Webvent Academy

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Human Capacity Building in Emerging Economies

Thursday, April 12, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Michael Jack and Andrea Edmundson, CEO, eWorld Learning, Inc.

Governmental and non-governmental agencies are highly involved in projects to improve human capacities in developing countries. In addition to emerging economies, they are also targeting critical priority countries (CPCs), as per the U.S. government (Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Sudans), in an effort to transition to more secure and stable environments and to strengthen and sustain economies. Many of these agencies, have well-defined approaches to human and institutional capacity development (HICD) from long term experiences overseas. However, these approaches may be limited in practical ways to address elusive cultural aspects of human resource development, which are key determinants of successful project work. In this session, the speakers – a training director from an established international development consulting firm and a globally recognized consultant on culturally appropriate interventions – lead you through the process of identifying likely cultural constraints to improving capacities and devising appropriate ways to address them.


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Andrea Edmundson
Andrea Edmundson

CEO, eWorld Learning, Inc.

I adopted training and professional development as my career 25 years ago, when I attended a two-week 'Training of Trainers' Workshop as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zaire, Central Africa. Since then, I have lived, worked, or traveled in more than 30 countries, experiencing first hand the different cultural characteristics and preferences of learners around the world. I earned my Master's degree in International Development and my Ph.D. in Educational Technology. I am also a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP).

As the corporate educator for multinational companies, I've had the opportunity to create, test, and revamp training courses for multicultural audiences. From my research, I created the Cultural Adaptation Process (CAP) Model©, the method I use to align your course - content, methodologies, and technologies - to the needs of your global learners. I published the pioneering book, Globalized eLearning Cultural Challenges [2007] and Cases on Culturally Appropriate eLearning: Challenges and Solutions [December 2010]. I am actively involved in international training and development through professional associations such as, ASTD, ISPI, SIETAR, and LISA. As adjunct faculty, I teach graduate courses in adult education and elearning. In addition, I am President of the Global eLearning Community (www.The-GEC.org).

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