September 12-14 & December 1-2, 2016


Open Admission Program 


This unique program helps executives analyze how business strategy and core organizational and managerial processes have been impacted by globalization, and developing critical aspects of the increasingly necessary global mindset.


Mid- to senior-level executives managing in a global context.


The premier assessment tool developed by Global Mindset Institute helps determine a leader’s ability to better influence individuals, groups and organizations unlike themselves. The science-based framework helps participants measure their own profile through the Global Mindset Inventory.


Work with an experienced executive coach and faculty member on your individual strategy and action plan to enhance your global leadership capabilities. Receive additional resources, examples, exercises and suggestions tailored to the specific goals you define during the course. Then, change your behaviors by committing to specific, measurable actions between coaching sessions.



Participants work together on a three-month project that puts new skills and techniques learned from Days 1-3 into practice back in the workplace. They present project outcomes to the global consortium programs and senior leadership.





The open admission program’s curriculum covers a wide range of critical global capabilities. The below sample curriculum is subject to change:


 Day 1

  • What is a Global Mindset: Leveraging Similarities While Embracing Differences

  • Experiencing a Global Mindset: Hands-On Simulation

  • Assessment: Identifying Strengths and Development Opportunities with the Global Mindset Inventory


 Day 2


  • Intercultural Leadership: Adapting your Leadership Approach Working in a Multicultural Context

  • Intercultural Communication: Multicultural Communication Styles and Patterns, Including Virtual Communications

 Day 3


  • Creating and Sustaining Effective Multicultural Teams: Maximizing team outcomes by building trust, managing conflict, and providing feedback

  • Putting Ideas Into Practice: Create a Global ALP with Your Team

 Day 4


  • Reflection Key Learning as a Project Team

  • Practice Presenting your Global ALP with Impact

  • Make Your Presentation and Project Even More Influential

 Day 5


  • Half-Day Exercise Focused on a Challenging Situation with a Global Team

  • Engage in role-playing, debriefs, and problem-solving sessions to test and enhance readiness to lead and manage with a global mindset

  • Where do you go from here?

  • Identifying challenges, people and resources to enhance your global intelligence, and developing a specific action plan for further success




Giland Chen 

Professor and Chair in Organizational Behavior,

Robert H. Smith School of Business


PhD, Industrial and Organizational Psychology,

George Mason University


BS, Psychology, Pennsylvania State University


Dr. Gilad Chen is the Robert H. Smith Chair in Organizational Behavior, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He received his bachelor degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University, and his doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University.  He has also regularly visited and taught courses and workshops at leading universities in Asia (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Singapore Management University) and Israel (Technion).  Dr. Chen teaches courses in and conducts research on a variety of organizational behavior and human resource management topics, and specializes in the areas of leadership, global management, work teams, and employee motivation.   His research has been published in leading academic journals, and he is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Psychology.


Dr. Chen has won several prestigious academic awards, including the 2007 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the 2008 Cummings Scholar Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management, and the 2014 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award from the University of Maryland. Dr. Chen is also an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and Society of Organizational Behavior.


Elisa Mallis


Executive Education Fellow,

Robert H. Smith School of Business


Masters, Organizational Psychology,

Columbia University


Master of Education, Counseling Psychology,

Columbia University


Elisa Mallis is an Executive Education Fellow for the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Head of Executive Development and Coaching at Management Development Services in Beijing.  With over 20 years’ experience as a Management Consultant and Executive Coach, Elisa has worked with many senior leadership teams, specializing in global leadership and strategic thinking.  Elisa currently leads a team of highly qualified MDS Consultants and Executive Coaches to deliver world class leadership development and executive coaching solutions across Asia.  Prior to MDS, Elisa spent 10 years at Accenture, working as a Management Consultant in the areas of human capital strategy, talent management, coaching and leadership effectiveness.  As an executive within Accenture, Elisa developed the Human Capital Strategy for nine countries in the Asia Pacific region, including China, and led the development of the Culture Change portion of Accenture’s Global Human Capital Strategy from 2008 to 2010.   Prior to working in Asia, Elisa provided consulting and coaching to numerous Accenture Fortune 500 clients across the United States and Europe and led teams of up to 35 people on multi-million dollar transformation projects. 


Elisa has earned a Masters in Organizational Psychology and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology both from Columbia University in New York City. Elisa is currently a Vice Chair for the American Chamber of Commerce in China’s HR Forum.  She was the Chair of the European Chamber of Commerce in China’s HR Forum from 2011 to 2013. Elisa has also been a frequent speaker and workshop leader at a number of Human Capital, Leadership and Coaching Conferences in the US, Europe and China.  Elisa has also authored research articles, articles and book chapters on topics related to global leadership and has been quoted in related media articles (CNN, China Daily, Forbes). 



Program Details:


Date: September 12th – 14th & December 1st – 2nd  2016

Time: 9am – 4pm

Location: Marriott North East Hotel, Beijing

Program language: English




Please fill in your details below to register for this exciting and unique program or contact Ronald Bastyr for more details at rbastyr@rhsmith.umd.edu.

About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty masters, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.