The summer is coming to an end....but the fun continues!!

It's time for a "welcome-to-fall" 2-part event.....

When: September 21st, 2017 AND October 12th, 2017

Where: RedThread, East Hartford, CT

Time: 6:15 (food and drink provided!)

Join the chapter as we welcome Jennifer Rowe of BGRS      to discuss

Working Effectively Across Cultures (9/21/17)As we work in increasingly global environments it is vital that we are sensitive to, and strategic about, the differing cultural styles in which business is conducted and the ways in which professional relationships are forged. The session is designed to introduce key cultural concepts that provide a framework for all interactions between people of different international backgrounds. Gain an understanding of the cultural influences on behavior and expectations in business; increase your awareness of global work styles and learn tools for collaborating and communicating effectively with colleagues on virtual business assignments


Crossed Wires: Communication in a Virtual World (10/12/17): This multimedia session will explore the intersection of technology, culture and communication. While typically more aware of the need to be culture-savvy in face-to-face interactions, individuals tend to revert to their own personal style when communicating virtually. This is especially true when communicating via conference calls and instant messaging, impacting our messages in ways we may not intend. Culture can even have an impact on selecting the best medium to deliver your message.  The session will leave you with helpful tips on improving the effectiveness of your virtual communication practices in the global business environment.



      Jennifer Rowe, GMS-T

Manager, Business Development – Intercultural and Language Services

Talent Mobility Intercultural Group

Jennifer Rowe manages BGRS Talent Mobility Intercultural Group’s global business development and marketing strategies. As a speaker specializing in cultural issues, Jennifer has represented the organization at numerous conferences, seminars and web-seminars. Additionally, she has authored articles that have been published in Mobility Magazine and RO Today as well as written white papers. Jennifer originally j oined BGRS in May 1998 working in International Operations before joining the  Intercultural Group in 2003. 

  Having lived in five countries, Jennifer has first-hand experience with cultural adjustment and i nternational relocation. Besides spending time on both the west and east coasts of the United States, she has lived and taught in university and corporate environments in Brno, Czech Republic; studied in London, England and Florence, Italy; and San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico where she lived for seven years. Jennifer speaks Spanish, French, Italian and conversational Czech.

Jennifer holds Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) and Strategic Talent Mobility (GMS-T) designations from ERC, a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)/Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Certificate and a certificate from the Intercultural Communication Institute in Training Design. She received a B.A. in Art History and Newspaper Journalism from Syracuse University. 

2017 Meeting Calendar 

  • February 9th - Kick-Off with Connectand
  • April 6th - Gamification with Jonathan Peters
  • June 27th - Transforming Talent Development by Revolutionizing the World of Psychometrics
  • September 21st - Working Effectively Across Cultures
  • October 12th - Crossed Wires: Communication in a Virtual World
  • November 30th - Holiday Networking at Chowder Pot


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