Global Best Practice Session: China
November 17, 2010
8:00am - 8:30pm
Cisco China Beijing Office
Beijing Yintai Centre, Yintai Office Tower, 7th Fl, Bldg C
No. 2 Jianguomenwai Ave., Chaoyang DistrictBeijing, China
Diversity Best Practices’ (DBP) Global Best Practice Session offers a powerful deep dive into China’s best practices in terms of bridging culture gaps, incorporating generational shifts in the workforce, recognizing the importance of growing employee network groups and their business implications, and addressing disability and religion in the workplace. At this global best practice session, diversity practitioners will share successful strategies and learn tactics for sustaining D&I initiatives throughout their business units.
Who should attend: Chief Diversity Officers, Executive Leaders, Human Resource Managers/Directors, Corporate Officers and Diversity Practitioners.
Please click here for the full agenda for the Cultural Immersion Day on November 19, 2010. Please note that pre-registration is required in order to attend.
Please click here for information on Working Mother Media's Global Advancement of Women Conference on November 18, 2010 in Beijing, China.
For PowerPoint presentations from this Global Best Practice Session, click below. You must have your Member ID and password to access the information.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Global Best Practice Session
8:00 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:40 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome
Carol Evans / CEO / Diversity Best Practices
Marilyn Nagel / Chief Diversity Officer / CISCO
Kay Iwata / President and Founder / K. Iwata Associates, Inc.
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Cultural Competency - A Conversation
Leaders must understand not only the market forces of the economy and the creation of increasingly massive multinational organizations but most importantly the diverse workforce that comes along with globalization. A deeper requirement for cross cultural competencies is needed. What does it take to create an inclusive workplace where employees find their voice and are heard while strong hierarchies and norms remain in place? What role does leadership play?
Andres Tapia / Chief Diversity Officer, Emerging Workforce Solutions Leader / AON Hewitt
Yu Dan Shi / Director of Marketing, Australia & New Zealand / Cisco Systems
9:50 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Gender Intelligence Panel
Organizations need to be more gender intelligent when it comes to identifying and preparing female and male leaders, and understanding the differences in work, communication and leadership style between the sexes. Find out how increasing your organization's gender intelligence can improve professional development and advancement programs for women, and help to create specialized training, feedback and employee recognition programs to better address women's unique leadership styles and communication skills.
Carol Evans / CEO / Diversity Best Practices
Joyce Zhu / Head of Human Resources, Asia Pacific / AON Hewitt
Yommei Yanagiba / Chief Risk Officer / GE
10:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Morning Tea
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strategies in Managing Half of China’s Current Workforce: Generation Y
Large numbers of young workers are entering the professional workforce at a time of rapid economic expansion that provides increased opportunity for the well-qualified and well-connected. In urban China, Gen Y is a group of exceptionally talented people. No other generation in Chinese history has received such high-quality education for so many people. Chinese Gen Ys are single children born under China's one-child policy and demonstrate a wide scope of identity, different needs than previous genderations have. While this young generation may hold onto traditions, they are questioning the preeminence of hierarchies. How do organizations overcome challenges related to communication styles, technology needs and work flexibility in order to strengthen their retention goals?
Case Study 1: Laura Tsui / Partner / InterChina Consulting
Case Study 2: Linda Di / Director Human Resources / EMC China Research and Development Center
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Challenges and Opportunities in Global Business Leadership - The Role of Diversity and Inclusion: A Global Company's Perspective
To grow market share, meet the challenges of global megatrends and to benefit from the opportunities they offer, companies are increasingly implementing D&I strategies on a global level. Attracting and retaining talent globally and having systems in place with which to build superior international teams are the foundation of a company's success. As Asia gains an ever-increasing preeminence on the international stage, what initiatives are proven successful? How are companies developing future leaders? How are they growing women representation on the executive level? What programs are successful in retaining the top talent? What role do worklife initiatives play in retaining that top talent?
Lee Liu / Vice President Human Resources / Motorola AP Region
Jeanette Kilo-Smith / Vice President, Human Resources / Motorola
12:50 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Networking Luncheon
Join for a luncheon and be seated with individuals who wish to network with participants who have similar, or different goals as they relate to the D&I journey. Build your network to further your initiatives!
