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Culture: Skills for Global Working

Date: Tuesday, 26th February 2019

Training provider: Learnlight

Venue: Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, 19 Angel Gate, 326a City Road, London, EC1V 2PT

Format: There will be some online interactive preparatory activities before the day, a one-day face-to-face trainer-led session and some follow-on online activites to consolidate your learning.

Group size: Up to 12 people 

Who should attend?: Pharmaceutical physicians 

Price: £395 (FPM members) / £450 (non-members). VAT not applicable

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About Culture: Skills for Global Working

According to the Intelligence Unit at The Economist (2010), 90% of executives in 68 countries say cross-cultural management is their biggest challenge. As organisations are becoming increasingly global and diverse, intercultural skills are no longer just “nice-to-have” but critical capabilities for the 21st century world of work.

To be successful, you need to be able to adapt to different business environments and communicate effectively with diverse groups of people.

This interactive training programme, tailored for the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine by Learnlight, will help you to:

  • Understand how culture influences our behaviour, attitudes and values
  • Realise how your own cultural identity impacts your working relationships
  • Explore different approaches to culture, including personal, organisational, departmental, national and international
  • Gain practical skills for working effectively in diverse teams
  • Recognise cultural clashes and manage conflict
  • Develop strategies for adapting to different cultural environments and ways of working



Your Trainer

Melda Ekmen – Intercultural Trainer
Co-Active Professional Coach, The Coaches Training Institute, UK
NLP Master Practitioner Certification Programme, International Teaching Seminars, UK
MA in Organisation Studies, Warwick Business School, UK
BA in Psychology, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
Melda is an intercultural trainer and coach with over six years’ experience in HR and specifically learning and development. Originally from Turkey, she has also lived and worked in France and is now based in the UK. She has been running her own business since 2013 as an independent trainer and coach.

After graduating in 2003, Melda worked as the Psychologist and the Principal of a preschool, before joining L’Oreal Group in 2007. Here, she initially held the position of HR Manager in Istanbul where she was responsible for employee recruitment and training as well as corporate projects. In 2010, she was transferred to the Paris branch where she spent two years as a Project Manager in Learning & Development area. During this time, she had exposure to the whole of Europe and was responsible for training employees in 25 different countries.

In 2012, Melda was again transferred to London by L’Oreal as a Learning & Development Manager. Here, she initially worked on learning needs of employees and managed corporate projects for the whole company in the UK and Ireland. In 2013, she became independent and set up her own coaching and consulting business, providing a variety of services including intercultural training, executive coaching, people management and leadership training.