UC BERKELEY: "Intercultural Leadership: Global Success and the Key Role of Training" with Jason D. Patent, Ph.D.

  • 19 May 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


  • If this will be your first time attending one of our chapter's events, please use "FIRST" (all caps) as the discount code to receive the discount.
  • (formerly Mt. Diablo ASTD) This includes STUDENT Members of ATD SF East Bay.
  • Please show student ID at registration upon arrival.
  • (...and NOT a member of different ATD chapter)
  • Golden Gate, Sacramento, or another ATD chapter
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"Intercultural Leadership: Global Success and the Key Role of Training

with Jason D. Patent, Ph.D.

Jason Patent

Inaugural Event:

UC Berkeley / ATD SF East Bay (Mt. Diablo)

Academic Partnership

As more companies look to emerging markets for future growth; their leaders, training teams and learning leaders, change agents, and organizational development practitioners all face new challenges and opportunities... 

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...It's not just the giant corporations that are going global. Companies of all sizes are looking to increase efficiencies and enter new markets. We are seeing a tremendous rise in project teams with globally-dispersed members. Leaders are beginning to realize that notions of “diversity” must expand beyond traditional categories to include cultural differences as a key aspect of effective cross-border collaboration. 

Companies that invest resources into ongoing intercultural consulting, training and coaching are positioning themselves for success in an increasingly competitive global market. In this interactive session, you'll learn smart approaches to developing intercultural competence. 

Key Takeaways:
  • Increased understanding of the link between intercultural leadership and global success
  • Knowledge of best practices for increasing leadership in your organization
  • Specific strategies for impacting intercultural leadership through training and development
Topics of Discovery
  • What global companies know about the need for intercultural skills: two 2012 studies (Economist Intelligence Unit, British Council)
  • Intercultural best practices
    • Accept cultural difference as a reality
    • Leverage cultural difference as an asset
    • Study yourself — doggedly
    • Learn about others — compassionately
    • Take action, repeat
  • Expanding on the last best practice: train and coach your people on an ongoing basis

Competency Addressed: Leadership, Global Readiness
You're invited. Join us! Bring a friend!


Speaker Jason Patent's PictureAbout the Presenter:

Jason D. Patent, Ph.D., is Chief of Operations and Director of the Center for Intercultural Leadership at International House, U.C. Berkeley. He and his staff design and deliver intercultural workshops and coaching sessions to corporate clients, as well as to U.C. Berkeley staff and students. A fluent Mandarin speaker, Jason has spent ten years living and working in China, most recently from 2011–2014 as American Co-Director of the Hopkins–Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. Dr. Patent has been involved in intercultural education for over 20 years, as a student, teacher, scholar, administrator, consultant, coach and trainer.   

Sample of Dr. Patent's Past Speaking Venues 

  • UC Berkeley – multiple times
  • Harvard School of Education (May 2014)
  • American Chamber of Commerce in China (Nov. 2012)
  • European Chamber of Commerce in Nanjing, China (twice in 2014)
  • Deloitte China Annual Strategy Refresh Meeting, Hong Kong (Jan. 2013)
  • New York Institute of Technology (Nanjing, China, Nov. 2013)
  • Johns Hopkins SAIS (June 2011)
  • Washington State China Relations Council (Nov. 2010)
  • Aetna (Blue Bell, PA, streamed live globally) (Sept. 2009)
  • Stanford Club of Philadelphia (Feb. 2010)
  • And many more 


The Registration Process

Use the "REGISTER' tool to the left as follows:

  • TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD: Click on the "Register" button (above left), register, then click "Pay Online" 
  • TO RSVP & PAY BY CASH OR CHECK AT THE DOOR: Click on the "Register" button and fill out the online registration form. When complete, a "Pay Online" button will appear. You are registered and should receive an email confirmation. It is not necessary to click "Pay Online" if you intend to pay at the door. 
  • If you have questions, email or call Joe Novosel at 707-332-8972.

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration helps us with food orders and room set-up. Sorry, we cannot offer refunds.

Pricing (Includes Snacks & Beverages)

  • Non-members: $20
    • First-time guests: $5 
      • NOTE: If this will be your first time attending one of our chapter's events, please use "FIRST" (all caps) as the discount code to receive the discount.
  • Discounted Rate for Mt. Diablo (ATD SF East Bay) Chapter Members: Just $5 (with online registration)
  • Discounted Rate for Members of Other Chapters$15
  • Student Rate$5 with online registration 
    (please show student ID at registration upon arrival)

Typical Agenda

  • 6:00 pm Networking, Registration, hors d'ouvres & beverages 
  • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
  • 7:30 pm Meeting Adjourns / Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

Professional opportunities are usually 

mentioned during the meeting


UC Berkeley Extension - Golden Bear Center

1995 University Ave., 2nd Floor in a classroom

Berkeley, CA 94704

Directions: Yahoo Maps

From I-80

  • Take University Avenue East
  • Go 1995 University Ave. (on the left side of the street)


  • City Street Parking
    • Free after 6:00
  • City Parking Lot
    • Behind the 2000 block of University Avenue, The Berkeley Way Parking Lot is located on Berkeley Way at Henry (between Shattuck Avenue and Milvia Street).   This parking lot uses Cale Park EZ pay station machines for payment. These machines require a minimum 12 minute purchase of $0.30 for all credit card (only) transactions. 
  • More nearby parking lots & garages

Public Transportation

  • BART: Nearest station: Downtown Berkeley
  • AC TRANSIT - Closest major intersection: University Ave. and Shattuck Avenue 

Directions: Yahoo Maps

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Prospective Speakers

Interested in speaking at one of our Monthly Chapter Meetings? We'd love to hear from you. Please check out our PROSPECTIVE SPEAKERS page for more information.

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