pacific Region. He held various operational and general management roles at a renowned European company. Concurrently, he has a proven track record of leading diverse teams with P&L responsibility and driving strategic, operational and integration initiatives in China, the Philippines and Asia during his 25 years career.
In the last 18 years, he participated in two - Foreign Direct Investment and Joint-Venture into the Philippines (1999) and China (2004) respectively where he was based for 2½ years. Being an experienced practitioner in exploring new markets, he saw the birth of the Representative Office in Korea (2004), Japan (2002) and also Beijing – China (2001). Other than managing the representative offices, his responsibilities also see that he has extensive hands-on experience in channel management work.
Jonathan enjoys sharing his vast experience through lecturing and conducting training in the areas of International Management, International Business and International Marketing. He found Cross-Cultural understanding and training to be the most important factor to be successful in todays’ global business environment. He was certified by the Cultural Intelligence Center as a CQ Certified Facilitator.
Jonathan is also a certified WDA Workplace Skills Qualifications (WDA-WSQ) trainer, developer and assessor (ACTA). He recently completed the Specialist Diploma in Adult Learning and Teaching (SDALT) awarded by the Republic Polytechnic and endorsed by the Council for Private Education (CPE), now known as the Committee for Private Education.
Jonathan had also completed his “Executive Diploma in Directorship” jointly organised by the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) and Singapore Management University (SMU). This enables him to serve more effectively as member of the Board of Directors both on public and private companies.