Event Details

This course will be conducted in English.

Expatriate leaders working in a multicultural setting with colleagues from a variety of nations are no strangers to challenges. In the challenging global business environment, these cross cultural obstacles continue to affect experienced expatriates. China’s long history and unique culture have shaped the country’s social, economical and political structures and systems, which are very different than developed countries. This program is designed for expatriates, to be aware of their own cultural values, familiarize themselves with the Chinese social system, cultural patterns, communication styles and management approaches, so as to shorten expatriates’ learning curve and enhance their effectiveness in leading and managing in the Chinese business environment, thus as a result, help foreign expatriates improve organizational result in China.

Special Features of the Program
Participants will be asked to take the Worldpass Assessment – a cultural assessment tool developed by 4stones to understand their own cultural profile and compare their own cultural profile with a typical Chinese profile, so as to see the cultural differences between two cultures in terms of Relationship with Each Other, Relationship to Business and Relationship to Time, and better understand how to bridge and reconcile the differences between participant’s culture and Chinese cultures

Program Objectives:
  • Raise awareness of different cultural patterns in the workplace including participants’ own cultures.
  • Understand Chinese culture and its impact on business and management.
  • Help participants see culturally-based patterns of communication and interaction.
  • Discuss methods for avoiding misunderstanding and practice using effective responses.
  • Learn a model to effectively develop cross-cultural competence/skill
  • Enhance communication between expatriate managers and their local Chinese colleagues and staff.
  • Understand how to develop trusted relationship with the Chinese both internally and externally
  • Enhance expatriates’ leadership effectiveness in China, in term of communicating with Chinese, leading team, and driving result.

Program Outline
1. Understanding Culture, Chinese Cultural Beliefs and Values
  • A brief history of China with emphasis after 1840
  • Culture and its impact on global business and the workplace
  • A model to develop cross-cultural competence
  • What shapes Chinese cultural beliefs and values?
  • Chinese cultural impact on Chinese society
  • Key Values that impact Chinese business and management practices
  • A model to compare your culture with Chinese culture
  • Debrief assessment profile and understanding different cultural dimensions

2. Cultural Applications in Leading and Managing Effectively with Chinese
  • Understanding the Chinese leadership style
  • Understanding the Chinese decision making process
  • Chinese conflict resolution style
  • Apply Chinese Cultural Insight to Enhance Leadership Effectiveness
  • How to motivate Chinese
  • How to develop trusted relationship with Chinese
  • How to communicate effectively with Chinese
  • How to lead Chinese team
  • How to drive result in China

Who should attend:
It aims for foreign expatriates who would like to have a better understanding of Chinese culture, which would promote their work efficiency.

Special Registration Information:
You must register in advance. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Attendees need to pay by Aug 23, 2016. Limited spots are available and attendance is given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cancellation Policy:
If you cannot attend a training for which you have registered, please cancel your registration no later than five business day prior to the training. If you fail to notify AmCham China of your cancellation in a timely fashion, you will be charged for training costs. To cancel you can: 1) email training@amchamchina.org, or 2) cancel online if you registered for the training through the website. Your cooperation in this matter supports AmCham China in maintaining the quality of its trainings and is appreciated by your fellow members and the organization.


12:45 PM - 1 PM
1 PM - 5 PM
Training Session


  • Donny HUANG

    Donny HUANG

    Donny HUANG is founding managing partner of 4stones Cross-Cultural Consulting Group, a leading cross-cultural management and global leadership development firm in China.
    Donny truly understands the cultural differences that shape global business and leadership behaviors. As a consultant and executive coach, he has served large Chinese national corporations Lenovo, Huawei Technology, ZTE Corporation as well as multinationals, Singapore Airline, Nike, the World Bank, UBS, Microsoft, Dell, Areva, etc.
    Donny started his career with Standard Chartered Bank. Following his MBA, Donny moved on to serve as International Operations Supervisor and Representative for Allied Domecq Retailing International, the parent company of Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin’ Donuts. He was VP at Datahouse, an established Honolulu-based management and technology consulting company and thereafter Managing Director of Pilot Marketing Management Consulting Co. Prior to founding 4stones, Donny was Vice President, Sales & Marketing for a Canadian public-traded company.
    Donny has taught Intercultural Communications/management in several US and China Universities such as Peking University, University of International Business and Economics- Beijing (UIBE). He is constantly invited to speak in international conferences, such as Conference Board’s Leadership Forum, Horasis European-China Business Conference, etc. Donny is certified to use Hogan Assessment and Thunderbird Global Mindset Inventory.
    Donny Huang is frequently quoted in and publishes over 30 articles in the Chinese business press, as well as contributing to “Managing Cultural Difference” (Six Edition) by Dr. Robert Moran, and a book chapter in 2010 Pfeiffer Leadership Development Annual book and coauthored a book titled Global Mindset Leadership in 2015. He holds an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona, USA, and did graduate work on Cultures and Leadership at the East-West Center in Hawaii.
    Donny was Vice Chair-Asia for Thunderbird Global Council, and committee member of 2005 Committee, an elite Chinese returnees group.

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Attendees need to pay by Aug 23, 2016

Standard Price RMB 1,000

Attendees need to pay by Aug 23, 2016

Standard Price RMB 1,500