The future is already here! Are you ready?
The future is already here! Are you ready?
This was an inspiring discussion about culture, and how the differences in culture can cause a disconnect in our social lives, at work, and even amongst the members of our families!
Fundamental shifts have occurred over the past 50 years unlike any before in human history. Technological and cultural changes have altered almost every aspect of what we do, where we do it and how we do it. So, why are we all having so much difficulty working and living in the 21st century?
If you are an expatriate or working in a diverse or even international work place, or find your children struggling to adapt in classrooms that look like they did in your day, but resemble a mini-United Nations with more technology in each students hands than what was used to launch the first space travel to the moon, you owe it to yourself to investigate this topic.
Perhaps you sense a disconnect between the traditions and social values you grew up with and those your children are learning, from just about, well, everywhere. Or, are you just trying to make sense of the world today and your place in it. Maybe, you are just yearning for the way things used to be in the ‘good old days.’
Refreshing new take on the state of life today and learn about exciting new skills to help you hold onto the best of your past and present and build a bridge to more positive future in work and in life. One of the major topics to be explored was the exciting new field of Inter-Cultural Intelligence. Click here https://vimeo.com/188977814
-Summary of the global cultural and technological shifts that have occurred in the last 50 years that are unique in human history.
-How these shifts have impacted individuals, organizations and societies: future shock and culture shock.
-Emergence of the new discipline of inter-cultural intelligence: what is it, where it came from and why it is important today.
-Overview of Inter-Cultural Intelligence training: application of both experiential and evidenced based resources.
Roy Craft Bio
Roy Craft has had a long and varied career in technical and retail fields, international corporate business, non-profit and higher education, and as an entrepreneur. He has simultaneously had strong life-long avocational interests in positive peace, sustainability, education and making. Craft is President of GroupSpace Management LLC, where he is currently working on projects in education, community engagement and positive peace.
Previously Craft led the Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, a 134-year-old non-profit based in Atlanta, GA, which played a major role in Atlanta’s response to Hurricane Katrina. During the last ten years in higher education, first at Morehouse College and then at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Craft developed programs in sustainability, vocational discernment, peace studies, leadership development, and furthering STEM education in Georgia K-12 schools. In recent years he has served as one of the organizers of Maker Faire Atlanta, and as a board member of the Southeast Makers Alliance. A life-long Maker, Roy has been a printmaker, an organic farmer, a glassblower, a renovator of houses and has rebuilt stock cars and motocross bikes.
Roy draws on a wealth of experience from a career as an executive at an international automobile manufacturer, leading large scale change initiatives in business process integration and distribution network alignment in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Roy has been an internal and external consultant in strategic planning, leadership and management, fund raising, market development, and organizational development for many corporate, non-profit and community organizations. He taught welding, machining, and foundry to Industrial Engineering students and has been an auto, truck, bicycle and small engine mechanic.
His educational background includes an interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from West Virginia University, where he also did Ph.D. studies in Technology Education.
You can contact Roy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can click and listen to #NewBusinessMindset conversations with Roy on: “Diversity is Not Enough,” “Power and Love,” and “Conversations of Consequence Over Time” You can also listen to an interview with Roy about the Maker Movement which is one of his many passions.