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The Best of Executive Development with Smith-MDS

Date:December 22,2016

Shanghai – 14 December, 2016 Bringing the best of business school Executive Education to Asia, the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (Smith) and Management Development Services Ltd (MDS) officially announced their partnership at the J.W. Marriott in Shanghai last Tuesday.

 

 

 

Christian D. Koschil, the Vice Council of U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, International Trade Administration of U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai gave an opening speech and congratulated Smith and MDS for this meaningful partnership.

 

 

Professor Gary Cohen, Associate Dean for the Office of Executive Programs at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, highlighted the importance of customizing leadership development programs to ensure learning that is both practical and connected to “real business challenges”.  He also highlighted the benefits of leveraging the best resources from both academia and the corporate world.  

Representatives from the many large foreign and Chinese multi-national companies in attendance enjoyed Professor Cohen’s session including latest insights of the globalization trends for 2017, and international trade scenarios that could impact China amidst the US transition to leadership under President-elect Donald Trump.  Clients were particularly interested as Professor Cohen shared the key areas of focus for China’s growth in a tougher business climate.

 

“Chinese companies must focus on the global market, not just the domestic market”…

“To succeed, there is an urgent need for Chinese companies to adopt a strong global strategy.”

 

Elisa Mallis, China’s Country Director for MDS and Senior Fellow and Director for Smith, shared latest insights on how the trends described by Professor Cohen are impacting Management Teams in China.  She shared the latest research on the similarities of leaders in China and the US at mid and senior levels as well as the research on what defines successful global leaders.  Ms. Mallis stressed the importance of Chinese leaders and their International counter-parts both being willing to move beyond their comfort zone, beyond traditional cross-cultural understanding and stretch into new levels of truly global understanding. 

 

“If managers and leaders are to be successful in their international interaction and accelerate their impact to expand business within and beyond China, developing a Global Mindset is the key.”

The upcoming Leading with a Global Mindset Program from March to June 2017 in Beijing, delivered by Professor Anil Gupta, Professor Gilad Chen and Elisa Mallis offers a high impact approach to accelerating Global Mindset. 

Leading with a Global Mindset Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Smith-MDS Leading with a Global Mindset and other Executive Development Programs, please contact christineysy@mdsbeijing.com or dliu1@rhsmith.umd.edu

 

 

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