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Managing International Projects

Lothar Katz

Live Audio-Session with
Lothar Katz
Founder and President
Leadership Crossroads
Sue Freedman, PhD [BIO]
Co-Author of Beyond Teams: Building the Collaboration Organization

International projects promise great rewards but also carry significant risks. Impressive cost savings, access to new ideas and expertise, and exposure to new markets provide powerful incentives for companies to forge new partnerships with overseas employees and distant companies. However, projects operating in this new environment often face unfamiliar and unanticipated challenges. Failure to address these challenges results in failed projects, strained relationships, and damaged careers.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. This session provides you with the ability to anticipate and address the special challenges of project management in international settings.

Specifically you will learn how to:

  • Adapt project planning and initiation to the special challenges of international work

  • Build and manage communication systems that work across different cultures, language and time zones

  • Avoid the confusion and delays caused by cultural differences in work practices and relationship rules

  • Create local ownership for foreign teams and maintain critical project alignment around tasks, deadlines, and work standards

  • Design and manage projects to meet the challenges of remote management

Invite your whole team to join you - the fee is the same as long as you are on one line, just put it on speakerphone!

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About the Session Leaders

Lothar Katz
Founder and President
Leadership Crossroads


Lothar Katz is an international business advisor and former Vice President with Texas Instruments, a Fortune 500 high-technology company. He has managed large distributed product development organizations and project management offices across the United States, Germany, India, China, Japan, and Australia, and has a wealth of experience in achieving productive cooperation across cultures and driving business success on a global scale. Lothar teaches International Project Management at the University of Texas at Dallas, is a Business Leadership Center Instructor at the Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business, and is the author of “Negotiating International Business – The Negotiator’s Guide to 50 Countries Around The World.”

Sue Freedman, PhD
Co-Author of Beyond Teams: Building the Collaboration Organization


Sue Freedman, Ph.D. specializes in the people and organizational aspects of project management and project based organizations. She works with technology leaders who recognize the link between new ideas, new products, and new ways of managing people and performance. Dr. Freedman is co-author of “Beyond Teams: Building the Collaboration Organization” (Jossey-Bass, 2003). She spent 12 years with Texas Instruments as a vice-president of Human Resources and Organizational Development, and is an active member of the University of North Texas’ Virtual Collaboration Research Group. Sue is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, teaching in both the Executive Education Project Management Program and regular MBA program.

Session Details

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June 19, 2007

1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

Your office


Unlimited attendance per phone connection

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You will receive:

1. E-mail confirmation of your registration and dial-in instructions
2. powerpoint_icon.gif (342 bytes)Softcopy of presentation slides emailed  to your office prior to session
3. Your questions answered by an expert - both during the session (live) and after (by email)