Cultural Considerations in Opening and Operating an American College in Croatia
Cultural differences present challenges in providing an American education and running the business at the American College of Management and Technology in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
||Cross Cultual Education, University Education, An American University Overseas, Doing Business Abroad, Changing a Business Culture
The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 7, pp.109-118.
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Gladys Winkworth began her career as a high school English teacher, went to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in developmental education, shifted careers to Organization Development consulting in the late 1970's, and acquired skills as an instructional designer as the lead consultant for a nuclear plant which was required to meet accreditation requirements of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. She has taught graduate or undergraduate courses in writing and literature, leadership, interpersonal and small group communication, and organization development. In 1984, she founded InterAction Enterprises, Inc. to offer training and consulting in instructional design as well as team building, organizational change and management and leadership. For several years, she and a partner ran a week long residential Leadership Assessment Center for high potential supervisory and lower level managers. In 1990, she was involved in the start up of RIT's Executive Leader Master's program and in 1997, went to Croatia to help open the American College in Dubrovnik Croatia. In Croatia, she has taught Writing and Literature, Leadership, Small Group Communication, Senior Thesis, and a course in how to bring about change. She has also conducted numerous workshops for Managers of Hotels, Banks, Travel Agencies, and others, and recently completed customized management training for the Doctors who are department Chiefs of the Dubrovnik Hospital.
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