1:50 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Global Think Tank Session – Roundtable Discussions
These think tank sessions will provide participants the opportunity to engage in innovative discussions with fellow global diversity practitioners from a variety of industries. Attendees will share pressing issues and challenges and gain insight into alternative thinking, innovative ideas and fresh approaches. What are our most urgent global diversity and inclusion issues? Where do we fall short? What’s being done to shrink the gaps and take steps forward? Collectively, how can we make use of shared trials and experiences to push for continued progress and success on the global stage? Organized around four provocative topics to include:
1. The Generational Diversity
2. The Gender Intelligence
Thought Leader: Grace Han / Business Unit Executive Director / Sodexo
3. Cultural Competency
Thought Leader: Winnie Ng / Diversity & Inclusion Manager / Community Business
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Afternoon Tea
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Report Back of Learning from the Think Tank Sessions
4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Closing Message - Call to Action
Key findings from today's program and charting out next steps.
Marilyn Nagel / Chief Diversity Officer / Cisco
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Leadership Dinner sponsored by Sodexo - by invitation only
Grand Hyatt Bejing (Grand Ballroom 1)
1 East Chang An Avenue
Rohini Anand, Ph.D. / Senior Vice President & Global Chief Diversity Officer / Sodexo
Grace Han / Business Unit Executive Director / Sodexo
*Agenda subject to change
DBP Member Individual
GLOBAL DBP Members
Founder and President, K. Iwata Associates, Inc.
Vice President of Global Inclusion & Diversity, Motorola, Inc.
VP of Human Resources, Asia Pacific Region, Motorola
Regional Commercial Lead - Career Management Consulting, Right Management Australia and New Zealand
Partner, InterChina Consulting
Head of Human Resources, Asia Pacific
Hotel & Travel
Raffles Beijing Hotel
33 East Chang an Ave Block B
Beijing, China, 100004
8 Wangfujing East Street, Dongcheng
Beijing, China 100006 Tel 010-58128886
Grand Hyatt Beijing
East Chang An Avenue, Oriental Plaza
Beijing, China, 100738
Park Hyatt Beijing
2 Jianguomenwai Street, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China 100022
Tel: +86 10 8567 1234
Where is the nearest airport?
Beijing Capital International Airport, the main international airport of Beijing, China, is located 20 miles northeast of Beijing's city center in Chaoyang District (surrounded by rural Shunyi District). The airport code is BJS or, alternately, PEK, from the city's former name, Peking.
How long is a flight to Beijing?
It depends on your city of origin and the route taken. The shortest flight from New York City to Beijing, e.g., is 13 hours, 30 minutes.
Visa and immunization requirements for travel to China?
The following links provide information on immunizations and visas needed for travel to China. Visas can take from a week to several weeks to obtain and cost $135.
Together with our hosts, we’ve also drafted a letter which is needed in order to obtain a visa for travel to China.
If you have not already received this, please request via email - Lauren.email@example.com
Business visa requirements: http://china.travisa.com/VisaInstructions.aspx?CountryID=CN#BU
What is the local currency?
The local currency is Chinese yuan. As these FAQs are being written, the exchange rate is 1 yuan = 0.1471 US dollars.
Is Tipping Customary?
From TravelChinaGuide.com comes this information:
In recognition of good service from tour guides, drivers, skycaps, waiters or bellhops, tipping which was once frowned upon has become gradually accepted as common practice in China as elsewhere in the world. Although tipping is not required, gratuities may improve service. For the bellboys or waiters, 1 - 5 US dollars may be appropriate as the tip. If you are uncertain about how much to give, just tip based on your bill. Generally, 10% - 15% is the most proper amount. For the tour guide and the driver, 1 - 10 US dollars a day per person is adequate.
Most of the hotels in China have both 110V and 220V electrical outlets in the bathrooms, though in guest rooms usually only 220V sockets are available. You may need a plug adapter, which you can buy at US travel stores or in China.??
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- Tiananmen Square
- Temple of Heaven
- Summer Palace
- Ming Tombs
- Great Wall
- Olympic Sites
- Beijing Roast Duck
- Beijing Opera