IMA Norway Weekend Seminar - 8-9 September at Refsnes Gods in Moss

Cultural Diversity & Communication In The Workplace

Speaker: Marilyn Ford Bartfay

Cultural Diversity & Communication In The Workplace

Speaker: Marilyn Ford Bartfay

Why Cultural Diversity & Communication In The Workplace

The business environment of the 21st century is expanding to include people from cultures and countries around the world.

Assistants are working in multinational companies, and need to communicate effectively with business people from other cultures, either within their own companies or with their foreign associates. It takes special skills to communicate across these many cultures.

Speaker

We have invited Marilyn Ford Bartfay, a trainer in professional communication skills and English language for personnel who work internationally, to be the keynote speaker at our Weekend Seminar 2017.

What You Are Going To Learn

  • How to better communicate with individuals and groups whose first language, or language of choice, does not match our own.
  • Build cross-country communications skills to become a key person of influence
  • Feel more confident and professional when dealing with situations that arise from culture-based misunderstandings
  • Improve cross-cultural understanding through increased awareness

Language

International English

Registration

Welcome to IMA Norway Weekend Seminar 2017

Join a group of experienced Assistants representing Norwegian and international companies.

The seminar will offer you the opportunity to discuss relevant topics and prepare yourself to a even more multicultural way of doing business. Also, you will have the opportunity to expand your network, exchange information, gain new perspectives and ideas to help you in your role, and engage with peers to find opportunities to assist them and strengthen relationships.

The seminar starts on Friday, 8 September at 17:00 and we will offer transportation from Oslo to Hotell Refsnes Gods in Moss and back to Oslo. The bus will departure from Oslo center-city.

The end of the seminar will be on Saturday, 9 September at 14:00.

We are looking forward to an interactive workshop with Marilyn Ford-Bartfay, a trainer in professional communication skills and English language for personnel who works internationally. Click here to see the program.

Fee (includes accomodation, meals and transportation)

  • Members NOK 600
  • Non-members NOK 750

Registration is now open!

Non-members upon request and confirmation. Contact National Chairman Julia Schmidt

Best regards from the National Chairman,

Julia Schmidt

If you have any queries, please contact the National Chairman

Speaker

Marilyn Ford Bartfay

We have invited Marilyn Ford Bartfay, a trainer in professional communication skills and English language for personnel who work internationally, to be the keynote speaker at our Weekend Seminar 2017.

Marilyn has been working in Sweden for over 25 years and has also frequently run training in many European countries, as well as several countries in the Far East. She specialises in training skills for presentation, cross-cultural communication, train the trainer and writing. She is married and lives in Stockholm.

A charismatic speaker

Marilyn Ford-Bartfay is a charismatic speaker. Her long experience of working internationally adds insight, anecdotes and hands-on advice to her speeches and seminars. She is a regular and highly popular speaker at Företagsuniversitetet's seminars for Executive Assistants in Sweden and in the UK. (Stefan Haglund, Managing Director, Företagsuniversitetet Sweden)

Venue & Accomodation

Welcome to Refsnes Gods

Refsnes Gods has been the centre of hospitality and entertaining in its area for close to 250 years.

Celebrities of the time (e.g. King Oscar II, Edvard Munch, Camilla Collett, Peder Balke and Hans Gude) were thrilled by the distinctive atmosphere and pleasant surroundings offered by this country mansion. The hotel is proud to carry on these rich traditions.

The Hotel Refsnes Gods is beautifully situated in the Oslofjord Jeløy barely 45 minutes drive from Oslo. The hotel offers conference facilities for 2 to up to 90 people.

In the old main building’s first floor, is the idyllic Restaurant Munch. A classic restaurant in pastel colors adorned with eight original works of Edvard Munch. The well-kept gardens reveal themselves outside the large windows. And in the built-in enclosed glass veranda, you can enjoy the sunset over the beautiful Oslo Fjord.

Chef offers a tasty menu with local roots. The Restaurant always serve Grand Menu of the seson, a classic seven-course, with all the best nature has to offer. Great Norwegian ingredients prepared with classic French and Italian techniques. To all the dishes you can make treats selected from our cellar.