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MDBC Edu 360: Living & Working in Malaysia

May 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Dear MDBC members,

Malaysia is a country with a rich multicultural history.  As a vibrant marketplace which also serves as a gateway to the wider ASEAN region, Malaysia has long welcomed multinationals, international and regional SMEs, and start ups.  All of this brings with it a diverse workforce with a wide variety of corporate and cultural differences.  Developing intercultural competences is therefore quickly moving from “nice to have” to “must have”.  Research has shown that culturally savvy organisations perform better than their competitors, and with the global marketplace playing an increasingly significant role, investing in developing these intercultural competences is key to being a part of, and building, successful teams in Malaysia.

This workshop is designed to significantly improve participants’ ability to perform in the Malaysian multicultural environment.  The session will provide both expatriates in Malaysia, and their Malaysian colleagues, with essential information and tips to adapt faster, enabling them to collaborate with colleagues of different backgrounds, specifically in a Malaysian context.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

* comprehend the impact of cultures in the work place
* use a proven competence – base framework to build intercultural competences: Intercultural Readiness
* decipher different cultural expectations and adapt their behaviors accordingly
* optimize their communication in a Malaysian context
* handle challenging situations effectively.

Who should attend?
* Expatriate to Malaysia;
* People working directly with expatriates in Malaysia

Date:     Wednesday, 15 May
09:00 – 13:00 hrs
Venue:  Cultural Impact Office*, Soho Suites @ KLCC, Jalan Perak, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
* Venue may change pending the confirmed number of participants.
Early Bird Prices (Registration before Friday, 10 May (12 noon))
MDBC Members: RM 500 / Non – Members: RM 650
Regular Prices
MDBC Members: RM 600 / Non – Members: RM 750

Marie Tseng – Cultural Impact Sdn. Bhd.

Marie specializes in cross cultural facilitation and diverse team coaching.  The founder of a consultancy – procurement office in Taiwan, and a cross cultural trainer with the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in The Netherlands.  Marie has lived and worked in 8 different countries over the past 30 years (France, Taiwan, The UK, The Netherlands, Brazil, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia).  Based in Kuala Lumpur since 2001, she has been working with teams from Asia, Europe, and the US to enhance collaboration across cultures.

A native French speaker, Marie is fluent in English and Mandarin, and has a good knowledge of Malay, Indonesia, Spanish, and Portuguese.  She is a certified licensee of the Intercultural Readiness Check instrument as well as a WIAL
Action Learning Coach.  She currently lives with her husband
in KL.  In her spare time, Marie collaborates with museums and
cultural institutions as a guest curator, speaker, and guide.

All Public and Corporate Training workshops conducted by Cultural Impact Sdn. Bhd. are eligible for HRDF claims under the Skim Bantuan Latihan (SBL) Scheme, subject to prior application to HRDF by the employers.  Do contact Cultural Impact at least 2 weeks prior to the program if you would like to claim the cost of training from HRDF.

MDBC Education 360:
Education 360 is an initiative of MDBC giving business professionals an opportunity to gain invaluable and essential knowledge about trending business related topics from the leading field experts.  The contents of the Education 360 workshops are applicable to a wide range of businesses.

Registration will be closed on Monday, 13 May (12 noon). All registered guests will receive an initial acknowledgement of your registration and our reconfirmation latest by Tuesday, 14 May. Please contact us if you do not receive this acknowledgement or reconfirmation. An invoice will be issued upon registration.

Please note: Reservations are required, seats are reserved for you so last minute cancellations (after Monday, 13 May) and / or no shows will still be charged. Please advise of any cancellation before / on Monday, 13 May (12 noon); replacements are welcome.
*MDBC, MFCCI and Mrs Marie Tseng reserve the right to postpone or cancel the program if the interest is too low. If the program is cancelled, fees paid will be returned.



To register, you may fill in the registration form which was sent to all members recently and return to us no later than Monday, 13 May (12 noon) to the MDBC Secretariat by e mail at events@mdbc.com.my.  Alternatively, you may use the registration form below.  By clicking and registering online, you acknowledge the event guidelines.

All registered guests will receive our re – confirmation latest by Tuesday, 14 May with venue details; Please contact us if you do not receive this confirmation.

We look forward to your attendance!

With best regards,
MDBC Secretariat
Tel: +603 – 2722 8335


May 15, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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